​Recorded Talks about Victorian Literature

The Victorian Short Story- Its Origins and Development. A Talk By June Lawrence

This talk examines the origins and development of the short story during the 19th century, following its progression from Romanticism to Realism and the gradual move towards Modernism.

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Shades of the Evening: The Victorian Gothic Short Story. A Talk By June Lawrence

Gothic stories have come in and out of fashion since their origins in the late eighteenth century. This talk will briefly summarise the roots of the gothic story and the impact that seminal early works and classic novels of the genre have contributed along the way.

This talk, by June Lawrence (who leads the The Victorian Society’s short story reading group), will look at some of the writers producing short gothic fiction in the second wave of interest, during the latter part of the Victorian era.

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