Representations of Modern Greece
in Victorian Popular Culture

Greece as a Block of Marble in The Great Exhibition, 1851 150 150 REVICTO

Greece as a Block of Marble in The Great Exhibition, 1851

The following passage, published shortly after the opening of the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace, very briefly comments on one of the exhibits of…

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Strickland, Agnes (1838), The Azamoglan, A Tale of Modern Greece 150 150 REVICTO

Strickland, Agnes (1838), The Azamoglan, A Tale of Modern Greece

The author of the popular Lives of the Queens of England (12 vols, 1840-48) narrates a tragic tale of abduction and apostacy set in the…

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Julia Pardoe (1839), The Romance of the Harem, London: Henry Colburn. 180 313 REVICTO

Julia Pardoe (1839), The Romance of the Harem, London: Henry Colburn.

After her successful travelogue The City of the Sultan, Pardoe, a travel writer and historical novelist, published a collection of oriental tales which are narrated…

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Mary Shelley (1838), ‘Euphrasia: A Tale of Greece’, The Keepsake. 1119 1506 REVICTO

Mary Shelley (1838), ‘Euphrasia: A Tale of Greece’, The Keepsake.

Shelley’s short story was published in The Keepsake, an annual illustrated literary collection mainly addressing a middle-class female readership. Using a mise-en-abyme technique, the story…

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Asking the Right Questions: Researching Victorian Greece in Digital Humanities – REVICTO Webinar 1656 2560 REVICTO

Asking the Right Questions: Researching Victorian Greece in Digital Humanities – REVICTO Webinar

21 Nov. 2020 11.00-13.00 Organized by REVICTO: “Representations of Modern Greece in Victorian Popular Culture,” supported by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (H.F.R.I.)…

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Zakynthos: Murderers and Currants. Excerpt from a 1870 novel reprinted in The Northern Star. 640 473 REVICTO

Zakynthos: Murderers and Currants. Excerpt from a 1870 novel reprinted in The Northern Star.

Excerpt from George Webb Dasent’s highly autobiographical novel, Annals of an Eventful Life (1870). The author explicitly declares the island of Zakynthos as the land…

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Punch’s Handbooks to the Crystal Palace the Greek Court through Mr Owen Jones (1854) 1600 1200 REVICTO

Punch’s Handbooks to the Crystal Palace the Greek Court through Mr Owen Jones (1854)

The Greek Court is approached by a façade having three Grecian doorways of the Grecian Doric Order. The visitor is or may be arrested at…

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Greece 1897 by Underwood & Underwood 150 150 REVICTO

Greece 1897 by Underwood & Underwood

REVICTO in NAVSA 2020! [postponed for Nov. 2021] 910 506 REVICTO

REVICTO in NAVSA 2020! [postponed for Nov. 2021]

We are very pleased to announce that REVICTO will be travelling to Vancouver for the annual North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) conference in November…

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