Contents of the Victorians Institute Journal

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Volume 32 (2004)

Special Feature: Poetry and the Colonies

  • David Latané, "Introduction"
  • John Kinsella, "Henry Clay -- Racist or Not?"
  • Elizabeth Galway, "Poetical Patriotism: Canadian Children's Poetry and Nationalist Discourse in the Late Victorian Period"
  • Mary Ellis Gibson "Poems of Mary Carshore: The Indian Legacy of L.E.L. and Tom Moore"

    Colonial Poems: a Selection

  • Mary Fortune, "Conjuro Te"; Contributed by Lucy Sussex
  • Toru Dutt, "The Legend of Dhruva" and "The Royal Ascetic and the Hind"; Contributed by Chris Foss
  • Thomas Cowherd, "Tinsmith's Song"; Contributed by Kathryn Carter


  • J. Timothy Lovelace, "The Secret of the Gods in Tennyson's 'Tiresias'"
  • Devon Fisher, "In Graceful Service to the Queen (Bee): The Politics of the Hive in Tennyson's The Princess"
  • John Glendening, "Track of the Sphinx: H. G. Wells, the Modern Universe, and the Decay of Aestheticism"
  • Jennifer Geer "'Many Worlds More': Feminine Imagination in Jean Ingelow's Gladys and Her Island and Mopsa the Fairy"
  • Tamara Wagner "Victorian Fictions of the Nerves: Telepathy and Depression in Wilkie Collins’s The Two Destinies"


  • Sascha Auerbach, Rev. of Capital Offenses: Geographies of Class and Crime in Victorian London, by Simon Joyce
  • James H. Murphy, Rev. of Anti-Catholicism and Nineteenth-Century Fiction, by Susan M. Griffin
  • Paul R. Deslandes, Rev. of Masters of Theory: Cambridge and the Rise of Mathematical Physics, Andrew Warwick
  • Christa Zorn, Rev. of Spurious Ghosts: The Fantastic Tales of Vernon Lee, by Mary Patricia Kane
  • Alisa Clapp-Itnyre, Rev. of Sherlock's Sisters: The British Female Detective, 1864-1913, by Joseph A. Kestner
  • Jeffrey Twitchell-Waas Rev. of The Idea of a Colony: Cross-Culturalism in Modern Poetry, by Edward Marx
  • Linda H. Peterson, Rev. of The Hour and the Woman: Harriet Martineau's "Somewhat Remarkable" Life by Deborah Logan, and Writings on Slavery and the American Civil War. and Harriet Martineau's Writing on the British Empire, ed. by Deborah Logan.
  • Kathleen McCormack, Rev. of Bloom: The Botanical Vernacular in the English Novel, by Amy M. King
  • Janet Winston, Rev. of Florence Fenwick Miller: Victorian Feminist, Journalist, and Educator, by Rosemary T. Van Arsdel
  • Editors' Choice --
    Victoria C. Olsen, From Life: The Story of Julia Margaret Cameron and Victorian Photography
    Catherine Robson, Men in Wonderland: The Lost Girlhood of the Victorian Gentleman
    William Baker, Wilkie Collins's Library—a Reconstruction

    Volume 31 (2003)

    Special Feature: Ghosts of the Victorian

  • Elisabeth Gruner, "Introduction"
  • Sally Harris, "Spiritual Warnings: The Ghost Stories of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu"
  • Samuel L. Gladden, "Passages: The Long and Difficult Death of the Victorian Era, 1893-1945"
  • Deborah Logan, "'No voice is hushed': Ada McGrath's Buried Life"
  • Louisa A. Hadley, "Spectres of the Past: A. S. Byatt's Victorian Ghost Stories"
  • Michel Faber, "Eccentricity and Authenticity: Fact into Fiction"
  • Elisabeth Gruner, "Rev. of Charles Dickens in Cyberspace by Jay Clayton and Functions of Victorian Culture at the Present Time ed. by Christine L. Krueger

