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Volume 55, Number 2, Winter 2013

Table of Contents

Special Issue: Papers and Responses from the Tenth Annual Conference of the North American Victorian Studies Association

Editors’ Introduction

p. 187


Material Suppositions

The Material of Form: Vernon Lee at the Vatican and Out of It

pp. 189-201

“In the clothes of dead people”: Vernon Lee and Ancestral Memory

pp. 202-211

The Medium is the Media: Fictions of the Telephone in the 1890s

pp. 212-221


pp. 222-229

Looking Forward, Looking Backward

Networked Manufacture in Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley

pp. 231-242

Democratic Networks and the Industrial Novel

pp. 243-252

Ballads and Balloon Ascents: Reconnecting the Popular and the Didactic in 1851

pp. 253-266


pp. 267-274

Victorian Poets, Politics, and Networks

Poetry, Network, Nation: Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Expatriate Women’s Poetry

pp. 275-285

Transatlantic Tractarians: Victorian Poetry and the Church of England in America

pp. 286-298

“Soul-Talk”: Networks of Political Poetry in a Trans-Channel Literary Triangle

pp. 299-308


pp. 309-316

Book Reviews

The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens by Sarah Winter (review)

pp. 317-318

Becoming Dickens: The Invention of a Novelist by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst (review)

pp. 319-320

Scott, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy: Great Shakespeareans, Volume V ed. by Adrian Poole (review)

pp. 321-324

John Ruskin and the Victorian Theatre by Katherine Newey, Jeffrey Richards (review)

pp. 324-326

The Cambridge Introduction to Victorian Poetry by Linda K. Hughes, and: Victorian Poetry Now: Poets, Poems, Poetics by Valentine Cunningham (review)

pp. 326-329

Browning, Victorian Poetics and the Romantic Legacy: Challenging the Personal Voice by Britta Martens (review)

pp. 329-331

Victorian Transformations: Genre, Nationalism and Desire in Nineteenth-Century Literature ed. by Bianca Tredennick (review)

pp. 331-333

Irish Novelists and the Victorian Age by James H. Murphy (review)

pp. 333-335

Oscar Wilde ed. by Jarlath Killeen (review)

pp. 335-337

The Pen and the Cross: Catholicism and English Literature, 1850–2000 by Richard Griffiths (review)

pp. 337-339

Women, Gender and Religious Cultures in Britain, 1800–1940 ed. by Sue Morgan, Jacqueline deVries, and: Literary Theology by Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century by Rebecca Styler (review)

pp. 339-342

Women, Literature, and the Domesticated Landscape: England’s Disciples of Flora, 1780–1870 by Judith W. Page, Elise L. Smith (review)

pp. 342-344

Novel Craft: Victorian Domestic Handicraft and Nineteenth-Century Fiction by Talia Schaffer (review)

pp. 344-346

Perceptions of Childhood in the Victorian Fin-de-Siècle by Jennifer Sattaur, and: History and the Construction of the Child in Early British Children’s Literature by Jackie C. Horne (review)

pp. 346-348

Photography and Death by Audrey Linkman (review)

pp. 349-350

The Late Victorian Gothic: Mental Science, the Uncanny, and Scenes of Writing by Hilary Grimes (review)

pp. 350-352

Morbid Curiosities: Medical Museums in Nineteenth-Century Britain by Samuel J. M. M. Alberti (review)

pp. 352-354

A Modern History of the Stomach: Gastric Illness, Medicine and British Society, 1800–1950 by Ian Miller (review)

pp. 354-356

A Vision of Modern Science: John Tyndall and the Role of the Scientist in Victorian Culture by Ursula DeYoung (review)

pp. 356-358

Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870–1950 by Helen Tilley (review)

pp. 358-360

Empire and Globalisation: Networks of People, Goods and Capital in the British World, c. 1850–1914 by Gary B. Magee, Andrew S. Thompson (review)

pp. 360-361

Pogroms, Peasants, Jews: Britain and Eastern Europe’s ‘Jewish Question’, 1867–1925 by Sam Johnson (review)

pp. 362-363

Racial Crossings: Race, Intermarriage, and the Victorian British Empire by Damon Ieremia Salesa (review)

pp. 363-365

The Inordinately Strange Life of Dyce Sombre: Victorian Anglo Indian MP and Chancery ‘Lunatic’ by Michael H. Fisher (review)

pp. 365-367

Rammohun Roy and the Making of Victorian Britain by Lynn Zastoupil (review)

pp. 367-369

Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure by Tim Jeal (review)

pp. 369-371

Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire ed. by Mark Bradley (review)

pp. 371-373

Studies on the Reception of Plato and Greek Political Thought in Victorian Britain by Kyriakos Demetriou (review)

pp. 373-375

Gladstone and the Logic of Victorian Politics by Ian St. John (review)

pp. 375-376

The Battle of the Styles: Society, Culture and the Design of a New Foreign Office, 1855–61 by Bernard Porter (review)

pp. 376-378

National Identity in Great Britain and British North America, 1815–1851: The Role of Nineteenth-Century Periodicals by Linda E. Connors, Mary Lu MacDonald (review)

pp. 379-380

Structures and Transformations in Modern British History ed. by David Feldman, Jon Lawrence (review)

pp. 381-382

The Science of History in Victorian Britain: Making the Past Speak by Ian Hesketh (review)

pp. 383-384

Comments & Queries

pp. 385-386


pp. 387-392

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