The Nineteenth-Century British Research Seminar (funded by the Tennessee Humanities Center) is sponsoring a talk by Professor Ellen Rosenman of the University of Kentucky. Her talk,”Fictions of Belonging: Penny Novels and Radical Politics,” will take place on Tuesday, 10/18, at 11:00am, in Melrose E-102.
Professor Rosenman has published widely on Victorian popular fiction and social class, gender, and sexuality. Her current book project examines the political implications of Victorian penny novels, strange and sensational tales written for and sometimes by members of the working classes. Her past publications include Unauthorized Pleasures: Accounts of Victorian Erotic Experience (2003) and Other Mothers: Beyond the Maternal Ideal (2008).
So if you’ve always wanted to learn more about penny dreadfuls like the ones that inspired the famous Showtime series, please join us!
For more information about this event, please visit the Nineteenth-Century British Research Seminar blog.