“Is this silly enough for you yet? Gothic enough, mad enough, even for you?”: Nostalgia for the ‘Victorian’


The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

Emily Bowles is a third-year PhD candidate at the University of York. Her research focuses on changing representations of Charles Dickens 1857-1870, exploring how the author’s posthumous reputation was shaped in the decades following his death and uncovering the foundations of public engagement with, and understanding of, Dickens in the twentieth century. Emily is also a postgraduate representative for the Northern Nineteenth Century Network, assistant administrator of the Women’s Life Writing Network, and tweets about her research as @EmilyBowles_.

“Is this silly enough for you yet? Gothic enough, mad enough, even for you?”: Nostalgia for the ‘Victorian’

Victorian studies (and literary studies more broadly) has occasionally been accused of a kind of misguided nostalgia: part of the nature of historical and literature-based research is that as researchers, by necessity, we spend time trying to reimagine and recapture something of the past, and as such we’re called on…

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