Victorian Studies 61.2 (Winter 2019)

Victorian Studies 61.2 (Winter 2019) is available, with the following clusters of articles, in addition to 28 book reviews.

Women’s Poetry, Women’s Vision, Women’s Power


New issue of 19: Old Masters, Modern Women

19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century has announced a new issue, which is now live on their website, on “Old Masters, Modern Women.” The issue also marks the launch of 19 Live, a successor to Herb Sussman’s Victorians Live, covering recent 19th-century reception in exhibits, theatre, film, and other recent productions. (For more on the transition see Sussman’s “On 19 Live.”)

The volume includes:

  • Preface, Gabriele Finaldi
  • Introduction, Maria Alambritis, Susanna Avery-Quash, and Hilary Fraser


  • Isabelle Baudino, ‘Nothing seems to have escaped her’: British Women Travellers as Art Critics and Connoisseurs (1775–1825)
  • Caroline Palmer, ‘A revolution in art’: Maria Callcott on Poussin, Painting, and the Primitives
  • Susanna Avery-Quash, Illuminating the Old Masters and Enlightening the British Public: Anna Jameson and the Contribution of British Women to Empirical Art History in the 1840s
  • Susanna Avery-Quash, Postscript to ‘Illuminating the Old Masters and Enlightening the British Public’
  • Zahira Véliz Bomford, Navigating Networks in the Victorian Age: Mary Philadelphia Merrifield’s Writing on the Arts
  • Julie Sheldon, Lady Eastlake and the Characteristics of the Old Masters
  • Patricia Rubin, George Eliot, Lady Eastlake, and the Humbug of Old Masters
  • Maria Alambritis, ‘Such a pleasant little sketch […] of this irritable artist’: Julia Cartwright and the Reception of Andrea Mantegna in Late Nineteenth-Century Britain
  • Hilary Fraser, Writing Cosmopolis: The Cosmopolitan Aesthetics of Emilia Dilke and Vernon Lee
  • Ilaria Della Monica, Mary Berenson and The Guide to the Italian Pictures at Hampton Court
  • Jonathan K. Nelson, An Unpublished Essay by Mary Berenson, ‘Botticelli and his Critics’ (1894–95)
  • Tiffany L. Johnston, Maud Cruttwell and the Berensons: ‘A preliminary canter to an independent career’
  • Francesco Ventrella, Writing Under Pressure: Maud Cruttwell and the Old Master Monograph
  • Imogen Tedbury, Collaboration and Correction: Re-examining the Writings of Lucy Olcott Perkins, ‘a lady resident in Siena’
  • Meaghan Clarke, Women in the Galleries: New Angles on Old Masters in the Late Nineteenth Century
  • Lene Østermark-Johansen, ‘This will be a popular picture’: Giovanni Battista Moroni’s Tailor and the Female Gaze

Biographical Section, Edited by Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

Bibliography, Edited by Maria Alambritis

19 Live:

  • Herb Sussman: Reflections on 19 Live
  • Susanna Avery-Quash, Letizia Treves, and Francesca Whitlum-Cooper: [In]Visible: Paintings by Women Artists in the National Gallery, London: An Interview with Letizia Treves and Francesca Whitlum-Cooper
  • Emma Merkling: Review of ‘Annie Swynnerton: Painting Light and Hope’, Manchester Art Gallery
  • Maria Alambritis: Review of ‘Christiana Herringham: Artist, Campaigner, Collector’, Royal Holloway, Emily Wilding Davison Building
  • Susanna Avery-Quash and Emma O’Toole: ‘[In]Visible: Irish Women Artists from the Archives’: An Interview with Emma O’Toole

Victorian Review special issue: Trans Victorians

A special issue of Victorian Review, edited by Ardel Haefele-Thomas, is now available. The issue contains a forum on “Victorian Public Art,” an introduction and 7 articles on the “Trans Victorians” theme, and 5 book reviews.

