Journal of Victorian Culture

The Journal of Victorian Culture (JVC) promotes the best work on all aspects of nineteenth-century society, culture, and the material world including: literature, art, performance, politics, science, medicine, technology, lived experience, and ideas. It welcomes submissions which address a broad Victorian studies readership and explore new questions and approaches. Concerned with the long nineteenth century, its legacies, and echoes in the present day, the journal encourages articles which interrogate periodisation, historiography and critical traditions.

Four issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 21 (3)

Portraits of the Artist as Politician, the Politician as Artist: Commemorating the Disraeli Phenomenon
vol. 21 (3): 281-300
The Stereoscope and Popular Fiction: Imagination and Narrative in the Victorian Home
vol. 21 (3): 346-362
Landscape and Identity in Australian Melodrama
vol. 21 (3): 363-386
‘Rot the Genuine’: Moral Responsibility and Far from the Madding Crowd’s Cancelled Fragment
vol. 21 (3): 387-404
English Fiction and the Evolution of Language, 1850–1914
vol. 21 (3): 405-408
Dickens, Reynolds, and Mayhew on Wellington Street: The Print Culture of a Victorian Street
vol. 21 (3): 408-411
Convict Voices: Women, Class, and Writing about Prison in Nineteenth-Century England
vol. 21 (3): 411-414

Volume 21 (1)

vol. 21 (1): 1-2
Masters of Healing: Cocaine and the Ideal of the Victorian Medical Man
vol. 21 (1): 3-20
Shattered Minds: Madmen on the Railways, 1860–80
vol. 21 (1): 21-39
Reading with the Occultists: Arthur Machen, A. E. Waite, and the Ecstasies of Popular Fiction
vol. 21 (1): 40-55
Fashioning the Domestic Novel: Rewriting Narrative Patterns in Margaret Oliphant’s Phoebe, Junior and Dress
vol. 21 (1): 56-73
A Feminist Network in an Artists’ Home: Mary and George Watts, George Meredith, and Josephine Butler
vol. 21 (1): 74-91
The Future of Academic Journals
vol. 21 (1): 92-94
Moving on by Staying the Same
vol. 21 (1): 95-101
Blogging the Victorians for the Journal of Victorian Culture Online
vol. 21 (1): 102-111
Academic Journals in the Digital Age: An Editor’s Perspective
vol. 21 (1): 112-117
The Age of Asa: Lord Briggs, Public Life and History in Britain since 1945
vol. 21 (1): 118-120
Pre-Raphaelite Masculinities: Constructions of Masculinity in Art and Literature
vol. 21 (1): 121-123
The Poetry and the Politics: Radical Reform in Victorian England
vol. 21 (1): 123-126