Nineteenth-Century Prose

Special Issue: Victorian Critics Coming Soon

John Ruskin

Painting of John Ruskin by John Everett Millais.

Nineteenth-Century Prose is proud to present its 43rd volume Victorian Critics, set to release soon. The special issue reinvigorates the tradition of studying Victorian critics, reviewing them not only for their scholarly prowess but also as indicators of the Victorian cultural milieu. Guest Editor Laurence W. Mazzeno introduces an array of critic critiques, including pieces on Matthew Arnold and social justice, John Churton Collins and punditry and George Eliot and ‘silly novels.’

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Explore Our Fall 2015 Issue

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Margaret Fuller (PC: Molly Maulleigh via Flickr)

Nineteenth Century Prose is proud to unveil the second installment in its 42nd volume, our Fall 2015 publication. This issue features essays on Margaret Fuller, women’s rights activist and transcendentalist, along with an array of exquisite articles centered on the long nineteenth century.

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Volume 42.1 (Spring 2015) available

The Spring 2015 issue of Nineteenth-Century Prose is now available:  Volume 42.1 (Spring 2015)

For details on the 2014 double issue: Volume 41.1&2 (Spring/ Fall 2014)

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Volume 39 Articles and Abstracts now up

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New Articles and Abstracts Posted

Volume 40, Number 2 – Fall 2013

Robert N. Hudspeth, “The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson” / 1

T. S. McMillin, “The Discipline of Abandonment: Emersonian Properties of Transdisciplinarity & the Nature of Method” / 105

Sara Atwood, “Black Devil and Gentle Cloud: Ruskin and Emerson at Odds” / 129

David M. Robinson, “Emerson, Modern Literature, and the Question of Goethe” / 163

John Ronan, “Self-Reliance in Emerson’s Sermons and Essays: First Series” / 181

Saundra Morris, “Whim Upon the Lintel: Emerson’s Poetry and a Politically Ethical Aesthetic” / 189

Harold Schweizer, “Are We Not Beautiful” / 217

David LaRocca, “In the Place of Mourning: Questioning the Privations of the Private” / 227

Volume 40, Number 1-Spring 2013

Erika Behrisch Elce, “‘A tribute of respect to the dead’: Narrative Containment and Focal Substitution in Leopold McClintock’s The Voyage of the ‘Fox’” / 1

Daniel R. Mangiavellano, “De Quincey, Coleridge, and the Literary Model of Habit” / 27

Jason Richards, “Emerson and the Gothic” / 61

Randall Conrad, “Road to the Golden Age: Thoreau’s Old Carlisle Road” / 91

Claire Charlotte McKechnie, “Man’s Best Fiend: Evolution, Rabies, and the Gothic Dog” / 115

John Paul M. Kanwit, “‘My name is the right one’: Lady Elizabeth (Rigby) Eastlake’s Professional Art Criticism” / 141

Ashley Faulkner, “Virgin and Child with John: Ruskin’s Typical Romance” / 173

Jamie Horrocks, “Vernon Lee, Oscar Wilde, and the Dialogue of ‘New Aesthetics’” / 201

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