Monthly Archives: June 2016

Creepy Victorians: Victorian Literature and Insects for #NIW2016

I wrote a blog on the Victorians’ fascination with insects for
National Insect Week 2016, featuring some stunning entomological fashion illustrations from the Punch magazine, space-insects, and Alice’s adventures as naturalist in Through The Looking-Glass – read the blog here!

Follow National Insect Week on twitter with the hashtag #NIW2016 and @insectweek, and on www.nationalinsectweek.co.uk/

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‘The real-life inspiration for the Mad Hatter and his Tea Party’

A press release for my article ‘The Stupidest Tea-Party in All My Life’: Lewis Carroll and Victorian Psychiatric Practice‘, published in the Journal of Victorian Culture, is now available here. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me with any enquiries.

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‘Alice in the Asylum’ article on The Conversation

In a new article on The Conversation I am exploring the reality of Victorian lunatic asylums in relation to Disney’s latest Alice adventure, Alice Through the Looking Glass. To learn more about the real mad tea parties of the Victorians, mad march hares and hatters, this way.
EDIT: The article ‘Alice à l’asile’ is now also available in French!

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