New Issue of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies Now Available (8:3)

Issue 8.3 of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is now available at:

It includes the following:

Kellie Holzer, “The Body Writes Back: Self-Possession in Mr. Meeson’s Will
Joanna Lackey, “‘I use the woman’s figure naturally’: Figuring Women’s Work in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh
Jenn McCollum, “Jane Eyre and Zombies
LeeAnne M. Richardson, “‘What I’d Sing’: Dollie Radford’s Aesthetic Poetry in Progress
Robin Sopher, “The Light-Haired Lady: The Role of Lucy’s Sympathy in The Mill on the Floss


Virginia Zimmerman, “‘The Queering of Age’ in Victorian Literature.” Review of Claudia Nelson’s Precocious Children & Childish Adults: Age Inversion in Victorian Literature.

Joshua Taft, “Varieties of the Nineteenth-Century Sonnet.” Review of Marianne Van Remoortel’s Lives of the Sonnet, 1787-1895: Genre, Gender and Criticism.

Supritha Rajan, “The Ends of Excess in Nineteenth-Century Political Economy and the Novel.” Review of Deanna K. Kreisel’s Economic Woman: Demand, Gender, and Narrative Closure in Eliot and Hardy.

Sara L. Maurer, “Networking Angels.” Review of Jill Rappoport’s Giving Women: Alliance and Exchange in Victorian Culture


CFP: 39th Annual International Byron Conference (King’s College London), July 2013



Registration and Call for Papers NOW OPEN


The Byron Society and King’s College London are pleased to announce that the website for the 39th International Byron Conference, 1-6 July 2013, is now open.


See for details of registration, booking of accommodation and options, and the call for papers.


Early booking is advised since there are limited numbers of places for some events and some types of accommodation.




BYRON: the poetry of politics and the politics of poetry

This conference will examine Byron’s engagement with politics in the widest sense: as a poet, as a member of the House of Lords, as a commentator on his time, and latterly as a would-be revolutionary.


The conference will be held at King’s College London’s Strand Campus in the heart of London. Accommodation will be available in King’s College London’s Stamford Street Apartments (a limited number of single ensuite rooms 10 minutes’ walk from the conference venue, at a cost of £41.25 per person per night – early booking is advised) and at the Strand Palace Hotel (five minutes’ walk from the venue – bookings to be made directly with the Hotel). Conference discount available when booking for the conference, see booking page.

A limited number of student bursaries will be available for those presenting a paper.


Highlights of the Conference Programme include:

•  a special exhibition ‘Byron and politics’: manuscripts, printed books and memorabilia from the John Murray Archive and the Foyle Special Collections Library, King’s College London, curated by David McClay (National Library of Scotland), Stephanie Breen and Katie Sambrook (King’s College London)

‘Byron, Elgin and the Marbles’: readings and reception hosted by the British Museum (including a private viewing of the Parthenon Sculptures)

Byron, The Two Foscari: a dramatised reading, with excerpts from Verdi’s opera, I Due Foscari, performed by students of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Debate on the motion: ‘that Lord Byron has had no meaningful impact on European history or politics’ (proposed by Peter Cochran, opposed by Jack Gumpert Wasserman)

Orthodox Vespers in King’s College London Chapel, sung by members of the renowned King’s College London Choir

Reception and dinner at the House of Lords, with a guided tour of the Palace of Westminster

 Excursion to Harrow School (optional)


Studies in Romanticism 50.2 (Summer 2012)

Studies in Romanticism 51.2 (Summer 2012) is now available. The issue contains the following essays and reviews:

1. Revolution, Rebellion, and a Rajah from Rohilkhand: Recontextualizing Elizabeth Hamilton’s Translation of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah
Author: Sonja Lawrenson
p. 125-147
2. Entailing the Nation: Inheritance and History in Walter Scott’s The Antiquary
 Author: Natasha Tessone
p. 149-177
3. Wordsworth’s “Away, Away, It Is the Air”: A Textual, Intertextual, and Contextual Reading
Author: John Hughes
p. 179-205
4.  Controversial Crabbe: A “Namby-Pamby Mandeville”
Author: Travis Feldman
p. 207-231
5. Blake: Milton inside Milton
Author: Paul Miner
p. 233-279
6. Review of Morton D. Paley, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Fine Arts
Author: Anya Taylor
p. 277-280
7. Review of Matthew Rowlinson: Real Money and Romanticism
Author: Alexander Dick
 p. 280-284
8. Review of Alexander Regier and Stefan H. Uhlig, eds., Wordsworth’s Poetic Theory: Knowledge, Language, Experience
Author: Kurt Fosso
 p. 284-288
9. Review of Angela Esterhammer, Romanticism and Improvisation, 1750-1850
Author: Michael Caesar
p. 288-291
10. Review of Marshall Brown, The Tooth that Nibbles at the Soul: Essays on Music and Poetry
Author: Gillen D’Arcy Wood
p. 292-296
11. Review of Nahoko Miyamoto Alvey, Strange Truths in Undiscovered Lands: Shelley’s Poetic Development and Romantic Geography
Author: Nicholas Birns
p. 296-300

CFP: Victorians Institute Conference 2013: “Through the Looking Glass”

CFP: Victorians Institute 2013 Conference: Through the Looking Glass

 Proposals: 5/1/2013       


The 42nd Meeting of the Victorians Institute

November 1-2, 2013

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN
Please send 300-500 word proposals for papers and a 1-page c.v. via email to by 1 May 2013.


