47.2 Now Available

We are pleased to announce the publication of VLC 47.2, Summer 2019.

This issue features articles by established and emerging scholars on topics including Anna Atkins’s photographs of algae, a Victorian Purim play, gaming in Dickens, illiberalism in Eliot, and late-Victorian “drug fiction,” along with John Plotz’s Defamiliarizations piece on Erving Goffman and Daniel Wright’s review-essay on Toril Moi and the critical turn to ordinary language philosophy.


Honorable Mention for 46.3/4 Special Issue

The Council of Editors of Learned Journals has awarded VLC Honorable Mention for Best Special Issue of 2018 for our Keywords double issue.

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47.1 Now Available

VLC is pleased to announce the publication of its second inaugural issue under the editorship of Rachel Ablow and Daniel Hack, featuring contributions by Rachel Ablow, Nancy Armstrong, Ayelet Ben-yishai, Alison Booth, Alicia Jean Mireles Christoff, William Cohen, Jill Ehnenn, Catherine Gallagher, Rae Greiner, U.C. Knoepflmacher, Carolyn Lesjak, George Levine, Deidre Lynch, Nasser Mufti, Paul Saint-Amour, Cannon Schmitt, Talia Schaffer, and Martha Vicinus.


Announcing “Keywords”

VLC is pleased to announce the publication of its first issue under the editorship of Rachel Ablow and Daniel Hack.

This special double issue (46.3/4, Fall/Winter 2018) features 110 mini-essays on keywords for the study of Victorian literature and culture, ranging from “Ability” and “Aestheticism” to “War” and “Work.”

Cambridge University Press is making a limited number of complimentary copies of the inaugural issue available at the NAVSA and MLA conferences. If you do not plan to attend either of these conferences and would like to receive a copy of the journal, please send your name and address to us at victorianlitandculture@gmail.com.


About VLC


Victorian Literature and Culture seeks to publish cutting-edge scholarship of broad interest to the field, including work that challenges or interrogates the boundaries of the field itself.


Rachel Ablow is Professor and Chair of English at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. She is author of Victorian Pain (2017) and The Marriage of Minds: Reading Sympathy in the Victorian Marriage Plot (2007), and editor of The Feeling of Reading: Affective Experience and Victorian Literature (2010).
Daniel Hack is Professor of English at the University of Michigan. He is author of Reaping Something New: African American Transformations of Victorian Literature (2017) and The Material Interests of the Victorian Novel (2005).


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