Project Title: 'Views and Representations of the Devil in Victorian England

Principal Advisor: Professor Philp Almond

Project Abstract: My thesis is a work of cultural and religious history, outlining and analysing views and representations of the Devil in Victorian England. It examines the contrasts and tensions between doctrinal, creative, and popular views of the Devil and showcases the intersections, which existed in nineteenth-century England, between belief, doubt, and imaginative endeavour. The topic of the Devil provides a way of examining, in microcosm, the Victorians'complex and frequently ambivalent relationship with religion and supernatural.

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