ERR 29.6 now online

This week saw the release of European Romantic Review 29.6, which contains the following articles:


VLC 47.1 (Spring 2019)

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

Looking Backward

  • 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”

CFP: Keats-Shelley Journal, “200 Years, 50 Voices”

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.



NCGS 14.2 (Making Masculinity) available

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:

Special “Keywords” issue of VLC (Fall-Winter double-issue)

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.

19 issue on Victorian Ecology available

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

New issue of 19, “Replicating Bodies”

Issue 24 of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century is now available. The issue, edited by Will Abberley, is titled “Replicating Bodies in Nineteenth-Century Science and Culture.” It contains:

  • Will Abberley, “Introduction: Replicating Bodies in Nineteenth-Century Science and Culture”
  • Corinna Wagner, “Replicating Venus: Art, Anatomy, Wax Models, and Automata”
  • Kristin D. Hussey, “Seen and Unseen: The Representation of Visible and Hidden Disease in the Waxworks of Joseph Towne and the Gordon Museum”
  • Verity Darke, “Reading the Body-Object: Nineteenth-Century Taxidermy Manuals and Our Mutual Friend
  • Treena Warren, “Holy Horror: Medicine, Martyrs, and the Photographic Image 1860-1910”
  • Christopher Pittard, “V for Ventriloquism: Powers of Vocal Mimicry in Henry Cockton’s The Life and Adventures of Valentine Vox, the Ventriloquist”
  • Jane Goodall, “Between Science and Supernaturalism: Mimesis and the Uncanny in Nineteenth-Century Theatre and Culture”


JVC 22.3 (September 2017) available

Journal of Victorian Culture 22.3 (September 2017) is now available. It contains:


Original Articles 


  • Paris is a Moveable Feast, Peter Blake (review of Elisabeth Jay’s British Writers and Paris 1830–1875)
  • Secrets and Lies, Rohan McWilliam (review of David Vincent’s I Hope I Don’t Intrude: Privacy and its Dilemmas in Nineteenth-century Britain and Privacy: A Short History)


Victorian Poetry 55.1 (Spring 2017)

The Spring 2017 issue of Victorian Poetry, guest-edited by Letitia Henville and dedicated to the work of Augusta Webster, is now available. Issue 55.1 contains:

European Romantic Review 28.3 (June 2017) now available

European Romantic Review 28.3 (June 2017) is now available. Dedicated to the 2016 NASSR conference, “Romanticism and Its Discontents,” the special issue contains the following: