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Victorian Literature

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The Victorian period is often regarded as a high point in literary history, generating a wealth of material that is still regarded as canonical as well as a diverse range of literary genres. This period, which encompasses the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901, produced a large number of prominent authors such as Charles Dickens, the Brontë sisters, and Oscar Wilde, and witnessed a huge expansion in the literary market (partly because of the rise in literacy). The Victorian era was highly conscious of its own relation to the past – its ‘heritage’ or place in history – but it also sensed its role in shaping the future. For modern readers, it has come to represent both our literary past and the beginnings of modernity as we experience it today. Although the study of Victorian literature has a rich and well established critical literature, it remains a highly active field due to its popularity with students and researchers alike, and is constantly responding to the regular emergence of new interpretations and theoretical ideas. In addition to this extensive body of scholarship, the study of Victorian literature has been quick to move online so that today’s students and researchers have ready access to key primary source texts and a range of other electronic resources. Rather than sifting through these ever-expanding mountains of information that may or may not yield relevant results, students and researchers alike can rely on Oxford Bibliographies in Victorian Literature to offer a reliable, up-to-date, and authoritative guide to the best literature in the field.

 

Editor in Chief

Juliet John is Hildred Carlile Chair of English Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London, and was previously Professor of Victorian Literature and Culture at the University of Liverpool. She has published widely on Victorian literature and culture. She is the author of Dickens and Mass Culture (Oxford University Press, 2010) and Dickens's Villains: Melodrama, Character, Popular Culture (Oxford University Press, 2001; paperback 2002). She is editor of Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist: A Sourcebook (Routledge, 2005), Cult Criminals: The Newgate Novels, 6 vols (Routledge, 1998), and with Alice Jenkins, Rethinking Victorian Culture (Macmillan, 2000) and Rereading Victorian Fiction (Macmillan, 2000). Most recently, she has edited the bicentenary edition of Essays and Studies on Dickens and Modernity (Boydell and Brewer, 2012) and is editor of The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture (forthcoming, Oxford University Press, 2013).

 


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University of Florida
Lehman College
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Royal Holloway University of London
University of Reading
University of Leicester
University of Bristol
University of Melbourne
Queen Mary University of London
Royal Holloway University of London
Louisiana State University
University of Chester

