Call for Nominations – Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals is pleased to announce this year’s call for submissions for the Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize, awarded to the scholarly book that most advances the understanding of the nineteenth-century British newspaper or periodical press.

Please see our Awards page for further information.

Looking Ahead to Special Issues

Victorian Periodicals Review is pleased to announce two forthcoming special issues!

Issue 47.4 (Winter 2014) will feature articles on “Tradition and the New” with guest editors Natalie Houston and Margret Beetham.

Issue 48.2 (Summer 2015) will be entitled “Digital Pedagogies: Building Learning Communities for Studying Victorian Periodicals” with guest editor Clare Horrocks.

Look for more information in the coming months!

Summer issue of VPR out now!

The Summer issue of Victorian Periodicals Review is now out.  Issue 47.2 features papers by Fergus Dunne, Kirsite Blair, Michael D. Lewis, Rebecca N. Mitchell, Marina Cano-Lopez, Melissa Score, and Troy Gregory.  It also has a memorial by Richard Fulton of one RSVP’s founders, William Scheuerle.  The issue can be accessed online here. For subscription information (which includes membership of RSVP), see the VPR page.

2014 VanArsdel Award

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 VanArsdel Award: Ann Hale, a doctoral student at the University of Greenwich. Her essay, “W. T. Stead and Participatory Reader Networks in The Link and The Review of Reviews,” will appear in the Spring 2015 issue of Victorian Periodicals Review. Congratulations!

For more information about the VanArsdel Award, see http://www.rs4vp.org/prizes.html. A subscription to VPR, which includes membership in the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, is only $35 ($30 for students): https://www.press.jhu.edu/cgi-bin/order.cgi?oc_id=1707.

RSVP 2014: Places, Spaces, and the Victorian Periodical Press

 

crystalpalaceThe 2014 Research Society for Victorian Periodicals conference will be held at the University of Delaware’s Wilmington campus on September 12 and 13. The conference theme is “Places, Spaces and the Victorian Periodical Press.” In addition to a wide range of panels, the program will include the Michael Wolff lecture, to be given this year by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra of Ryerson University. Professor Kooistra, who also serves as Co-Director, Centre for Digital Humanities at Ryerson, will speak on the subject “Reading between the Lines of Time and Space: Remediation and the Illustrated Periodical.” The conference will also feature a presentation by the winner of the 2014 Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize.

Conference website now available: http://sites.udel.edu/rsvp2014/