ISSUE 9.3 (WINTER 2013)



Linda Claridge Middup, “‘Dear! How Tiresome it must be to be so religious! [...] and where’s the use of it?’ Religious Identity and the Empowerment of Femininity in Mary Martha Sherwood’s The Fairchild Family (1818) and The Rose: A Fairy Tale (1821)PDF Version

Jessie Reeder, “Broken Bodies, Permeable Subjects: Rethinking Victorian Women’s “Agency” in Gaskell’s North and South PDF Version

Anna Royal, “Wax Dolls: Shaping a New Identity in Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s SecretPDF Version



Theresa M. Kelley, “Radical Romantic Women.” Review of Orianne Smith’s Romantic Women Writers, Revolution, and Prophecy: Rebellious Daughters, 1786-1826. PDF Version

Julia McCord Chavez, “Bluebeard Plots, Curious Heroines, and the Realist Novel.” Review of Hilary M. Schor’s Curious Subjects: Women and the Trials of Realism. PDF Version

Alison Booth, “The Return of the Manifest: Celebrated Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century.” Review of Ann R. Hawkins and Maura Ives’s Women Writers and the Artifacts of Celebrity in the Long Nineteenth Century and Brenda R. Weber’s Women and Literary Celebrity in the Nineteenth Century: The Transatlantic Production of Fame and Gender. PDF Version

Mary Jean Corbett, “Reading and Writing the Reading Room.” Review of Susan David Bernstein’s Roomscape: Women Writers in the British Museum from George Eliot to Virginia Woolf. PDF Version

Alicia Williams, “The Complete George Eliot: Biographical, Critical, and Cultural Contexts.” Review of Margaret Harris’s George Eliot in Context. PDF Version

Nadia Valman, “Spectacles of Suffering.” Review of Kimberly Snyder’s Transatlantic Spectacles of Race: The Tragic Mulatta and the Tragic Muse. PDF Version


Editors-in-Chief: Stacey Floyd and Melissa Purdue

Reviews Editor: Susan David Bernstein

Reviews Assistant: Kaydian Campbell

Technical Editor: Josh Reid