Research Seminar, 5 March 2014, Department of English, Durham University
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.
Women and Belief is a six-volume collection of primary materials covering a wide range of opinions about women, their self-identity, and the combination of their spiritual and political beliefs.
Over the past decade, the detective widow has become a well-established character in the little-explored subgenre of neo–Victorian crime fiction. In Tasha Alexander’s Lady Emily series, the author argues, the detective widow investigates the gendered characteristics and complexities of Victorian widowhood while detecting the artistic crimes associated with historical fiction’s imitations and adaptations of the past.
04/07/2012, “North West Long Nineteenth-Century Seminar”, Manchester City Library
09/04/2010, “Fashioning the Neo-Victorian”, Erlangen-Nuremberg.