RSVP has long been committed to teaching with and learning about the Victorian press. A dedicated teaching and learning panel has been a longstanding feature of our conferences, and there have been a number of special features in Victorian Periodicals Review. On this page, we post news related to teaching and learning. Get in touch if you have anything you would like to share.
The ongoing effort to identify the writers of articles, stories, and poems in the Victorian press that is the Curran Index is getting a new look, and new super-powers! With the support of RSVP, our intrepid editor, Gary Simons, is working with a team to convert the old set of pages, which are made up of blocks of text that have had to be scrolled through, into a fully functional online database that can be searched in a variety of ways. Please visit this new and improved work in progress here (http://curranindex.org/) and read about all the latest additions to this rapidly expanding resource.
Dr. Karen Bourrier shares her Victorian Bestsellers class, comparing All the Year Round installments of The Moonstone with the ones in Harper’s Weekly here at her blog:
Melodee Beals has kindly shared her latest talk on scissors-and-paste in the 19th-century British Empire with us on Youtube:
I’m glad to report that “The Commercial History of a Penny Magazine” (1833), ed. Laurie Dickinson and Sarah Wadsworth (1995), is now available again, at the Internet Archive: • http://wayback.archive-it.org/4530/20150917234658/http://english.umn.edu/PM/PennyMag.html