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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 […]

New Member Publication!

Crossing Borders in Victorian Travel: Spaces, Nations and Empires (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2018) Edited by Barbara Franchi and Elvan Mutlu ISBN: 978-1-5275-0372-4 Pages: 259 Price: £61.99 How did Victorian travellers define and challenge the notion of Empire? How did the multiple forms of Victorian travel literature, such as fiction, travel accounts, newspapers, and poetry, shape perceptions […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

J. M. Barrie Society London Launch!

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 […]