Vol. IV

No. 10

Issue no 42: October/November 2007




« Are there not books that can make us live more in one single hour than life can make us live in a score of shameful years? »


This is a survey – necessarily incomplete, but growing, of the journals of our period, with special attention drawn to articles that fall within our general themes.  Until this issue, the survey was published in our section ‘Publications’.  Our continued reconstruction of our website has suggested this new free-standing page.

French journals are covered more fully in our sister publication rue des beaux arts, the bimestrial bulletin of the French branch of The Oscar Wilde Society, which can be reached via our hub page. This does not preclude notice here.


Click  for the main pages of the current issue of THE OSCHOLARS
For the Table of Contents, click|To hub page|To THE OSCHOLARS home page





The Art Book

Histoire de l’Art

Arts & Crafts Newsletter

Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide

Art History

The Review of the Pre-Raphaelite Society

British Art Journal

Word and Image


Cahiers Octave Mirbeau

North Wind

The Gissing Journal & Newsletter

The Wildean


English Language in Transition

Intellectual News

Literary Imagination

Literary London


Victorian Literature and Culture


Victorian Poetry


Consciousness, Literature and the Arts

Revue d’Histoire Moderne & Contemporaine

19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century

Victorians Institute Journal

NAVSA Newsletter

Victorian Newsletter

Nineteenth Century Gender Studies

Victorian Studies

Nineteenth Century Studies

Victorian Studies Bulletin




 Cambridge University Press has announced the latest additions made to the site Cambridge Journals Online (CJO) . Informed by detailed consultation with the library and research communities, Cambridge University Press schedules three major releases of updated functionality each year. Click the banner.

The 19th Century British Library Newspaper Website, managed by Gale, was launched on 22 October 2007, with 1,000,000 pages of content.  It is available to all Further and Higher Education UK institutions free of charge, thanks to funding from JISC, as part of its £22 million digitisation programme, bu only HE and FE institutions can sign up for this unique resource at present. Bookmark, where they will soon to be able download, complete and return the licence agreement for 19th Century British Library Newspapers. The database will then be added to the institution's library.

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The Art Book

Volume 14 Issue 1 (November 2007), edited by Sue Ward & Marion Arnold and published on behalf of the Association of Art Historians, is now available.  Article and reviews include

Doves And Dreams, The Art of Frances MacDonald and J Herbert McNair, by Pamela Robertson with Annette Carruthers, Janice Helland, Juliet Kinchin and Joseph Sharples

Robert Radford

pages 25–27


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William Powell Frith. Painting the Victorian Age by Mark Bills and Vivien Knight (Eds;) and William Powell Frith. A Painter and His World by Christopher Wood

Rosa Somerville

pages 56–57


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Art History

Art History (ISSN 0141-6790) is a refereed journal that publishes essays and reviews on all aspects, areas and periods of the history of art, from a diversity of perspectives, 5 issues per year. Founded in 1978, it has established an international reputation for publishing innovative essays at the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship. At the forefront of scholarly enquiry, contributors to Art History are opening up the discipline to new developments and to the interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approaches that are increasingly important in this globalised world. 'Art History' publishes a thematic ‘special issue’ each year.

Art History offers a diverse reviews section for those involved in the history of art and related fields. You can get online information about the journal directly from Blackwell’s website. This includes a listing of contents, the aims and scope of the journal, notes for contributors, subscription information for non-members
Please send articles for consideration to the address below. Before doing so please consult the Style Sheet: Art History C/o AAH, 70 Cowcross St London EC1M 6EJ

Editor Prof Deborah Cherry Deputy Editor Prof Fintan Cullen Reviews Editor Dr Cordelia Warr.

For more details about Art History and the Art History Book Series please visit the Blackwell’s website.


·         The latest issue is that of June 2007 - Vol. 30 No. 3.  This contains no articles that fall within our interests.




