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October 2016

Victorian Snark Theatre 3000: Vanity Fair (2004)

@BizarreVictoria and I watched another 19thC adaptation. This week’s offering of over-saturated colours and machismo comes courtesy of ‘Vanity Fair’ (2004). There was hilarity and swearing (and spoilers). Enjoy!

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It’s time for another installment of Victorian Snark Theatre 3000! And this time we’ll be discussing Vanity Fair (2004). As you guys know, I watch a lot of shitty Victorian-inspired films with my good friend @VictorianMasculinity (whose blog can be found here) and we decided to turn them into blog posts.

Previous posts on VST3K include:

Dracula 2000

Let it be known that I absolutely adore Vanity Fair. It hit me at exactly the right time during my teens and I wanted to be Becky Sharp for the next three years. So this is more of a good-natured roasting rather than the wild-eyed, horrified laughter that Dracula 2000 prompted.

Let’s get started!

WARNING FOR SPOILERS (obviously) AND EXCESSIVE SWEARING

Meet Becky Sharp, the daughter of a talented artist, Francis Sharp, and his French opera singer wife:

william-makepeace-thackeray-et-al-vanity-fair-2004

You can tell she’s our heroine because she makes…

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Call for Papers: ‘Robert Louis Stevenson: New Perspectives’

‘Robert Louis Stevenson: New Perspectives’

Edinburgh Napier University 5-8 July 2017

The Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW) at Edinburgh Napier University is delighted to be hosting the international Robert Louis Stevenson conference in July 2017. Under the title ‘Robert Louis Stevenson: New Perspectives’, the conference committee seeks papers on all aspects of Stevenson’s life and works. Continue reading “Call for Papers: ‘Robert Louis Stevenson: New Perspectives’”

Call for Papers: ‘Form and Reform’

Form and Reform
JULY 27-29, 2017
 
A conference on nineteenth-century literature, art, and history to be held at UC Santa Cruz, preceding the Dickens Universe week on Middlemarch. Keynote speakers will be Caroline Arscott (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Ian Duncan (University of California, Berkeley).

Continue reading “Call for Papers: ‘Form and Reform’”

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