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  • ISSN: 1060-1503 (Print), 1470-1553 (Online)
  • Editors: Rachel Ablow University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA and Daniel Hack University of Michigan, USA
  • Editorial board
Victorian Literature and Culture seeks to publish innovative scholarship of broad interest to the field. We are especially interested in work that contributes or responds to the current moment of heightened methodological reflection, theoretical energy, and formal experimentation. We welcome submissions that aim to reimagine the field of Victorian studies in the twenty-first century, whether by interrogating the field’s scope, boundaries, methods, and shibboleths; leveraging new or neglected conceptual resources; exploring new archives; discovering or establishing new cross-field connections; or engaging anew with the field’s own history. We are open to experiments in genre and form and welcome queries about the suitability of particular submissions.

Literature on fifteeneightyfour

  • Queer Theory Now and the Pleasure of Movement
  • 13 February 2019, Yamini Gunti
  • Queer theory emerged in the midst of crisis in the late 1980s and early 1990s: as the HIV/AIDS epidemic raged, scholars and activists sought to disrupt the...
  • Shakespeare as Fan Fiction
  • 16 January 2019, Abigail Sparks
  • “Shipping” (from “relationship”) is a phenomenon within the wider culture of fan fiction that places characters (or the actors who play them) from a particular...
  • Has the Left Killed Satire?
  • 11 January 2019, Ella Fornari
  • Writing a big book makes you wary of generalizations.  My new book, The Cambridge Introduction to Satire, discusses satire from Lysistrata to The Daily Show,...

This cover story from the New York Times Sunday Magazine (13 January 2019) examines a topic (the evolution of beauty) and scientist (Richard Prum) in much the same way as the long review essay “Why Beauty Matters” by George Levine - featured in the latest issue of VLC (47.1).

Use the link below to read the New York Times Sunday Magazine article:

How Beauty Is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution

Levine's review from 47.1 has also been made free to access for a limited time:

Why Beauty Matters