Victorian Periodicals Review

 

RSVP’s flagship journal, Victorian Periodicals Review, publishes the latest research in the vibrant and rapidly expanding field of 19th-century media studies. VPR features special issues, book reviews, announcements, and a biennial bibliography.

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VPR News

Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition – second edition

We are excited to announce a second edition of the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (ncse). Funded by King’s College London, and Birkbeck, University of London, it has been upgraded by King’s Digital Lab to survive the challenges of its second decade. It remains an edition of six key titles from across the period – the Monthly RepositoryNorthern StarLeaderEnglish Woman’s JournalTomahawk, and Publishers’ Circular – but the Facsimiles portion has been completely redesigned and augmented (see https://ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/).  As well as new navigation and display, this part of the resource now has visual realisations of statistics for each title, a new bibliography covering the last decade, two new reflective essays (one on the new edition and the other on the development of the field), and the first of a series of pedagogical pieces (on how ncse’s Tomahawk illustrations by Matt Morgan, might be used in the classroom).

First launched in 2008 and now in its second edition, ncse remains free and open to all. (Laurel Brake, Jim Mussell, and Mark Turner)

RSVP 2019 Annual Conference CFP Announced

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals is pleased to announce the call for papers for our next annual conference.

The conference, entitled ‘Work/Leisure, Duty/Pleasure’, will be hosted by the University of Brighton, UK, and will take place 25-27 July 2019. 

Proposals are invited for 20 minute papers or panels of three or four related papers that address any aspect of the Victorian periodical or newspaper press. Proposals relevant to the Conference theme of Work/Leisure, Duty/Pleasure would be particularly welcome. For more information about the conference theme and how to submit a proposal please visit our conference page.

All those giving a paper at the RSVP conference are required to be members of the Society.

The Curran Index – update

The ongoing effort to identify the writers of articles, stories, and poems in the Victorian press that is the Curran Index is getting a new look, and new super-powers!  With the support of RSVP, our intrepid editor, Gary Simons, is working with a team to convert the old set of pages, which are made up of blocks of text that have had to be scrolled through, into a fully functional online database that can be searched in a variety of ways.  Please visit this new and improved work in progress here (http://curranindex.org/) and read about all the latest additions to this rapidly expanding resource.