    Essays on Fiction

  • Grace Kehler, "Opera in the Family: Eliot's Daniel Deronda"
  • Simon Cooke, "Dangerous Subversives: The Role of Painters in Sensation Fiction"
  • Eric Levy, "Property Morality in The Mill on the Floss"


  • William Baker, "Wilkie Collins's Notes for The Moonstone"
  • Terry L. Meyers, "William Morris on Prostitution: A Letter of August 17, 1885"
  • David Latané, "An Unnoticed Really Bad Review of Browning's Strafford"

    Reviews and Review-essays

  • Paula Marantz Cohen, "Rev. of Victorian Literature and the Anorexic Body by Anna Krugovoy Silver"
  • Susan Hamilton, "Rev. of The Theological and Ethical Writings of Frances Power Cobbe, 1822-1904 by Sandra J. Peacock"
  • Leila S. May, "Rev. of The Flirt's Tragedy: Desire Without End in Victorian and Edwardian Fiction by Richard A. Kaye"
  • Sally Mitchell "Rev. of Chastity and Transgression in Women's Writing, 1792-1897: Interrupting the Harlot's Progress by Roxanne Eberle"
  • Jeffrey Twitchell-Waas "Rev. of Victorian Modernism: Pragmatism and the Varieties of Aesthetic Experience by Jessica R. Feldman"
  • Adrienne Munich, "Rev. of Henry and Mary Ponsonby: Life at the Court of Queen Victoria by William N. Kuhn"
  • Sophia Andres, "Rev. of George Eliot: A Bibliographical History by William Baker and John Ross"
  • Ana Vadillo, "Rev. of Women's Poetry and Religion in Victorian England. Jewish Identity and Christian Culture by Cynthia Scheinberg"

    Volume 30 (2002)

    Special Feature: Contemporary poets / Victorian poems
    • Dana Smith, "Every Man for His Own Hand"
    • Rodney Pybus, "Mariana Now"
    • Talvikki Ansel, "Thin Border"

    • Laura Callanan, "So Help Me God, the Truth and Not the Truth¹: Hyper-Realism and the Taxonomy of Truth-Seeking in the Royal Commission¹s Inquiry into the 1865 Jamaica Rebellion"
    • Donald Ulin, "Seeing the Country, Imagining a Nation: Tourism and Ideology in William Howitt¹s Rural Life of England"
    • Marie LaMonaca, "Virgins and Martyrs: Heroic Spinsterhood in Elizabeth Missing Sewell's The Experience of Life"
    • Virginia Zimmerman, "The Victorian Geologist: Reading the Relic and Writing Time"
    • Kristina Deffenbacher, "The Psychic Architecture of Urban Domestic Heroines: North and South and Little Dorrit"

    • Terry L. Meyers, "John Nichol¹s Visit to Virginia, 1865: 'The James River'"
    • John Kinsella, The Case of Elizabeth Deborah Brockman, Western Australian Poet
    • Lydia Murdoch, "Rev. of Unknown London: Early Modernist Visions of the Metropolis, 1815-45, ed. John Marriott"
    • Deborah A. Logan, "Rev. of Women and Literature in Britain 1800-1900, ed. Joanne Shattock"
    • Marlene Tromp, "Rev. of Time is of the Essence: Temporality, Gender, and the New Woman, by Patricia Murphy"
    • Roxanne Eberle, "Rev. of Victorian Babylon: People, Streets and Images in Nineteenth-Century London by Lynda Nead"
    • Catherine Waters, "Rev. of Dickens and Heredity: When Like Begets Like, by Goldie Morgentaler"
    • Sophia Andres, "Rev. of George Eliot And The British Empire, by Nancy Henry"
    • Helen Pike Bauer, "Rev. of Late Ruskin: New Contexts, by Francis O¹Gorman, and The Rescue of Romanticism: Walter Pater and John Ruskin, by Kenneth Daley"
    • Alison Case, "Rev. of The Victorian Governess Novel, by Cecilia Wadsö Lecaros"
    • Kris Lackey, "Rev. of Transcendental Wordplay: America¹s Romantic Punsters and the Search for the Language of Nature, by Michael West"
    • Andrew Maunder, "Rev. of William Tinsley (1831-1902): "Speculative Publisher, by Peter Newbolt"
    • Robert P. Fletcher, "Rev. of Harems of the Mind: Passages of Western Art and Literature, by Ruth Bernard Yeazell"
    • Michelle Mouton, "Rev. of The Political Pamphlets and Letters of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and Related Pieces: A Mathematical Approach, ed. Francine F. Abeles"
    • Kay Heath, "Rev. of The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel, by Leah Price"
    • Editors¹ Choices (reviews of Laura Green, Educating Women; Leila May, Disorderly Sisters; Lynne Vallone, Becoming Victoria; Martin Garrett, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning)

