The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

Author: Emilie Autumn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780998990910
Page: N.A
View: 9578


Author: Sonya Freeman Loftis,Allison Kellar,Lisa Ulevich
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351967452
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 248
View: 7251
"Post-Hamlet: Shakespeare in an Era of Textual Exhaustion" examines how postmodern audiences continue to reengage with Hamlet in spite of our culture’s oversaturation with this most canonical of texts. Combining adaptation theory and performance theory with examinations of avant-garde performances and other unconventional appropriations of Shakespeare’s play, Post-Hamlet examines Shakespeare’s Hamlet as a central symbol of our era’s "textual exhaustion," an era in which the reader/viewer is bombarded by text—printed, digital, and otherwise. The essays in this edited collection, divided into four sections, focus on the radical employment of Hamlet as a cultural artifact that adaptors and readers use to depart from textual "authority" in, for instance, radical English-language performance, international film and stage performance, pop-culture and multi-media appropriation, and pedagogy.


Gender, Subculture and the Neo-Victorian
Author: Claire Nally
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350113190
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
View: 870
What is steampunk? Fashion craze, literary genre, lifestyle - or all of the above? Playing with the scientific innovations and aesthetics of the Victorian era, steampunk creatively warps history and presents an alternative future, imagined from a nineteenth-century perspective. In her interdisciplinary book, Claire Nally delves into this contemporary subculture, explaining how the fashion, music, visual culture, literature and politics of steampunk intersect with theories of gender and sexuality. Exploring and occasionally critiquing the ways in which gender functions in the movement, she addresses a range of different issues, including the controversial trope of the Victorian asylum; gender and the graphic novel; the legacies of colonialism; science and the role of Ada Lovelace as a feminist steampunk icon. Drawing upon interviews, theoretical readings and textual analysis, Nally asks: why are steampunks fascinated by our Victorian heritage, and what strategies do they use to reinvent history in the present?

The Asylum 2019 Weekly Planner

Datebook and Calendar with Journaling Prompts (Asylum Stripes Cover)
Author: Emilie Autumn
Publisher: Asylum Emporium
ISBN: 9780578441436
Page: 210
View: 6278
Plan your most magical year with the Asylum! Every single page of this gorgeous planner is hand-drawn by Emilie Autumn for a truly personal planning experience unlike anything else. Special features include numerous illustrations to color, journaling prompts and questions to answer, space to create your own holidays and rituals, handy charts for the 2018 moon phases and eclipses, inclusion of Pagan and magical celebrations such as Yule, Samhain, the Celtic tree months, the solstices, and even a tea steeping guide to temperatures and measurements. Each month begins with a double-page spread of journaling prompts to help you lay out your goals and intentions for the month, setting your focus on positivity, inspiration, and gratitude. At the end of each month, you'll find another double-page spread filled with questions leading you to reflect upon the month and express your thoughts and memories, record your personal successes, and list what you've learned and what you can improve upon. DETAILS: - 12 months of detailed planning over 208 pages, from January through December of 2018 - Pages of illustrations for you to color if you choose - Yearly "at a glance" view with space to record important dates - Monthly overview includes area for notes and personal manifestation - Spacious weekly/daily view - Several lined note pages included - Contacts pages included - Durable soft cover and binding - Dimensions: 7.5" x 9.25" (plenty of space, yet still easy to carry with you) Please visit the Emilie Autumn author page to find blank journals, coloring books, yearly planners, music manuscript composition books, and the gothic fantasy novel that started it all, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls.

Past Mortems

Life and death behind mortuary doors
Author: Carla Valentine
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0751565334
Category: Medical
Page: 304
View: 7312
A day in the life of Carla Valentine - curator, pathology technician and 'death professional' - is not your average day. She spent ten years training and working as an Anatomical Pathology Technologist: where the mortuary slab was her desk, and that day's corpses her task list. Past Mortems tells Carla's stories of those years, as well as investigating the body alongside our attitudes towards death - shedding light on what the living can learn from dead and the toll the work can take on the living souls who carry it out. Fascinating and insightful, Past Mortems reveals the truth about what happens when the mortuary doors swing shut or the lid of the coffin closes . . .

