Symposium Session – The Victorian Worlds of the Dead

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The Victorian Worlds of the Dead

Presented by Chris Woodyard

Drawn from my research for The Victorian Book of the Dead, we will look at the popular culture of Victorian death and mourning by exploring 1) Victorian funeral rituals, 2) Victorian spiritualism, and 3) Victorian ghost beliefs.

This is a talk illustrated by slides drawn from 19th- and early-20th century sources.

 

Speaker:

Chris Woodyard has been writing and speaking about death, mourning, and the afterlife since the 1960’s. His most recent book is titled The Victorian Book of the Dead and covers some macabre, morbid and mournful aspects of the popular culture of Victorian death.

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