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The Victorianator, an iPhone Game: Thoughts on Design-Oriented Digital Humanities
The Victorianator, an iPhone Game: Thoughts on Design-Oriented Digital Humanities

It has been a little over a year since my Concordia-based research team LudicVoice released its first digital game, The Victorianator.  This odd experiment in reading and game design received some unexpected attention in venues such as the New Yorker and Wired when it was released to the Apple store in August, and then updated in October,  2011.  While […]

Dickens’ Bicentenary: Why the Fuss?
Dickens' Bicentenary: Why the Fuss?

We are entering the era of Victorian bi-centenaries. Robert Browning’s 200th birthday is on 7 May. Edward Lear follows close behind on 12 May. And then there’s Charles Dickens, who reaches his bi-centenary on 7 February. But I expect you already know that, because celebrations on his behalf have been going on for a while […]

Poem of the Month: Tennyson’s “Tears, Idle Tears”
Poem of the Month: Tennyson's "Tears, Idle Tears"

Tennyson’s lyric “Tears, Idle Tears” is often seen as the representative Victorian poem of melancholy, and particularly a melancholy without explicit object. The poem has been useful in my upper-level Victorian poetry classes to demonstrate Arthur Hallam’s key poetics essay on “poems of sensation” as opposed to “poems of reflection” (in his 1831 review of […]

Poem of the Month: Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott”

As students begin their new Fall classes in Victorian poetry, I thought I’d choose Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott” as my poem of the month for September, with the question: does the poem work as the first “Victorian” poem, as courses traditionally place it? What would happen if we start our Victorian poetry syllabus in […]