Monthly Archive: May, 2013

Regency Re-Creations

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In keeping with our┬áSense and Sensibility┬átheme… If you haven’t already seen it, tonight (’til 4am) is your last chance to watch this latest Regency-themed offering from the BBC: ‘Regency Life: 3 Lives in… Continue reading

Agnes Richter’s embroidered strait-jacket

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Originally posted on The Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things:
Straitjacket embroidered by asylum patient Agnes Richter in the 1890s. (Image: This Is Not Modern Art tumblr) Agnes Richter was a German seamstress held…

RHUL English Research Forum next Thursday!

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ERF Summer Term Meeting Thursday 23rd May 2013 2 Gower Street, London WC1E 6DP 5-7 pm Dr Brian Murray and Dr Alison Knight will be coming from Cambridge to talk about their postdoctoral… Continue reading

Seesaws and Sensibility

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You might have noticed our signal failure to fulfil our promise to provide lots of Sense and Sensibility-related content ‘across the month’. Don’t worry, there is a lot of it brewing but I’m… Continue reading

Book report: Wilkie Collins ‘Hide and Seek’

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As I mentioned at the end of my Dr Who post, I’ve been reading Wilkie Collins’ Hide and Seek (1854). I love a bit of Wilkie – I read loads of his books… Continue reading

Getting Quizzy with It

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In the words of Marius Pontmercy: Oh God for shame! I only scored 19/20 on Stylist magazine’s Jane Eyre quiz! Hopefully you guys can do better and redeem the reputation of Victorian scholarship… Continue reading

What Maisie Knew

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Upcoming alert! A modernised adaptation of Henry James’ 1897 What Maisie Knew, starring Onata Aprile as Maisie, Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan as her horrible parents and the extreeeeemely beautiful Alexander Skarsgard as… Continue reading

Crimson Horrified

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Well, as promised we watched Dr Who at the weekend and it was a goodie! Bright red corpses,1 prehistoric leeches, and the Doctor in a kind of Victorian onesie. I even enjoyed the… Continue reading

In the Kitchen

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The recent bake-off hosted by the Journal of Victorian Culture in aid of Comic Relief (http://myblogs.informa.com/jvc/2013/03/19/jvc-comic-relief-cookbook/) got many of us Victorianists thinking about the joys (or trials and tribulations) of traditional cookery. An… Continue reading

Onions are a serious business

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Think we’re joking? Read on, dear friend… After a good chuckle at our latest additions to ‘Onions’ (the Tumblr page for GBO&D), this will either sober you up or have you self-combusting in… Continue reading