Extension to Call for Papers: New Postgraduate Journal – Victorian Network

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Victorian Network

Victorian Network is a new online journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate work in Victorian Studies. We are extending the deadline for submissions until 1st May 2009.

The journal is guest edited by established scholars in the field and peer-reviewed by other doctoral students. Two types of submissions are now accepted for the first issue. We are seeking essays of no longer than 7000 words which engage with the topic of the first issue, "The British Empire and Victorian Literature and Culture". Topics might include but are not limited to:

• Imperial historiography and travel writing
• Colonialism and notions of gender, race and sexuality
• The circulation of people, goods, narratives and ideas in the British Empire
• The rise of 'imperial' sciences, such as geography, ethnography and anthropology
• Postcolonial rewritings of Victorian texts
• Literary celebrations and criticisms of empire
• The development of imperial ideology

The issue will be guest edited by Dr Muireann O'Cinneide (National University of Ireland, Galway). A prize of £50 will be awarded to the best paper submitted.

We also invite short essays of no longer than 2000 words which approach Emily Bronte's [sic] "Wuthering Heights" in a way that is pertinent and interesting for readers outside the academic field, such as A-Level or GCSE students. There will be a prize of £25 for the best short paper submitted.

Please send submissions to victoriannetwork@gmail.com. New deadline for Submissions: 1st May 2009.