It’s St. George’s Day! And, to celebrate, I thought I’d bring you another post in the style of ‘Victorians and their Dogs’ and ‘Victorians and their Cats’, only this time we’ll be celebrating ‘Victorians and their Dragons’. Please remember: a dragon is for life, not just for St. George’s Day.
For those of you who follow my good buddy @bizarrevictoria, you’ll know that we like to unwind after a long semester by watching bad Victorian movies and good-naturedly ripping them to shreds for your amusement. We’ve recently roasted such cinematic classics as Dracula 2000, Vanity Fair (2004), The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), and The Raven (2012). Then we got word that our colleague @DrDouglasSmall had never seen Titanic. THIS SHALL NOT STAND, sayeth I, and so Douglas was duly taped to a chair and made to endure all 3hrs 15mins of melodramatic, iceberg-tastic, Celine-Dion-athon.
You can check out the results over at BizarreVictoria’s page.
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: