About

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, 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), Greg Ellermann (Concordia University), and Annie Swafford (SUNY New Paltz).

 

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Pingback: on hoardings « Bethany Nowviskie

  2. 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.

  3. Pingback: New 19th Century Blog: The Hoarding « The Cynic Sang: The (Un)Official Blog of the William Blake Archive

  4. 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

  5. Pingback: New Blogs and Old Spaces « The Cynic Sang: The (Un)Official Blog of the William Blake Archive

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