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 […]

Academic explores Victorian masculinity in new book

Dr Laura Eastlake

Dr Laura Eastlake 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. Oscar Wilde by Napoleon Sarony 1883 Ancient Rome and Victorian Masculinity begins with a series […]

Fear and wonder around Victorian science explored in family-friendly exhibition

Curator handles surgical objects in display case

An interactive exhibition exploring the wonder and fear of 19th Century medical science in a family-friendly way is being displayed at The Atkinson in Southport from Saturday (9th February). Dr Jekyll’s Study: Science and Medicine in the 19th Century is set in a Victorian doctor’s study, complete with real surgical instruments and medical equipment from the period, […]