Forum: Victorian Public Art

Ann Rigney, Commemoration by Committee: The National Wallace Monument
pp. 1 – 5

Mark Stocker, “The Pleasantest Object in Christchurch”: Thomas Woolner’s Statue of John Robert Godley
pp. 5 – 12

James Stevens Curl, A Masterwork of a Great British Sculptor: The Titanic Memorial in Belfast
pp. 12 – 16

Paul Dobraszczyk, Ornament and Purity: Macfarlane’s Drinking Fountains
pp. 17 – 20

Mary Ann Steggles, Lost and Found: Priestley & Dunbar’s 1907 Statue of Queen Victoria
pp. 21 – 24

Katherine Faulkner, Medievalism in the Metropolis: The Saint Mungo Memorial, Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum
pp. 24 – 29

Articles: A Special Issue on Trans Victorians

Ardel Haefele-Thomas, Introduction: Trans Victorians
pp. 31 – 36

Lisa Hager, A Case for a Trans Studies Turn in Victorian Studies: “Female Husbands” of the Nineteenth Century
pp. 37 – 54

Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Clemence Housman’s The Were-Wolf: Querying Transgression, Seeking Trans/Formation
pp. 55 – 67

Gregory Luke Chwala, Emerging Transgothic Ecologies in H. Rider Haggard’s She
pp. 69 – 81

Simon Joyce, Two Women Walk into a Theatre Bathroom: The Fanny and Stella Trials as Trans Narrative
pp. 83 – 98

Jolene Zigarovich, “A Strange and Startling Creature” Transgender Possibilities in Wilkie Collins’s The Law and the Lady
pp. 99 – 111

Kirsti Bohata, “A Queer-Looking Lot of Women”: Cross-Dressing, Transgender Ventriloquism, and Same-Sex Desire in the Fiction of Amy Dillwyn
pp. 113 – 130

Kara Raphaeli, Victorian Gender Fluidity: Performativity and Reception in A Florida Enchantment and Gabriel
pp. 131 – 146

Book Reviews

The Age of Analogy: Science and Literature between the Darwins by Devin Griffiths (review)
pp. 147 – 148

Victorian Pain by Rachel Ablow (review)
pp. 149 – 150

Making Oscar Wilde by Michèle Mendelssohn (review)
pp. 150 – 151

Tact: Aesthetic Liberalism and the Essay Form in Nineteenth-Century Britainby David Russell (review)
pp. 152 – 153

Populating the Novel: Literary Form and the Politics of Surplus Life by Emily Steinlight (review)
pp. 153 – 155

ERR 30.2

European Romantic Review 30.2 contains the following articles:

Studies in Romanticism 57.4

Studies in Romanticism 57.4 (Winter 2019) is available, and contains:


  • JONATHAN P. RIBNER, Resistance and Persistence: On the Fortunes and Reciprocal  International Influences of  French Romanticism
  • HOPE ROGERS, Secret Agents: Agency without Responsibility in The Mysteries of Udolpho
  • ELLEN MALENAS LEDOUX, Commerce, Civic Education, and Romantic Drama: Stage Illusion in Coleridge’s Remorse
  • CLAIRE KNOWLES, Della Cruscanism and Newspaper Poetics: Reading the Letters of Simkin and Simon in the World
  • RICHARD MARGGRAF TURLEY, Keats on Two Wheels

Book Reviews

  • Gerald Egan’s Fashioning Authorship in the Long Eighteenth Century: Stylish Books of Poetic Genius (reviewed by Timothy P. Campbell)
  • Devin Griffiths’s The Age of Analogy: Science and Literature Between the Darwins
    (reviewed by Adam Sneed)
  • Daniel DeWispelare’s Multilingual Subjects: On Standard English, Its Speakers, and Others in the Long Eighteenth Century (reviewed by Melissa Schoenberger)
  • Amanda Jo Goldstein’s Sweet Science: Romantic Materialism and the New Logics of Life (reviewed by John Savarese)

NCGS 15.1 (Spring 2019) available

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies 15.1 (Spring 2019) is available and contains the following open-access articles and reviews:



Essays in Romanticism 26.1 (April 2019)

Essays in Romanticism 26.1 (April 2019) is now available, and contains the following articles:

26(1), pp. 1–17


26(1), pp. 19–39

26(1), pp. 41–54

26(1), pp. 71–88

Nineteenth-Century Contexts 41.1

Nineteenth-Century Contexts 41.1 is available, and contains the following cluster on “Poetics of Place”:

It also contains reviews of:


Welcome Back, Romanticism on the Net

The Hoarding is pleased to report that the relaunched “Romanticism on the Net” has begun releasing its new content, beginning with a special double-issue on Robert Southey edited by Tim Fulford and Matthew Sangster.

This issue (issue 68-69, Spring-Fall 2017) marks the return to the journal’s original title and scope, after operating as Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net from 2007. The last few issues of RaVoN are also being released via the new platform.

For more details, you can check out the journal’s new description and submission guidelines.

VPR 51.4 (Winter 2018) available