Life-writing, literature, popular culture.
The Journal of Victorian Culture Online website is staging a Bloggers Fair this month. Each day a new blog is featured; the author reflects on its content and discusses their motive(s) for writing. So far, Rohan Maitzen’s Novel Readings and Mark Blacklock’s The Fairyland of Geometry have enjoyed the spotlight, as has Looking Glasses At Odd Corners.
A feature on this blog was used to ‘launch’ the Bloggers Fair and very soon my article on early career Victorianists and social media will be published (and made open access). This article will, I hope, help to contextualise JVC‘s Bloggers Fair by exploring the processes, purposes and motives at work in the Victorian (and neo-Victorian) blogosphere.
1. Looking Glasses At Odd Corners by Amber Regis
Life-writing and life narrative across media and genres.
2. The Fairyland of Geometry by Mark Blacklock
Nineteenth-century engagements with ‘higher dimensional’ space.
3. Novel Readings by Rohan Maitzen
Reflections on reading, research and teaching.
4. Art and Perfume by Christina Bradstreet
Smell in nineteenth-century art and culture.
5. A Special Mention by Gaby Malcolm
Reflections on research, with particular reference to Mary Braddon.
6. The Old Curiosity Shop by Jolette Roodt
Links to Victorian-related websites and posts that focus on new books about the period.
7. Research Blog and Teaching Blog by Charlotte Mathieson
Reflections, reviews and discussions of nineteenth-century literature and contemporary resonances.
8. Neo-Victorian Thoughts by Louisa Yates
Reflections on how the Victorians and Victoriana reveal themselves in contemporary culture.
9. Girls’ Literature and Culture by Michelle Smith
Reflections on how girls are situated in nineteenth-century and contemporary popular culture.
10. Scotland’s History Uncovered by Lynne Wilson
Scottish social history, with particular reference to the Victorian period.
11. North East Nineteenth Century by the North East Postgraduate Research Group for the Long Nineteenth Century
Community blog run by postgraduates at the Universities of Newcastle, Northumbria and Durham. Events, calls for papers, discussion and information about group members.