New Issue of Romanticism (April 2011) Now Available; Robert Southey

Table of Contents for the journal Romanticism (April 2011), with a special cluster of essays on Robert Southey:

Lynda Pratt
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What Robert Southey Did Not Write Next
Lynda Pratt
Romanticism Apr 2011, Vol. 17, No. 1: 1-9.
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Southey and Shelley Reconsidered
Michael O’Neill
Romanticism Apr 2011, Vol. 17, No. 1: 10-24.
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‘Monstrous combinations of horrors and mockery’? Southey, Catholicism and the Gothic
Caroline Franklin
Romanticism Apr 2011, Vol. 17, No. 1: 25-38.
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  Idolatry, Evangelicalism, and the Intense Objectivism of Robert Southey
Daniel E. White
Romanticism Apr 2011, Vol. 17, No. 1: 39-51.
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A Siege, a Dog and Too Many Women: Refiguring the Epic in Roderick, the Last of the Goths
Diego Saglia
Romanticism Apr 2011, Vol. 17, No. 1: 52-62.
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Southey’s Anti-Professional Fantasy: Writing for Pleasure and the Uneducated Poet
Tim Burke
Romanticism Apr 2011, Vol. 17, No. 1: 63-76.
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Importunate Applications and Old Affections: Robert Southey’s Album Verses
Samantha Matthews
Romanticism Apr 2011, Vol. 17, No. 1: 77-93.
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Idle Thought in Wordsworth’s Lucy Cycle
Richard Adelman
Romanticism Apr 2011, Vol. 17, No. 1: 94-105.
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Byron’s Sense of Humour
David Ellis
Romanticism Apr 2011, Vol. 17, No. 1: 106-115.
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Lynda Pratt The Collected Letters of Robert Southey: Part One, 1791–7
Caroline Franklin
Romanticism Apr 2011, Vol. 17, No. 1: 116-118.
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Fred Burwick (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. xx + 758. £85.00, $150 hardback. 9780199229536.
Stephen C. Behrendt
Romanticism Apr 2011, Vol. 17, No. 1: 118-121.
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Stephen Cheeke, Writing for Art: The Aesthetics of Ekphrasis (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2008), pp. xii + 203. $84.95 hardback. 9780719076503.
Grant F. Scott
Romanticism Apr 2011, Vol. 17, No. 1: 121-124.
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Michaela Giebelhausen and Tim Barringer (eds), Writing the Pre-Raphaelites: Text, Context, Subtext (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing, 2009), pp. 276. £65.00 hardback. 9780754657170.
Dinah Roe
Romanticism Apr 2011, Vol. 17, No. 1: 124-126.
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Duncan Wu, William Hazlitt: The First Modern Man (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2008), pp. xxvi + 577. £25 hardback. 9780199549580.
Stephen Burley
Romanticism Apr 2011, Vol. 17, No. 1: 126-131.
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Denise Gigante, Life: Organic Form and Romanticism (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009). pp. xiii + 302. £27.50 hardback. 9780300136852.
James Castell
Romanticism Apr 2011, Vol. 17, No. 1: 131-133.
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CFP: Special Issue of Critical Survey on “Sporting Victorians” (2012)

Sporting Victorians

In the light of the forthcoming 2012 London Olympics, the journal `Critical Survey’ seeks proposals for 4,000-6,000 word articles discussing some of the cultural, national, social and political issues that sport encompassed in Britain in the years 1800-1914. The nineteenth century saw the rise of professionalism in sport and the emergence of women as participants. The topic of sport also engaged a wide range of novelists, poets, dramatists, painters and journalists – both as commentators and participants – from Byron’s swimming to J.M. Barrie’s cricket team. It is hoped that the topic’s multi-disciplinary appeal will be apparent in some of the submissions.

Subjects might include but are not limited to the following:

sport and literature
sporting writers
sport and gender
sport and nation
sport and the theatre
the professionalization of sport
sport and the countryside (including hunting)
sport and the city
sporting heroes
sport and entertainment (including gambling)
sport and crime
sport and the body (including `Muscular Christianity’)
sport and ethnicity
sport and health

Please email proposals (of approximately 500 words) by 16 May 2011 to:

Andrew Maunder
Editor, Critical Survey

Final essays will be due in by 31 December 2011 and the journal issue will be published in spring 2012.

Queries about this special issue of the Journal are welcome.

