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The AskHistorians Podcast


Sep 8, 2017

Today we are joined by Andrew Mangham, an Associate Professor of Victorian Literature and Culture at the University of Reading, UK. He writes about the intersections between literature and the history of medicine, with a particular interest in crime, death, and the darker sides of humanity. His most recent book is a study of Dickens and Forensic Medicine entitled Dickens’s Forensic Realism. It a study of the ways Dickens’s writing drew upon forensic techniques, and images of death and violence. This podcast covers some of his current research, future research, and how Victorian ideas of crime and criminality are still with us today.

 

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