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.
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.
Year 2 students explore the long afterlife of Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Year 2 students Abbie Hope and Katherine Duffy explore the long afterlife of Dracula, what the vampire means for culture today, and some of the events coming up at Edge Hill as we head into the 125th anniversary year of Bram Stoker’s novel.
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 […]
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 […]