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.
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.
The 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/
Call For Papers Readers, Purveyors, Creators, and Users: Studying Victorian Print Consumption in 2014
16-17 June 2014, Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway
Deadline for Proposals: 16 April 2014.
Plenary speakers: Dr Stephen Colclough, Bangor University and Dr Niall Ó Ciosáin, National University of Ireland, Galway.
Full CFP available here