A Journal of Culture and Literature

Edited by Deborah Logan, Western Kentucky University

Frequency: Biannually (beginning Summer 2017)

Print ISSN: 2166-0107
Electronic ISSN: 2475-6741

Now in its 65th year, Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature welcomes interdisciplinary approaches to Victorian literature and culture and continues to respond to developmental shifts in the discipline of Victorian studies. Formerly named The Victorian Newsletter (ISSN: 0042-5192), VCL looks forward to continuing its long history of scholarly excellence and professional integrity.

Manuscript Submissions

MLA formatting and documentation sent as electronic e-mail attachment (MS Word doc or RFT). Word count: 5,500 to 7,500 inclusive. Email submissions to

Victorians Journal of Culture and Literature editorial standards

Please direct any questions to Deborah Logan, Editor at

Work accepted for publication in Victorians Journal is subject to editing designed to bring articles into conformity with House standards, including style, grammar, and usage. Publication is predicated on requested revisions and editing, along the following guidelines:

Eliminating personal pronouns / self-referencing in favor of more objective language / tone

American spellings in author narrative, preserving British spellings as they occur in quotations

American grammatical usage

MLA punctuation and citation formatting, as employed by Victorians Journal

Eliminating repetitive use of secondary titles within the text and footnotes (found on works cited)

Avoiding parenthetical asides wherever possible

Minimizing footnotes to prevent parallel narratives. Notes should be limited to conveying relevant references for further study.

Explain (in text through word / phrase or as a footnote) obscure / rarified or culturally-specific terms and jargon

Use of italics is reserved for book titles, foreign terms, and occasional emphases (denoted “emphasis added”)

Advisory Board

Advisory Board
Ella Dzelzainis, Birkbeck College, London
Nikolai Endres, Western Kentucky University
Maria Frawley, George Washington University
Brent Kinser, Western Carolina University
William Harmon, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Cora Kaplan, Queen Mary University, London
David Latane, Virginia Commonwealth U.
Deborah Denenholz Morse, College of William & Mary
Albert Pionke, University of Alabama
Amber Pouliot, Harlaxton College
Valerie Sanders, University of Hull
Beverly Taylor, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Victorians. A Journal of Culture and Literature #133

Special Issue: Guest Edited by Thomas McLean and Ruth Knezevic

Introduction: Family Ties
Thomas McLean

Fame in the Family: Jane Austen’s Political Legacy
Devoney Looser

A Place to Mourn?: Emotion, Genre, and Child Death in the Lady Egidia Shipboard Diaries
Sarah Sharp

Alternative Families, Natural Disasters, and Colonial Settlement: Henry Kingsley’s Australia
Grace Moore

Opening the Shutters: Reevaluating Jean Ingelow’s Family Ties
Maura Ives

Family Portraits: The Life and Art of Alice Mary Chambers
Thomas McLean

Arresting Beauty: The Artistic Kinship between Julia Margaret Cameron and Virginia Woolf
Xiaoxi (Eileen) Yu

“Art in the blood”: Creative Families and “Sticky” Objects on Display
Ruth Knezevich

Every Leaf Speaks
Majella Cullinane



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