Consuming (the) Victorians

Today I won’t be posting a new research blog, because I’m busy running the international Victorianist conference ‘Consuming (the) Victorians’ (BAVS 2016). In addition to being a co-organiser, I’m behind all the conference website and social media for the event. So check out our website, look us up on Twitter (@BAVS2016), and see what we’re up to (or … Read more

Meaning versus Significance as Explained by Instagram Autumn Mania

I sought fit words to paint the blackest face of woe; Studying inventions fine her wits to entertain, Oft turning others’ leaves, to see if thence would flow Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sunburn’d brain. (Sir Philip Sidney,  Astrophil and Stella, sonnet 1: 5-8)   The autumn semester has started at Cardiff University, … Read more