restricted access   Volume 55, Number 1, Autumn 2012

Table of Contents

From: Victorian Studies

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Tidal Conrad (Literally)

pp. 7-29

Critical Empathy: Vernon Lee’s Aesthetics and the Origins of Close Reading

pp. 31-56

“Oh, what beautiful books!” Captivated Reading in an Early Victorian Prison

pp. 57-84

George Eliot and the Cosmopolitan Cynic

pp. 85-105

Book Reviews

Social Minds in the Novel by Alan Palmer, and: Imagining Minds: The Neuro-Aesthetics of Austen, Eliot, and Hardy by Kay Young (review)

pp. 107-109

Ghost-Seers, Detectives, and Spiritualists: Theories of Vision in Victorian Literature and Science by Srdjan Smajić (review)

pp. 109-111

Revising the Clinic: Vision and Representation in Victorian Medical Narrative and the Novel by Meegan Kennedy (review)

pp. 111-113

Darwin’s Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution by John Holmes (review)

pp. 113-115

Darwin the Writer by George Levine (review)

pp. 115-117

Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science ed. by David N. Livingstone and Charles W. J. Withers (review)

pp. 117-119

Surgeons of the Fleet: The Royal Navy and its Medics from Trafalgar to Jutland by David McLean (review)

pp. 119-121

Child, Nation, Race and Empire: Child Rescue Discourse, England, Canada and Australia, 1850–1915 by Shurlee Swain and Margot Hillel (review)

pp. 121-122

Abolitionism and Imperialism in Britain, Africa, and the Atlantic by Derek R. Peterson (review)

pp. 122-124

Fringes of Empire: Peoples, Places, and Spaces in Colonial India ed. by Sameetah Agha and Elizabeth Kolsky (review)

pp. 125-127

Kipling and Beyond: Patriotism, Globalisation, and Postcolonialism by Caroline Rooney and Kaori Nagai (review)

pp. 127-129

Victorian Poetry, Europe, and the Challenge of Cosmopolitanism by Christopher M. Keirstead (review)

pp. 129-131

English Origins, Jewish Discourse, and the Nineteenth-Century British Novel: Reflections on a Nested Nation by Heidi Kaufman (review)

pp. 131-133

Irish Identities in Victorian Britain by Roger Swift and Sheridan Gilley (review)

pp. 133-135

In the Shadow of the Pulpit: Literature and Nonconformist Wales by M. Wynn Thomas (review)

pp. 135-137

A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians by Timothy Larsen (review)

pp. 137-139

Victorian Aesthetic Conditions: Pater Across the Arts ed. by Elicia Clements and Lesley J. Higgins (review)

pp. 139-141

Walter Pater and the Language of Sculpture by Lene Østermark-Johansen (review)

pp. 141-142

Victorian Pantomime: A Collection of Critical Essays ed. by Jim Davis (review)

pp. 143-145

Artists on the Edge: The Rise of Coastal Artists’ Colonies, 1880–1920 by Brian Dudley Barrett (review)

pp. 145-147

Poetry, Pictures, and Popular Publishing: The Illustrated Gift Book and Victorian Visual Culture, 1855–1875 by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra (review)

pp. 147-149

Material Relations: Domestic Interiors and Middle-Class Families in England, 1850–1910 by Jane Hamlett (review)

pp. 149-151

Into the Belly of the Beast: Exploring London’s Victorian Sewers by Paul Dobraszczyk (review)

pp. 151-153

Cruel Deeds and Dreadful Calamities: The Illustrated Police News, 1864–1938 by Linda Stratmann (review)

pp. 153-154

Literary Celebrity, Gender, and Victorian Authorship, 1850–1914 by Alexis Easley (review)

pp. 154-156

‘A Life Lived Quickly’: Tennyson’s Friend Arthur Hallam and his Legend by Martin Blocksidge (review)

pp. 156-158

Effie: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and John Everett Millais by Suzanne Fagence Cooper (review)

pp. 158-160

Tales of Bluebeard and his Wives from Late Antiquity to Postmodern Times by Shuli Barzilai (review)

pp. 160-162

The Cambridge Companion to Anthony Trollope ed. by Carolyn Dever and Lisa Niles (review)

pp. 162-164

Satire in an Age of Realism by Aaron Matz (review)

pp. 164-166

Samuel Rawson Gardiner and the Idea of History by Mark Nixon (review)

pp. 166-168

Neo-Victorian Fiction and Historical Narrative: The Victorians and Us by Louisa Hadley, and: History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Victorian Afterimages by Kate Mitchell (review)

pp. 168-170

Impure Worlds: The Institution of Literature in the Age of the Novel by Jonathan Arac (review)

pp. 170-172

Comments & Queries

p. 173


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