The Chick and the Dead

Life and Death Behind Mortuary Doors
Author: Carla Valentine
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250120691
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
View: 1043
Carla Valentine works with the dead. After studying forensics, she assisted pathologists with post-mortems for years before becoming the curator of the world’s most famous pathology museum. When it comes to death, she truly is an expert, and in this book she shares that expertise. Using the most common post-mortem process as the backbone of the narrative, The Chick and the Dead takes the reader through the process of an autopsy while also describing the history and changing cultures of our relationship with the dead. The book is full of vivid insight into what happens to our bodies in the end. Each chapter considers an aspect of an autopsy alongside an aspect of Carla’s own life and work and touches on some of the more controversial aspects of our feelings towards death, including the relationship between sex and death and our attitudes toward human tissue collection. Starting with the first cut, we move from external examination into the body itself, discovering more about the heart, stomach and brain, and into dismembered and reconstructed bodies, at each stage taking a colorful detour into the question of what these things can teach us about the living. Join Carla on the journey from microscope-requesting nine-year-old to pathology educator and death engager at a Victorian museum (a journey made via around 5,000 autopsies) as she tells the story of exactly what it’s like to live a life immersed in death.


Author: Robert G. W. Kirk,Neil Pemberton
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780230680
Category: Nature
Page: 224
View: 5248
Armed with razor-sharp teeth and capable of drinking many times its volume of blood, the leech is an unlikely cure for ill health. Yet that is exactly the role this worm-like parasite has played in both Western and Eastern medicine throughout history. In this book, Robert G. W. Kirk and Neil Pemberton explore how the leech surfaces in radically different spheres. The ancients used them in humeral medicine to bring the four humors of the body—blood, phlegm, and black and yellow bile—back into balance. Today, leeches are used in plastic and reconstructive surgery to help reattach severed limbs and remove pools of blood before it kills tissue. Leeches have also been used in a nineteenth-century meteorological barometer and a twentieth-century biomedical tool that helped win a Nobel Prize. Kirk and Pemberton also reveal the dark side of leeches as they are portrayed in fiction, film, and popular culture. From Bram Stoker’s Dracula to a video game player’s nemesis, the leech is used to represent the fears of science run amok. Leech shines new light on one of humanity’s most enduring and unlikely companions.

Victorian sensational fiction

the daring work of Charles Reade
Author: Richard Fantina
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230620377
Category: History
Page: 205
View: 8234
Sensation fiction emerged in the 1860s, and immediately generated alarm as many critics viewed the genre as a threat to prevailing Victorian values. Charles Reade, along with Wilkie Collins and Mary Elizabeth Braddon, was among the most well-known sensation novelists. With its explicit critique of power relations in the fields of medicine, criminal justice, and sexual mores, Reade’s work anticipates Michel Foucault’s theories elaborated a century later. Reade’s work also provides rare glimpses of alternative sexualities and gender identities in nineteenth-century fiction. This book recovers the fiction of Charles Reade as a body of work that anticipates recent trends in literary and cultural theory.

West End Broadway

The Golden Age of the American Musical in London
Author: Adrian Wright
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 1843837919
Category: Music
Page: 364
View: 9835
"West End Broadway discusses every American musical seen in London between 1945 and 1972."--Jacket.

Boston's Wayward Children

Social Services for Homeless Children, 1830-1930
Author: Peter C. Holloran
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838632970
Category: History
Page: 330
View: 8014
This study explores the origin and development of the American social welfare system. It demonstrates that the system of orphanages, child-placing agencies, reformatories, juvenile courts, and child guidance clinics established in Victorian Boston was a foundation for the New Deal and remains the basis of contemporary social work with the young.