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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Sheffield University
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University of Florida
Lehman College
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University of Glasgow
Beloit College
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

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Authors

Rikky Rooksby
Samantha Matthews
University of Bristol
Rebecca Styler
University of Lincoln
Melissa Raines
University of Liverpool
Samantha Matthews
University of Bristol
Nils Clausson
University of Regina
Juliet John
University of Liverpool
Jonathan Conlin
University of Southampton
Beth Palmer
University of Surrey
Doris Raab
Louisiana State University
Sharon Aronofsky Weltman
Louisiana State University
Ella Dzelzainis
Newcastle University
Susan Walton
University of Hull
Sharon Aronofsky Weltman
Louisiana State University
Sophia Andres
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Kathy Rees
Anglia Ruskin University
Peter Swaab
University College London
Anna Barton
The University of Sheffield
Ella Dzelzainis
Newcastle University
Andrew Scott Mangham
University of Reading
Elisabeth Jay
Oxford Brookes University
Kirsten MacLeod
Newcastle University
Greta Depledge
Royal Holloway University of London
Elsie B. Michie
Louisiana State University
Anne Humpherys
Lehman College, City University of New York
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
Newcastle University
Deborah Wynne
University of Chester
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
Patricia Rigg
Acadia University
Elisabeth Jay
Oxford Brookes University
Kirsten MacLeod
Newcastle University
Pamela K. Gilbert
University of Florida
Diana Powell
University of Liverpool
Stefano Evangelista
Trinity College, University of Oxford
Lisa Surridge
University of Victoria
Catherine Pope
University of Sussex
Anna Barton
The University of Sheffield
Glenda Norquay
Liverpool John Moores University
John Lee
University of Bristol
David Gillott
Birkbeck, University of London
Tom Bragg
University of South Carolina Salkehatchie
David Sorensen
Saint Joseph's University
Brent E. Kinser
Western Carolina University
Matthew Bradley
Mansfield College, University of Oxford
Stefano Evangelista
Trinity College, University of Oxford
Anne Varty
Royal Holloway, University of London
Andrew Scott Mangham
University of Reading
Martin Dubois
Newcastle University
Melissa Raines
University of Liverpool
Anna Vaninskaya
The University of Edinburgh

Culture and Society

David Nash
Oxford Brookes University
Carol Herringer
Wright State University
Kirstie Blair
University of Glasgow
Ruth Livesey
Royal Holloway, University of London
Anne Schwan
Edinburgh Napier University
Matthew Bradley
Mansfield College, University of Oxford
Monica F. Cohen
Columbia University
Jenny Holt
Meiji University
Richard Gibson
Wheaton College
Timothy Larsen
Wheaton College
Ruth Livesey
Royal Holloway, University of London
Ben Winyard
James H. Murphy
DePaul University
Rosalind Crone
The Open University
Tamara Ketabgian
The University of Utah
Deborah Wynne
University of Chester
Andrew Scott Mangham
University of Reading
Valerie Kennedy
Bilkent Üniversitesi
Ankhi Mukherjee
University of Oxford
Alice Jenkins
University of Glasgow
Susan Bernstein
University of Wisconsin—Madison
Julia Chavez
Saint Martin's University
Pamela K. Gilbert
University of Florida
Tamara Ketabgian
The University of Utah
Matthew Bradley
Mansfield College, University of Oxford
Anne Humpherys
Lehman College, City University of New York
Deborah Wynne
University of Chester
Ruth Watts
University of Birmingham
Sophia Andres
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Kathlyn Cosper Dunagan
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Genre

Gail Marshall
University of Leicester
Samantha Matthews
University of Bristol
Roderick McGillis
University of Calgary
Anne Humpherys
Lehman College, City University of New York
Victoria N. Morgan
Cornelia Pearsall
Smith College
Matthew Rubery
Queen Mary University of London
Juliet John
Royal Holloway, University of London
Muireann O’Cinneide
National University of Ireland, Galway
Matthew Rubery
Queen Mary University of London
Tamara Wagner
Nanyang Technological University
Bethan Carney
Birkbeck, University of London
Josie Billington
University of Liverpool
Isobel Hurst
University of London
Muireann O’Cinneide
National University of Ireland, Galway

Themes and Movements

Ruth Livesey
Royal Holloway, University of London
Tamara Ketabgian
The University of Utah
Alexis Harley
La Trobe University
Grace Moore
The University of Melbourne
Molly Youngkin
Loyola Marymount University
Pamela K. Gilbert
University of Florida
Melissa Shields Jenkins
Wake Forest University
Wendy Parkins
University of Otago
Jessica Cox
Brunel University
Alexandra Appleton
Royal Holloway, University of London
Stefano Evangelista
Trinity College, University of Oxford
Andrew Scott Mangham
University of Reading
Matthew Beaumont
University College London
Anna Despotopoulou
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Kirstie Blair
University of Glasgow
Eliza O'Brien
University of Sunderland
Anna Barton
The University of Sheffield
Clare Mendes
University of Leicester
Lyn Pykett
Aberystwyth University
Elisabeth Jay
Oxford Brookes University

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