Petra Clark, Illustration as Play: Charles Ricketts and the “Woman’s World”

Petra Clark is a PhD candidate at the University of Delaware whose research interests lie in late-Victorian print culture, particularly women’s periodicals, Aestheticism, illustration, and art criticism. The working title of her dissertation is Reading Aestheticism: Visual Literacy in Late-Victorian Women’s and Girls’ Periodicals. This post accompanies her article, “‘Cleverly Drawn’: Oscar Wilde, Charles Ricketts, and the Art of the Woman’s World,” which appears in the September 2015 print issue of the Journal of Victorian Culture and can be downloaded

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Kristina McClendon, Curating Feeling: Emotions and the Exhibition Space in Displays of Nineteenth-Century Art and Culture

Kristina McClendon is a graduate student pursuing an MA in Victorian Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. Her current areas of academic study and research interests include: fiction in nineteenth-century periodicals with a particular emphasis on feminist publications and women’s magazines, theatrical adaptations of Victorian novels, American women in Victorian London, and Queen Victoria’s connection to various Victorian artistic and literary works. Originally from Southern California, Kristina is thrilled to be studying in London and using every available opportunity

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Anna Maria Barry, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic – Celebrating 175 Years of the Original Liverpool Sound

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the Liverpool Philharmonic: the UK’s oldest surviving professional symphony orchestra. The occasion has been marked with a major new exhibition in Liverpool, which I was recently able to visit during a research trip to the city. The exhibition traces the story of the Liverpool Philharmonic from its Victorian roots through to the present day. Documents on display give a fascinating insight into the world of nineteenth-century entertainment and celebrity culture. The exhibition is

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Clare Walker Gore, Adventures in Marble and Monochrome: Victorian Sculpture and Photography at Tate Britain

Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840-1860 25 February – 7 June Sculpture Victorious 25 February – 25 May With its fabulous permanent collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, Tate Britain always has an embarrassment of riches to offer the Victorian enthusiast, but its latest exhibitions are a further inducement to make the trip to Millbank if you can. Salt and Silver provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of early Victorian photography, bringing together ninety rare salted paper photographs from the mid-nineteenth

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Exploring Tate Britain’s Victorian Exhibitions: ‘Sculpture Victorious’ and ‘Salt and Silver’

Exploring Tate Britain’s Victorian Exhibitions: ‘Sculpture Victorious’ and ‘Salt and Silver’ Sculpture Victorious: 25 Feb – 25 May 2015 Tate Britain is offering 2 for 1 tickets to its sublime new exhibition Sculpture Victorious: The Beauty and Power of Victorian Sculptureto the Journal of Victorian Culture readers.  To book tickets for this offer enter code: ‘SVVC241’ online at TATE.ORG.UK. The offer is available from Monday 20th April until Monday 11 May. Powerful, beautiful and inventive, the Victorian era was a golden

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Lauren Padgett, Representations of Victorian Women in Museums

Lauren Padgett is a PhD candidate at Leeds Trinity University investigating representations of Victorian women in museums. She is attached to the Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies and coordinates its blogs. She worked for several years in the museum industry. Her wider research interests include physical, intellectual and cultural museum access for traditionally marginalised individuals. She is also interested in Bradford’s local history. She tweets @LaurenPadgett24 and can be contacted at 1408014@leedstrinity.ac.uk   Millions of people visit museums, heritage sites and

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