ISSUE 5.1 (SPRING 2009)



Scott Brennan-Smith, “Knight and Lady as One: The Reclamation of the “Feminine” in William Morris’s Decorative Arts DesignsPDF Version

William Driscoll, “The Metaphor of Syphilis in Grand’s Heavenly TwinsPDF Version

Sharleen Mondal, “Racing Desire and the New Man of the House in Wilkie Collins’s The MoonstonePDF Version

Sara Steger, “Paths to Identity: Dorothy and William Wordsworth and the Writing of Self in NaturePDF Version



Kay Heath, “‘Much Yet to Learn’: Feminist Age Studies and the Long Eighteenth Century.” Review of Devoney Looser’s Women Writers and Old Age in Great Britain, 1750-1850. PDF Version

Amy J. Robinson, “Friends or Lovers? Austen’s Modern Men.” Review of Michael Kramp’s Disciplining Love: Austen and the Modern Man.

Brenda R. Weber, “Situating the Exceptional Woman.” Review of Linda L. Clark’s Women and Achievement in Nineteenth-Century Europe and Antonia Losano’s The Woman Painter in Victorian Literature. PDF Version

Lee Behlman, “On Not Knowing Greek: Victorian Women Writers and Classical Antiquity.” Review of Shanyn Fiske’s Heretical Hellenism: Women Writers, Ancient Greece, and the Victorian Popular Imagination. PDF Version

Susan David Bernstein, “Conversion and Convergence: Gendering Anglo-Jewishness in the Nineteenth Century.” Review of Nadia Valman’s The Jewess in Nineteenth-Century British Literary Culture. PDF Version

Carol Engelhardt Herringer, “Critiquing Catholicism: Victorian Women Writers and the Secular Home.” Review of Maria LaMonaca’s Masked Atheism: Catholicism and the Secular Victorian Home. PDF Version

Éadaoin Agnew, “Invention and Reinvention: The Remarkable Stories of Anna Leonowens.” Review of Susan Morgan’s Bombay Anna: The Real Story and Remarkable Adventures of the “King and I” Governess. PDF Version

Joseph McLaughlin, “Modern Masculinities in an Age of Imperial Decline.” Review of Nalin Jayasena’s Contested Masculinities: Crises in Colonial Male Identity from Joseph Conrad to Satyajit Ray. PDF Version


Editors-in-Chief: Stacey Floyd and Melissa Purdue

Reviews Editor: Mary Jean Corbett

Reviews Assistant: Zach Weir

Technical Editor: Josh Reid