Special Issue of SLI: “The Work of Gender in 19C British Culture” Now Available

A special issue of “Studies in the Literary Imagination” 43:1 (Spring 2010) on “The Work of Gender in Nineteenth-Century British Culture”  has just been published.

Table of Contents

Martin Danahay
“Introduction: The Work of Gender in Nineteenth-Century British Culture’

Carolyn Lesjak
“Oscar Wilde and the Art/Work of Atoms”

Trev Lynn Broughton
“‘Life Slips’:  John Constable’s Correspondence and Masculinity”

Valerie R. Sanders
‘”Is there no Work in Hand?:” The Idle Son theme at mid-century.’

Patricia Zakreski
Piece Work: Mosaic, Feminine Influence and Charlotte Yonge’s Beechcroft at Rockstone

Kyriaki Hadjiaxfendi
Voicing the Past: Aural Sensibility, the Weaver-poet and George Eliot’s ‘Erinna’

Oliver Buckton
“What an impotent picture!”: Gladstone, Gordon, and the Politics of Masculinity in Stevenson’s Prince Otto.’

Sophia Andres
Gendered Incongruities in the Silenced Voice of Pre-Raphaelite Paintings: A. S. Byatt’s “Morpho Eugenia”

RSVP Conference Program Available; Registration Open (Canterbury, 22-23, July).

Registration for the forthcoming Research Society for Victorian Periodicals Conference on Work and Leisure at Canterbury Christchurch University, July 22nd and 23rd, is now open.

A draft copy of the programme is also available. Early registration benefits extend until the end of April, so ensure you register as soon as possible if you would like to take advantage of these discounts on registration and accommodation!  All are welcome, regardless of whether you are delivering a paper or not.

We look forward to welcoming you to Canterbury this summer!
With regards
Clare Horrocks and Andrew King on behalf of RSVP

“The World of Letitia Elizabeth Landon”: Grolier Club Exhibition, March 24 – May 27, 2011

[The following notice, from Halina Adams, is cross-posted from SHARP-L.]

The World of
A Literary Celebrity of the 1830s
curated by F. J. Sypher

The exhibition “The World of Letitia Elizabeth Landon: A Literary Celebrity of  the 1830s” opens at the Grolier Club, in its second floor members gallery, 47 East 60th Street, New York, on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 and runs through Friday, May 27, with manuscripts, first editions, prints, photos, and other materials to illuminate the life and art of a leading British writer of the late Georgian and early Victorian period.

In her day, Letitia Landon was an international celebrity, whose works circulated throughout the British Isles, on the Continent, and in the United States. Writings by her were translated into French, German, and Dutch, and distributed from Paris to St. Petersburg. Her work was known by Poe, Whittier, Hawthorne, and many other prominent American authors. Renewed recognition of Landon’s impressive achievement is long overdue.

Landon was born in London in 1802, and began publishing poetry at the age of 17 in an influential London periodical, The Literary Gazette. In 1824 her romantic narrative poem The Improvisatrice became a major best-seller. She also wrote reviews, articles, and stories for London journals, and contributed to popular literary annuals such as The Forget Me Not and The Keepsake. In 1831 Landon published her three-decker novel Romance and Reality, followed by successful historical novels, Francesca Carrara (1834), and Ethel Churchill (1837).

In June 1838 Landon married George Maclean, a colonial official, and sailed with him to Cape Coast, West Africa (in present-day Ghana), where she died suddenly at the age of 36. The official verdict was that she had taken an accidental overdose of medicine, but rumor attributed her death to suicide or murder. Other reports asserted that she had died from a heart attack brought on by the condition for which she was taking medication.

Landon’s work remained in print into the 1890s, and in the 20th century she was remembered in a number of biographical studies. Her voluminous publications are now again in print, and she has attracted attention for her success as a young single woman carving out an independent career in the tough arena of literary London in the 1830s.

Landon’s writing today exerts a powerful fascination in the vividness and musicality of her distinctive voice. Her typical themes are “Sorrow, Beauty, Love and Death.” As suggested in the title of her best-known novel, she writes movingly of “romance,” and incisively of “reality.”

Location and time: The World of Letitia Elizabeth Landon will be on view at the Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, from March 24 through May 27,
2011. The exhibit will be open to the public free of charge, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional information and directions are available under the “Exhibitions” tab of the club’s website,

Catalogue: An illustrated catalogue of The World of Letitia Elizabeth Landon by F. J. Sypher (price $25) will be available at the Grolier Club.