• 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 […]