Staff & Editorial Board




Fall 2020
Starting with Volume 32, the NCS staff and the NCSA board are excited for our publication to join the Journals Division of Pennsylvania State University Press.
Spring 2020
Spring 2020: Despite stay-at-home restrictions due to COVID-19, NCS staff continues working through the final stages of producing volume 31. Once printed, however, the issue must await safe conditions for the staff to prepare the mailing. We thank contributors and readers for your patience.
NCS will be joining the Journal Division of Pennsylvania State University Press, beginning with Volume 32.
Fall 2019
Volume 30, Special Issue "Assembly," available.

The cover of NCS Volume 30

Spring 2019
Volume 29 available.

The cover of NCS Volume 29

April 2018

Call for Submissions: Special Issue of NCS on "Patchwork, Cut-and-Paste, Reassembly"

This special issue will focus on ideas of reuse and recombination. How were bits and scraps of materials, textual and otherwise, reassembled into new forms in the nineteenth century? To what ends? Essays might consider these issues in relation to images, fabrics, texts, and more. Possible topics could include scrapbooks, patchwork, quotation, citation, illustration, and any and all forms of recombination. Approaches from all disciplines, including literature, art history, history, music, and the history of science and the social sciences, are welcome, as are submissions that cross national boundaries and/or range across the nineteenth century. One particularly exciting feature of Nineteenth-Century Studies is thatthe journal encourages authors to enhance their contributions with pertinent artwork.

Please submit manuscripts of 8,000-12,000 words, following NCS's submission guidelines to guest editor Casie LeGette at legette@uga.edu. Early expressions of interest and proposals of topics are also welcome. The deadline for submissions of full manuscripts is August 1, 2018, but review will begin May 1, 2018 and earlier submissions are encouraged.

December 2017

Now Available: 19th Century Studies, Vol. 27.

The cover of NCS Volume 27

February 2017

Now Available: 19th Century Studies, Vol. 26.

The cover of NCS Volume 26

March 7, 2013
NCS introduces new online reviews feature. See online reviews.
March 1, 2011
NCSA introduces new Nineteenth Century Studies journal Web site.
March 15, 2010
Now Available: 19th Century Studies, Vol. 22.


Nineteenth Century Studies is an interdisciplinary journal published annually by the Pennsylvania State University Press on behalf of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association. The journal is coedited by David Hanson, Department of English, Southeastern Louisiana University; Jennifer Hayward, Department of English, Wooster College; Kimberly Jo Stern, Department of English, University of North Carolina; and Sarah Wadsworth, Department of English, Marquette University. The Exhibitions Review Editor is Maria Gindhart, Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design, Georgia State University. The managing office of the journal is located at Southeastern Louisiana University.

The editorial staff draws on the expertise of the distinguished NCS Editorial Board, and NCSA Officers, Board, and Senior Advisory Council (see Staff and Editorial Board & NCSA Board). Numerous scholars from the profession at large also give generously of their time.

The journal publishes studies of interest to scholars of the nineteenth century in all humanistic fields. Although our contributors most frequently write on American, British, and Continental topics, we place no geographical limitations on potential contributions. Topics include, but are not limited to, literature, art history, history, music, and the history of science and the social sciences.

As an interdisciplinary journal, we welcome submissions that cross disciplinary and national boundaries and/or range across the nineteenth century. We also wish to encourage submissions of essays treating the material cultures and popular arts, entertainments, and literatures, and their significance in nineteenth-century societies.

Our audience consists of professional scholars in a wide range of fields who share a commitment to study of the century. Very narrowly focused essays—for example, studies providing an intensive analysis of a single work of art or literature—are appropriate only if also affording broad interdisciplinary interest. Submissions are not encouraged, that are likely to appeal only to very specialized interests. Successful submissions tend to be both deeply researched in their particular fields and sufficiently wide-ranging to engage readers whose main research interests lie in other areas.

A portion of each issue of NCS is dedicated to reviews of recent publications and events of interest to scholars in all fields of nineteenth-century scholarship. Publications and events under review typically are not treated singly but as part of review essays, which most frequently take the form of book review essays, art exhibitions reviews, and electronic resources reviews. However, reviews of single works are published on this website in connection with the NCSA Conference themes.

Nineteenth Century Studies is published by the Nineteenth Century Studies Association with the support of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. NCS is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.