Arts & Crafts Newsletter

Issue 70 of Mark Golding’s Arts and Crafts Newsletter, and Crafts Home, has now been published and can be found on-line by clicking its banner.  Notice of each monthly issue of this very useful and informative journal is available by e-mail from

All of the archived newsletters are available in FlashPaper format. This requires the Flash 6 player. If you do not have Flash 6 or higher, it can be installed by going to the site of to download and install it. If you have problems viewing the newsletter, please email Mr Golding and he will send out the old format to you.





British Art Journal

The British Art Journal (‘The research journal of British Arts Studies’, founded in 1999), maintains a website at, but no Table of Contents is as yet published and the website seems unchanged since 2003. One cannot tell from the website what was its most recent issue, and the Archive page has been suspended ‘for lack of funds’. Submissions are still being invited and we will continue to monitor the site in case articles on fin-de-siècle artists should appear.




Cahiers Octave Mirbeau

No 14, 332 pages, was published in March and we gave the Table of Contents in our last issue.




Consciousness, Literature and the Arts

Please note that this refereed, Internet-based journal is now hosted by the University of Lincoln.

The new URL is  The current issue is Volume 8 Number 2, August 2007.


Submissions, enquiries and finished material, no longer than 10,000 words excluding bibliography, welcome any time, via email attachment to or via ordinary mail (hardcopy and disk, IBM format, preferably in Word) to be sent to Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe (Professor of Drama, Lincoln School of Performing Arts, LPAC Building, University of Lincoln, Lincoln LN6 7TS, England) .




English Literature in Transition

Long ago in one of our bibliographical excursions listed the articles on Wilde that had appeared in ELT up to that time.  This has now been updated in our Bibliographies section.   We are now monitoring ELT regularly. More information on ELT can be found at  (ELT’s indices are searchable online).  It should not be confused with English Language in Transition, which is principally a pedagogic journal devoted to the teaching of English as a foreign language.  The latest issues are Vol 50 No 3, & 4.  The table of contents for issue 3 was published in our last edition.  That for no 4 includes:



Mark Llewellyn & Ann Heilmann:    George Moore and Literary Censorship: The Textual and Sexual History of  “John Norton” and “Hugh Monfert”

Stanley Weintraub:   Shaw’s Don Juan in Hell and Schiller’s Die Räuber

William J. Scheick:   Going to Find Stanley: Imperial Narratives, Shilling Shockers, and Three Men in a Boat

Lesley Higgins:   Walter Pater: Painting the Nineteenth Century


Book Reviews

Roslyn Jolly :  Richard Ambrosini and Richard Dury, eds. Robert Louis Stevenson, Writer of Boundaries

J. Randolph Cox:   Gerald Monsman H. Rider Haggard on the Imperial Frontier: The Political and Literary Contexts of His African Romances

Clare Cotugno:   Kindred Hands: Letters on Writing by British and American Women Authors, 1865–1935 Jennifer Cognard-Black and Elizabeth MacLeod Walls, eds.

Maureen Moran:   Lise Shapiro Sanders Consuming Fantasies: Labor, Leisure, and the London Shopgirl, 1880–1920

Simon Grimble:   Roger Ebbatson An Imaginary England: Nation, Landscape and Literature, 1840–1920

Michel W. Pharand   Mary Pierse, ed. George Moore: Artistic Visions and Literary Worlds.




The Gissing Journal & Newsletter

Mitsu Matsuoka (Nagoya University) announces the availability of The Gissing Newsletter and The Gissing Journal in pdf on the Web. For years scholars who wished to consult the Newsletter and/or the Journal had to apply to libraries which hold a file or to the successive distributors, but from now on they can read all issues from 1965 to 2000 in this computerized version, essentially thanks to Hélène Coustillas, the wife of the highest authority of Gissing studies, who has read over all the numbers accessible on this site. The years after 2000 will be added gradually. The latest announced is Vol. LXII, No. 3 (July 2006).

