17 Jun 2018

Victorian Popular Press - Dr Tom McLean and Dr Grace Moore

From Standing Room Only, 2:40 pm on 17 June 2018

Before there was Netflix, before there was television, movies or radio, popular culture came between the covers of the popular periodical.  Magazines like The Strand, Punch and the Boy's and Girl's Own Papers dominated the scene, and launched the careers of Dickens, Thackeray, Charlotte Bronte and Sherlock Holmes.

Dr Tom McLean and Dr Grace Moore, curators of the exhibition All the year round - the periodicals of the Victorian era speak to Simon Morris. The exhibition is currently on at the De Beer Gallery in the University of Otago Library.