This post will briefly introduce you to the foundations of my research, the transmogrification of Wellington and Napoleon into Charlotte and Branwell’s childhood writings. Later this month, I’ll be speaking about the Brontës’ relationship to war at the annual Brontë Society conference. My paper, which attempts to establish Charlotte and Branwell as post-war authors, will convey how […]Read more "The Brontës and War: Reinventing Wellington and Napoleon."
The diverse yet complimentary nature of the day’s papers made each panel a delight to watch, subjects such as identity, childhood, gender and the occult tying together individual research to create a thematic umbrella, exposing the current trends in Victorian life-writingRead more "The Rise and Fall of Victorian Biography – A Postgraduate Conference."
Although I get tonnes of pleasure from my work, Bessie serves as my grounding to the world outside of academia. Her nudges, kisses, snuggles and loving company provide the perfect therapy to my hectic work life.Read more "Bessie & Me: How Animal Therapy Made Me a Better Academic."
From a correspondent, Whitby: ‘One of the greatest and sudden storms on record has just been experienced here, with results both strange and unique’ Fans of Bram Stoker’s Dracula will be familiar with these atmospheric lines, introducing the invasion of the Count upon British soil. Indeed Whitby (even on a very sunny day) retains the essence […]Read more "Whitby – A Curious Little Town."