Haifaa Al-Mansour, director of the critically acclaimed Wadjda, is set to direct a Mary Shelley biopic entitled A Storm in the Stars—and it will star Elle Fanning as Shelley. The film, written by Emma Jensen, explores the "problematic romance" between English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary (nee… » 8/02/14 5:00pm 8/02/14 5:00pm

The Silent And Painful Killer: "Childbed Fever"

The feminist and writer Mary Wollstonecraft met her end at the hands of a medical mystery that killed scores of 18th century mothers. Why? » 1/13/09 6:00pm 1/13/09 6:00pm

The Horror, The Horror: Women Writers Provide Empowering Portraits

With Halloween is almost upon us, every major paper is running stories on haunted houses, scary movies, pop culture-inspired costumes and... horror fiction. One of the more interesting pieces, from Sunday's New York Times » 10/27/08 2:30pm 10/27/08 2:30pm, concerns the role of female authors in the horror genre. After naming Mary Shelley as the…