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

Aims and Scope: Now in its 66th 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.

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

Victorians Journal of Culture and Literature editorial standards

Please direct any questions to Deborah Logan, Editor at or

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

Using American spellings in author narrative and preserving British spellings as they occur in quotations

Applying American grammatical usage

Following 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.

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

Reserving use of italics for book titles, foreign terms, and occasional emphases (denoted “emphasis added”)

Advisory Board

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

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