‘The Muse of the Halls’ (George Gissing)

The index to the papers of Henry Ryecroft (Hazel Bell)

The Gissings’ Wakefield Circle: II – The Milner family (Anthony Petyt)

Book Reviews (William Greenslade): Gissing and the City: Cultural Crisis and the Making of Books in Late Victorian England, ed. by John Spiers; (Pierre Coustillas): Class in Turn-of-the-Century Novels of Gissing, James, Hardy and Wells, by Christine DeVine; (Michael Cronin): Il riscatto di Eva, by Maria Teresa Chialant. (Last updated: 1 September 2006.)  This will become increasingly important as we approach the next Gissing Conference at the Universite de Lillie III (see our sections ‘being Talked About’ and ‘Conferences’).


Contents lists for the journals are at  The latest is  Vol. XLIII, No. 3 (July, 2007)

·         George Gissing's Scrapbook, edited by Bouwe Postmus, now available (Bouwe Postmus)

·         Mr. Baker and Miss Yule: Mass Literary and the Complexity of Reading and Writing in George Gissing's New Grub Street (Ryan Stephenson)

·         "Feeble Idyllicism": Gissing's Critique of Oliver Twist and Ryecroft (M. D. Allen)

·         The H. G. Wells Annual Conference

·         Notes and News

·         Recent Publications

·         Persian translation of New Grub Street, front cover of dust-jacket




Histoire de l'Art

Histoire de l'Art is published twice a year, in April and October, and we will in future report the publication of articles that touch upon our period. The current issue, no 59, is devoted to architecture and has no article that we should report, but last April’s issue, no 58 had two articles:


Emmanuelle Amiot-Saulnier, Henry Lerolle (1848-1929), peintre naturaliste et chrétien.

Fabienne Stahl, Maurice Denis (1870-1943) et le Stic B.


Histoire de l'Art is linked to APAHAU, the Association des Professeurs d’Archéologie et d’Histoire de l’Art des Universités. The price of each number is 30 €. Subscriptions (two issues) are as follows: Special student subscription (carriage include) : 32 €; Subscription within France (carriage included) : 45 €; Subscription from elsewhere (carriage included) : 52 €. Payment can be made by chèque postal, mandat international, cheque or transfer in favour of APAHU - Histoire de l'art. Request for subscription (with your name and address) to : Histoire de l'Art - Abonnements, Carré Colbert - INHA, 2, rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris.








This is a free e-newsletter for collectors and the antiquarian book trade, covering book fairs, events and exhibitions, auctions and catalogues, with some reviews and articles of bibliophiliac interest presented in a lively way. Published weekly, it is linked to the website where an application form may be found. Current issue at time of writing is no. 88.





In-between is an open Journal, edited by Gulshan Taneja, which carries essays and book reviews on a wide variety of areas of academic interest. Essays–peer-reviewed–can focus on subjects ranging from Beowulf to Beckett and beyond, though the largest number of articles on a single author so far has been on Wilde in six different issues. A bibliography of these is published in the BIBLIOGRAPHIES appendix of THE OSCHOLARS. Books being reviewed should not have been published before the previous calendar year. Review copies are generally made available, if required and requested well in time.

In-between prefers British spelling, single quotation marks and outside punctuation, and footnotes rather than endnotes. Please submit both an electronic copy and a hard copy by airmail; also, a hard copy c.v., and a hundred word note for the contributors’ column.

Gulshan Taneja, Editor, English Department, RLA College, University of Delhi, New Delhi-110021, India.





Intellectual News / Intellectual History Review

Intellectual News is the journal of the International Society for Intellectual History, created in 1994 to foster communication and interaction among the international community of intellectual historians and scholars working in related fields. As agreed upon at its founding, the Society will make no attempt to define intellectual history as having only one approach. The Society therefore invites membership from scholars working in such diverse fields as art and music, religion and literature, philosophy, politics, and the sciences. The goal of the Society is two-fold: to bring together scholars working in the field of intellectual history and in related fields; and to provide this international community of scholars with a forum for debating and discussing various approaches to the study of intellectual history. A Conference was held at Birkbeck College, University of London, 17th-20th April 2007.

