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Archive for June, 2011
19th-Century Digital Humanities Working Group
19th-Century Digital Humanities Working Group

At THATCamp2011, here at UVic (10-11 May 2011), I facilitated a session on Nineteenth-Century DH, during which we talked about creating a possible discussion forum for those working specifically in the area. I’m working on a circulation list of interested people, so if you’d like to be included please let me know. And if you […]

A Response to the TLS Commentary “You Misconceive the Question”

In the 11 February 2011 issue of the Times Literary Supplement, I was delighted to see Paula Marantz Cohen’s essay “You Misconceive the Question” on Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh (1856). As someone working on a new reading guide to that poem, I welcomed the revival of interest. It was nice to see the opening […]

New article round-up

Here’s a round-up of some recent essays on or relating to Victorian poetry. If anyone has seen a publication not listed here, or would like to announce their own publication, please let me know (or go ahead and make your own post). Women’s Studies 40: 4 (2011) is a special issue on 19th-Century Women Writers […]

Review: The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900

For Victorianists who have been obsessing for years over certain aesthetically-inclined artistic figures in late-Victorian Britain, The Cult of Beauty exhibition at the V&A is a dream come true. Crammed into two large sectioned rooms with stunning works by such artists as Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Moore, and Leighton, the exhibition offers a sumptuous feast for the […]

Conference Review: Modes of Transport: Travel Writing and Form, 1780-1914
Conference Review: Modes of Transport: Travel Writing and Form, 1780-1914

Poetry played a significant role in the conference Modes of Transport: Travel Writing and Form, 1780-1914, held at King’s College, London, on 26 and 27 May 2011. Kathryn Walchester’s paper “Treading in Man’s [Textual] Footsteps: Nineteenth-Century British Women Travel Writers in Norway” charted a shift from citations of poetry as a way of validating travel […]