On 19th-Century Literary Scholarship


The Hoarding is a blog devoted to reporting recent work in British Romantic and Victorian literature. Please send information, inquiries, and requests.

According to the OED, a hoarding is a nineteenth-century term for “a temporary fence made of boards inclosing a building while in course of erection or repair; often used for posting bills and advertisements; hence, any boarding on which bills are posted.”

James Orlando Parry, "A London Street Scene" (1835)

James Orlando Parry, “A London Street Scene” (1835)

The Hoarding was founded by Andrew Stauffer, an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Virginia. He serves as the Director of NINES, a federation of peer-reviewed, online scholarly projects in nineteenth-century studies.

The site is currently directed by John Savarese at the University of Waterloo, with contributing editors Sarah Balkin (University of Melbourne), Sean Barry (Longwood University), and Greg Ellermann (Concordia University).


  1. A very impressive and useful site. Thanks for your good work

  2. […] 1866. In other words, I’m going to stop hoarding one of my most darling treasures, and plaster up my work in progress […]

  3. Andy, this is going to be a marvellous resource! and it turns out that we’ve launched our blogs on the same day. I’ll be writing about my work on the Swinburne edition (among other digital humanities projects) at http://nowviskie.org/

    Have you thought about integrating this newsy feed into the NINES informational pages?

    • Thanks, Beth! Nice to be blogging with you. I’m hoping that people will be drawn to NINES via The Hoarding, though I haven’t imagined completely how to integrate the two. First step might be to link via the blog to an Exhibit.

  4. […] professor in English at the University of Virginia and Director of NINES, has started a new blog, The Hoarding, to announce and promote new work in nineteenth-century studies ranging from books publications and […]

  5. Thanks for putting this together. I look forward to future posts and announcements!

  6. Hey Andy — thanks and double thanks — for the great site, and also for announcing my new book. The site promises to be really useful, and I’m sure it’ll call more attention to NINES. Good luck. Nick

  7. […] Enfilade takes its name from an eighteenth-century architectural feature. From The Hoarding’s about page: According to the OED, a hoarding is a nineteenth-century term for “a temporary fence made […]

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