Dear C19 Research Group,
A reminder of our first meeting of the term next week, on Wed 13th February at 4.15-5.15pm. We will be discussing the category ‘Neo-Victorian’.
Our focus will be on the essay by Mark Llewellyn, ‘What is Neo-Victorian Studies?’, which is the final essay in the first edition of the journal ‘Neo-Victorian Studies’, whose focuse is stated to be ‘contemporary re-imaginings of the nineteenth century’. We will consider the validity of the category ‘neo-Victorian’ – what is ‘neo’ about it? – and what issues it raises about presentistic interpretations of the past, in both creative and critical forms; and whether there is something distinctive about the way the Victorian (as opposed e.g. to the Romantic) period is culturally embedded.
The article can be found on-line by going to
Choose ‘Past Issues’ in the left hand column
1:1 Autumn 2008
What Is Neo-Victorian Studies?
Best wishes and see some of you next week. Tea and biscuits will be served from 4pm.