Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net

Number 62, October 2012

Table of contents (23 articles)


  1. Melodrama and the Penitent Woman Tableau in Victorian Culture: From Tennyson to Conrad
  2. Coleridge’s Late Confessions: Personification, Convention, and Free Agency
  3. Avatars in Edinburgh: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner and the Second Life of Hogg’s Ettrick Shepherd
  4. “An infusion of the modern spirit into the ancient form”: Textual Objects and Historical Consciousness in George Eliot’s Romola
  5. A Portrait of the Monster as Criminal, or the Criminal as Outcast: Opposing Aetiologies of Crime in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
  6. “Ode on a Grecian Urn” and Browning’s “A Toccata of Galuppi’s”
  7. Prophet of the Electric Age: Cultural Performativity as Nonviolent Revolution in the Lifework of Percy Bysshe Shelley
  8. Public Intimacies: Frances Burney’s and Jane Cave Winscom’s Accounts of Illness
  9. Female Independence in Mary Robinson’s The Natural Daughter
  10. Violence and Absence
  11. Domesticating the Child: Maternal Responses to Hereditary Discourse in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall


  1. Jaffe, Audrey. The Affective Life of the Average Man: The Victorian Novel and the Stock-Market Graph. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-8142-5171-3. Price: US $24.95 (paper)
  2. Tamara Ketabgian. The Lives of Machines: The Industrial Imaginary in Victorian Literature and Culture. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-472-07140-1. Price: US$80.00
  3. Eleanor Courtemanche. The “Invisible Hand” and British Fiction, 1818-1860: Adam Smith, Political Economy, and the Genre of Realism. Houndsmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-29078-5. Price: US$85.00 /£50.00
  4. Ayșe Çelikkol. Romances of Free Trade: British Literature, Laissez-Faire, and the Global Nineteenth Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 189+x pp. ISBN 978-0-19-976900-1. US$74.00/£45.00
  5. Zarena Aslami. The Dream Life of Citizens: Late Victorian Novels and the Fantasy of the State. New York: Fordham University Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-8232-4199-6. Price: US$55.00
  6. Thomas Recchio. Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford: A Publishing History. Burlington: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2009. ISBN: 9780754665731. Price: US$104.95
  7. Lorraine Janzen Kooistra. Poetry, Pictures, and Popular Publishing: The Illustrated Gift Book and Victorian Visual Culture, 1855-1875. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780821419649. Price: US$59.95/£49.35
  8. Ella Dzelzainis and Cora Kaplan, Eds. Harriet Martineau: Authorship, Society, and Empire. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-7190-8133-0. Price: US$84.95/£65.00 (Hardcover)
  9. Caroline McCracken-Flesher. The Doctor Dissected: A Cultural Autopsy of the Burke & Hare Murders. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-19-976682-6. Price: US$65.00/£40.00
  10. Beth Palmer. Women’s Authorship and Editorship in Victorian Culture: Sensational Strategies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-19-959911-0. Price: US$110.00/£60.00
  11. Kate Thomas. Postal Pleasures: Sex, Scandal, and Victorian Letters. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0199731169. Price: US$24.95/£15.99
  12. Talia Schaffer. Novel Craft: Victorian Domestic Handicraft and Nineteenth-Century Fiction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0-19-539804-5. Price: US$65.00 /£40.00


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