This week saw the release of European Romantic Review 29.6, which contains the following articles:
- George S. Christian, “Gendering the Scottish Nation: Rereading the Songs of Lady Nairne“
- Matthew C. Jones, “’I Fear the Spirits of Its Celebrated Bards, Are Entirely Fled’: Felicia Hemans’s Wales Revisited”
- Whitney Arnold, “Coleridge and the Strategy of Genius”
- Megan O’Connor, To Read a Bull: Nominalism, Commodification, and Negative Dialectics in the Biographia Literaria
- Denae Dyck, “Gathering and Scattering in “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”: Poetic Form, Biblical Criticism, and Coleridge’s Tropes of the Imagination“
- Ben Hewitt, “Percy Shelley and the Tragedies of Lacanian Psychoanalysis”
Victorian Literature and Culture 47.1 (Spring 2019) is now available, and contains articles and reviews in the following clusters:
The Futures of Feminist Criticism
- Talia Schaffer, Introduction
- Alison Booth, “Particular Webs: Middlemarch, Typologies, and Digital Studies of Women’s Lives”
- Jill R. Ehnenn, From “We Other Victorians” to “Pussy Grabs Back”: Thinking Gender, Thinking Sex, and Feminist Methodological Futures in Victorian Studies Today
- Talia Schaffer, “Victorian Feminist Criticism: Recovery Work and the Care Community”
Roundtable: Telling It Like It Wasn’t, by Catherine Gallagher
- Daniel Hack, Introduction
- Rachel Ablow, “The Counterfactual in the Age of Trump”
- Ayelet Ben-Yishai, “Reading Counterfactually”
- Rae Greiner, “Feeling Like It Wasn’t”
- Diedre Lynch, “Is This Real?”
- Nasser Mufti, “Counterfactual Literary Theory”
- Paul K. Saint-Amour, “The Weak Protagonist of Nations”
- Catherine Gallagher, Response
- Nancy Armstrong, “Why Looking Backward is Necessary to Looking Forward
- U. C. Knoepflmacher, “A Victorianist Looks Back: Fluidity vs. Fragmentation”
- Martha Vicinus, “Dorothea or Jane? The Dilemmas of Early Feminist Criticism”
- Alicia Jean Mireles Christoff, “Linking with W. R. Bion”
- Cannon Schmitt, “Refamiliarizing Viktor Shklovsky”
- William A. Cohen, “Translation and Its Affects”
- Carolyn Lesjak, “The Stakes of Political Criticism Today”
- George Levine, “Why Beauty Matters”
The Keats-Shelley Journal has put out a call for 500-word “flash essays” to be included in a special “state of the field” issue later this year.
From the journal:
“In the spirit of Romantics200, and in the midst of the anniversaries in which we now find ourselves, the Keats-Shelley Journal seeks to gather for its 2019 issue a collection of “50 Voices” from various corners of the field. Contributions will attend to the current and future state of scholarship focused on John Keats, Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, Leigh Hunt, and their circles of mutual influence and context. To that end, we call for submissions of 500-word (maximum) “flash essays” that express what you believe to be a pressing question or issue our collective work as Romanticists should address in the next decade. Critical methodologies, author-based queries, poetics, gender trouble, diversifying the field, public engagement, historical conditions, academic politics, pedagogies, shifting field logics, canonicity, digital-print relations, even novel and idiosyncratic approaches are all fair game, as long as your offering has some clear connection to K-SJ’s focus. Because the issue will aim to display a range of voices across generational and professional boundaries, we especially encourage graduate students, independent scholars, and early-career researchers to submit essays. The majority of the collection will consist of unsolicited submissions we receive.
For the full call for papers and submission details are available here.
You can now read the latest issue of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, a special issue titled “Making Masculinity: Craft, Gender, and Material Production in the Long Nineteenth Century,” guest edited by Freya Gowrley and Katie Faulkner.
