This week

It’s been a busy couple of days here at JVC online with Lisa and I attending the British Association of Victorian Studies (BAVS) annual conference. It was also the first time that we had met in person. Accompanying this post is pictorial proof of our encounter (taken after 3 days of heavy conferencing!). Thanks to Jim Mussell and Amber Regis, we’re fortunate enough to have the conference Twitter feed for anyone interested in looking at what was about ‘Victorian Values’. See our post ‘The Tweets of #BAVS2012’.

This week we will also have two blogs for our teaching and learning showcase. Today’s blog will be Drew Gray’s (University of Northampton) ‘Putting Undergraduates on Trial: Using the Old Bailey as a Teaching Tool’, which discusses the creative ways to use online databases, in this case the Old Bailey Online. This will be followed on Thursday with Kathryn Crowther’s (Georgia Perimeter College) piece, ‘Punking the Victorians, Punking Pedagogy: Steampunk and Creative Assignments in the Composition Classroom’ on using Steampunk novels for her first-year nineteenth-century English Literature course.

We would also like to remind readers that we’re always looking for people to contribute to the site, so please don’t hesitate to contact either me ( or Lisa (‎ if you have any questions or a proposal. Our ‘Guidelines’ for participation can be found here.

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