Victoriographies: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Writing, 1790-1914.
This new journal will be published twice yearly, beginning March 2011, by Edinburgh University Press.
CFP: the first issue of Victoriographies is to focus on the theme ‘Whither Victorian Studies’. Abstracts (c.250-300 words) and articles (c.5-7,000 words) are invited. Any other papers are also welcomed for future issues, as are proposals for special editions.
The journal’s proposed coverage will concentrate on salient cultural and ideological issues of the Victorian era, while affording attention to the wide range of writing practices across the length and breadth of the nineteenth century and its renowned literary fecundity.
The readership concerns the following subject areas:
ideological concerns in nineteenth-century literature
sociocultural concerns in nineteenth-century literature
writing and meta-writing issues in nineteenth-century literature
nineteenth-century literary history and culture
One of the many purposes of the journal is to call for a broader and more inclusive periodicity, to encourage debate across a long nineteenth century, and to offer an approach to writing in the nineteenth century as writing, as aesthetic practice rigorously examined in terms of the philosophical, epistemological and ideological concerns woven into the texture of the text.
For more information contact Professor Julian Wolfreys: J.Wolfreys@lboro.ac.uk