    Volume 29 (2001)

    Special Feature: Literature & the Other Arts
    • F. S. Schwarzbach, "Twelve Ways of Looking at a Staffordshire Figurine: An Essay in Cultural Studies"
    • Elizabeth Howells, "On the Commodification of Eastern Art: John Frederick Lewis’s The Hhareem of 1850."
    • John R. Reed, "Jude’s Music: Music as Theme and Structure in Hardy’s Jude the Obscure"
    • Martin Danahay, "Sexuality and the Working-Class Child’s Body in Music Hall"
    • Charles Brownell, "Rev. of E. W. Godwin, Aesthetic Movement Architect and Designer, ed. Susan Weber Soros; and The Secular Furniture of E. W. Godwin, with a Catalogue Raisonné by Susan Weber Soros"
    • Srdjan Smajic, "Rev. of The Victorians and the Visual Imagination by Kate Flint"
    • Jonathan Silverman, "Rev. of Caverns of Night: Coal Mines in Art, Literature, and Film, ed. William B. Thesing"
    • Victoria Olsen, "Rev. of The Shock of the Real: Romanticism and Visual Culture, 1760-1860 by Gillen D'Arcy Wood
    • Rebecca Steinitz, "Travel Domesticity and Genre in Queen Victoria’s Journal of Our Life in the Highlands"
    • Aeron Haynie, "A Colonial Woman in the Literature of Empire: Margaret Oliphant’s The Doctor’s Family
    • William Baker, "'What a certainty of instinctive faith I have in heaven, and in the Mama’s living on': Unpublished letters of Mrs. Gaskell and unpublished Gaskell family letters"
    • Meri-Jane Rochelson, "Rev. of Amy Levy: Her Life and Letters , by Linda Hunt Beckman"
    • Ellen Bayuk Rosenman. "Rev. of The Spectacle of Intimacy: A Public Life for the Victorian Family, by Karen Chase and Michael Levenson"
    • Nicholas Frankel. "Rev. of The Fin de Siècle: A Reader in Cultural History c. 1880-1900, ed. By Sally Ledger and Roger Luckhurst; and New Woman Poets: An Anthology, ed. Linda Hughes"
    • Pamela K. Gilbert, "Rev. of Raw Material: Producing Pathology in Victorian Culture, by Erin O’Connor"
    • Susan Walsh, "Rev. of Allegories of Union in Irish and English Writing, 1790-1870: Politics, History, and the Family from Edgeworth to Arnold ., by Mary Jean Corbett"
    • Thomas J. Collins, "Rev. of The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Poetry, ed. Joseph Bristow"
    • Andrew Stauffer, "Rev. of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning: Interviews and Recollections, ed. Martin Garrett"
    • Mary Ellis Gibson, "Rev. of Traditions of Women’s Autobiography: The Poetics and Politics of Life Writing by Linda Peterson"

    Volume 28 (2000)