The journal is now published for the Society by Routledge, three times a year from 2007, under the title Intellectual History Review and edited by Professor Stephen Clucas of Birkbeck College, University of London, and Prof. Stephen Gaukroger of University of Sydney. The journal will continue to be a forum for the Anglo-American and European intellectual history community, promoting the work and aims of the ISIH as well as the study of intellectual history more generally. IHR will publish articles, literature surveys, and essay reviews of current work in intellectual history and related historical areas. Further information can be found by visiting the Routledge website.


Tables of Contents of past issues can be found on the Society’s website, but be warned: the last noted is No. 15 Spring 2005 (forthcoming).  The current issue (Volume 17, issue 2, 2007) is has the theme ‘An Empire of Vision: German Art and Visual Culture, 1848-1919’.  Click the banner.




Literary Imagination


Oxford Journals is pleased to announce the addition of Literary Imagination to their literature list from March 2007. Literary Imagination is published on behalf of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics. The Journal explores the complexity and power of the literary process, ancient to modern, through essays, articles, translations, poetry, fiction and more. For more information we are asked to visit but the Table of Contents (which apart from a Pater review does not include anything from our period) can be reached by clicking the image.





Literary London: interdisciplinary studies in the representation of London

This e-journal, associated with the annual conference of the same name and edited by Lawrence Phillips (University of Northampton), is found on line at The current issue is Volume 5 Number 2, and articles of particular interest are


Stefania Ciocia, ‘Queer and Verdant’: The Textual Politics of Sarah Waters’s Neo-Victorian Novels

Rudolf Weiss, London as Melodrama: 19th-Century Popular Theatre and the Myth of the Metropolis

We recommend this journal as a possible vehicle for articles on the Rhymers Club, the Café Royal, London salons, ‘Darkest London’ and other fin-de-siècle themes, especially the literary representation of such themes.




NAVSA Newsletter

The North American Victorian Studies Association has published its latest on-line newsletter, no 7:
Among other things, the newsletter includes news of interest to Victorianists (prizes, conferences, etc.); the contents of the forthcoming special issue of Victorian Studies dedicated to the 2006 Purdue conference; and news about future NAVSA conferences, including the 2007 meeting in Victoria, British Columbia.




19:Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century

The October 2007 issue (no. 5) of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century is now available: click the banner. The theme is ‘Verbal and Visual Interactions in Nineteenth-Century Print Culture’, guest edited by Luisa Calè and Patrizia Di Bello. The emphasis is more Dickens and mid-Victorian than fin-de-siècle. The next issue will be in April 2008.  Issue no 4 (Spring 2007) can be found at





Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide

Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide is the world’s first scholarly, refereed e-journal devoted to the study of nineteenth-century painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, architecture, and decorative arts across the globe, and functions as the journal of Association of Historians of Nineteenth Century Art. Open to various historical and theoretical approaches the editors welcome contributions that reach across national boundaries and illuminate intercultural contact zones. The chronological scope of the journal is the ‘long’ nineteenth century, stretching from the American and French Revolutions, at one end, to the outbreak of World War I, at the other.

The Autumn 2007 edition (volume VI number 2) is now published. The leading articles for late nineteenth century scholars of the Autumn 2006 edition were listed in our December issue. The only article in the current issue relating to our period is ‘Wicked with Roses’: Floral Femininity and the Erotics of Scent by Christina Bradstreet, who explores nineteenth-century constructions of femininity by looking at the motif of women inhaling floral fragrance in British painting and visual culture, from about 1880 to 1910; but a list of reviews is below (hyperlinked):


Ford Madox Brown's The Body of Harold: Representing England at Mid-Century
by Alastair Ian Wright

What's in a Name? Artist-Run Exhibition Societies and the Branding of Modern Art in Fin-de-Siècle Europe
by Anna Brzyski

