ISSUE 11.2 (SUMMER 2015)

The Editors-in-Chief would like to thank Susan David Bernstein for the wonderful job she has done as Reviews Editor over the last five years.  We wish her all the best with her new endeavors.

We would also like to honor the memory of Professor Linda Peterson.  We are indebted to her for her insightful scholarship, her patient guidance, and her kindness to us as young scholars.  We are very grateful for her support Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies.  She will be very missed.


Special Issue:
Illustration and Gender: Drawing the Nineteenth Century

Guest Edited by Kate Holterhoff and Nicole Lobdell


Kate Holterhoff and Nicole Lobdell, “IntroductionPDF Version


Nancy Marck Cantwell, “Waist Not, Want Not: The Corseted Body and Empire in Vanity FairPDF Version

Susan Walton, “Suitable Work for Women? Florence Claxton’s Illustrations for The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte YongePDF Version

Adam Sonstegard, “Mary Hallock Foote: Reconfiguring The Scarlet Letter, Redrawing Hester PrynnePDF Version

Patricia Smith Scanlan, “‘God-gifted girls’: The Rise of Women Illustrators in Late Nineteenth-Century PhiladelphiaPDF Version


Kimberly Rhodes, “Finding Feminist Art History in the Nineteenth Century.” Review of Temma Balducci and Heather Belnap Jensen’s Women, Femininity and Public Space in European Visual Culture, 1789-1914 and Hilary Fraser’s Women Writing Art History in the Nineteenth Century: Looking Like a Woman. PDF Version

Ellen Bell, “Not Just a Pretty Picture.” Review of Paul Goldman and Simon Cooke’s Reading Victoiran Illustration, 1855-1875: Spoils of the Lumber Room. PDF Version

Nancy Rose Marshall, “Brotherhood: Interrogating Pre-Raphaelite Manliness.” Review of Amelia Yeates and Serena Trowbridge’s Pre-Raphaelite Masculinities. PDF Version

Veronica Alfano, “Gender and Lyric Intimacy at the Fin de Siècle.” Review of Emily Harrington’s Second Person Singular: Late Victorian Women Poets and the Bonds of Verse. PDF Version

Laura Engel, “Wishful Telepathy: Austen’s Role as Romatic Advisor.” Review of Sarah Raff’s Jane Austen’s Erotic Advice. PDF Version


Editors-in-Chief: Stacey Floyd and Melissa Purdue

Reviews Editor: Susan David Bernstein

Reviews Assistant: Elizabeth Scheer

Technical Editor: Josh Reid