January 2016

CFP: Gender Stereotypes in the Long Nineteenth Century

A one-day symposium entitled ‘Gender Stereotypes in the Long Nineteenth Century’ will be held at Stirling University in Scotland on Saturday, 30th April 2016, with the aim of exploring the intersections of gender with class and race in the construction of national and imperial ideologies, and the fluid transformation of these tropes from the Romantic to the Victorian period as well as their legacy in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Continue reading “CFP: Gender Stereotypes in the Long Nineteenth Century”


Review: The Danish Girl

*There are some spoilers below, though nothing you won’t already know if you’re familiar with the real-life story of Lili Elbe*
Ok, this film is not strictly Victorian (unless by the tenuous fact of Lili Elbe being born Einar Wegener in 1882) but it is too blatantly concerned with gender to not talk about it here. Continue reading “Review: The Danish Girl”

CFP: BAVS 2016: Consuming (the) Victorians

The new BAVS conference theme has been announced. Take a peek at the CFP below and at

The Victorian age saw the emergence of ‘modern’ consumer culture: in urban life, commerce, literature, art, science and medicine, entertainment, the leisure and tourist industries. Continue reading “CFP: BAVS 2016: Consuming (the) Victorians”

Create a free website or blog at

Up ↑