Category Archives: victorian

Scholar Gipsy : Matthew Arnold

I’ve been reading up on Matthew Arnold’s work as a school inspector, and came across some of his poetic works. Having only thought of Arnold as a cultural critic, I was surprised to find his poetry to be so highly … Continue reading

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Rousseau’s Emile: on Infancy

I made this quote bank of the first chapter of Rousseau’s Emile : “Infancy”. Feel free to use this wherever and whenever you want.  The first drafts of Emile did not include infancy, but as William Boyd observes in Emile … Continue reading

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Victorian Schools Bibliography

I’m looking into the Victorian Education system, and am particularly interested in the idea of using popular fiction, newspapers, TV, and film in order to understand the state of universities in the Nineteenth Century.I’m reading Reading Victorian Schoolrooms: Childhood Education … Continue reading

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