Moritz von Schwind's Cinderella (1852-1854): The Beginning of Fairy Tale Painting and Aspects of Marketing Strategies in Germany's Art Scene
by Regina Freyberger

New Discoveries: The Cabinet of Alessandri and Son at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1867
by Dominique Morel


Portraits publics, portraits privés
Reviewed by Brooks Beaulieu

A New Light on Tiffany; and Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall
Reviewed by Isabel Taube

Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848-1884)
Reviewed by Leanne Zalewski

René Lalique: Bijoux d'exception, 1890-1912
Reviewed by D.C. Rose

Biedermeier, The Invention of Simplicity
Reviewed by Janet Whitmore

After the Revolution: Antoine-Jean Gros, Painting and Propaganda by David O'Brien
Reviewed by Jennifer Olmsted

Der Moderne Stil / The Modern Style: Jugendstil / Art Nouveau, 1899-1905, Julius Hoffmann, ed.
Reviewed by Astrid Liverman

La Collection La Caze. Chefs-d'oeuvre des peintures des XVII et XVIII siècles du musée du Louvre
Reviewed by Alison McQueen

The Most Arrogant Man in France: Gustave Courbet and the Nineteenth-Century Media Culture by Petra ten-Doesschate Chu
Reviewed by Janis Bergman-Carton

Hot Off the Satirical Presses
by Robert Goldstein

Click on the banner to see the journal’s excellent website.

Art Worldwide




Nineteenth Century Gender Studies

Issue 3.2 (Summer 2007 is a special issue devoted to papers and keynotes from the Fifteenth Annual British Women Writers Conference. You can find it by clicking the colophon below.

A Call for Papers for the next (Spring 2008) issue has been published. Possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to:

Gender and class

Gender and medicine

Transatlantic connections

Gender and law

Gender and race

Gender and empire

Gender and sexuality

Gender and humor

Gender and travel

Gender and science

The body

Domestic violence

Gendered spaces or locations

“New Woman” writers

Gender and popular fiction

Intersections between written and visual arts

Gender and migration /immigration /emigration

British literature/art in European context

Gender informed (Feminist/Queer Theory /Masculinity Studies/etc.) readings of literature, authors / artists or works of art

The current issue contains among other items

Ann Ardis, Teresa Mangum and Sally Mitchell, ‘The New Woman’s Work: Past, Present, and Future‘

Deborah Epstein Nord, ‘Outward Bound‘

Laura J Rosenthal, ‘Eliza Haywood: Discrepant Cosmopolitanism and the Persistence of Romance‘


Conference Papers

Susan David Bernstein, ‘Radical Readers at the British Museum: Eleanor Marx, Clementina Black, Amy Levy‘

Christine DeVine, ‘Isabella Bird and Mountain Jim: Geography and Gender Boundaries in A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains‘

M.B. Hackler, ‘The Cemetery Tourist: Mourning with Authority in the Travel Writing of Lady Emmeline Stuart Wortley‘

Jamie Horrocks, ‘Camping in the Kitchen: Locating Culinary Authority in Elizabeth Robins Pennell’s Delights of Delicate Eating‘

Joy Johnson, ‘Print, Image, and the Cycle of Materiality in George Eliot’s The Lifted Veil‘

The previous issue contained among other items


Giuseppe Albano, ‘Robert Louis Stevenson’s Fabulous Salubriousness‘

Susan P. Casteras, ‘Reader, Beware: Images of Victorian Women and Books‘



Kathleen Blake, ‘Tolerating the Dismal Science.‘ Review of Catherine Gallagher’s The Body Economic: Life, Death, and Sensation in Political Economy and the Victorian Novel.

Simon Humphries, ‘The Nothing That She Says.‘ Review of Constance W. Hassett’s Christina Rossetti: The Patience of Style.

