Journal of Victorian Culture

The Journal of Victorian Culture (JVC) promotes the best work on all aspects of nineteenth-century society, culture, and the material world including: literature, art, performance, politics, science, medicine, technology, lived experience, and ideas. It welcomes submissions which address a broad Victorian studies readership and explore new questions and approaches. Concerned with the long nineteenth century, its legacies, and echoes in the present day, the journal encourages articles which interrogate periodisation, historiography and critical traditions.

Four issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 19 (2)

The Legacy of Nineteenth-century Replicas for Object Cultural Biographies: Lessons in Duplication from 1830s Fife
vol. 19 (2): 137-160
The Secret of England's Greatness
vol. 19 (2): 161-182
Investigating Charles Reade, the Pall Mall Gazette and the ‘Newspaper Novel’
vol. 19 (2): 183-197
Chicken Embryos, Headless Frogs, and the Victorian Human–Animal Divide: Samuel Butler's Animal Epistemology
vol. 19 (2): 198-215
The Case of the Case History: Detecting the Medical Report in Sherlock Holmes
vol. 19 (2): 216-231
Reading Margaret Oliphant
vol. 19 (2): 232-246
Social and Professional Networks in the Victorian Periodical Press
vol. 19 (2): 247-251
Imperial Cities
vol. 19 (2): 251-255
Fragmentary Affinities
vol. 19 (2): 255-258
Notes on Contributors
vol. 19 (2): 259-260

Volume 19 (1)

How the Victorians Un-Invented Themselves: Architecture, the Battle of the Styles, and the History of the Term Victorian
vol. 19 (1): 1-23
Holmes's Pipe, Tobacco Papers and the Nineteenth-century Origins of Media Addiction
vol. 19 (1): 24-42
Suburban Identity in Paul Maitland's Paintings of Cheyne Walk
vol. 19 (1): 43-62
Rethinking ‘Global Dickens’: The Case of the Cross-Cultural Transfer of David Copperfield
vol. 19 (1): 63-78
Speaking the Social Body: Language-Origins and Thomas Carlyle's The French Revolution
vol. 19 (1): 79-92
The Jim Crow Craze in London's Press and Streets, 1836–39
vol. 19 (1): 93-109
A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians
vol. 19 (1): 110-114
Roomscape: Women Writers in the British Museum from George Eliot to Virginia Woolf
vol. 19 (1): 114-117
From the Penny Dreadful to the Ha'Penny Dreadfuller: A Bibliographic History of the Boys' Periodical in Britain, 1762–1950
vol. 19 (1): 117-120
Literary Bric-à-Brac and the Victorians: From Commodities to Oddities
vol. 19 (1): 120-123