Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction

deadline for submissions: 
July 25, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Syracuse University
contact email: 

Owing to last minute withdrawals by committed authors, the Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction, which will be published by McFarland, is in need of additional contributors. The 150,000 word companion will cover authors, topics, representative texts, and genres. Over 100 scholars, from senior academics to advanced graduate students, have already written short but incisive and insightful cross-referenced entries. A few remain:

Mudie’s Circulating Library [250 words]

Arnold Bennett [250 words]

Catnach broadsides [250 words]

A. L. O. E [100]

Career of Candida [250]

A Modern Amazon [250]

Mary-Angela Dickens [250]

Disability [1250 -- as it appears in popular fiction]

Charles Kingsley [250]

The Occult [1250]

Paston, George/Emily Morse Symonds [250]

Robin Hood and Little John [300]

Sherwood, Mary Martha [500]

Sonnenschein [250]

Sorrow on the Sea [250]

Sutcliffe, Halliwell [100]

The Wages of Sin: A Novel [250]

What’s Bred in the Bone [250]

A Woman in Grey [250]

Weyman, Stanley J. [350]

Williamson, Mrs. Harcourt [150]

Windsor Magazine [250]

The Woman Who Wouldn’t [250]


Entries will be due by 1 August. Although graduate students are welcome to contribute, they should be working on Victorian popular fiction (if not the authors, texts, or topics themselves). Please contact Kevin Morrison ( for further details.