Nicholas Birns, ‘Outlandish and Sensational.‘ Review of Kimberly Harrison and Richard Fantina’s Victorian Sensations: Essays on a Scandalous Genre and Timothy L. Carens’s Outlandish English Subjects in the Victorian Domestic Novel.

Lisa Hartsell Jackson, ‘Bruised Faces, Private Places, Public Gazes.‘ Review of Lisa Surridge’s Bleak Houses: Marital Violence in Victorian Fiction.

Dagni Bredesen, ‘Investigating the Female Detective in Victorian and Edwardian Fiction.‘ Review of Joseph A. Kestner’s Sherlock’s Sisters: The British Female Detective 1864-1913.

Chris Louttit, ‘Sexing the Victorians.‘ Review of Seth Koven’s Slumming: Sexual and Social Politics in Victorian London and Holly Furneaux and Anne Schwan’s Dickens and Sex.

Editors-in-Chief: Stacey Floyd and Melissa Purdue

Reviews Editor: Lauren Goodlad

Technical Editor: Josh Reid

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, Department of English, University of Kentucky, 1215 Patterson Office Tower Lexington, KY 40506





Nineteenth Century Studies

Nineteenth Century Studies is published by the Nineteenth Century Studies Association with the support of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. NCS is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.  Click the colophon to reach the website.

Volume 20, the issue for 2006, still announced on the website as forthcoming at the time of compiling this edition of THE OSCHOLARS, includes the following articles:


Andrew Maunder: Making Heritage and History: Jane Austen and Her Illustrators

Erin Hazard: ’Realized Day-dreams’: Excursions to Nineteenth-Century Authors’ Homes

Claudia Nelson: The ‘Child-Woman’ and the Victorian Novel

Dan Guernsey: Rousseau’s Emile and Social Palingenesis in Gustave Courbet’s The Painter’s Studio

Jane Wood: A Culture of Improvement: Knowledge, Aesthetic Consciousness, and the Conversazione

Yaël Schlick: Spatial Literacy and the Female Traveler: The Sexual Politics of Map-reading in Flaubert and Sand

Deborah Mutch: ’A Working-Class Tragedy’: The Fiction of Henry Mayers Hyndman

Ioanna Chatzidimitriou: Against Memory: Remodeling the Past in Huysmans’s A Rebours

Val Morgan: Huysmans’s Gilles de Rais: Crossing Thresholds, Reaching Limits

Richard Dellamora: May Sinclair, Periodization, and the Construction of Victorian Female Adolescence.

David C. Hanson, Editor, Nineteenth Century Studies, Department of English, Southeastern Louisiana, University SLU 10861, Hammond, LA 70402
Ph.: 985-549-2113. FAX: 985-549-5021. E-mail:





North Wind

North Wind

North Wind is the journal devoted to George MacDonald studies. Articles are welcome on all aspects of MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons. The journal is also seeking shorter ‘notes and queries’ that focus on issues related to MacDonald.

Deadline for submissions for the next issue was 1st October but no new edition is yet announced. All submissions should be sent to John Pennington, Editor, North Wind, St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI 54301, USA. @

The complete editorial guidelines can no longer be found at, but, instead, at  The website was revamped recently (autumn 2007).

North Wind is a refereed journal. Articles are listed in The MLA On-line Bibliography. For more details of the George MacDonald Society, see our Society Page.




The Review of the Pre-Raphaelite Society

First issued in the Spring of 1993, The Review has appeared three times a year (except in 1998, 2000 and 2003), when special issues on Burne-Jones, Ruskin and Millais each represented two numbers.  The current issue is Vol. XV, No. 2, Summer 2007. Click the image for the Table of Contents.





Revue d’Histoire Moderne & Contemporaine

The RHMC describes itself as follows:

Revue trimestrielle éditée par la Société d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine, publiée par les Éditions BELIN avec le concours du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) et du Centre National du Livre (CNL).  La revue d'histoire moderne et contemporaine est la principale revue scientifique de référence pour les époques moderne et contemporaine. Elle publie chaque trimestre les contributions inédites d'historiens français et étrangers. Espace de dialogue et de débat, cette revue permet de faire le point sur les avancées et les problèmes de l'historiographie contemporaine.


The current edition, juillet- septembre 2007 N°54-3, contains no articles that touch upon our concerns. Issue 53-4, octobre-décembre 2006, edited by Florence Tamagne, was devoted to the history of homosexualities in Europe : 19th and 20th centuries. The full Table of Contents appeared in our issue of February 2007; we repeat below the names of the articles most near to this journal’s interests.


Sharon Marcus – L’amitié entre femmes dans l’Angleterre victorienne

Régis Révenin – L’émergence d’une subculture à Paris

Nicole Albert – Une topographie des plaisirs lesbiens.


Rédaction : attention NOUVELLE ADRESSE : RHMC, bureau 114
56 rue Jacob, F-75006 Paris. Télécopie : 01 58 71 71 96. ou
Directeurs de la revue : Pierre Milza, Daniel Roche; Rédactrice en chef : Caroline Douki.
Sommaires, commandes, abonnements : ou (accès RHMC en ligne)
Éditions Belin, 8 rue Férou, 75278 Paris cedex 06, France.




Victorian Literature and Culture

Editors: John Maynard, (New York University), Adrienne Munich (State University of New York at Stony Brook).

Victorian Literature and Culture encourages high quality original work concerned with all areas of Victorian literature and culture, including music and the fine arts. The journal presents work at the cutting edge of current research, including exciting new studies in untouched subjects or new methodologies. Contributions are welcomed from internationally established scholars as well as younger members of the profession. The March 2007 edition (Vol. 35 no. 1,) was actually published on the 22nd January. It can be reached by clicking the banner below, but the site is not an easy one to navigate.

In addition to Yvonne Ivory’s article on Wilde, (noted above), we have selected the following articles from the current issue (Volume 35, Issue 02, September 2007) for mention:

Helena Gurfinkel: “The Intercourse between the Squire and his son”: The father-son marriage plot and the creation of the English Gentleman in Anthony Trollope's Doctor Thorne Lynette Felber: The Literary Portrait As Centerfold: Fetishism In Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret
Jock Macleod: Split Ends? Literature and Politics at the Fin De Siècle


Published by Cambridge University Press ISSN: 1060-1503 EISSN: 1470-1553.






Victorian Newsletter


This journal, published by the Victorian Literature Group of the Modern Language Association of America, features articles about the literature of the era.  With the retirement of Ward Hellstrom, the new editor is Professor Deborah Logan of the Department of English, Western Kentucky University.

Submissions are invited on all aspects of Victorian literature and culture.

Please send manuscripts to Professor Logan at the Department of English, Cherry Hall, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 42101.

Inquiries to @




Victorian Studies

Edited by Andrew H. Miller and Ivan Krielkamp
ISSN: 0042-5222
Published four times a year in print and electronically.

For almost 50 years, Victorian Studies has been devoted to the study of British culture of the Victorian age. It regularly includes interdisciplinary articles on comparative literature, social and political history, and the histories of education, philosophy, fine arts, economics, law and science, as well as review essays, and an extensive book review section. An annual cumulative and fully searchable bibliography of noteworthy publications that have a bearing on the Victorian period is available electronically and is included in the cost of a subscription.

Victorian Studies is the official publication of the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA), and is published by Indiana University Press. The most recent on-line Table of Contents (Vol 48 No 4 Summer 2006) was given in our issue for February 2007. This remains the most recent at 11th November 2007.






Victorian Studies Bulletin

The Victorian Studies Bulletin, edited by Richard Currie and Rachel Bright, is a quarterly newsletter published by the Victorian Committee of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. The VSB publishes announcements of future conferences and exhibitions; calls for papers or presentations or articles for publications; brief reviews of past conferences and exhibitions; reports on new publications, especially from small publishers; regional newsletters, with ordering info; reports on local groups, with meeting dates, locations, topics, addresses; announcements of grant opportunities, scholarships, fellowships; special issues of journals.

