Victorian Scribblers

Victorian Scribblers
Two Ph.D. Candidates get chatty about the lives and work of lesser-known Victorian writers.
Episode 13 – The Trollope Who Stole Christmas
Dec 25, 2018 • 47 min
E Hi Listeners! Welcome to Episode 13 – The Trollope Who Stole Christmas! If you’ve ever heard of a novelist by the name of Trollope before listening to this season, chances are it was Anthony. The middle child of Frances Milton and Thomas Anthony…
Episode 12 – Frances Eleanor Trollope’s Writing
Nov 30, 2018 • 43 min
In this episode, we read Frances Eleanor Trollope’s chapter of the collaborative novel, The Fate of Fenella (1892). The edition that Courtney owns is from Valancourt Books, the edition that I (Eleanor) own is actually from Solis Press. I thought I should…
Episode 11 – Frances Eleanor Trollope
Nov 16, 2018 • 68 min
Show notes coming soon!
Bonus Episode – NAVSA 2018
Oct 26, 2018 • 35 min
In this episode, you’ll hear excerpts from presentations on the NAVSA panel in which I participated as well as MIDIs of two nineteenth-century songs! Thanks to Miranda Butler for bringing us together to organize the panel, Kate Nesbit and Shannon Draucker…
MS Episode 8 – Wrap-Up
Sep 14, 2018 • 55 min
MS 8 – Wrap-Up –YouTube adaptations Middlemarch – Neo-Victorian series set at college. Dorothea is a bi STEM student who is documenting the lives of her friends. She eventually falls for a genderbent Ladislaw. Carmilla – Neo-Victorian. Four seasons and a…
MS Episode 7 – Visualizing the Victorians
Aug 31, 2018 • 17 min
MS 7 – Visualizing the Victorians Hi all, welcome to the seventh episode of our Summer 2018 mini series, Victorian Adaptations / Adapting the Victorians. In this episode I’m going to talk about comics and graphic novels which either adapt Victorian…
MS Episode 6 – Victorians on Television
Aug 24, 2018 • 23 min
Adaptations mentioned: Daniel Deronda on IMDB Daniel Deronda on the BBC’s website Middlemarch on IMDB North and South on IMDB North and South on BBC iPlayer War and Peace (series) on IMDB War and Peace (series) on BBC iPlayer War and Peace (film) on IMDB…
MS Episode 5 – What are Neo-Victorian and Steampunk, Anyway?
Aug 17, 2018 • 34 min
Hi everyone, welcome back to our ongoing summer 2018 mini-series, Victorian Adaptations / Adapting the Victorians, this is Courtney and I’m recording solo today. Over the course of the next thirty or so minutes, I’m going to sketch out the definitions of…
MS Episode 4 – Victorian Art Adaptations (Part Two)
Aug 10, 2018 • 46 min
Dr. Wager and I continue our conversation about Victorian Art / Art Adaptations. Things we mentioned: Poison Wallpaper William Morris Archive William Morris’s News From Nowhere Thomas Hood’s “The Song of the Shirt” Elizabeth Carolyn Miller’s Slow Print…
MS Episode 4 – Victorian Art Adaptations (Part One)
Aug 3, 2018 • 37 min
Hi everyone, welcome to episode four of our summer 2018 mini-series, Victorian Adaptations / Adapting the Victorians! Today we’re going to chat about art adaptations, though I have a feeling I’m going rogue by using that term in regard to art at all. Here…
MS Episode 3 – William Morris and the Kelmscott Press
Jul 27, 2018 • 41 min
IMPORTANT NOTE: We experienced some technical difficulties in recording this episode and at times Ben’s audio is missing or corrupted. I (Eleanor) have done my best to clean this up but please bear with us on this! Welcome to the third episode of our 2018…
MS Episode 2 – Victorian Medievalism (Part Two)
Jul 20, 2018 • 39 min
Around the World in the Medieval Period 525 – Anno Domini calendar invented 529-34 – Code of Justinian issued 590 – Gregory the Great becomes pope 618 – the Tang Dynasty begins in China (in one folklore tradition, this is the dynasty in which Mulan lived)…
MS Episode 2 – Victorian Medievalism (Part One)
Jul 13, 2018 • 36 min
Introduction: Welcome to the second episode of our 2018 mini-series, “Victorian Adaptations / Adapting the Victorians”! Today, we’re going to talk about Victorian Medievalism, focusing on poetry. As mentioned in the first episode of the mini-series, the…
MS Episode 1 – What is Adaptation?
