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About Victorian Scribblers

Psssst! You, yeah you! I'm Dr. Courtney Floyd, a specialist in nineteenth-century literature and print culture. My co-host––Eleanor Dumbill, a PhD student specializing in Victorian literature and publishing––and I want to talk to you about the nineteenth-century writers time forgot.

You’ve probably heard about Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, & the Brontë sisters. But what about the rest of them? (There were lots!) We wanna talk to you about the writers who wrote the novels that inspired Indiana Jones and those murder mysteries and true crime shows you like to watch. We wanna chat about the writers whose characters inspired the Evil Queen in Snow White and kicked off tropes like the femme fatale and the manic pixie dream girl. We wanna chat about the journalists who exposed corruption and the ones who made fake news, the people who wrote dictionaries and ads and cookbooks, the scientists whose articles changed the world. Wouldn’t you like to know their names? Aren’t you just a little bit curious about who they were & what they wrote?

You can learn all that and more on our podcast, Victorian Scribblers!

This year, in season three, we're talking about Speculative Scribblers like Mary Shelley and Marie Corelli––the people who not only wrote but really popularized science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Tune in and join us! 
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