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Victorian Scribblers is a podcast about the nineteenth-century writers time forgot, from Mary Elizabeth Braddon (the mother of detective fiction) to Marie Corelli (queer science-fiction writer extraordinaire) and beyond. Hosted by Dr. Courtney Floyd, a specialist in nineteenth-century literature and print culture, and Dr. Eleanor Dumbill, a specialist in Victorian literature and publishing.

Victorian Scribbler‪s‬ Courtney Floyd and Eleanor Dumbill

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Victorian Scribblers is a podcast about the nineteenth-century writers time forgot, from Mary Elizabeth Braddon (the mother of detective fiction) to Marie Corelli (queer science-fiction writer extraordinaire) and beyond. Hosted by Dr. Courtney Floyd, a specialist in nineteenth-century literature and print culture, and Dr. Eleanor Dumbill, a specialist in Victorian literature and publishing.

    Announcement: Delayed Episode

    Announcement: Delayed Episode

    Show Notes
    Hi Listeners, this is just a brief announcement to let you know that our next episode will be delayed. Like many of you, we are struggling with this ongoing global pandemic. (laughs) Uhhhh. yeah. yeah. But, we've got some cool things in the works. They're coming soon. Fret not. In the meantime, check the show notes for a list of highly recommended podcasts that you can listen to this Black History Month. Thanks for listening!

    (Music: Haydn, String Quartet II in B Minor performed by Steve's Bedroom Band)

    What to listen to in the meantime:


    Driving The Green Book
    Cognitive Dissident
    Function with Anil Dash
    1619
    This whole list of podcasts collated by the folks at Bello Collective

    Bonus Episode – A Conversation about Isa Blagden with Scheherezade Khan

    Bonus Episode – A Conversation about Isa Blagden with Scheherezade Khan

    Show Notes
    In this episode, we talk to Scheherezade Khan, a masters student at the University of Ottawa, about Isa Blagden and how we can decolonise our approach to Victorian literature.

    The paper we discussed is Ronjaunee Chatterjee, Alicia Mireles Christoff and Amy R. Wong. 'Introduction: Undisciplining Victorian Studies' in Victorian Studies Vol. 62, No. 3. (https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/victorianstudies.62.3.01). You can find Scheherezade on twitter at twitter.com/arete20

    Episode 25 - Christmas with Fanny Jackson Coppin

    Episode 25 - Christmas with Fanny Jackson Coppin

    Show Notes
    The music used in this episode's break is Charles Wood's 'Ding Dong Merrily on High', performed by Steve's Bedroom Band.

    Sources

    Fanny Jackson-Coppin. Reminiscences of School Life; and Hints on Teaching. Digitised by the University of North Carolina.

    Cassandra Waggoner. ‘Fannie Jackson Coppin (1837-1913). Blackpast

    Robin Brooks. Looking to Foremothers for Strength: A Brief Biography of the Colored Woman’s League. _Women's Studies. Sep 2018, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p609-616_.__

    Geraldine J. Clifford. Those Good Gertrudes : A Social History of Women Teachers in America. (2016)

    James Levy. Forging African American Minds: Black Pragmatism, “intelligent labor,” and a new look at industrial education, 1879–1900. American Nineteenth Century History. Mar2016, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p43-73.

    Linda M. Perkins. Heed Life's Demands: The Educational Philosophy of Fanny Jackson Coppin_. 
    _The Journal of Negro Education. Vol. 51 Issue 3, p181-190

    Christel N Temple. The Cosmology of Afrocentric Womanism. Western Journal of Black Studies. Spring2012, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p23-32. http://0-search.ebscohost.com.catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=76126380&site=eds-live

    Sources not directly used in episode but of interest
    Bryan Conn & Tara Bynum. Encyclopedia of African-American Writing : Five Centuries of Contribution: Trials & Triumphs of Writers, Poets, Publications and Organizations. (2018)

    Kendra R. Parker. Black Female Vampires in African American Women’s Novels, 1977–2011 : She Bites Back. (2020)

    Nazera Sadiq Wright. Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century. (2016)

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    Episode 24 - Gu Taiqing

    Episode 24 - Gu Taiqing

    In Episode 24, Courtney and Eleanor chat about the life and work of renowned Chinese ci and shi poet, Gu Taiqing. Transcript coming soon!

    Sources for this episode:


    The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History
    Wang, Yanning. Reverie and Reality : Poetry on Travel by Late Imperial Chinese Women.
    Geng, Changqin. Mirror, dream and shadow : Gu Taiqing's life and writings.

    Grant, Beata. "The Poetess and the Precept Master:
    a Selection of Daoist Poems by Gu Taiqing," in Text, Performance, and Gender in Chinese Literature and Music: Essays in Honor of Wilt Idema, edited by Michel Hockx, et al.,



    This video on the pronunciation of ci and shi



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    • 56 min
    Episode 23 - Pauline Hopkins

    Episode 23 - Pauline Hopkins

    Sources for this episode:


    Lois Brown. Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins: Black Daughter of the Revolution
    Hanna Wallinger. Pauline E. Hopkins: A Literary Biography
    Cary D. Wintz and Paul Finkelman. The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance
    [The Pauline Hopkins Society] (http://www.paulinehopkinssociety.org)
    [Black Past article on Hopkins] (https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/hopkins-pauline-elizabeth-1859-1930)
    [Library on Congress. The Grand Army of the Republic] (https://www.loc.gov/rr/main/gar/)
    [Robert C. Hayden. African Americans in Boston: More than 350 Years] (https://archive.org/details/africanamericans00hayd_0)
    William Wells Brown, 1814?-1884. Documenting the American South

    Additional resources


    [The Colored American Magazine] (http://coloredamerican.org/?page_id=548#hopkins)
    [N. King. Teaching Crime Fiction and the African American Literary Canon] (http://centaur.reading.ac.uk/67208/1/N%20King%20Teaching%20Af%20Am%20Crime%20Fiction.pdf)
    [Richard Yarborough, JoAnn Pavletich, Ira Dworkin, and Lauren Dembowitz. 'Rethinking Pauline Hopkins: Plagiarism, Appropriation, and African American Cultural Production'] (https://doi.org/10.1093/alh/ajy014)

    The four men elected in 1870 were Joseph H. Rainey, Robert C. Delarge, and Robert B. Elliott. Hiram Revels was elected to the Senate in 1869 and seated in 1870. [Oct. 19, 1870: First African Americans Elected to the House of Representatives] (https://www.zinnedproject.org/news/tdih/african-americans-house-of-reps/)

    • 45 min
    Episode 22 - Season Four Intro

    Episode 22 - Season Four Intro

    Description
    Courtney and Eleanor chat about what they've been up to during hiatus / quarantine and what they're hoping to accomplish in Season Four!

    Things we mentioned:
    Eleanor's article
    Call for participants

    The books mentioned in this episode are:


    Akala's Natives
    Janna Thompson's Should Current Generations Make Reparations for Slavery?

    • 41 min

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