Neo-Victorian Studies (www.neovictorianstudies.com), an inter-disciplinary, fully peer-reviewed e-journal, invites scholarly and/or creative submissions on any topic related to the re-visioning of the nineteenth century from twentieth/twenty-first century perspectives. The journal aims to explore continuities and ruptures between the Victorian and later (post)modern periods, and analyse the nineteenth century’s cultural legacies and reverberations – aesthetic and ideological, material and residual/spectral – within literature, the arts and humanities, and present-day political, legal, and medical discourse. Contributions on the period’s afterlife in non-British contexts, e.g. Asian, African, Australian, and North and South American frameworks, are equally welcome.
Articles on established and emerging neo-Victorian novelists are especially invited, bearing in mind the extensive range of recent historical fiction that centralizes the nineteenth century, although submissions on poetry, theatre, and film, including adaptations, are sought as well. Of further special interest are comparative studies of British and non-British aesthetic/ethical approaches to the period, and submissions that probe connections and synergies between post-colonial and neo-Victorian theory and practice. We also particularly welcome submissions that engage with the concept of generic origins and periodization, complicating the post-Victorian to neo-Victorian transition in one or more national literatures. Other possible topics include: theorising the neo-Victorian as cultural phenomenon and/or commemoration; the heritage industry; fictional biographies; sexual politics; recovered and/or ‘queered’ histories of peoples, nations, and empires; re-conceptualising families and childhood; and the problematic legacies of environmental impact.
Neo-Victorian Studies accepts submissions throughout the year. The deadline for submissions for the next general issue, to be published spring 2010, is October 15, 2009. Please consult the journal website for submission guidelines. Please address direct enquiries and/or electronic submissions to the General Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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