‘In Love with Inspector Morse’: A Feminist View.


Hi Morsonians and welcome to my latest post.

A few weeks ago I was in Edinburgh doing one of my favourite pastimes, perusing second hand bookshops. As I was walking down the aisle (well bookshops are a place of woship 😉 ) toward the top of the shop my eye rested on a tall pile (about 30 at least) of the magazine Feminist Review. I decided to go over and scan through the magazines hoping to find something on my favourite author Virginia Woolf. However, there on top of this white spined tower of magazines were the words ‘In love with Inspector Morse’. I literally laughed out loud at the surprise and good fortune of finding this particular issue.

So, on getting home I attempted to find the author, Lyn Thomas, of the article. It was easier than I thought and I thankfully found her email address. Back when this article was written, 1995, Lyn was a Senior Lecturer in French at the University of North London. She is now Professor of Cultural Studies (part-time) and Acting Director, Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research, September 2016-January 2017.

Professor Thomas answered my email a few days later and gave me permission to post the article here on my blog. If you read this Professor Thomas thank you very much for your kindness.

Feminist Review is a peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal setting new agendas for feminism. Produced by a Collective, the journal is committed to exploring gender in its relationship to other axes of power including race, class and sexuality. Feminist Review is still going strong today and can be subscribed to by clicking here.

So, the article can be read by clicking on the link below which will open in your PDF (Portable Document Format) reader. Once opened it can be easily downloaded. Almost all PCs and laptops have a free PDF reader as standard. The best way to gauge whether you have a PDF reader on your PC or laptop is simply to click the link below. If you don’t have a PDF reader let me know via the contact link at the top of the blog and I will attempt to convert the article into whatever program you wish, e.g.. Word.

It is a very interesting and enjoyable article and certainly adds a new diminsion to the world of Inspector Morse. I hope you enjoy the article.


Author: Chris Sullivan

After having looked after my mum for some 11 years she is now unfortunately in a nursing home. I'm afraid her dementia worsened as did her physical capabilities. So, for the first time in 21 years I find myself no longer caring for anyone. Apart from my mum I was also a single parent to two children and also looked after my dad who had Alzheimers, (he died in 2005). So, I have decided to return to University to try and get another degree this time in English Literature. (My other degree I got some 30 years ago is one in Ecological Science). After a year at college I have passed all grades and now will start Edinburgh University in September 2019. A busy time ahead made even busier by my writing a book on the TV series, Lewis.

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