Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies 5:1 now available

From Melissa Purdue and Stacey Floyd, via the VICTORIA listserv:

We are pleased to announce that issue 5.1 of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is now available at

This issue features the following articles and reviews:


  • Scott Brennan-Smith, “Knight and Lady as One: The Reclamation of the ‘Feminine’ in William Morris’s Decorative Arts Designs”
  • William Driscoll, “The Metaphor of Syphilis in Grand’s Heavenly Twins
  • Sharleen Mondal, “Racing Desire and the New Man of the House in Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone
  • Sara Steger, “Paths to Identity: Dorothy and William Wordsworth and the Writing of Self in Nature”


  • Kay Heath, “‘Much Yet to Learn’: Feminist Age Studies and the Long Eighteenth Century.” Review of Devoney Looser’s Women Writers and Old Age in Great Britain, 1750-1850.
  • Amy J. Robinson, “Friends or Lovers? Austen’s Modern Men.” Review of Michael Kramp’s Disciplining Love: Austen and the Modern Man.
  • Brenda R. Weber, “Situating the Exceptional Woman.” Review of Linda L. Clark’s Women and Achievement in Nineteenth-Century Europe and Antonia Losano’s The Woman Painter in Victorian Literature.
  • Lee Behlman, “On Not Knowing Greek: Victorian Women Writers and Classical Antiquity.” Review of Shanyn Fiske’s Heretical Hellenism: Women Writers, Ancient Greece, and the Victorian Popular Imagination.
  • Susan David Bernstein, “Conversion and Convergence: Gendering Anglo-Jewishness in the Nineteenth Century.” Review of Nadia Valman’s The Jewess in Nineteenth-Century British Literary Culture.
  • Carol Engelhardt Herringer, “Critiquing Catholicism: Victorian Women Writers and the Secular Home.” Review of Maria LaMonaca’s Masked Atheism: Catholicism and the Secular Victorian Home.
  • Éadaoin Agnew, “Invention and Reinvention: The Remarkable Stories of Anna Leonowens.” Review of Susan Morgan’s Bombay Anna: The Real Story and Remarkable Adventures of the “King and I” Governess.
  • Joseph McLaughlin, “Modern Masculinities in an Age of Imperial Decline.” Review of Nalin Jayasena’s Contested Masculinities: Crises in Colonial Male Identity from Joseph Conrad to Satyajit Ray.

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