The myriad ways in which Victorian texts come alive in popular culture are often especially striking to professionals who spend their working lives immersed in those texts. Streaky Bacon provides a venue for scholars to read others’ reactions to adaptations and to share their own.
We welcome submissions from teachers and scholars of Victorian literature. If you’d like to write an article, please complete the form below to submit your topic for approval. Include a 1-2 sentence description with the title and date of the adaptation, the Victorian precursor(s) it adapts, and the topic you plan to highlight. One of our editors will contact you with feedback about your proposed topic within a week.
Guidelines for Authors
Each article should discuss a single adaptation, making it clear both why the adaptation is important in its own right and how it might be useful to scholars and/or teachers of Victorian literature. You might approach the text as a way to help students grasp an element of Victorian literature, as an instance in the reception history of a Victorian text, or as evidence for a claim about the historical moment that produced the adaptation.
Begin with a short overview of the adaptation, explaining how it relates to its Victorian precursor and any relevant details about the composition, production, or reception. Then in separate sections, include between two and five questions for discussion and a list of further readings. The article should be about 500–700 words. Please also send us an image (either in the public domain or licensed under Creative Commons) to include with the entry.
Use MLA style. Streaky Bacon follows American style punctuation (double quotation marks, punctuation inside quotation marks, single spaces after periods, etc.) While some links might be appropriate (e.g., to BRANCH or The Victorian Web), we try to keep links to a minimum. We don’t link to crowdsourced sites (like IMDB or Wikipedia) or to commercial sites (like Amazon).
Please also include a list of categories and tags to be associated with the article. We think of categories as equivalent to a table of contents for the site, and categories should include the genre(s) of the text (film, prose, stage, etc.). Tags function similarly to an index: tag the post with the author and the work(s) being adapted, and any related topics.
Each entry will be read by at least two editors. We will return it to you for review before posting it to the site.