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‘Start not, gentle reader!’: Re-reading Alicia LeFanu’s Helen Monteagle (1818) (2019)
Journal Article
Fitzer, A. (in press). ‘Start not, gentle reader!’: Re-reading Alicia LeFanu’s Helen Monteagle (1818). Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780-1840,

This article is the first to re-read Helen Monteagle as a contribution to understandings of the variety of prose fiction published in the Romantic period. Its circulation in print coincided with that of Frankenstein and Northanger Abbey, and its disa... Read More

Ruin and reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell (2019)
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Mottram, S. (2019). Ruin and reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell. Oxford University Press (OUP)

Ruin and Reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell explores writerly responses to the religious violence of the long reformation in England and Wales, spanning over a century of literature and history, from the establishment of the national ch... Read More

Lady Butler: War artist and traveller, 1846-1933 (2019)
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Wynne, C. (2019). Lady Butler: War artist and traveller, 1846-1933. Four Courts Press Ltd

This is the first biography of Victorian Britain’s greatest war artist, Elizabeth Thompson Butler, who found fame and public acclaim after exhibiting her Crimean War painting The Roll Call in 1874.

Growing up to be a man: Thomas Hardy and masculinity (2018)
Book Chapter
Thomas, J. (2018). Growing up to be a man: Thomas Hardy and masculinity. In P. Mallett (Ed.), The Victorian novel and masculinity, 116-150. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137491541_6

In July 1907, Thomas Hardy attended a dinner given by the Medico-Psychology Society (later to become the Royal College of Psychiatrists) as the guest of Peter William Macdonald, MD, medical superintendent of Dorset County Asylum and President of the... Read More

Ekphrastic encounters: New interdisciplinary essays on literature and the visual arts (2018)
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D. Kennedy, & R. Meek (Eds.), (2018). Ekphrastic encounters: New interdisciplinary essays on literature and the visual arts

This book offers a comprehensive reassessment of ekphrasis: the verbal representation of visual art. Ekphrasis has been traditionally regarded as a form of paragone (competition) between word and image. This interdisciplinary collection of essays see... Read More

Passionate Uprisings in Shakespeare’s 'Lucrece' (2018)
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Kaegi, A. (2018). Passionate Uprisings in Shakespeare’s 'Lucrece'. Shakespeare, 14(3), 205-215. doi:10.1080/17450918.2018.1504814

The phenomenon of passionate riot and its role in uprisings, fictional and historical, remains an analytical blind spot. Despite “the affective turn” in the humanities at the outset of the twenty-first century, scholarly studies have continued to foc... Read More

The religious geography of Marvell’s “An Horatian Ode”: popery, presbytery, and parti-coloured picts (2018)
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Mottram, S. (2018). The religious geography of Marvell’s “An Horatian Ode”: popery, presbytery, and parti-coloured picts. Seventeenth Century, 33(4), 441-461. https://doi.org/10.1080/0268117X.2018.1484636

Marvell’s “Ode” (1650) is an English poem about a British problem – a problem further problematized by religion. The “Ode” lauds Cromwell’s Irish and Scottish campaigns, but English responses to these “colonial” wars were in reality complicated by pr... Read More

Fashionable connections: Alicia LeFanu and writing from the edge (2018)
Journal Article
Fitzer, A. M. (2018). Fashionable connections: Alicia LeFanu and writing from the edge. Romanticism, 24(2), 179-190. https://doi.org/10.3366/rom.2018.0371

This article focuses upon Alicia LeFanu (fl. 1809–36), author of several poems, six multi-volume novels, a critical biography of her grandmother, Frances Sheridan, and articles for the Court Magazine. Descended from an eminent literary family, and si... Read More

J SS Bach (2018)
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Goodman, M. (2018). J SS Bach. Wrecking Ball Press

J SS Bach is the story of three generations of women from either side of Germany’s 20th Century horror story – one side, a Jewish family from Vienna, the other linked to a ranking Nazi official at Dachau concentration camp – who suffer the consequenc... Read More

“With guiltles blood oft stained”: Spenser’s Ruines of Time and the Saints of St. Albans (2018)
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Mottram, S. (2018). “With guiltles blood oft stained”: Spenser’s Ruines of Time and the Saints of St. Albans. Spenser studies, 31(1), 533-556. https://doi.org/10.1086/694442

Alban is conspicuously absent from Spenser’s Ruines of Time. Although Camden writes that Verulamium was “famous for […] bringing foorth Alban,” Spenser’s Verlame is silent on Alban and again departs from Camden to claim Verulamium had been built on t... 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

The mower, the sower, and the mayor: Thomas Hardy and Hamo Thornycroft, encounters and affinities (2018)
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Thomas, J. (2018). The mower, the sower, and the mayor: Thomas Hardy and Hamo Thornycroft, encounters and affinities. Word and Image, 34(1), 7-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/02666286.2017.1327306

This essay explores the intellectual and creative friendship between Thomas Hardy and Hamo Thornycroft, who met in 1883 when they were engaged upon works that were to define their respective careers. Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge and Thornycroft’... Read More

Reform and order on the Elizabethan stage: Sir Thomas More to Hamlet (2017)
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Clare, J. (in press). Reform and order on the Elizabethan stage: Sir Thomas More to Hamlet. Shakespeare Jahrbuch,

Im Zuge des religious turn in Studien zur Frühen Neuzeit ist bisher die Bedeutung der Zensur für die Durchsetzung konfessioneller Konformität wenig berücksichtigt worden. Gleichzeitig haben Arbeiten zur Theaterzensur deren Bedeutung für die Gestaltun... Read More

Client Earth (2017)
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Thornton, J., & Goodman, M. (2017). Client Earth. Scribe UK

Environmentally, our planet lacks the laws to keep it safe and those laws we do have are feebly enforced. Every new year is the hottest in human history, while forest, reef, ice, tundra, and species are disappearing forever. It is easy to lose all ho... Read More

The Du Mauriers and Stoker: Gothic transformations of Whitby and Cornwall (2016)
Book Chapter
Wynne, C. (2016). The Du Mauriers and Stoker: Gothic transformations of Whitby and Cornwall. In C. Wynne (Ed.), Bram Stoker and the Gothic: Formations to transformations, 185-206. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137465047_13

In this extract from the memoir of her father, Gerald: A Portrait (1934), Daphne du Maurier resurrects the actor-manager Gerald du Maurier and places him in Whitby in 1917. This port town of North Yorkshire had been a favourite holiday retreat of Ger... Read More

Denise Mina’s Garnethill trilogy: Feminist crime fiction at the millennium (2016)
Book Chapter
Vanacker, S. (2016). Denise Mina’s Garnethill trilogy: Feminist crime fiction at the millennium. In K. Gelder (Ed.), New directions in popular fiction: Genre, distribution, reproduction, 223-238. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-52346-4_11

Appearing in the late 1970s, feminist crime fiction arose out of a distinctive social context, the political, social and cultural sea change brought about by the second feminist wave. As Maureen Reddy suggests, ‘[f]eminist literary criticism, feminis... Read More