Special Issue Celebrating Popular Victorian Author Wilkie Collins

EHU19 academics Dr Kym Brindle and Dr Laura Eastlake have published a special issue of the Wilkie Collins Journal. The issue explores the theme of materiality in the works of Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) and how everyday objects, from pocket watches and letters, to fashion, fabric and even human hair help to convey mystery and meaning […]

Third Year Literature Students Visit the Bronte Parsonage at Haworth

On Monday 19th February a group of third years students studying the Victorian novel visited the Bronte Parsonage Museum at Haworth. The parsonage was the home of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte and the place where they wrote their most famous works including Jane Eyre (1847), Wuthering Heights (1847) and the lesser-known text which students […]

Christopher Pittard on: ‘A Case of Perspective: Sidney Paget’s Visions of Sherlock Holmes

The ‘VICTORIANS at Edge Hill’ seminar was pleased to welcome its third distinguished speaker, Dr Christopher Pittard, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Portsmouth. Dr Pittard spoke to students, staff and visitors about his latest research on Sidney Paget, illustrator and creator of some of the most iconic images of Arthur Conan […]