The issue includes the following articles and reviews:
- Freya Gowrley and Katie Faulkner, “Making Masculinity: Craft and Material Production in the Long Nineteenth Century”
- Maya Wassell Smith, “‘The fancy work what sailors make’: Material and Emotional Creative Practice in Masculine Seafaring Communities”
- Serena Dyer, “Masculinities, Wallpaper, and Crafting Domestic Space within the University, 1795-1914”
- Karen Harvey, “The End of Craft? The Force of Embodied Male Labour in Industrial Manufacture in Early-Nineteenth CenturySheffield and Birmingham”
- Aurélie Petiot, “Crafting Colonial Masculinity: Charles Robert Ashbee’s Educational Programme in Egypt and Jerusalem, 1917-1921”
- Penelope Wickson, “Wearing His Heart on His Sleeve: Odoardo Borrani’s The Seamstresses of the Red Shirts and the Cult of Garibaldi”
- Chloe Northrop, “Satirical Prints and Imperial Masculinity: Johnny Newcome in the West Indies”
- Clare Stainthorp, “‘Who made the Poetess white? No one; not ever’.” Review of Tricia Lootens’s The Political Poetess: Victorian Femininity, Race, and the Legacy of Separate Spheres.
- Tamara S. Wagner, “From Memes to Ghost Walks: Charlotte Brontë’s Literary Legacies.” Review of Amber Regis and Deborah Wynne’s Charlotte Bronte: Legacies and Afterlives.
- Kellie D. Holzer, “Crowd Management: the Novel and ‘Biopolitical Imagination’.” Review of Emily Steinlight’s Populating the Novel: Literary Form and the Politics of Surplus Life.
- Elizabeth Honor Wilder, “Refuge Fantasies.” Review of Susan Fraiman’s Extreme Domesticity: A View from the Margins.
Victorian Literature and Culture‘s new editors, Rachel Ablow and Daniel Hack, have started their editorship with a very different sort of issue. The current double-issue (46.3-4, Fall/Winter 2018) consists of over 100 short entries on keywords of our current moment in Victorian studies. In the editors’ own words, these are not Raymond-Williams-style conceptual histories, but essays on keywords of the current moment in Victorian studies, many of which “stake out a position, promote an agenda, and advocate directions for future research.” The full introduction can be read here at Cambridge Core, and the whole issue will be open access for a full year.
The latest issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, a special issue on Victorian Ecology, is now available. From the journal:
“The nineteenth century witnessed a transformation in how the relationship between the human and the non-human world was understood. In the sciences, a more contextual approach to studying the relationship between animals and plants saw the biologist Ernst Haeckel coin the term ‘ecology’ to refer to ‘the relationship of the organism to the surrounding exterior world’. Outside of the sciences, the social and environmental consequences of industrialization and urbanization were informing a growing cultural understanding of the dynamic relationship between human societies and the non-human world upon whose resources they relied. This issue of 19 focuses on the development of ecological ideas in Victorian culture and literature. Building on the recent turn to ecocritical methodologies within Victorian studies, it examines the Victorian roots of the Anthropocene, the proposed epoch in which human actions are seen to have shaped ecological and geological systems at a planetary level, and suggests the ways in which Victorian culture can help us both historicize and theorize our present planetary condition. Comprised of five scholarly articles and an interview with Claire Colebrook, a literary theorist who has turned to the philosophical implications of the Anthropocene in recent years, this issue brings to light the multifaceted and heterogeneous understanding of ecology in the Victorian period. It covers topics as diverse as climate change, animal welfare, queer ecology, labour conditions, and imperial expansion, and traces ecological ideas in canonical figures, such as John Ruskin and Thomas Hardy, and lesser studied writers, such as Edward Carpenter and Ada Cambridge, as well as in the broader material culture of autobiography, periodical fiction, and paintings.”
Issue 26 (Victorian Ecology) contains:
- Introduction: Victorian Ecology and the Anthropocene, by Wendy Parkins and Peter Adkins
- Storm-Clouds on the Horizon: John Ruskin and the Emergence of Anthropogenic Climate Change, by Jesse Oak Taylor
- Edward Carpenter’s Queer Ecology of the Everyday, by Wendy Parkins
- Ecologies of Labour: The Anthropocene Body as a Body of Work, by Vybarr Cregan-Reid
- ‘Raising high its thousand forked tongues’: Campfires, Bushfires, and Portable Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century Australia, by Grace Moore
- Seeing Animals on Egdon Heath: The Democratic Impulse of Thomas Hardy’s The Return of the Native, by Anna Feuerstein
- Interview–Victorian Studies in the Anthropocene: An Interview with Claire Colebrook; by Peter Adkins, Wendy Parkins, and Claire Colebrook