Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net: New Issue (#54)

Now available at


Ian Haywood (Roehampton University, London): ‘The Spectropolitics of Romantic Infidelism: Cruikshank, Paine, and The Age of Reason
Nicholas Frankel (Virginia Commonwealth University): ‘The Designer’s Eye: Ancient Spanish Ballads, Poetry, and the Rise of Decorative Design
Harriet Kramer Linkin (New Mexico State University): ‘Lucy Hooper, William Blake, and “The Fairy’s Funeral”
Shelley Trower (University of Exeter): ‘Nerves, Vibration and the Aeolian Harp
Andrew Burkett (Wake Forest University): ‘Wordsworthian Chance
Marcus Tomalin (Downing College, University of Cambridge): ‘William Rowan Hamilton and the Poetry of Science
Chris Jones and Li-Po Lee (University of Bangor and Chia-Nan University): ‘Wordsworth’s Creation of Active Taste


Laurie Langbauer (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): ‘Consumerism and the Archive: On Krista Lysack’s Come Buy, Come Buy: Shopping and the Culture of Consumption in Victorian Women’s Writing, and Brent Shannon’s The Cut of His Coat: Men, Dress, and Consumer Culture in Britain, 1860-1914
Bruce Robbins (Columbia University): ‘Mary Poovey’s Anxiety: Mary Poovey’s Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain


Thomas Pfau (Duke University): ‘Colin Jager. The Book of God: Secularization and Design in the Romantic Era
Richard C. Sha (American University): ‘Christopher C. Nagle. Sexuality and the Culture of Sensibility in the British Romantic Era
W. Michael Johnstone (University of Toronto): ‘John Strachan. Advertising and Satirical Culture in the Romantic Period
Stephen Prickett (University of Kent): ‘Adam Potkay. The Story of Joy: From the Bible to Late Romanticism
Sophie Rudland (University of Warwick): ‘Lilla Maria Crisafulli, and Cecilia Pietropoli, eds. Romantic Women Poets: Genre and Gender; Stephen Behrendt. British Women Poets and the Romantic Writing Community
Jennifer Ruth (Portland State University): ‘Susan E. Colón. The Professional Ideal in the Victorian Novel: The Works of Disraeli, Trollope, Gaskell, and Eliot
Carole G. Silver (Yeshiva University): ‘Aviva Briefel. The Deceivers: Art Forgery and Identity in the Nineteenth Century
Laura Callanan (Duquesne University): ‘Vanessa D. Dickerson. Dark Victorians
Dehn Gilmore (California Institute of Technology): ‘Lara Kriegel. Grand Designs: Labor, Empire, and the Museum in Victorian Culture
Joan DelPlato (Bard College at Simon’s Rock): ‘Mary Roberts. Intimate Outsiders: The Harem in Ottoman and Orientalist Art and Travel Literature
Karen Kurt Teal (The University of Washington): ‘Margaret Markwick. New Men in Trollope’s Novels: Rewriting the Victorian Male
Kristin Mahoney (Western Washington University): ‘Margaret Stetz and Cheryl Wilson, eds. Michael Field and Their World
John McGowan (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill): ‘Andrew Miller. The Burdens of Perfection: On Ethics and Reading in Nineteenth-Century British Literature

NOTE from website: “The next issue of the journal (issue #55 [August 2009]) will be guest-edited by Linda K. Hughes on ‘Victorian Studies and its Publics’; this issue will appear in May 2010.”


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