Marie Lloyd -The One and Only- The Queen of the Music Halls

By Essie Fox This post was originally published here Recently the VV was invited to take part in a spectacular event when, as one of 32 Londoners, she gave a talk on the London Eye. Her event was based on Marie Lloyd, a superstar of the London halls and theatrical entertainments, whose career spanned the later…

The F Word: Teaching Nineteenth Century Feminism

by Laura Wood   This year I am teaching on a module titled ‘English Literature and Feminisms 1790-1899’ in the English department at the University of Warwick. One thing that I hadn’t expected was the warning I received from several people, that a module with the word ‘feminism’ in the title would attract very few…

Review of Victorian Women and the Economies of Travel, Translation and Culture, 1830-1870 by Judith Johnston

by Charlotte Mathieson University of Warwick  Judith Johnston: Victorian Women and the Economies of Travel, Translation and Culture, 1830-1870, Ashgate 2013 Judith Johnston’s study is one of two recent publications by Ashgate reassessing nineteenth-century women’s travel writing, the second of which – Churnjeet Mahn’s British Women’s Travel to Greece, 1840-1914 – will be reviewed in…