Victorian Monsters? Strategies of Appropriation in the Neo-Victorian Mashup


The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

Megen de Bruin-Molé is a first-year PhD candidate with the school of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University. Her current research focuses on neo-historical fiction, using the theme of monsters and the monstrous to explore how and why the twenty-first century persistently appropriates historical fictions, figures, and traces. Some of her other research interests include science fiction and fantastical literature, posthumanism, age politics, and apocalypse studies. You can follow her interests and the progress of her research on her blog: angelsandapes.com

002 Octopus Portrait, © Yumiko Utsu, from the Victoriana: The Art of Revival exhibition

I should probably preface this post by admitting that I’m not a real Victorianist. The Victorians were one of my undergraduate passions, and I continued to read and write all about them during my MA, but somehow I was always more interested in how we speak about the Victorians today than in how they actually spoke to themselves or to us…

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