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September 2016

Go home, Robert Browning. You’re drunk.

A brief post today, but I wanted to take a moment for us all to appreciate this wonder of late-nineteenth-century technology and eccentricity.

Picture the scene, if you will: it’s a warm spring evening in 1889. Continue reading “Go home, Robert Browning. You’re drunk.”

Victorian Snark Theatre 3000: “Dracula 2000”

@BizarreVictoria and I watched the dreadful Gerard Butler vampire flick ‘Dracula 2000’. There was booze, and swearing and here is our (spoiler-filled) commentary for your Friday amusement:

BizarreVictoria

As many of you have probably picked up from my Ivanhoe Bad Book Covers post, or seeing me dick around on Twitter, I collaborate a lot with my good friend @VictorianMasculinity (not her real name, but how baller would that be?)

We also have a penchant for watching terrible Victorian-themed films and taking the ever-loving piss out of them, much in the vein of Mystery Science Theater 3000. We realized about a year into our regular movie sessions that these would make amazing blog posts (or self-indulgent, unfunny crap, but hey, let’s give it a go).

Last Friday we had the profound misfortune of watching Dracula 2000 which had SO MANY GOOD ACTORS IN IT that I’m not sure how they fucked it up.

Oh, wait, yes I do: the plot, the script, the directing, the special effects, all the rest of the bargain basement cast, and…

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THE THOMAS HARDY SOCIETY PRESENTS THE PATRICK TOLFREE STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITION 2016

The following looks like a great competition for any students and postgradtuate researchers working on Thomas Hardy: Continue reading “THE THOMAS HARDY SOCIETY PRESENTS THE PATRICK TOLFREE STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITION 2016”

Registration now OPEN: ‘Anxious Forms 2016 Masculinities in Crisis in the Long Nineteenth Century’, 28th October, University of Glasgow

We are delighted to announce that  general registration for ‘Anxious Forms 2016: Masculinities in Crisis in the Long Nineteenth Century’ is now open until 3rd October. You can find out more information about the event, our speakers, Glasgow etc. at our websiteContinue reading “Registration now OPEN: ‘Anxious Forms 2016 Masculinities in Crisis in the Long Nineteenth Century’, 28th October, University of Glasgow”

Call for Papers: “Gender and Genre”

Victorian Poetry are seeking essays for a special issue devoted to the theme of “Gender and Genre,” which will appear in Summer 2019.

Continue reading “Call for Papers: “Gender and Genre””

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