Madeleine Emerald Thiele

The Victorian Butterfly muses upon Art, Angels & other stuff in between.



Consuming (the) Victorians: BAVS2016

  On reading the BAVS CfP for the 2016 Annual Conference of the British Association for Victorian Studies earlier this year (included below) my initial thoughts became rather reflective. I include it again below for you to re-read, to digest,... Continue Reading →


The Faulty Photography of Cameron

Dr. Rachel Flynn presented a talk on Julia Margaret Cameron, at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, entitled ‘The Faulty Photography of Cameron’. 2015 was Cameron’s year, what with the bicentennial conference at Portsmouth, the BRLSI talk, the V&A... Continue Reading →

Enchanted Edwardians Conference Report

  The ‘Enchanted Edwardians’ conference which was held on 30th and the 31st of March 2015 was supported by the University of Bristol’s Alumni. It was in part due to their support that the conference was made possible. As well... Continue Reading →

Enchanted Edwardians Conference Schedule

I am pleased to announce the schedule for the ‘Enchanted Edwardians’ collaborative conference at the University of Bristol on the 30th and the 31st of March, 2015. Tickets cost £12.00 and can be purchased here The fee includes lunch and... Continue Reading →

Guarding the Future: A Talk at Marlborough College, Wiltshire

This week I am delighted to be giving a talk on Pre-Raphaelite Angels, at the wonderful St. Michael and All Angels Chapel on the grounds of Marlborough College, Wiltshire. The main points of the talk will be centred upon an examination of angelic guardianship as I... Continue Reading →

AWWA Event: Workshop with Kate Elswit

Dear all, The Art Writing Writing Art research group at the University of Bristol is delighted to announce our December workshop with Dr. Kate Elswit: Epistolary Performance, from Process to Product Thursday 4th December, 1pm - 2pm Room G33, 9 Woodland... Continue Reading →

Armistice Day: For the Fallen

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. 'For the Fallen' by... Continue Reading →

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World War I Centenary

Lest we forget.

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