Nineteenth-Century Prose’s 43rd volume Victorian Critics 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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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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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
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