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A Christmas Carol hits differently this year, as thousands of families face levels of cold and hunger that feel terribly Victorian

Laura Eastlake, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Edge Hill University, discusses how A Christmas Carol could be interpreted today in the current cost of living crisis.

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Edge Hill marks Halloween by announcing plans to celebrate 125 years of Dracula

Edge Hill University is celebrating Halloween by announcing their spooktacular plans to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Dracula’s publication which will see students work with Bram Stoker’s descendant. 

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The Romantic Ridiculous

This project aims to shift Romantic Studies from the sublime to the ridiculous. In asking ‘Is Romanticism ridiculous?’ I do not seek to dismiss either the period or its literature as meaningless or unimportant, but to ask instead whether an alternative approach to its aesthetics categories can shift the specialism from a still dominant focus […]

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Academic explores Victorian masculinity in new book

In a new book published by Oxford University Press, Dr Laura Eastlake, Senior Lecturer in English at Edge Hill University, explores Victorian relationships with the ancient Roman world and what these relationships can tell us about Victorian masculinity. Ancient Rome and Victorian Masculinity begins with a series of case studies of some of the 19th Century’s […]