VPFA Study Day: ‘The Threatened Child in Nineteenth-Century Popular Fiction and Culture’

Friday, 20th September 2019 Humanities Institute, University College Dublin Keynote: Professor Kathryn Hughes (University of East Anglia) Walking Tour: Victorian Gothic Dublin, followed by dinner www.victorianchildren.home.blog   @VPFA1    #VPFAChildren Call for Papers: Owing to rapid population growth coupled with high mortality rates, nineteenth-century Britain was a young society, with those under fourteen constituting from between a […]

Mapping Victorian Popular Fictions

CFP Special issue of Victorian Popular Fictions Journal Mapping Victorian Popular Fictions Many popular narratives of the long nineteenth century are spatially articulate, and some contain actual maps – of treasure hunts, London slums, epic journeys, a threatened countryside. To what extent can a fictional narrative be seen to constitute a verbal map, a guidebook […]

Lin Young’s Experiences at Gladstone’s Library – Mary Eliza Root Prize 2019

‘Three Quiet Days at Gladstone’s Library: Reconnecting with Silence through Research’  Lin Young, Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada In February of 2019, I boarded a plane in Toronto, Canada to get to Manchester, after which I hopped a few trains to Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden, Wales. It wasn’t something I’d ever imagined I’d do […]

Galway Study Day: Part 2

VPFA and NUI Study Day –  Mystery and Medicine: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction Afternoon Panels   Keynote 2—Mr Alexander Black, Department of Anatomy, NUI Galway ‘The Early Years of Anatomy in Galway’ After lunch, conference attendees gathered at the appointed time to be escorted to NUI Galway’s Anatomy Lecture Theatre. It […]

Galway Study Day: Part 1

VPFA and NUI Study Day –  Mystery and Medicine: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction Morning Panels Sarah Wise, ‘Mr Gilbert’s Weird Psychological Novel’: Shirley Hall Asylum and Victorian states of mind (RD) Sarah Wise’s opening keynote focused on Shirley Hall Asylum: Or the Memoirs of a Monomaniac, written by William Gilbert and […]

Audio production of Clough’s Amours de Voyage

I am pleased to announce the release of an audio production of Arthur Hugh Clough’s Amours de Voyage. It is freely available and may be streamed or downloaded from the Internet Archive or streamed on Soundcloud: https://archive.org/details/amoursdevoyage_clough_TOS_201706 https://soundcloud.com/voicesoftoday/sets/amours-de-voyage       Erin Louttit is an independent scholar with research interests in the long nineteenth century, […]

Victorian Collaborations Study Day, blog 1 of 2

In the following post, Annachiara Cozzi, Matthew Crofts, Alina Ghimpu-Hague, and Charlotte Wadoux give their thoughts on the three panels and the roundtable discussion from the recent VPFA Study Day, Victorian Popular Collaborations (22 May 2017). Nickianne Moody and Joanne Knowles will follow this with a more summative post that will incorporate a discussion of […]

J. M. Barrie Society London

The J. M. Barrie Literary Society is officially launched! And for those who missed the birthday party at Kirriemuir on 9th May, a second event will be welcoming all at Senate House, London, 19th June at 5pm. See the website or Facebook page for more details, or contact jmbarriesociety@gmail.com.  Barrie is too often lost in […]