Twitter Taster Day

Event Report The #VPFA Religion Twitter Taster for the postponed study day on Religion and Victorian Popular Literature and Culture took place on Saturday 30 May with a day of short papers in the form of Twitter threads. We began at 11.00 UK time with a fantastic keynote by Dr Anne-Marie Beller and Dr Kerry Featherstone on […]

Meet a Member: Dorothy Vinegrad

Having been a member of the VPFA for the previous two years, and with a rather sparse entry in the Members’ Directory, I decided it was about time I made myself known to fellow members of the Association. So hello. I’m Dorothy Vinegrad, a part time PhD student at the University of Hull. My background […]

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 Review: Pt 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 Review: Pt 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 […]

Victorian Collaborations Study Day Review: Pt 1

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 […]

VPFA Blog

Victorian Popular Fiction Association Blog VPFA is adding a blog to the website so we can continue discussions we begin at conferences and study days. We’d like this blog to be useful for members’ research and interesting to members of the public who are interested in Victorian popular fiction. In the spirit of making this […]

Study Day Review: Mystery and Medicine

Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction A Victorian Popular Fiction Association – NUI Galway Study Day Key-note speakers Ms Sarah Wise, Author Mr Alexander Black, NUI Galway – ‘The Early Years of Anatomy in Galway’ Exhibition – “Medicine and Mystery in C19th Galway”, Curated by Anna Gasperini and Paul Rooney CFP […]