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The Nineteenth Century Series aims to develop and promote new approaches and fresh directions in scholarship and criticism on nineteenth-century literature and culture. The series encourages work which erodes the traditional boundary between Romantic and Victorian studies and welcomes interdisciplinary approaches to the literary, religious, scientific and visual cultures of the period. While British literature and culture are the core subject matter of monographs and collections in the series,  the editors encourage proposals which explore the wider, international contexts of nineteenth-century literature – transatlantic, European and global.  Print culture, including studies in the newspaper and periodical press, book history, life writing and gender studies are particular strengths of this established series as are high quality single author studies.  The series also embraces research in the field of digital humanities. The editors invite proposals from both younger and established scholars in all areas of nineteenth-century literary studies. 

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Victorian Women and the Economies of Travel, Translation and Culture, 1830–1870

Victorian Women and the Economies of Travel, Translation and Culture, 1830–1870

1st Edition

By Judith Johnston
August 26, 2016

Both travel and translation involve a type of journey, one with literal and metaphorical dimensions. Judith Johnston brings together these two richly resonant modes of getting from here to there as she explores their impact on culture with respect to the work of Victorian women. Using the metaphor ...

Harriet Martineau and the Birth of Disciplines Nineteenth-century intellectual powerhouse

Harriet Martineau and the Birth of Disciplines: Nineteenth-century intellectual powerhouse

1st Edition

Edited By Valerie Sanders, Gaby Weiner
August 04, 2016

One of the foremost writers of her time, Harriet Martineau established her reputation by writing a hugely successful series of fictional tales on political economy whose wide readership included the young Queen Victoria. She went on to write fiction and nonfiction; books, articles and pamphlets; ...

Thackeray in Time History, Memory, and Modernity

Thackeray in Time: History, Memory, and Modernity

1st Edition

Edited By Richard Salmon, Alice Crossley
May 25, 2016

An intense fascination with the experience of time has long been recognised as a distinctive feature of the writing of William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863). This collection of essays, however, represents the first sustained critical examination of Thackeray's 'time consciousness' in all its ...

George Gissing and the Woman Question Convention and Dissent

George Gissing and the Woman Question: Convention and Dissent

1st Edition

By Christine Huguet, Simon J. James
August 30, 2013

Approaching its subject both contextually and comparatively, George Gissing and the Woman Question reads Gissing's novels, short stories and personal writings as a crux in European fiction's formulations of gender and sexuality. The collection places Gissing alongside nineteenth- and ...

The Dog in the Dickensian Imagination

The Dog in the Dickensian Imagination

1st Edition

By Beryl Gray
March 18, 2016

Fascinated by them, unable to ignore them, and imaginatively stimulated by them, Charles Dickens was an acute and unsentimental reporter on the dogs he kept and encountered during a time when they were a burgeoning part of the nineteenth-century urban and domestic scene. As dogs inhabited Dickens’s...

The Neglected Shelley

The Neglected Shelley

1st Edition

By Alan M. Weinberg, Timothy Webb
November 28, 2015

New editions and facsimiles of Percy Bysshe Shelley's works are changing the landscape of Shelley studies by making complete compositions and fragments that have received only limited critical attention readily available to scholars. Building on the work begun in Weinberg and Webb's 2009 volume, ...

Dickens, Reynolds, and Mayhew on Wellington Street The Print Culture of a Victorian Street

Dickens, Reynolds, and Mayhew on Wellington Street: The Print Culture of a Victorian Street

1st Edition

By Mary L. Shannon
April 28, 2015

A glance over the back pages of mid-nineteenth-century newspapers and periodicals published in London reveals that Wellington Street stands out among imprint addresses. Between 1843 and 1853, Household Words, Reynolds’s Weekly Newspaper, the Examiner, Punch, the Athenaeum, the Spectator, the ...

Tennyson and Victorian Periodicals Commodities in Context

Tennyson and Victorian Periodicals: Commodities in Context

1st Edition

By Kathryn Ledbetter
December 28, 2006

This is the first book-length study of Tennyson's record of publication in Victorian periodicals. Despite Tennyson's supposed hostility to periodicals, Ledbetter shows that he made a career-long habit of contributing to them and in the process revealed not only his willingness to promote his career...

The Literary Protégées of the Lake Poets

The Literary Protégées of the Lake Poets

1st Edition

By Dennis Low
September 19, 2006

Dennis Low's re-evaluation of the Lake Poets as mentors begins with the controversial premise that Robert Southey was one of the nineteenth-century's greatest champions of women's writing. Together with Wordsworth and Coleridge, Low argues, Southey tried to end what he perceived to be the cultural ...

Serialization and the Novel in Mid-Victorian Magazines

Serialization and the Novel in Mid-Victorian Magazines

1st Edition

By Catherine Delafield
March 28, 2015

Examining the Victorian serial as a text in its own right, Catherine Delafield re-reads five novels by Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Trollope, Dinah Craik and Wilkie Collins by situating them in the context of periodical publication. She traces the roles of the author and editor in the creation and ...

The Loudons and the Gardening Press A Victorian Cultural Industry

The Loudons and the Gardening Press: A Victorian Cultural Industry

1st Edition

By Sarah Dewis
February 12, 2014

Through close readings of individual serials and books and archival work on the publication history of the Gardener’s Magazine (1826-44) Sarah Dewis examines the significant contributions John and Jane Webb Loudon made to the gardening press and democratic discourse. Vilified during their lifetimes...

The Victorian Diary Authorship and Emotional Labour

The Victorian Diary: Authorship and Emotional Labour

1st Edition

By Anne-Marie Millim
September 28, 2013

In her examination of neglected diaristic texts, Anne-Marie Millim expands the field of Victorian diary criticism by complicating the conventional notion of diaries as mainly private sources of biographical information. She argues that for Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake, Henry Crabb Robinson, George ...

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