victorian

# Title Description Contributor
1 Why should we study Dickens?

Dr Robert Douglas-Fairhurst of Magdalen College, Oxford, discusses his current research and...

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Ilana Lassman
2 A Discussion of Emily Dickinson's 'I started early, took my dog'.

Dr Sally Bayley presents an illuminating reading of Emily Dickinson's 'I started early...

Sally Bayley
3 Oscar Wilde's Women

Sophie Duncan introduces Oscar Wilde by setting him in an accurate historical context.

Sophie Duncan
4 Why Dickens?

Dr Robert Douglas-Fairhurst talks of Dickens' life and influences and why these have made...

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
5 Dickens' Railways

Professor Stphen Gill, Lincoln College, gives a talk about the influence the Railways had on...

Stephen Gill
6 Julian Thompson on Rudyard Kipling

Dr Julian Thompson considers a writer described by Kingsley Amis as 'our greatest writer of...

Julian Thompson
7 2. Wilde, Victorian and Modernist

Sos Eltis gives the second lecture in her series on Oscar Wilde, focussing on his place in the...

Sos Eltis
# Title Description Author
1 The Return of the Native Thomas Hardy
2 The Woodlanders

In three volumes.

Thomas Hardy
3 Far From the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy
4 The Mayor of Casterbridge Thomas Hardy
5 The Poetical Works of Thomas Hardy (vol 1) Thomas Hardy
6 The Turn of the Screw

Henry James'novella, the ghost story 'The Turn of the Screw', first published in 1898.

Henry James
7 2. Wilde, Victorian and Modernist (handout)

Sos Eltis gives the second lecture in her series on Oscar Wilde, focussing on his place in the...

Sos Eltis
# Essay Title Description Contributor
1 Introduction to The Victorian Gothic

By Charlotte Barrett

In the Victorian era, Gothic fiction had ceased to be a dominant...

Charlotte Barrett
2 Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), novelist and poet, was born on 2 June 1840, in Higher Bockhampton,...

Charlotte Barrett
3 Character and Environment in Thomas Hardy's Fiction

By Charlotte Barrett

...

Charlotte Barrett
# Resource Title Description Contributor
1 Illustrated Cover for 'The Woman in White'

Cover art Chatto & Windus: London, 1889. Yellowback [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons...