restricted access   Volume 54, Number 3, Spring 2012

Table of Contents

Papers and Responses from the Ninth Annual Conference of the North American Victorian Studies Assocation

Editors’ Introduction

p. 399

Victorian Theatrics

Shakespeare Burlesque and the Performing Self

pp. 401-409

Who Watched The Children’s Pinafore?: Age Transvestism on the Nineteenth-Century Stage

pp. 410-426

“The Theatre Royal Back Drawing-Room”: Professionalizing Domestic Entertainment in Victorian Acting Manuals

pp. 427-437


pp. 438-450

Wilde's Play

Performing the “Wilde West”: Victorian Afterlives, Sexual Performance, and the American West

pp. 451-463

Clashing Greeks and Victorian Culture Wars: Euripides vs. Aristophanes in Late-Victorian Discourse

pp. 464-473

Oscar Wilde’s Ghost: The Play of Imitation

pp. 474-485

Wilde’s Play: Response

pp. 486-494

Plenary Address

Hand and Eye: Excavating a New Technology of the Image in the Victorian Era

pp. 495-516

Book Reviews

Individualism, Decadence, and Globalization: On the Relationship of Part to Whole, 1859–1920 (review)

pp. 517-519

Thinking about Other People in Nineteenth-Century British Writing (review)

pp. 519-520

Poetics en Passant: Redefining the Relationship between Victorian and Modern Poetry (review)

pp. 521-523

The Feeling of Reading: Affective Experience and Victorian Literature (review)

pp. 523-525

Victorian Empiricism: Self, Knowledge, and Reality in Ruskin, Bain, Lewes, Spencer, and George Eliot (review)

pp. 525-527

The Lives of Machines: The Industrial Imaginary in Victorian Literature and Culture (review)

pp. 527-529

The Social Life of Fluids: Blood, Milk, and Water in the Victorian Novel (review)

pp. 529-531

Communicating Physics: The Production, Circulation and Appropriation of Ganot’s Textbooks in France and England, 1851–1887 (review)

pp. 531-532

The Origin Then and Now: An Interpretive Guide to the Origin of Species, and: Darwin’s Pictures: Views of Evolutionary Theory, 1837–1874 (review)

pp. 532-535

The Age of Doubt: Tracing the Roots of Our Religious Uncertainty (review)

pp. 535-537

Dickens, Christianity and The Life of Our Lord: Humble Veneration, Profound Conviction (review)

pp. 537-539

The Edinburgh Companion to Robert Louis Stevenson (review)

pp. 539-541

Child’s Unfinished Masterpiece: The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (review)

pp. 541-543

The Late Victorian Folksong Revival: The Persistence of English Melody, 1878–1903 (review)

pp. 543-545

Conflicted Life: William Jerdan, 1782–1869, London Editor, Author and Critic (review)

pp. 545-547

Women’s Authorship and Editorship in Victorian Culture: Sensational Strategies (review)

pp. 547-549

Dress and Identity in British Literary Culture, 1870–1914 (review)

pp. 549-551

Women and Personal Property in the Victorian Novel (review)

pp. 551-553

The Empire Inside: Indian Commodities in Victorian Domestic Novels (review)

pp. 553-555

Globalization and the Great Exhibition: The Victorian New World Order (review)

pp. 555-556

Urban Realism and the Cosmopolitan Imagination in the Nineteenth Century: Visible City, Invisible World (review)

pp. 557-558

Political Movements in Urban England, 1832–1914 (review)

pp. 559-561

Democracy and the Vote in British Politics, 1848–1867: The Making of the Second Reform Act (review)

pp. 561-563

Palmerston: A Biography (review)

pp. 563-565

The Crimean War: A History (review)

pp. 565-567

Heroes of Empire: Five Charismatic Men and the Conquest of Africa (review)

pp. 567-569

White Chief, Black Lords: Shepstone and the Colonial State in Natal, South Africa, 1845–1878 (review)

pp. 569-571

Alibis of Empire: Henry Maine and the Ends of Liberal Imperialism (review)

pp. 571-572

Social Thought on Ireland in the Nineteenth Century (review)

pp. 573-575

X Marks the Spot: Women Writers Map the Empire for British Children, 1790–1895 (review)

pp. 575-576

Settlers and Expatriates: Britons Over the Seas (review)

pp. 576-578

Madness in the Family: Insanity and Institutions in the Australasian Colonial World, 1860–1914 (review)

pp. 579-580

God’s Empire: Religion and Colonialism in the British World, c. 1801–1908 (review)

pp. 580-582

Comments and Queries

Comments & Queries

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