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 20 (3)

Silas Marner, Catalepsy, and Mid-Victorian Medicine: George Eliot's Ethics of Care
vol. 20 (3): 326-340
‘Cleverly Drawn’: Oscar Wilde, Charles Ricketts, and the Art of the Woman's World
vol. 20 (3): 375-400

Volume 20 (2)

vol. 20 (2): 0-0
Consumer Culture, Self-Prescription, and Status: Nineteenth-Century Medicine Chests in the Royal Navy
vol. 20 (2): 147-167
‘God'll Send the Bill to You’: The Costs of War and the God Who Counts in W. T. Stead's Pro-Boer Peace Campaign
vol. 20 (2): 168-185
Decadent Conservatism: Politics and Aesthetics in The Senate
vol. 20 (2): 186-211
Poetic Podophilia: Gautier, Baudelaire, Swinburne, and Classical Foot-Fetishism
vol. 20 (2): 212-229
Emotional Reactions to the Great Exhibition of 1851
vol. 20 (2): 230-245
Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the Nineteenth and Twenty-First Centuries
vol. 20 (2): 246-254
The London Zoo and the Victorians 1828–1859
vol. 20 (2): 255-257
Exhibiting Animals in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Empathy, Education and Entertainment
vol. 20 (2): 258-260
Popular Exhibitions, Science and Showmanship, 1840-1910
vol. 20 (2): 261-263
Dirty Old London. The Victorian Fight Against Filth
vol. 20 (2): 263-265
Labour and the Caucus: Working-Class Radicalism and Organised Liberalism in England, 1868–1888
vol. 20 (2): 265-268
Reform Acts: Chartism, Social Agency, and the Victorian Novel, 1832–1867
vol. 20 (2): 268-271
Melodramatic Imperial Writing: From the Sepoy Rebellion to Cecil Rhodes
vol. 20 (2): 271-275
Form and Faith in Victorian Poetry and Religion / The Modern Portrait Poem from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ezra Pound
vol. 20 (2): 275-280
Journal of Victorian Culture Graduate Student Essay Prize 2015–16
vol. 20 (2): 284-285

Volume 20 (1)

Three Generations of Unconventional Family Values: A Case Study of the Ashursts
vol. 20 (1): 1-19
Three Generations of Unconventional Family Values: A Case Study of the Ashursts
vol. 20 (1): 1-19