The Journal of Victorian Culture‘s latest issue, 20.2 (June 2015), is now available, and contains the following:
- Marieke M.A. Hendriksen, “Consumer Culture, Self-Prescription, and Status: Nineteenth-Century Medicine Chests in the Royal Navy”
- Ingrid Hanson, “‘God’ll Send the Bill to You’: The Costs of War and the God Who Counts in W. T. Stead’s Pro-Boer Peace Campaign”
- Alex Murray, “Decadent Conservatism: Politics and Aesthetics in The Senate”
- Charlotte Ribeyrol, “Poetic Podophilia: Gautier, Baudelaire, Swinburne, and Classical Foot-Fetishism”
- Geoffrey Cantor, “Emotional Reactions to the Great Exhibition of 1851”
- Harriet Ritvo, “Creatures Great and Small” [Takashi Ito, The London Zoo and the Victorians 1828-189]
- Peter Yeandle, “Animal Histories as Victorian Studies? The ‘Animal Turn’ in Cultural History” [Helen Cowie, Exhibiting Animals in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Empathy, Education, and Entertainment”]
- Lara Atkin, “Spectacularizing Science” [Joe Kember, John Plunkett, and Jill A. Sullivan, eds., Popular Exhibitions, Science and Showmanship, 1840-1910]
- John Marriott, “Streets Paved with Gold” [Lee Jackson, Dirty Old London. The Victorian Fight Against Filth]
- Marcus Morris, “A Matter of Place: The Labour Movement and Organized Liberalism” [James Owen, Labour and the Caucus: Working-Class Radicalism and Organised Liberalism in England, 1868–1888]
- Rob Breton, “The Forms of Reform: Chris Vanden Bossche’s Reform Acts” [Chris R. Vanden Bossche, Reform Acts: Chartism, Social Agency, and the Victorian Novel, 1832–1867]
- Alexander Bubb, “A Loss to the Stage” [Neil Hultgren, Melodramatic Imperial Writing: From the Sepoy Rebellion to Cecil Rhodes]
- Allison Adler Kroll, “Where Modernist and Nineteenth-Century Studies Meet: The New Formalism and Victorian Poetry” [Kirstie Blair, Form and Faith in Victorian Poetry and Religion / Frances Dickey, The Modern Portrait Poem from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ezra Pound]
The issue also contains an announcement about the journal’s 201-2016 Graduate Student Essay Prize (7,000 words due 30 November 2015). More information about the prize is available at the Journal of Victorian Culture Online blog.
The 2011 Trollope Prize
sponsored by the English Department and the Hall Center for the Humanities
at the University of Kansas.
The Trollope Prize will be awarded to the best undergraduate and graduate essays in English on the works of Anthony Trollope. Essays are invited on the topic of “Trollope and His World.” Submissions may include essays focusing exclusively on the works of Anthony Trollope; comparative essays on Trollope and other writers; essays examining Trollope’s work and career in the larger context of Victorian history, culture and society; historical or literary essays on topics central to Trollope’s work and illuminated by his work; or essays on the reception of Trollope’s work or on his larger cultural influence.
Beginning in 2011, two prizes will be awarded: one to an essay written by an undergraduate student and one to an essay written by a graduate student. The writers of the winning undergraduate essay will receive a $1,000 award and a hardcover copy of a Trollope novel. The winning undergraduate student’s faculty adviser will also receive a $500 award to help support the continued development of curriculum focusing on Trollope’s works. The graduate winner will receive a $2,000 award and a hardcover copy of a Trollope novel.
All essays must be received by June 1, 2011. Winners will be announced in August 2011.
Please visit the new website at trollopeprize.ku.edu for more information about the prize, including submission criteria and guidelines.
Lauren Harmsen Kiehna, on behalf of the Trollope Prize Committee at the University of Kansas
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies invites nominations and submissions for its annual essay prize.
The $500 prize recognizes excellence in interdisciplinary scholarship on any nineteenth-century topic or world region. We encourage members of INCS to submit or nominate an essay written by a current member of INCS and published in a book or journal dated 2010. The winner will be announced at the 2011 conference (to be held at Pitzer College 31 March-3 April) and invited to put together a panel for the 2012 INCS Conference.
Please send three paper copies of the nominated essay to Professor Alexandra K. Wettlaufer, Department of French and Italian, 1 University Station B7600, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712 no later than February 1, 2011. For more details about the essay competition, the conference, or the organization, we invite you to visit the INCS website at http://www.nd.edu/~incshp/.
Call for Nominations:
Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize
The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals is pleased to announce the annual Robert Colby Scholarly Book Prize for the scholarly book that most advances the understanding of the nineteenth-century British newspaper and/or periodical press. All books exploring periodicals of the period are eligible (including single-author monographs, edited collections, and editions) so long as they have an official publication date of 2010. The winner will receive a monetary award of up to $3,000, and will be invited to speak at the RSVP conference at Christchurch Canterbury College (date). The prize is made possible by a generous gift by Vineta Colby in honor of Robert Colby, a long and devoted member of RSVP and a major scholar in the field of Victorian periodicals.
Previous winners of the Colby Prize include:
- 2010: co-winners: Mark Schoenfield, British Periodicals and Romantic Identity, 1790-1830 (Palgrave, 2009), and Laurel Brake and Marysa Demoor, eds., Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism (Chicago, 2009)
- 2009: Catherine Waters, Commodity Culture in Dickens’s Household Words: The Social Life of Goods (Ashgate, 2008)
- 2008: Kathryn Ledbetter, Tennyson and Victorian Periodicals: Commodities in Context (Ashgate, 2007).
- 2007: David Finkelstein, ed., Print Culture and the Blackwood Tradition (University of Toronto Press, 2006).
- 2006: co-winners: Linda K. Hughes, Graham R.: Rosamund Marriott Watson, Woman of Letters (Ohio University Press, 2005) and Peter Morton, The Busiest Man in England: Grant Allen and the Writing Trade, 1875-1900 (Palgrave, 2005).
To nominate a book please email Linda Peterson <firstname.lastname@example.org> by December 1, 2010. You or your press will be asked to supply the committee with five copies of the book by the beginning of January, 2011. Self-nominations are welcome.
Call for Nominations
Robert Colby Scholarly Book Prize
The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals is very pleased to award the annual Robert Colby Scholarly Book Prize for a scholarly book that most advances the understanding of the nineteenth-century British newspaper and/or periodical press. All books exploring periodicals of the period are eligible (including single-author monographs, edited collections, and editions) as long as they have a publication date of 2009. The winner will receive a plaque and a monetary award of up to $3,000, and will be invited to speak at the RSVP conference at Yale University in New Haven (September 10-11, 2010). The prize was made possible by a generous gift by Vineta Colby in honor of Robert Colby, a long and devoted member of RSVP and a major scholar in the field of Victorian periodicals.
Previous winners of the Colby Prize are:
- 2009: Catherine Waters, Commodity Culture in Dickens’s Household Words: The Social Life of Goods (Ashgate)
- 2008: Kathryn Ledbetter, Tennyson and Victorian Periodicals: Commodities in Context (Ashgate).
- 2007: David Finkelstein, Ed., Print Culture and the Blackwood Tradition (University of Toronto Press).
- 2005-2006: Linda Hughes, Graham R.: Rosamund Marriott Watson, Woman of Letters (Ohio University Press) and Peter Morton, The Busiest Man in London: Grant Allen and the Writing Trade, 1875-1900 (Palgrave).
To nominate a book please email Kathryn Ledbetter (KLedbetter@txstate.edu) by December 1, 2009. Self-nominations are welcome.