The newsletter comes out in December, March, July, and September. The editors require copy about two months in advance of that date for the notice to appear in a given issue of VSB


Postings from any country are welcome. Postings should sent to Rachel Bright at To subscribe to the Victorian Studies Bulletin one is asked to send a cheque for $5 to Hartley Spatt, English, SUNY Maritime College, Fort Schuyler, Bronx, NY 10465. Correspondents in the U.K., Europe, and elsewhere should write to the Victorian Studies Bulletin, Clearinghouse, Victorian Studies Centre, University of Leicester, University Rd., Leicester, England LE1 7RH.

On 23rd January 2007, various attempts to raise the VSB page at met a ‘Page not found’ notice. Subsequent attempts were similarly fruitless up to the time of posting this issue of THE OSCHOLARS. The journal is still promoted on the Victoria Research Web at, but without giving it a web address. We welcome news.




Victorians Institute Journal

The Victorians Institute Journal, an annual publication of studies in Victorian literature, art, and culture, is produced under the auspice of the Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University. VIJ began publishing in 1972, under the editorship of Conrad Festa. It was for many years edited by Donald Lawler at East Carolina University, and from 1994-1999 was edited by Beverly Taylor (UNC-Chapel Hill) and Mary Ellis Gibson (UNC-Greensboro).

Forthcoming: the Victorians Institute Journal Volume 35 (2007) will feature essays on Collins, Gaskell, Arnold and other Victorian topics, and a full slate of reviews.  More information about the Institute and VIJ (including tables of contents) can be found at The ToC for Volume 34 (2006) is published at


The Editor is David Latané, Department of English, Virginia Commonwealth University. @




Victorian Poetry

Founded in 1962 to further the aesthetic study of the poetry of the Victorian period (1830-1914) in Britain, Victorian Poetry today publishes articles from a broad range of theoretical/critical angles, including but not confined to new historicism, feminism, and social/cultural issues. The journal has expanded its purview from the major figures of Victorian England (Tennyson, Browning, the Rossettis, etc.) to a wider compass of poets of all classes and gender identifications in nineteenth-century Britain and the Commonwealth. Publisher: West Virginia University Press.


To commemorate the centenary of the death of Algernon Charles Swinburne, Rikky Rooksby and Terry Meyers are editing a special issue (Winter 2009) of Victorian Poetry dedicated to the life and works of the poet.   We seek for consideration essays of every sort, critical, biographical, and bibliographic. They set no particular requirements beyond lucidity and interest.

Deadline: Immediate. Direct submissions and other correspondence to Terry Meyers @ or to Rikky Rooksby @.

The latest issue is Volume 45, Number 2, Summer 2007 and it can be found through Project Muse by clicking the banner.

E-ISSN: 1530-7190 Print ISSN: 0042-5206




The Wlldean and the Wild about Wilde Newsletter

The Wildean has its own page on our site, and this also contains a guide to the Wild about Wilde Newsletter, which is no longer published.  Click the banner.




Word & Image

Word & Image concerns itself with the study of the encounters, dialogues and mutual collaboration (or hostility) between verbal and visual languages, one of the prime new areas of humanistic criticism. Word & Image provides a forum for articles that focus exclusively on this special study of the relations between words and images. Themed issues, guest-edited by internationally acknowledged scholars, are a regular feature of the journal. Recent examples include reading ancient and medieval art, the picture and the text, and artists in two media.  4 issues per year.

The current issue is Volume 23, Number 4, October-December 2007.  This contains three articles of interest here:


‘Under the spell of Nerval? The writings of Odilon Redon’ by Claire Moran

‘Subjectivity in Cézanne's “Still Life with Plaster Cupid”’ by John McCoubrey

‘Reading for detail: on Zola's abandonment of Impressionism’ by Sara Pappas.




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