In my research into the nineteenth-century short story, victorian periodicals, of course, interest me. At present my work focuses on the popular: first Dickens and his All the Year Round Christmas numbers and, later, the appearances of Conan Doyle’s Holmes in the Strand Magazine. It made a helpful contrast, therefore to consider Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late Victorian Print (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013). Elizabeth Carolyn Miller explores the fin de siècle radical press from William Morris, through the socialist theatrical turn, to theosophical socialism and sex radicalism. An illuminating read featuring fascinating writers. Want to know more? Take a look at my review for Media History here.
I am just starting out (five weeks in!) on my Ph.D researching the nineteenth century short story and the influence of the telegraph. I’m AHRC funded as part of ‘Scrambled Messages: The Telegraphic Imaginary 1857-1900′, a joint project from King’s College, London, the Courtauld Institute of Art History, and UCL’s Institute of Making. You can read more about the project here or join our facebook group and follow what we’re up to. We tweet @ScrambledMsgs
I’ve been lucky enough to be part of the Language of Access training which is actively encouraging participants to blog – so here I am, wondering what I’ll think when I look back on this towards the end of my project.
(Oh, and the header I’m using is ‘End of an Era’ by DaveBleasdale CC BY 2.0)