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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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Male Adolescence in Mid-Victorian Fiction George Meredith, W. M. Thackeray, and Anthony Trollope

Male Adolescence in Mid-Victorian Fiction: George Meredith, W. M. Thackeray, and Anthony Trollope

1st Edition

By Alice Crossley
June 27, 2018

Focusing on works by George Meredith, W. M. Thackeray, and Anthony Trollope, Alice Crossley examines the emergence of adolescence in the mid-Victorian period as a distinct form of experience. Adolescence, Crossley shows, appears as a discrete category of identity that draws on but is nonetheless ...

Kindred Brutes: Animals in Romantic-Period Writing

Kindred Brutes: Animals in Romantic-Period Writing

1st Edition

By Christine Kenyon-Jones
October 31, 2016

Exploring the significance of animals in Romantic-period writing, this new study shows how in this period they were seen as both newly different from humankind (subjects in their own right, rather than simply humanity's tools or adjuncts) and also as newly similar, with the ability to feel and ...

The Philosophical Mysticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Philosophical Mysticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins

1st Edition

By Aakanksha Virkar Yates
April 18, 2018

Through the lens of Hopkins's 'masterwork', The Philosophical Mysticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins readdresses Hopkins's frequently overlooked mysticism as an interior narrative within his corpus. Drawing on a range of religious, literary and visual traditions from Augustine's Confessions to the ...

George Newnes and the New Journalism in Britain, 1880–1910 Culture and Profit

George Newnes and the New Journalism in Britain, 1880–1910: Culture and Profit

1st Edition

By Kate Jackson
September 14, 2001

This is a study of the noted newspaper proprietor, publisher and editor, George Newnes and his involvement in the so-called New Journalism in Britain from 1880 to 1910. The author examines seven of Newnes’s most successful periodicals - Tit-Bits (1881), The Strand Magazine (1891), The Million (1892...

Anna Jameson Victorian, Feminist, Woman of Letters

Anna Jameson: Victorian, Feminist, Woman of Letters

1st Edition

By Judith Johnston
November 17, 2016

Anna Brownwell Jameson (1794-1869) was a central figure in the London world of letters and art in the early Victorian period, and an important feminist writer. Her friends included such figures as Harriet Martineau, Lady Byron, Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. This study considers ...

Paraphernalia! Victorian Objects

Paraphernalia! Victorian Objects

1st Edition

Edited By Helen Kingstone, Kate Lister
January 31, 2018

The Victorian era is famous for the collecting, hording, and displaying of things; for the mass production and consumption of things; for the invention, distribution and sale of things; for those who had things, and those who did not. For many people, the Victorian period is intrinsically ...

A.C. Swinburne A Poet's Life

A.C. Swinburne: A Poet's Life

1st Edition

By Ricky Rooksby
July 28, 1997

Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) was one of the literary sensations of the Victorian period. His iconoclastic poetry and prose challenged attitudes to sex, politics, religion and censorship. Not only writing some of the most original lyric poetry of the time and pioneering criticism, ...

Pre-Raphaelite Masculinities Constructions of Masculinity in Art and Literature

Pre-Raphaelite Masculinities: Constructions of Masculinity in Art and Literature

1st Edition

Edited By Amelia Yeates, Serena Trowbridge
October 12, 2017

Drawing on recent theoretical developments in gender and men’s studies, Pre-Raphaelite Masculinities shows how the ideas and models of masculinity were constructed in the work of artists and writers associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Paying particular attention to the representation of ...

George Eliot in Germany, 1854–55 'Cherished Memories'

George Eliot in Germany, 1854–55: 'Cherished Memories'

1st Edition

By Gerlinde Roder-Bolton
March 28, 2006

From 1854 to 1855, George Eliot spent eight months in Germany, a period that marked the start of her life with George Lewes. Though Eliot documented this journey more extensively than any other, it has remained an under-researched part of Eliot's biography. In her meticulously documented and ...

Life Writing and Victorian Culture

Life Writing and Victorian Culture

1st Edition

Edited By David Amigoni
September 25, 2017

In this collection of interdisciplinary essays, experts from Britain and the United States in the fields of nineteenth-century literature, and social and cultural history explore new directions in the field of Victorian life writing. Chapters examine a varied yet interrelated range of genres, from ...

Jane Eyre on Stage, 1848–1898 An Illustrated Edition of Eight Plays with Contextual Notes

Jane Eyre on Stage, 1848–1898: An Illustrated Edition of Eight Plays with Contextual Notes

1st Edition

By Patsy Stoneman
September 14, 2017

Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre was published in October, 1847, and within three months a version was on stage in London. By 1900, at least eight different stage versions had appeared in England, America and continental Europe. For the first time, all eight plays are available in Patsy Stoneman's ...

Anatomy of a Controversy The Debate over 'Essays and Reviews' 1860–64

Anatomy of a Controversy: The Debate over 'Essays and Reviews' 1860–64

1st Edition

By Josef L. Altholz
August 09, 2017

Controversy, especially religious controversy, was the great spectator sport of Victorian England. This work is a study of the biggest and best of Victorian religious controversies. Essays and Reviews (1860) was a composite volume of seven authors (six of them Anglican clergymen) which brought ...

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