Volume 42 (2014)


  • Annette Federico, “Stevenson’s Mortal Questions”
  • Rosemary Jann, “Discourses of Merit in Galton’s Eugenics”
  • Charles Sligh, “‘Making Ready for Death’: Walter Pater and the Anthological Moment of ‘Dante Gabriel Rossetti”’
  • Jude Wright, “‘I had peopled else this isle with Dudleys’: The Tempest in Uncle Silas
  • Erin Louttit, “Epic Poetry and the Creation of a Sympathetic Victorian Buddha”
  • Andrea Gazzaniga, “Collaborative Space and the Poetics of Enclosure in Michael Field’s Underneath the Bough
  • Fran Thielman, “Jane Eyre and Public Health: A Closer Look at the Lowood School Epidemic” (2013 Winner of the Victorians Institute Graduate Paper Competition)


  • Andrew Lallier, Rev. of The Ritual Culture of Victorian Professionals: Competing for Ceremonial Status, 1838-1877, by Albert Pionke
  • Sarah Winter, Rev. of How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain, by Leah Price
  • Regina Hewitt, Rev. of William Maginn and the British Press, by David Latané, and Romanticism and Blackwood’s Magazine: “An Unprecedented Phenomenon,” edited by Robert Morrison and Daniels S. Roberts
  • Stacey Floyd, Rev. of The Chartist Imaginary: Literary Form in Working-Class Political Theory and Practice, by Margaret Loose
  • Linda Shires, Rev. of Thomas Hardy and Desire: Conceptions of the Self, by Jane Thomas
  • Daniel J. Siegel, Rev. of Victorian Sacrifice: Ethics and Economics in Mid-Century Novels, by Ilana M. Blumberg
  • Kathryn Powell, Rev. of Economic Women: Essays on Desire and Dispossession in Nineteenth-Century British Culture, edited by Lana L. Dalley and Jill Rappoport
  • Keaghan Turner, Rev. of Literary Bric-à-Brac and the Victorians: From Commodities to Oddities, edited by Jonathon Shears and Jen Harrison
  • Casey A. Cothran, Rev. of Spellbound: The Fairy Tale and the Victorians, by Molly Clark
  • Andrew Adams, Rev. of Music and Academia in Victorian Britain, by Rosemary Golding
  • Rebecca King, Rev. of Pre-Raphaelite Masculinities: Constructions of Masculinity in Art and Literature, edited by Amelia Yeates and Serena Trowbridge

Notes on Contributors

The VIJ Digital Annex

  • Award Winning Conference Paper Abstracts

Cover Design by Laurel Christensen
Cover Image: “Charles Robert Darwin,” by Edward Linley Sambourne, Punch 81 (22 October 1881), 190.