ARTICLES AND CONTRIBUTORS

* = recently published

Rikky Rooksby
Gail Marshall
University of Leicester
Ruth Livesey
Royal Holloway University of London
Tamara Ketabgian
University of Utah
Samantha Matthews
University of Bristol
Melissa Raines
University of Liverpool
Samantha Matthews
University of Bristol
David Nash
Oxford Brookes University
Samantha Matthews
University of Bristol
Nils Clausson
University of Regina
Carol Herringer
Wright State University
Juliet John
University of Liverpool
Jonathan Conlin
University of Southampton
Beth Palmer
University of Surrey
Sharon Aronofsky Weltman
Louisiana State University
Doris Raab
Louisiana State University
Ella Dzelzainis
University of Newcastle
Susan Walton
University of Hull
Kirstie Blair
University of Glasgow
Roderick McGillis
University of Calgary
Sharon Aronofsky Weltman
Louisiana State University
Ruth Livesey
Royal Holloway University of London
Anne Schwan
Edinburgh Napier University
Sophia Andres
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Alexis Harley
La Trobe University
Matthew Bradley
Mansfield College, Oxford
Anne Humpherys
Lehman College, City University of New York
Victoria N. Morgan
Monica F. Cohen
Columbia University
Cornelia Pearsall
Smith College
Kathy Rees
Anglia Ruskin University
Jenny Holt
Meiji University
Peter Swaab
University College London
Anna Barton
The University of Sheffield
Ella Dzelzainis
University of Newcastle
Andrew Scott Mangham
University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus
Elisabeth Jay
Oxford Brookes University
Grace Moore
University of Melbourne
Kirsten MacLeod
Newcastle University
Richard Gibson
Wheaton College
Timothy Larsen
Wheaton College
Molly Youngkin
Loyola Marymount University
Ruth Livesey
Royal Holloway University of London
Greta Depledge
Open University
Elsie B. Michie
Louisiana State University
Anne Humpherys
Lehman College, City University of New York
Pamela K. Gilbert
University of Florida
Verity Jane Hunt
University of Reading
Gail Marshall
University of Leicester
Alice Jenkins
University of Glasgow
Martin Willis
University of Glamorgan
Roger Luckhurst
University of London
Ella Dzelzainis
University of Newcastle
Deborah Wynne
University of Chester
Ben Winyard
University of Buckingham
James H. Murphy
Depaul University
Howard J. Booth
University of Manchester
Diana Powell
University of Liverpool
Kirstie Blair
University of Glasgow
Sharon Aronofsky Weltman
Louisiana State University
Lucy Hartley
University of Michigan
J.H. Stape
St. Mary's University College
Matthew Rubery
Queen Mary University of London
Patricia Rigg
Acadia University
Tamara Ketabgian
University of Utah
Elisabeth Jay
Oxford Brookes University
Kirsten MacLeod
Newcastle University
Pamela K. Gilbert
University of Florida
Diana Powell
University of Liverpool
Deborah Wynne
University of Chester
Stefano Evangelista
Trinity College, Oxford University
Andrew Scott Mangham
University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus
Juliet John
Royal Holloway, University of London
Wendy Parkins
University of Otago
Lisa Surridge
University of Victoria
Jessica Cox
Brunel University, London
Valerie Kennedy
Bilkent University
Alexandra Appleton
Royal Holloway, University of London
Stefano Evangelista
Trinity College, Oxford University
Andrew Scott Mangham
University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus
Ankhi Mukherjee
University of Oxford
Matthew Beaumont
University College, London
Anna Despotopoulou
University of Athens
Catherine Pope
University of Sussex
Anna Barton
The University of Sheffield
Glenda Norquay
Liverpool John Moores University
John Lee
University of Bristol
Muireann O’Cinneide
National University of Ireland, Galway
Alice Jenkins
University of Glasgow
Matthew Rubery
Queen Mary University of London
Kirstie Blair
University of Glasgow
Eliza O'Brien
University of Sunderland
Susan Bernstein
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Julia Chavez
Saint Martin's University
Pamela K. Gilbert
University of Florida
Tamara Wagner
Nanyang Technological University
Anna Barton
The University of Sheffield
Tom Bragg
University of South Carolina, Salkehatchie
Josie Billington
University of Liverpool
Tamara Ketabgian
University of Utah
Matthew Bradley
Mansfield College, Oxford
Anne Humpherys
City of New York University
Isobel Hurst
University of London
Clare Mendes
University of Leicester
Lyn Pykett
Aberystwyth University
Elisabeth Jay
Oxford Brookes University
Deborah Wynne
University of Chester
David Sorensen
Saint Joseph's University
Brent E. Kinser
Western Carolina University
Matthew Bradley
Mansfield College, Oxford
Muireann O’Cinneide
National University of Ireland, Galway
Ruth Watts
University of Birmingham
Stefano Evangelista
Trinity College, Oxford University
Sophia Andres
University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Kathlyn Cosper Dunagan
University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Anne Varty
Royal Holloway University of London
Andrew Scott Mangham
University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus
Martin Dubois
Newcastle University
Melissa Raines
University of Liverpool
Anna Vaninskaya
University of Edinburgh

FORTHCOMING ARTICLES

Animals
Grace Moore
The University of Melbourne
Anne Brontë
Rebecca Styler
University of Lincoln
Childhood
Anne Varty
Royal Holloway, University of London
Copyright
Catherine Seville
Death
Claire Wood
University of York
Englishness
Nick Freeman
Loughborough University
George Bernard Shaw
Matthew Bradley
University of Liverpool
George Egerton
Mark Llewellyn
University of Strathclyde
George Gissing
M. Allen
University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley
Illustration
Brian Maidment
Liverpool John Moores University
Industrialism
Grace Moore
The University of Melbourne
Ireland and Literature
James H. Murphy
DePaul University
Lewis Carroll
Mark Richards
Lewis Carroll Society
Liberalism
Lauren M. Goodlad
Life Writing
Katharine Cockin
University of Hull
Literacy
Rosalind Crone
Maritime
Kelly Bushnell
Masculinity
Melissa Shields Jenkins
Mass Culture
Brian Maidment
Liverpool John Moores University
Medievalism
Inga Bryden
University of Winchester
Metropolitan Fiction
Matthew Ingleby
Michael Field
Ana Vadillo
Birkbeck College, University of London
Myth
Essaka Joshua
University of Notre Dame
Olive Schreiner
Merryn Williams
Wolfson College
Oscar Wilde
Anne Varty
Royal Holloway, University of London
Ouida
Galia Ofek
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Photography
Helen Groth
University of New South Wales
Playwrights
Sophie Duncan
Brasenose College
Punch circle
Clare Horrocks
Liverpool John Moores University
Samuel Butler
David Gillott
Sarah Grand
Galia Ofek
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Slavery and Anti-Slavery
Carl Plasa
Cardiff University
Social-Problem Novel
Bethan Carney
Birkbeck, University of London
Spiritualism
Tatiana Kontou
Oxford Brookes University
Supernatural
Tatiana Kontou
Oxford Brookes University
The Mayhew Brothers
Bertrand Taithe
University of Manchester
Utilitarianism
Leonard Kahn
Loyola University New Orleans
Women Missionaries
Angharad Eyre

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