Staff & Editorial Board





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.


Selected Publications for Review

(availability contingent on publisher's permission)


Vistas (NCSA conference topic 2018)

Allen, Jasmine. Windows for the World: Nineteenth-Century Stained Glass and the International Exhibitions, 1851-1900. Manchester University Press, 2018. Assigned.

Bailey, Brigitte. American Travel Literature, Gendered Aesthetics and the Italian Tour, 1824-62. Edinburgh University Press, 2018. Assigned.

Flint, Kate. Flash! Photograph, Writing, and Surprising Illumination. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Lippert, Sarah J., ed. Artistic Responses to Travel in the Western Tradition. Routledge, 2018.

Margrave, Christie. Writing the Landscape: Women and Nature in the Works of the French Female Novelists 1789-1815. Routledge, 2018.

Moore, James. High Culture and Tall Chimneys: Art Institution and Urban Society in Lancashire, 1780-1914. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Morgan, Benjamin. The Outward Mind: Materialist Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literature. University of Chicago Press, 2017. Assigned.

O'Brien, David. Civilisation and Nineteenth-Century Art: A European Concept in Global Context. Manchester University Press, 2016.

Parry, James. Orientalist Lives: Western Artists in the Middle East, 1830-1920. American University in Cairo Press, 2018.

Richardson, Elsa. Second Sight in the Nineteenth Century: Prophecy, Imagination and Nationhood. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. Assigned.

Sheriff, Mary D. Enchanted Islands: Picturing the Allure of Conquest in Eighteenth-Century France. University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Van Heugten, Sjraar. Van Gogh and the Seasons. Princeton University Press, 2018.

Material Culture (NCSA conference topic 2015)

Binnema, Ted. Enlightened Zeal: The Hudson's Bay Company and Scientific Networks, 1670-1870. Toronto: University of Toronto, 2014. Print. Assigned.

Colley, Ann. Wild Animal Skins in Victorian Britain. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014. Assigned.

Crumbley, Paul, and Eleanor Elson Heginbotham. Dickinson’s Fascicles. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2015. Print.

DeCorse, Christopher R. Ethnic Ambiguity and the African Past: Materiality, History, and the Shaping of Cultural Identities. Ed. François G. Richard and Kevin C. MacDonald. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press, 2015. Print. Assigned.

DeSpain, Jessica. Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Reprinting and the Embodied Book. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014. Assigned.

Dyke, Ruth M. Van, ed. Practicing Materiality. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2015. Print. Assigned.

Goldhill, Simon. The Buried Life of Things: How Objects Made History in Nineteenth-Century Britain. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Print. Assigned.

King, Joshua. Imagined Spiritual Communities in Britain’s Age of Print. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2015. CD and Print. Assigned.

Luck, Chad. The Body of Property: Antebellum American Fiction and the Phenomenology of Possession. New York: Fordham University Press, 2015. Print. Assigned.

Lutz, Deborah. Relics of Death in Victorian Literature and Culture. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Print. Assigned.

—. The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2015. Print. Assigned.

Morton, Marsha. Max Klinger and Wilhelmine Culture. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014. Print. Assigned.

Noble, Mark. American Poetic Materialism from Whitman to Stevens. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Print. Assigned.

Oerlemans, Onno. Romanticism and the Materiality of Nature. Toronto, Ont.; Buffalo, N.Y.: University of Toronto Press, 2015. Print. Assigned.

Richard, Francois G., ed. Materializing Colonial Encounters: Archaeologies of African Experience. New York: Springer, 2015. Print. Assigned.

Russell, Ben. James Watt: Making the World Anew. London: Reaktion Books Ltd, 2014. Print. Assigned.

Ryan, Derek. Virginia Woolf and the Materiality of Theory: Sex, Animal, Life. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015. Print. Assigned.

Shears, Jonathan, and Jen Harrison, eds. Literary Bric-à-Brac and the Victorians. Farnham: Ashgate, 2013. Assigned.

The New (NCSA conference topic 2016)

Bradley, Matthew, ed. Reading and the Victorians. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015. Assigned.

Brevik-Zender, ​Heidi. Fashioning Spaces: Mode and Modernity in Late-Nineteenth-Century Paris. ​ Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015. Print. Assigned.

Cassedy, Steven. Connected: How Trains, Genes, Pineapples, Piano Keys, and a Few Disasters Transformed Americans at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. Print. Assigned.

DeVine, Christine, ed. Nineteenth-Century British Travelers in the New World. Farnham: Ashgate, 2013. Assigned.

Dentith, Simon. Nineteenth-Century British Literature Then and Now: Reading with Hindsight. Surrey: Ashgate, 2014. Assigned.

Harmanmaa, Marja, and Christopher Nissen, eds. Decadence, Degeneration, and the End: Studies in the European Fin de Siècle. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Print. Assigned.

Karschay, Stephan. Degeneration, Normativity and the Gothic at the Fin de Siècle. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Print. Assigned.

Lundblad, Kristina. Bound to Be Modern: Publishers’ Clothbindings and the Material Culture of the Book, 1840-1914. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 2015. Print. Assigned.

Mahoney, Kristin. Literature and the Politics of Post-Victorian Decadence. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Print. Assigned.

Mazzeno, Laurence W., ed. Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Victorian Literature. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. Print. Assigned.

Sherry, Vincent. Modernism and the Reinvention of Decadence. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Print. Assigned.

O’Toole, Tina. The Irish New Woman. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Print. Assigned.

Thomson, Ellen M. Aesthetic Tracts: Innovation in Late-Nineteenth-Century Book Design. New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2015. Print. Assigned.

Commemoration (NCSA conference topic 2017)

Bevir, Mark, ed. Historicism and the Human Sciences in Victorian Britain. Cambridge UP, 2017.

Coghlan, Michelle J. Sensational Internationalism: The Paris Commune and the Remapping of American Memory in the Long Nineteenth Century. Edinburgh UP, 2016.

Coleman, James. Remembering the Past in Nineteenth-Century Scotland: Commemoration, Nationality, and Memory. Edinburgh UP, 2014.

Dawson, Gowan. Show Me the Bone: Reconstructing Prehistoric Monsters in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America. University of Chicago Press, 2016.

De Waard, Marco. John Morley and the Uses of History in Victorian Liberal Culture. Routledge, 2016.

Dillion, J. Thomas Hardy: Folklore and Resistance. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Ebbatson, R. Landscapes of Eternal Return. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Garner, K. Nineteenth Century Women Writers and Arthurian Legend. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Hare, J. Laurence. Excavating Nations: Archaeology, Museums, and the German-Danish Borderlands. University of Toronto Press, 2015.

Herford, Oliver. Henry James’s Style of Retrospect: Late Personal Writings, 1890-1915. Oxford UP, 2016.

Kahan, J. The Quest for Shakespeare. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Leerssen, J., and A. Rigney, eds. Commemorating Writers in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Nation-Building and Centenary Fever. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Morgan, Cecilia. Commemorating Canada: History, Heritage, and Memory, 1850s-1990s. University of Toronto Press, 2016.

Strohe, Silke. Gaelic Scotland in the Colonial Imagination: Anglophone Writing from 1600 to 1900. Northwestern University Press, 2016.

Youngkin, M. British Women Writers and the Reception of Ancient Egypt, 1840-1910. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.