Neo-Victorian Studies: 2013 General Issue

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Neo-Victorian Studies

Neo-Victorian Studies is currently soliciting scholarly and creative work for its 2013 general issue. The editors welcome articles from established and early career scholars and creative artists on any topic related to the exploration of nineteenth-century legacies from twentieth/twenty-first-century perspectives.

We encourage papers that push the understanding or cultural memory of the 'Victorian' beyond its usual temporal and geographical boundaries, investigating the politics of memorialisation, appropriation, adaptation and re-vision within inter-disciplinary frameworks and across multimedia. We seek work that expands current theoretical concepts of neo-Victorianism and actively interrogates the conditions under which the nineteenth century re-appears in and continues to inform our globalised present. We welcome work on issues as diverse as historical trauma; nationalism and legacies of empire; the politics of nostalgia; 'the repressive hypothesis'; cultural and economic neo-colonialism/reverse colonisation; aesthetic and political ideologies; the 'neo-Victorian' as hybrid genre, mode, or trace; and the 'after-lives' of Victorian figures, texts and artworks. We invite projects that explore the different genres, cultures and spaces of re-doing the nineteenth century or that examine the neo-Victorian as style, performance and practice.

Please direct enquiries and send electronic submissions via email (with Word Document attachment) to: neovictorianstudies@swansea.ac.uk