Volume 1, Number 1 (Summer 2009)

Victorian Network: Guest Editor's Introduction

Muireann Ó Cinnéide
(University of Galway)

It is a great pleasure for me to introduce the first issue of this exciting new journal, Victorian Network. The journal, with generous support from the AHRC, provides a central forum for postgraduate students to publish their work, offering an important insight into the cutting-edge of Victorian Studies at the present time. The title Victorian Network represents Victorian culture in terms of interconnectivity rather than discrete ideas, disciplines and institutions. Links in the period between literature, history, painting, religion and science have been well-explored, but what ‘Network’ highlights, it seems to me, is a more interactive, vibrant, and essentially socialised sense of structures of connection. It also speaks to the value of facilitating Victorianist networks. The production of the journal itself brings together an editorial team of postgraduate students, working with a different guest editor for each issue, and will continue to involve new generations of postgraduate students in its development. Read the full text here

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Table of Contents


Victorian Network: Guest Editor's Introduction Abstract PDF
Muireann Ó Cinnéide (University of Galway)
Spectral Economies at the Anglo-African Margin: Bertram Mitford’s Predatory Politics of Consumption Abstract PDF
Jane Ford (University of Liverpool)
Inoculation and Empire: Cigarette's healing power in Ouida's Under Two Flags Abstract PDF
J. Stephen Addcox (University of Florida)
Aristocracy for the Common People: Chinese Commodities In Oscar Wilde’s Aestheticism Abstract PDF
Qi Chen (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Georgiana Molloy, Jane Porter and the Significance of Exploration Narratives for New Beginnings in a Strange Land Abstract PDF
Peta Beasley (University of Western Australia)
Working for the Empire: Professions of Masculinity in H. G. Wells's The Time Machine and R. L. Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Abstract PDF
Theresa Jamieson (University of Hull)

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