Jul 6, 2018 • 29 min
Summer 2018 Mini-Series: Victorian Adaptations / Adapting the Victorians Mini-Series Episode 1 – What is Adaptation? The sun is shining, the skies are blue, it’s warm and everybody wants to be outside. It’s summertime, and what better opportunity to talk…
Episode 10 – Tom and Theodosia’s Writing
Jun 29, 2018 • 75 min
Episode 9 – Tom and Theodosia (Garrow) Trollope REVISED
May 25, 2018 • 47 min
Episode 9 – Thomas Adolphus Trollope and Theodosia Garrow Trollope In episodes 7 and 8 we covered Frances Milton Trollope’s life and work. Today we’re turning to her son and first daughter-in-law. Thomas Adolphus Trollope begins his memoir (which he…
Episode 8 – Frances Milton Trollope’s Fiction (Part Two)
May 4, 2018 • 68 min
In Part Two of episode 8, we finish reading Frances Milton Trollope’s “The Butt,” which you can read in full for free at this link.
Episode 8 – Frances Milton Trollope’s Fiction (Part One) REVISED
Apr 27, 2018 • 85 min
In this episode, we reconstruct Fanny’s writing process (to the best of our ability) and read some of her short fiction. This episode was revised; the original version I (Courtney) released was an earlier file. Corrections: Thomas Anthony did publish…
Episode 7.5 – Rectors, Vicars, and Curates
Mar 30, 2018 • 23 min
Episode 7.5 – Rectors, Vicars, and Curates (or, what’s up with all this religious terminology?) Some important dates: 1454 or 5 – Johannes Gutenberg printed the Gutenberg Bibles putting religion and literacy into the hands of the public!…
Episode 7 – Frances Milton Trollope (Part Three)
Mar 14, 2018 • 33 min
… [Continued from Part Two] During this time, Fanny falls ill and, though she eventually recovers, her eyesight is significantly weakened. But Fanny has begun writing what is to be the first of many books: Domestic Manners. Her experiences also influence…
Episode 7 – Frances Milton Trollope (Part Two)
Mar 9, 2018 • 64 min
In Part One, we left our intrepid adventurer aboard a ship and on the way to Frances Wright’s Nashoba Commune in Tennessee to try to improve her life. Let’s find out more about her voyage! Before we do, though, I need to make a few of corrections. Last…
Episode 7 – Frances Milton Trollope (Part One)
Feb 23, 2018 • 43 min
Welcome to the first full episode of season two: Episode 7 – Frances Milton Trollope Best known now as the mother of successful Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope, Frances, or Fanny as she was more usually called, was a literary force in her own right.…
Episode 6 – Season Two Intro: Fannies and Trollopes
Jan 26, 2018 • 28 min
Happy New Year, listeners! Last March, I took the plunge and launched Victorian Scribblers. My first year podcasting had its ups and downs, of course. Ask almost any podcaster and they’ll tell you there’s a steep learning curve if you want to get involved…
Episode 5 – The Scribblers Who Created Christmas (Part Two)
Dec 29, 2017 • 63 min
So, Gaskell’s story of the prodigal son, who returns to rob the parents who believe he is dead is much closer to Dickens’s theme than he may have realised and, as Fran Baker points out “much more disturbing than any supernatural haunting.” As I said…
Episode 5 – The Scribblers Who Created Christmas (Part One)
Dec 25, 2017 • 78 min
Episode 5 – The Scribblers who Created Christmas Charles Dickens is perhaps the most famous writer of the Victorian era, he’s also a key player in the Victorian creation of Christmas and especially Christmas stories. A Christmas Carol is obviously a…
