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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later. Support Elizabeth on Patreon.


  1. Austin Loomis
    November 26, 2016 @ 3:04 am

    This, then, is our prison – this grim conveyor belt dragging the whole of history, the entire cultural edifice against which we define ourselves, towards its waste incinerator endpoint.

    “The tenants arrive in the entrance hall here, and are carried along the corridor on a conveyor belt in extreme comfort and past murals depicting Mediterranean scenes, towards the rotating knives. The last twenty feet of the corridor are heavily soundproofed.”


  2. Anton B
    November 26, 2016 @ 8:41 am

    Wow! One of your best. The Docklands of course also provided the setting for two cult bookends of 1970s British cinema – A Clockwork Orange and The Long Good Friday. The former, stylishly detourning the reactionary Burgess novel into a blueprint for the seventies. Both Bowie/Glam kids and football hooligans adopted elements of the droog look, amongst other things shifting the bowler hat from symbol of bureaucratic class power to hipster style statement. The latter film of course eerily predicted Thatcherism without the benefit of Wheatly’s hindsight. Contrasting the demolition of a working class area of London, its gentrification and, yes, high rise architecture, with the east end gangster versus IRA terrorism main plot.


  3. Tom Marshall
    November 26, 2016 @ 5:58 pm


  4. homunculette
    November 27, 2016 @ 5:33 am

    Out of curiosity – have you read Cinema 1 by Gilles Deleuze? Your use of Griffith and Eisenstein is strikingly similar to Deleuze’s, although you’re using them to much different ends.

    Great post, by the way.


    • Austin Loomis
      November 27, 2016 @ 2:48 pm

      When one asks our host if he’s read something by Deleuze, the answer is probably in the affirmative. Also, I had to tell the pre-filled blanks that I’m not Dylan goodluck.


    • Elizabeth Sandifer
      November 27, 2016 @ 2:58 pm

      Yes, though not in enough years that I can honestly say I remember that bit.

      (As for the comments bug, yeah, we know – Anna’s having trouble clearing the time to take a crack at re-solving it.)


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