6 March 2014, The Guardian Higher Education Network
In the post-war decades, Britain prided itself on the new welfare state and the support it afforded children and mothers. But what about those women who had lost their husbands in the war? This post looks at the picture painted by two sources from the 1960s: a broadcast on child welfare by the Central Office of Information (1962) and a BBC Home Service radio broadcast called “World of the Widow” (1960).
This second post on widows in Victorian comic songs considers a piece which renders its widow financially, medically, socially, and sexually undesirable.
The first in a series of posts on deviant widows in popular comic songs from the 1840s, 50s and 60s.
16-19 July 2014, “The Real Thing: Henry James and the Material World”, University of Aberdeen
Research Seminar, 5 March 2014, Department of English, Durham University
An anonymous guest blogger shares their story of adjusting to their mental health issues during her PhD with the help of institutional support services.