Nov 24, 2017 • 20 min
Hi listeners, This episode was recorded live at the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) conference in Banff, Alberta. I was joined by Alison Hedley (@HedleyAlison), Tom Stuart (@tmatthewstuart), and Miranda Butler (@mirandactl), and we…
Episode 4.5 – Braddon’s Legacy
Nov 24, 2017 • 27 min
UPDATE: Anna would like to clarify that the Braddon centenary conference, in which the Braddon Association participated, was organized by Anne-Marie Beller of Loughborough University in the UK. Hi listeners! In today’s episode, I (Courtney) chat with a…
Episode 4 – Braddon’s Writing (Part Two)
Oct 31, 2017 • 59 min
Episode 4 (Part Two): “Herself” chs 3-5 & discussion Shout-out to new Patron, Lyn Baines! Thank you for helping make this podcast possible! Special halloween sound effects recorded by Daniel Simion, CC license here. I did some digging about the game…
Episode 4 – Braddon’s Writing (Part One)
Oct 27, 2017 • 50 min
Episode 4 Part One: Process and ‘Herself’ Ch. 1-2 6 August 1887, article titled “Miss Braddon at Home” in the Cardiff Times and South Wales Weekly News. Based on her archives, we also know that she kept working journals where she recorded observations,…
Episode 3 – Mary Elizabeth Braddon (Part Two)
Oct 18, 2017 • 71 min
1852: we know she started acting. Now, I mentioned this briefly in the Wilkie Collins bio episode, but to the Victorian mind, actors were all loose and not respectable. A young lady who took up acting was, by society’s estimate, a RUINED young lady.But…
Episode 3 – Mary Elizabeth Braddon (Part One)
Oct 18, 2017 • 71 min
DISCLAIMER: the audio quality on this episode is not great. I hit a sharp learning curve and didn’t anticipate the editing problems I’d run into. In Ep 3 (Part Two), the quality is a bit better–in Episode 4 and beyond the quality is back to normal.…
Episode 2.5 – Newspaper Novels
Oct 18, 2017 • 18 min
Scholars used to think that the 3 volume novel (or triple decker) was the most prominent form of novel publication in the Victorian era. It was certainly the most bourgeoisie, middle-class status symbol form of the book in the nineteenth century. But for…
Episode 2 – Wilkie’s Writing
Oct 18, 2017 • 67 min
EPISODE 2 – WILKIE’s WRITING “Our words are giant when they do us an injury, and dwarves when they do us a service.” 2 parts: PROCESS & PROSE PROCESS: –19 out of 23 novels serialized in periodicals –newspapers and/or “magazines” which ranged from the…
Episode 1 – Wilkie Collins
Oct 17, 2017 • 59 min
“Our words are giant when they do us an injury, and dwarves when they do us a service.” I. WILLIAM WILKIE COLLINS II. Historical Context: a. 1824 — George IV is 4 yrs in to his 10 yr reign, having succeeded his mentally unstable father, George III, in…
Episode 0.5 – Not Jane Austen
Oct 17, 2017 • 9 min
In which I take on Jane Austen…and provisionally outline what actually counts as “Victorian.” Fortify yourselves, because I put on my ranting pants. DISCLAIMER: in this episode, I state that Queen Victoria reigned from 1837-1902. In fact, she died in…
Episode 0 – Intro
Oct 17, 2017 • 4 min
Show Notes: As promised, a quick overview of non-academic, but informative and entertaining podcast episodes about Victorians / Writers. The History Chicks (a podcast I love and highly recommend): Queen Victoria (part one here, part two here) Lewis…