    • Adrienne Munich, "Good and Plenty: Queen Victoria Figures the Imperial Body
    • Ernest Fontana, "The Victorian Railway Poem: Rossetti to Hardy
    • Samuel Lyndon Gladden, "'Sebastian melmoth': Wilde's Parisian Exile as the Spectacle of Sexual, Textual Revolution
    • Temma Berg, "The Unruly Bodies of Evelyn De Morgan
    • Linda Gill, "The Unpardonable Sin: Lockwood's Dream in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights"
    • Albert D. Pionke, "Secreting Rebellion: From the Mutiny to the Moonstone"
    • Leslee Zillmer, "An Alpine Friendship: Unpublished Letters of John Ruskin to Emma Forman"
    • Paul Lewis, "Wilkie's Words: New Letters by Collins on the Web"
    • LuAnn McCracken Fletcher, "Rev. of Plotting Women: Gender and Narration in the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Novel by Alison Case"
    • Christine Alfano, "Rev. of George Eliot and Intoxication: Dangerous Drugs for the Condition of England by Kathleen McCormack"
    • Brenda Ayres, "Rev. of Kindred Nature: Victorian and Edwardian Women Embrace the Living World by Barbara Gates"
    • John Marx, "Rev. of Writing the Urban Jungle: Reading Empire in London from Doyle to Eliot by Joseph McLaughlin"
    Editors' Choices
    • The Child, the State, and the Victorian Novel by Laura Berry
    • Disraeli by Edgar Feuchtwanger
    • Ruskin's Venice: The Stones Revisited by Sarah Quill

    Volume 27 (1999)

    Special Section: Gender in Victorian Culture
    • Nancy Martha West, "Men in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Masculinity, Photography, and the Death of Engraving in the Nineteenth Century."
    • Greg Howard, "Masculinity and Economics in Lady Audley's Secret ."
    • Judith Wylie, "Incarnate Crimes: Masculine Gendering and the Double in Jane Eyre."
    • Jim McDermott, "New Womanly Man: Feminized Heroism and the Politics of Compromise in The Warden."
    • David G. Riede, "Elizabeth Barrett's Poetry of Exile: Difficulties of a Female Christian Romanticism."
    • Patrick Scott, "Anatomizing Professionalism: medicine, Authorship, and R. L. Stevenson's 'The Body-Snatcher'."
    • Mary Pollock, "'Christmas-Eve and Easter-Day,' Browning's Questions in the Dark."
    • Patricia E. Johnson, "Art and Assassination in Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton."
  • Virginia Zimmerman, Rev. of Gideon Mantell and the Discovery of Dinosaurs by Dennis R. Dean.



    Volume 26 (1998)

    Special Section: George Eliot
      Review Essay

    Volume 25 (1997)

    Articles Texts Electronic Resources / Review Essays

    Volume 24 (1996)

      Texts Electronic Resources / Reviews

    Volume 23 (1995)

    Electronic Resources for Victorian Scholars Essays

    Volume 22 (1994)

      Texts Reviews

    Volume 21 (1993)


    Texts Reviews


    Volume 20 (1992)
    Essays Texts Reviews

    Volume 19 (1991)
    Essays Texts Reviews

    Volume 18 (1990)


    Texts Reviews

    Volume 17 (1989)
    Essays Texts Reviews

    Volume 16 (1988)


    Texts Reviews

    Volume 15 (1987)
    Essays Texts Reviews

    Volume 14 (1986)
    Essays Texts Reviews

    Volume 13 (1985)
    Essays Reviews

    Volume 12 (1984)



    Volume 11 (1982-83)
    Essays Reviews

    Volume 10 (1981-82)
    Essays Reviews

    Volume 9 (1980-81)

    Volume 8 (1979)

    Volume 7 (1978)

    Volume 6 (1977)

    Volume 5 (1976)

    Volume 4 (1975)

    Volume 3 (1974)


    Volume 2 (1973)


    Volume 1 (1972)