I watched The Terror in April 2020 and the rest was history.

Specific areas of interest:

  • The Franklin Expedition (obviously)
    • Biographical details of officers & men, incl. family history and society connections
    • Letters, diaries, primary sources in the archive
    • Women of polar exploration
  • Sir Clements Markham, the material consequences of his polar obsession, & his role as connective tissue between the Victorians and the Heroic Age
  • Popular reception of polar narratives in the 19th century, in the press and fictional media
  • Kane, Hall, Greeley, the Fox Sisters, and the American polar story

Elsewhere online: