Building on Caroline Levine's call for a new "strategic formalism," this special issue will feature 10-15 articles foregrounding the relation of the Victorian print object to literary, social, and political forms.
We invite scholars to contemplate the importance of material form to
nineteenth-century printed materials and their readers. Each paper should focus on one or more specific material objects, offering a study of one unique object or a comparison of several. Contributors might select a poem or poetry collection, a novel, an annual, an album, a newspaper, a serial, an illustrated book, or a piece of ephemera such as a playbill, a broadside, or a pamphlet.