How does the literature and culture of early Victorian Britain look different if viewed from below? The flourishing radical press was home to daring literary experiments that embraced themes including empire and economic inequality, helping to shape mainstream literature. What emerges is a new vision of Victorian social life, in which fierce debates and surprising exchanges spanned the class divide.
Comments on the book will be offered by panelists, followed by hands-on letterpress printing on a platen press. Print your own postcard commemorating the release of An Underground History of Early Victorian Fiction, using nineteenth-century printing technology. Participants include:
Professor, Department of English, Rutgers University
Professor, Department of English, Lehman College
PhD Candidate, Department of English, NYU
Greg Vargo (author)
Assistant Professor, Department of English, NYU
Moderated by Jonathan Franklin, PhD Candidate, Department of English, NYU.