Category Archives: Neo-Victorian Studies

The Glasstown Chronicles #4: Just Below The Surface – The Steampunk Past

Fossils in rocks provide evidence of the imprint of evolution on the planet. When people encountered them they tried to explain what was there. Dragons, monsters, or chimera. The evidence of the more recent past is imprinted on the landscape. … Continue reading

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The Glasstown Chronicles #3: Humble Parry Takes A Trip

In the 19th Century there was a movement, slow but significant, that infiltrated thought and decision-making. Some of the first steps in the progress towards improvements in Women’s Rights were taken. It might have been quiet, but it went hand … Continue reading

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The Glasstown Chronicles #2: Into The Aether

The dangers and uses of ‘Luminiferous Aether’. Continue reading

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The Glasstown Chronicles #1: The Library

Beware! Beware! His flashing eyes, his floating hair! Weave a circle round him thrice, And close your eyes with holy dread, For he on honey-dew hath fed And drunk the milk of Paradise. ‘A Vision In A Dream’ (‘STC’)   … Continue reading

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Neo-Victorian: What is it and why are Meyer and some of her contemporary Mormon novelists Neo-Victorians?

I am backtracking here. I began this blog to discuss Victorian/Edwardian literature and immediately diverted to a sub-category of Neo-Victorianism. So some examples by way of explanation will be apposite, as well as looking at how Stephanie Meyer and some … Continue reading

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Twilight Saga: A Neo-Victorian religious allegory for everyone

I have recently been educated on what it means to be a Mormon and there was not an Osmond in sight. John Granger, writer of Spotlight: A Close-Up Look at the Meaning and Artistry of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga offers … Continue reading

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