Victoriographies: A Journal of the Long Nineteenth Century – Call for submissions and reviews

Victoriographies: A Journal of the Long Nineteenth Century is seeking article submissions and reviews from scholars. Victoriographies is fully peer-reviewed and published tri-annually by Edinburgh University Press. As we enter our second decade of publication, we are excited to include innovative work and to welcome emerging voices.

Continuing its project to explore the long nineteenth century and contemporary responses to the long nineteenth century, Victoriographies has transitioned to new editorship under Dr. Amy Huseby (Florida International University, U.S.) and Dr. Beth Palmer (University of Surrey, U.K.). Dr. Doreen Thierauf (North Carolina Wesleyan University, U.S.) will take over as Book Review Editor.

Building on the journal’s history of publishing cutting-edge scholarship for over a decade, we invite articles from authors working in burgeoning areas of Victorian studies and encourage transhistorical, transcontinental, and transmedial approaches. The journal seeks contributions that interrogate afresh ideas, images, texts, objects, spaces, performances, themes, and authors that seem familiar, as well as those which address understudied aspects of the long nineteenth century. Our aim is to emphasize connections and ligatures beyond the temporalities, national locations, and objects of inquiry that have traditionally constrained nineteenth-century scholarship. Articles from researchers of all career stages are welcome, and we especially encourage submissions from scholars around the globe.

Article submissions should be between 7,000-8,000 words (inclusive of endnotes). Authors should include a title page, detailing their name, title, and current affiliation, plus a current email address to which proofs and pre-publication correspondence will be sent. Please provide an abstract of about 200 words, a brief biographical sketch (50-100 words), and 5-7 keywords (preferably not all words used in the title) for online searches. Please do not submit a manuscript that is under consideration elsewhere. Please see this link for a style guide: https://www.euppublishing.com/page/vic/style.

Submissions can be sent to the editors: Victoriographies@gmail.com

General Call for Book Reviews 

We also welcome book reviews, particularly by early-career researchers, postdoctoral students, advanced graduate students, and postgraduates. Reviews should be 800-1,000 words in length for single books and 1,300-1,500 for two or more books, and they should be accompanied by a biographical note of 50-100 words. Books should be published no more than two years in the past (2020) but can, of course, be forthcoming in which case we’ll request the work in advance from the publisher. For more information about the journal, including our style guide, please visit our website (https://www.euppublishing.com/loi/vic).

If you are interested in reviewing a recent monograph or essay collection relating to the literature and culture of the long nineteenth century for an upcoming issue, please contact Book Review Editor, Dr. Doreen Thierauf (dthierauf@ncwc.edu).

Call for Guest-Edited Special Issues

Victoriographies is currently accepting proposals for guest-edited special issues.

Continuing its project to explore the long nineteenth century and contemporary responses to the long nineteenth century, Victoriographies has transitioned to new editorship under Dr. Amy Huseby (Florida International University, U.S.) and Dr. Beth Palmer (University of Surrey, U.K.). Building on the journal’s history of publishing cutting-edge scholarship for over a decade, we invite articles from authors working in burgeoning areas of Victorian studies and encourage interdisciplinary approaches. The journal seeks contributions that interrogate afresh ideas, images, texts, objects, spaces, performances, themes, and authors that seem familiar, as well as those which address understudied aspects of the long nineteenth century. Articles from researchers of all career stages are welcome, and we encourage submissions from scholars across the globe.

Recent special issues have covered topics including: “Death, Nineteenth-Century Celebrity and Material Culture,” “Conan Doyle and London,” and “Alternative Dickens.” For further examples and a full list of previous issues, see Victoriographies List of Issues.

Proposals may be inspired by the anniversaries of significant publications or events, or they may cover topics including but not limited to:

·         Decolonizing Victorian Studies/Global Nineteenth-Century Studies

·         Victorian Studies and Contemporary Pedagogy

·         Sex and Sexuality in the Long Nineteenth Century

·         Digital Methodologies in Nineteenth-Century Studies

·         Victorian Infrastructures

·         Conflict, War, and Imperialism

·         Archival Studies, Museums, and Cultural Heritage

·         Ecocritical, Energy, and Ecological Victorian Studies

·         Affect, Embodiment and the Senses in the Nineteenth Century

·         Medical Humanities and Victorian Disability Studies

In the first instance, please send a word or PDF document including

·         Title of proposed special issue

·         Guest Editor(s) (name, affiliation & brief bio)

·         Abstract (max. 500 words)

·         Contributors (name, article title, 200-word abstract, and brief bio; max. 5 articles between 7,000-8,000 words)

·         Proposed submission date

to general editors Amy Huseby and Beth Palmer: victoriographies@gmail.com.

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