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AIMS AND SCOPE

Neo-Victorian Studies is a peer-reviewed, inter-disciplinary eJournal dedicated to the exploration of the contemporary fascination with re-imagining the nineteenth century and its varied literary, artistic, socio-political and historical contexts in both British and international frameworks. Perhaps most evident in the proliferation of so-called neo-Victorian novels, the trend is also discernible in a recent abundance of nineteenth century biographies, the continuing allure of art movements such as the pre-Raphaelites, popular cinema productions and TV adaptations, and historical re-evaluations in such fields as medicine, psychology, sexology, and studies in cultural memory. Neo-Victorian Studies provides a strategic forum to analyse the complicated investments of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in historical remembrance, revision, and reconstruction, to engage creatively with the period, and to stimulate international debate and exchange of ideas in this flourishing field of critical and artistic endeavour.

The journal publishes both scholarly and creative work in the English language, as well as critical responses to topics raised in previous issues. In general, work submitted should be unpublished, though the editors will consider republication of creative work not previously considered in a neo-Victorian critical context or significant theoretical work on the subject, e.g. if otherwise unavailable in English translation. The editorial team invites submissions from researchers and creative artists in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, as well as practitioners of other disciplines, whose work specifically engages with the contemporary legacies of the nineteenth century. The use of the term ‘neo-Victorian’, it should be noted, is employed in the widest possible sense, so as not to be restricted to geographical British contexts or those of the British Empire and its one-time colonies. Hence essays and creative pieces dealing with nineteenth-century Asian, African, North and South American contexts, among others, are equally welcome.

The fully peer-reviewed journal is committed to scholastic and artistic excellence. The editorial board brings together creative practitioners and researchers from Literature, History, Creative Writing, Art History, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Health Science, and Women and Gender Studies from eleven nations and over two dozen institutions world-wide. All submissions that pass editorial screening and are considered for publication will undergo a rigorous peer review process, on an anonymous basis, by two academic readers, where possible with specific expertise in the relevant subject. We will do our best to advise potential contributors of our decision (inclusive of recommendations for alterations if required) within ten weeks of receipt. Submissions should conform to the journal’s submission guidelines and be sent electronically to the General Editor Marie-Luise Kohlke at neovictorianstudies@swansea.ac.uk.

The eJournal format is intended to ensure the widest possible international access and participation and make best possible use of the internet as a global publishing medium. We aim to publish 2-3 issues a year, including special issues and/or conference proceedings where appropriate.

Neo-Victorian Studies is based at and supported by Swansea University, Wales, UK.

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