All Things Blogging

We’ve been really excited by the level and range of blogs that formed May’s bloggers fair, which ended with Lucie being invited to chair the ‘Transforming Objects’ conference roundtable on this subject. A summary of the round table can be found here. We would like to thank everyone that participated and we hoped you enjoyed discovering what was out there! You can now download, through IFirst, two articles by Amber J. Regis (Early Career Victorianists and Social Media) and Rohan Maitzen (Scholarship 2.0) that also consider the way

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Conference Report: Transforming Objects, 28-29 May 2012, Northumbria University

Nicole Bush (Northumbria) This two-day conference hosted papers that addressed the transformation of objects and the transformations effected by objects from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Object theory and discourses of materiality largely engage with objects as stable items of a permanent nature; as the conference co-organiser, I was keen to attract papers which sought to address those moments which slip through the gaps of such readings and explore the process of transformation and the between-ness or not fully

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Lee Jackson Q&A session on his ‘The Diary of a Murder’

Lee Jackson‘s ‘Diary of a Murder’ kick started our book club. Here he answers our questions. Thanks to Kylie Mirmohamadi and Lucinda Matthews-Jones for providing questions. 1) What sparked your creative juices into writing in ‘The Diary of a Murder’? i.e. was it a particular novel/s, event/s or primary source? It’s an idea that I’ve had for a long time – a diary as murder mystery – that arose from reading Arthur Munby’s peculiar diaries and the anonymous sex marathon

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Conference Report: W. T. Stead: Centenary Conference for a Newspaper Revolutionary

Paul Horn, University of Birmingham On 16 and 17 April 2012, early career researchers, established academics, media and law professionals met at the British Library to exchange their perspectives on the life and work of the pioneering journalist and editor, W. T. Stead.  With Stead’s discursive career as a focal point, multiple routes were developed into knowledge of his time and ours. Day One The conference was opened with a keynote from Laurel Brake (Birkbeck), whose paper ‘W. T. Stead

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Are You a Believer Now?

Someone at the University of California, Davis was clearly taken with Steven Moffat’s second season of Sherlock.  So much so that they took to participating in the #ibelieveinsherlockholmes meme, which Jeanette Laredo wrote about here for JVC Online about a month ago and which has taken to actions of world-wide street graffiti, like the ones at UC Davis pictured below and recorded on this tumblr.  Now that the second season has aired in the United States as well as in

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A Blog on Blogging: Reflecting on the ‘Transforming Objects’ Roundtable

I was recently invited by Nicole Bush (Northumbria) to chair a roundtable discussion at the ‘Transforming Objects’ conference on ‘Single- and Multi-Authored Blogging Models’ (28-29 May 2012). The speakers were Martin Paul Eve (Sussex), Kieran Fenby-Hulse (Bradford), Charlotte Mathieson (Warwick) and James Mussell (Birmingham). I must admit, I felt both honoured and daunted to be chairing the session. The participants are seasoned bloggers and very experienced in using a variety of blogging models. Some of them, particularly Charlotte and James,

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Bloggers Fair: North East Nineteenth Century

“North East Nineteenth Century” is the website for the North East Postgraduate Research Group for the Long Nineteenth Century, a group based disciplinarily within literary studies and led by postgraduates from Newcastle, Northumbria and Durham universities. We are a regional research community of postgraduate students working on diverse aspects of the literature, art, culture, and society of the long nineteenth century. Our website is an online resource containing information about members, upcoming events and calls for papers (including our own

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Bloggers Fair: Lynne Wilson’s Scotland’s History Uncovered

Scotland’s History Uncovered is a blog which focuses on the social history of Scotland, concentrating on the Victorian era.  The object of the blog in essence, is to give an enjoyable learning experience for people of all levels of historical knowledge.  Having always had an interest in Victorian history, I wrote a book entitled ‘A Year in Victorian Edinburgh’ to try and give the reader a real feel for life in this time.  From there, I decided to develop a blog which I

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Bloggers Fair: Michelle Smith and her blog ‘Girls’ Literature’

I began Girls’ Literature and Culture in 2008, not long after completing my PhD at the University of Melbourne. While my scholarly work focuses on gender in nineteenth-century print culture, the freedom of writing a blog, where academic conventions can be flagrantly violated, has helped me to think more about how girls are situated in contemporary popular culture as well. The blog is therefore a melange of all things relating to girlhood from Victorian magazines and novels to recent debates

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