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'Charles Kingsley's Anthropology of the Generations' (2019)
Journal Article
Sanders, V. (in press). 'Charles Kingsley's Anthropology of the Generations'. Journal of Victorian Culture, 24(3), https://doi.org/10.1093/jvcult/vcz019

In 1852, Charles Kingsley (1819-75) declared his wish to ‘put the anthropology of men of my own generation on as sound a footing as I can,’ so that they would have clear religious and moral principles with which to face the challenges ahead of them.... Read More

“Things Pressing to be said”: Harriet Martineau’s mission to inform (2018)
Book Chapter
Sanders, V. (2018). “Things Pressing to be said”: Harriet Martineau’s mission to inform. In M. D. Hurley, & M. Waithe (Eds.), Thinking through style: Non-fiction prose of the long Nineteenth Century, 118-134. Oxford University Press (OUP). https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198737827.003.0008

Unlike many of the other authors discussed in this collection, Martineau has rarely been read for pleasure in the artistry of her wordplay. When she mentions her writing it is with a sense, declared in her Autobiography, that ‘Things were pressing to... Read More

Harriet Martineau and the birth of disciplines: Nineteenth-Century intellectual powerhouse (2016)
Book
Sanders, V. (2016). V. Sanders, & G. Weiner (Eds.), Harriet Martineau and the birth of disciplines: Nineteenth-Century intellectual powerhouse. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

One of the foremost writers of her time, Harriet Martineau established her reputation by writing a hugely successful series of fictional tales on political economy whose wide readership included the young Queen Victoria. She went on to write fiction... Read More

The selected works of Margaret Oliphant, Part V Volume 20 - Hester (2015)
Book
V. Sanders (Ed.), (2015). The selected works of Margaret Oliphant, Part V Volume 20 - Hester

Margaret Oliphant (1828-97) had a prolific literary career that spanned almost fifty years. She wrote some 98 novels, fifty or more short stories, twenty-five works of non-fiction, including biographies and historic guides to European cities, and mor... Read More

Book review: The Works of Elizabeth Gaskell. Ed by Joanne Shattock; Deirdre d'Albertis; Josie Billington; Linda Hughes; Linda Peterson; Elisabeth Jay; Charlotte Mitchell; Marion Shaw; Alan Shelston (2008)
Journal Article
Sanders, V. (2008). Book review: The Works of Elizabeth Gaskell. Ed by Joanne Shattock; Deirdre d'Albertis; Josie Billington; Linda Hughes; Linda Peterson; Elisabeth Jay; Charlotte Mitchell; Marion Shaw; Alan Shelston. The Modern language review, 103(3), 835-838. https://doi.org/10.2307/20467939

The rebel, the lady and the 'anti': femininity, anti-feminism, and the Victorian woman writer (2006)
Journal Article
Heilmann, A., & Sanders, V. (2006). The rebel, the lady and the 'anti': femininity, anti-feminism, and the Victorian woman writer. Women's studies international forum, 29(3), (289-300). doi:10.1016/j.wsif.2006.04.008. ISSN 0277-5395

Anti-feminist journalists and women writers had a crucial role in contributing to the feminist debate in Victorian Britain. As an organized political movement Victorian anti-feminism significantly post-dated the rise of anti-feminist literature in th... Read More

'Is there no work in hand?' : the idle son theme at mid-century
Journal Article
Sanders, V. 'Is there no work in hand?' : the idle son theme at mid-century. Studies in the Literary Imagination, 43(1), (49-68). ISSN 0039-3819

This article presents work as the possible site of a generational conflict over the definition of masculinity between parents and children, focusing on the father and son dynamic. It tackles cases of idle sons, or educated young men who cannot establ... Read More