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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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Science, Time and Space in the Late Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press Movable Types

Science, Time and Space in the Late Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: Movable Types

1st Edition

By James Mussell
July 18, 2007

James Mussell reads nineteenth-century scientific debates in light of recent theoretical discussions of scientific writing to propose a new methodology for understanding the periodical press in terms of its movements in time and space. That there is no disjunction between text and object is already...

Their Fair Share Women, Power and Criticism in the Athenaeum, from Millicent Garrett Fawcett to Katherine Mansfield, 1870–1920

Their Fair Share: Women, Power and Criticism in the Athenaeum, from Millicent Garrett Fawcett to Katherine Mansfield, 1870–1920

1st Edition

By Marysa Demoor
May 11, 2000

Their Fair Share identifies and contextualises many previously unknown critical writings by a selection of well-known turn-of-the-century women. It reveals the networks behind an influential journal like the Athenaeum and presents a more shaded assessment of its position in the field of cultural ...

Victorian Animal Dreams Representations of Animals in Victorian Literature and Culture

Victorian Animal Dreams: Representations of Animals in Victorian Literature and Culture

1st Edition

By Martin A. Danahay, Deborah Denenholz Morse
March 08, 2017

The Victorian period witnessed the beginning of a debate on the status of animals that continues today. This volume explicitly acknowledges the way twenty-first-century deliberations about animal rights and the fact of past and prospective animal extinction haunt the discussion of the Victorians' ...

Women's Literary Collaboration, Queerness, and Late-Victorian Culture

Women's Literary Collaboration, Queerness, and Late-Victorian Culture

1st Edition

By Jill R. Ehnenn
April 16, 2017

The first full-length study to focus exclusively on nineteenth-century British women while examining queer authorship and culture, Jill R. Ehnenn's book is a timely interrogation into the different histories and functions of women's literary partnerships. For Vernon Lee (Violet Paget) and 'Kit' ...

Gendering Walter Scott Sex, Violence and Romantic Period Writing

Gendering Walter Scott: Sex, Violence and Romantic Period Writing

1st Edition

By C.M. Jackson-Houlston
April 24, 2017

Employing gender as a unifying critical focus, Caroline Jackson-Houlston draws on the full range of Walter Scott’s novels to propose new links between Scott and Romantic-era authors such as Sophia Lee, Jane Porter, Jane Austen, Sydney Owenson, Elizabeth Hands, Thomas Love Peacock, and Robert Bage. ...

Byron’s Poetic Experimentation Childe Harold, the Tales and the Quest for Comedy

Byron’s Poetic Experimentation: Childe Harold, the Tales and the Quest for Comedy

1st Edition

By Alan Rawes
September 08, 2000

In this study, the author examines the evolution of Byron's poetry from Childe Harold I and II through to the composition of Beppo. Beginning with a close reading of the sustained poetic experimentation that constitutes Childe Harold I and II, he charts the progress of that ...

City of Health, Fields of Disease Revolutions in the Poetry, Medicine, and Philosophy of Romanticism

City of Health, Fields of Disease: Revolutions in the Poetry, Medicine, and Philosophy of Romanticism

1st Edition

By Martin Wallen
November 28, 2016

The Romantic Era witnessed a series of conflicts concerning definitions of health and disease. In this book, Martin Wallen discusses those conflicts and the cultural values that drove them. The six chapters progress from the mainstream rejuvenation of the Socratic values by Wordsworth and Coleridge...

Culture and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Media

Culture and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Media

1st Edition

By Louise Henson, Geoffrey Cantor, Gowan Dawson, Richard Noakes, Sally Shuttleworth, Jonathan R. Topham
November 30, 2016

Written by literary scholars, historians of science, and cultural historians, the twenty-two original essays in this collection explore the intriguing and multifaceted interrelationships between science and culture through the periodical press in nineteenth-century Britain. Ranging across the ...

Daniel O'Connell, The British Press and The Irish Famine Killing Remarks

Daniel O'Connell, The British Press and The Irish Famine: Killing Remarks

1st Edition

By Leslie A. Williams
June 06, 2003

Through an investigation of the reportage in nineteenth-century English metropolitan newspapers and illustrated journals, this book begins with the question 'Did anti-O'Connell sentiment in the British press lead to "killing remarks," rhetoric that helped the press, government and public opinion ...

Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Late Victorian Sonnet Sequence Sexuality, Belief and the Self

Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Late Victorian Sonnet Sequence: Sexuality, Belief and the Self

1st Edition

By John Holmes
December 20, 2005

In 1870, Dante Gabriel Rossetti published the first version of his sonnet sequence The House of Life. The next thirty years saw the greatest flourishing of the sonnet sequence since the 1590s. John Holmes's carefully researched and eloquent study illuminates how leading sonneteers, including the ...

Dickens and Empire Discourses of Class, Race and Colonialism in the Works of Charles Dickens

Dickens and Empire: Discourses of Class, Race and Colonialism in the Works of Charles Dickens

1st Edition

By Grace Moore
November 30, 2016

Dickens and Empire offers a reevaluation of Charles Dickens's imaginative engagement with the British Empire throughout his career. Employing postcolonial theory alongside readings of Dickens's novels, journalism and personal correspondence, it explores his engagement with Britain's imperial ...

Divining Desire Tennyson and the Poetics of Transcendence

Divining Desire: Tennyson and the Poetics of Transcendence

1st Edition

By James W. Hood
March 31, 2000

This study examines Tennyson's portrayals of the erotic and creative impulses, reading the poet's ubiquitous lover-artists as tropes that figure the desire for transcending the state of being human, a condition of personal fragmentation and limited knowledge. Ostensibly seeking to fulfill erotic ...

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