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Inaugural Issue Call for Papers

For this special first issue, we invite submissions of 1,000 words on the state of the field, the state of the profession, or the state of Victorian literature and culture today. Please organize your essay around one of the following keywords or propose a keyword of your own. We welcome contributions that stake out a position, make an argument, promote an agenda. Please think of your contribution as more of a mini-essay than an “entry.” Clusters of essays around a single keyword are encouraged. Submissions are due December 1, 2017.

  • ability
  • adjunctification
  • aesthetics
  • affect
  • anachronism
  • animals
  • anthropocene
  • attention
  • author
  • astronomy
  • beauty
  • benevolence
  • biopolitics
  • book
  • bourgeoisie
  • canon
  • career
  • character
  • class
  • colonial
  • commitment 
  • comparison
  • culture
  • data
  • death
  • decadence
  • democracy
  • desire
  • disability
  • discipline
  • discourse
  • doubt
  • dream
  • earnestness
  • ecology
  • economics
  • education
  • emotion
  • empire
  • England/Englishness
  • enthusiasm
  • environment
  • epistemology 
  • espionage
  • ethics
  • everyday
  • evolution
  • feeling
  • fin-de-siècle
  • form
  • formalism
  • free indirect discourse
  • future
  • gender
  • genre
  • global/globalization
  • global circulation
  • Great Britain
  • health
  • heroes
  • hero worship
  • history
  • historicity
  • home
  • human rights
  • hypocrisy
  • idealism
  • ideology
  • illness
  • image
  • imperialism
  • information
  • institutions
  • labor
  • language
  • liberalism
  • literature
  • loyalty
  • love
  • masochism
  • materiality
  • materialism
  • matter
  • meaning
  • media
  • memory
  • meter
  • mystery
  • nation
  • national identity
  • neo-Victorian
  • neurology
  • nobility
  • non-fiction prose
  • novel
  • oceans
  • optimism 
  • ordinariness
  • organic
  • pain
  • politics
  • pollution
  • profession
  • progress
  • queer
  • race
  • reading
  • realism
  • reform
  • reference
  • religion
  • respectability 
  • scale
  • science
  • science fiction
  • sensation
  • serial
  • seriality
  • settler colonialism
  • sex
  • sexuality
  • soul
  • sound
  • speculative fiction
  • stupidity
  • sustainability
  • sympathy
  • trans-imperial
  • technology
  • temporality
  • text
  • theatricality
  • tradition
  • transatlanticism
  • translation
  • use/useful
  • Victorian
  • visuality
  • war
  • women