HKU Global Victorians 2021 Dashboard


The nineteenth century saw an increasingly interconnected global economy based in the often involuntary movement of people and objects. This module examines Victorian literature in the context of empire and migration. How and why did people move around the world, and what did they write about these experiences? In what ways did the global circulation of people and goods affect the development of literary, cultural, and artistic forms? How might we unsettle conceptions of the ‘Victorian’? Reading materials range from literary texts to popular and material culture, including two longer works: The Moonstone and The History of Mary Prince.

Galleries, Timelines, and Maps

Posted by Jessica Valdez on Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 04:00

Consult this timeline to help contextualize the material in the course. Also, feel free to add events that are missing. 

Individual Entries

Chronology Entry
Posted by Duyu Wang on Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 08:05