A Victorian Popular Fiction Association – NUI Galway Study Day
8th June 2017 National University of Ireland, Galway
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
Conference website: https://medicineandmystery.wordpress.com/
During semester time, when teaching loads are heavy and time for blogging is scarce, my good buddy @BizarreVictoria and I spend our precious free time watching adaptations of 19thC novels and affectionately, good-naturedly ripping them to shreds.
In her latest post, @BizarreVictoria and I recap The Man in the Iron Mask. Check it out:
Connections and Intersections
Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, UK
22nd – 24th August 2017
Professor Kate Flint, University of Southern California, Dana & David Dornsife College
Professor Mike Huggins, University of Cumbria
Professor Sir Christopher Ricks, Boston University
Opening Roundtable Speakers:
Edwina Ehrman, Victoria and Albert Museum
Dr Kate Hill, University of Lincoln
Professor Francesco Marroni, University of G. d’ Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara
Dr Claudia Capancioni, Bishop Grosseteste University
Dr Alice Crossley, University of Lincoln
The three studentships will be awarded across the following areas of study:
After an immensely busy semester with very few posts, I thought I’d ring in the new year by recycling last year’s rummage through the January letters and diaries of eminent Victorian (and ever-so-slightly pre-Victorian) writers to see how the great and the good of the period spent their New Years. Continue reading “Victorians at New Year”
@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!
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:
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:
You can tell she’s our heroine because she makes…
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