We invite papers on any aspect of the theme, which refers to Lewis Carroll’s 1871 sequel to Alice in Wonderland, but invites much wider consideration.  The story begins on November 4, the day before Guy Fawkes Night, and is also associated with issues of time and space, the game of chess, fairy tale and fantasy, neologism, history, curiosity, epistemology, dress and wigs, and of course, mirrors.


Possible topics might include mirrors and mirroring; microscopes and telescopes; Victorian mathematics, science, and science fiction; arts and crafts; illustrations and media adaptations; language; hybridity; history and discovery; new worlds and cultures; travel; empire; Victorian pedagogy; childhood; gender and sexuality; fantasy and play; pseudonyms; biography; photography; music; linguistic play; poetic parody; and others.

The keynote speaker is Jay Clayton, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English, and Director, Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University.

Selected papers from the conference will be refereed for the Victorians Institute Journal annex at NINES.

Limited travel subventions will be available from the Victorians Institute for graduate students whose institutions provide limited or no support.

Please visit for information about the conference, the Victorians Institute, and Victorians Institute Journal.

CFP: “Victorian Poetry: Forms and Fashions,” 50th Anniversary of Victorian Poetry (April 2013)


Call for Papers

 Victorian Poetry: Forms and Fashions


A Conference in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Victorian Poetry


19-20 April 2013 at West Virginia University


Please send 300-500 word proposals for papers and a 1-page c.v. via email to by 15 December 2012.


Papers on any aspect of Victorian Poetry and Poetics are invited, especially those devoted to: the reconsideration of poetic forms and formal innovations; fashions, trend, and modes in poetry; the publication and commerce of poetry; poetry book history; and Victorian prosody and stanzaic forms.  Papers devoted to the “fashions” of scholarship on Victorian poetry for the last fifty years are also invited.

Keynote address by Linda K. Hughes, Addie Levy Professor of Literature at Texas Christian University.  Professor Hughes’ books include The Cambridge Introduction to Victorian Poetry, Graham R.: Rosamund Mariott Watson, Woman of Letters, and The Manyfaced Glass: Tennyson’s Dramatic Monologues.

New Issue of Keats-Shelley Journal (2012) Now Available: “Was There a Literary Regency?”

The new issue of the Keats-Shelley Journal for 2012 is now available; this is a special issue on the topic, “Was There a Literary Regency?”  It contains the following articles and reviews:


“Introduction: Was There a Literary Regency?” by STUART CURRAN

“Was There a Regency Literature? 1816 as a Test Case” by STEPHEN C. BEHRENDT

“1816 as Literary Year: Three Ways of Looking at a Literary Regency” by SONIA HOFKOSH

“The Year of Reaction: 1816 as Janus-Faced” by JERROLD E. HOGLE

“Some Caveats about Postulating a Regency Literature” by TILAR J. MAZZEO

“The Circulation of Satirical Poetry in the Regency” by GARY DYER

“The Print in Regency Print Culture” by STEVEN E. JONES

“Rethinking Regency Literature: The Case of William Cobbett” by MARK KIPPERMAN

“Broken Soldiers: Public Bodies and Next-of-Kin Notification” by SCOTT KRAWCZYK

“Regency Literature? Regency Libel” by CHARLES MAHONEY

“Robert Southey, Historian of El Dorado” by REBECCA NESVET

“‘Must the event decide?’: Byron and Austen in Search of the Present” by EMILY ROHRBACH

“Pedlars and Prophets: Jewish Representation in the Regency” by MICHAEL SCRIVENER


Tilottama Rajan’s “Romantic Narrative: Shelley, Hays, Godwin, Wollstonecraft” (reviewed by Andrew Warren).

Alan Richardson’s “The Neural Sublime: Cognitive Theories and Romantic Texts” (reviewed by Matthew Belmonte).

Nicole Reynolds’s “Building Romanticism: Literature and Architecture in Nineteenth-Century Britain” (reviewed by Grant F. Scott).

Kristin Flieger Samuelian’s “Royal Romances: Sex, Scandal, and Monarchy in Print, 1780–1821” (reviewed by Anya Taylor).

Sheila A. Spector’s collection of essays, “Romanticism/Judaica: A Convergence of Cultures” (reviewed by Meri-Jane Rochelson).

Thomas H. Schmid and Michelle Faubert’s collection of essays, “Romanticism and Pleasure”(reviewed by Peter Otto).

Emily A. Bernhard Jackson’s “The Development of Byron’s Philosophy of Knowledge: Certain in Uncertainty” (reviewed by Jeffrey Vail).

David Ellis’s “Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816” (reviewed by Andrew Stauffer).

Robert M. Maniquis and Victoria Myers’s “Godwinian Moments: From the Enlightenment to Romanticism” (reviewed by James P. Carson).

Pamela Clemit’s edition, “The Letters of William Godwin, Vol. I: 1778–1797” (reviewed by Victoria Myers).

Shelley King and John B. Pierce’s edition, “The Collected Poems of Amelia Alderson Opie” (reviewed by Thomas McLean).

Claire Knowles’s “Sensibility and Female Poetic Tradition, 1780–1860: The Legacy of Charlotte Smith” (reviewed by Rick Incorvati).

Susan Matoff’s “Conflicted Life: William Jerdan, 1782–1869, London Editor, Author, and Critic” (reviewed by Charles E. Robinson).

Porscha Fermanis’s “John Keats and the Ideas of the Enlightenment” (reviewed by Kathleen Beres Rogers).


New Issue of Romanticism on “Romantic Wonder” (October 2012)

Romanticism 18:3 (October 2012) now available: