Past Seasons

In Season One, Scribbler Royalty, we talked about the king and queen of sensation fiction: Wilkie Collins and Mary Elizabeth Braddon. We also chatted about newspaper novels and the Scribblers who created Christmas!

In Season Two, Fannies & Trollopes, we focused on an entire family of Scribblers: Frances Milton Trollope, Theodosia Garrow and Tom Trollope, Frances Eleanor Trollope, and the Scribbler Who Stole Christmas: Anthony Trollope. We also did a special episode on Rectors, Vicars, and Curates.

In Season Three, Speculative Scribblers, we tackle nineteenth-century science fiction and fantasy, starting with a heavy hitter––Mary Shelley––and then covering the work of Marie Corelli and Martin R. Delany, with a Christmas episode on H.G. Wells!

In our Summer 2018 Miniseries, Victorian Adaptations / Adapting the Victorians, we chatted with experts in Medieval Literature, nineteenth-century Art History, and Rare Books to explore how Victorians’ adapted their own and others’ art and how we adapt Victorian art today.

In Season Four, Scribblers of Color, we spotlight the lives and work of nineteenth-century writers of color. Listeners voted for this theme in 2019, and it felt especially important in 2020-2021 when so many of us were (and are) thinking about memory, monuments, and social justice.