AIMS AND SCOPE
Neo-Victorian Studies is a peer-reviewed, inter-disciplinary
eJournal dedicated to the exploration of the contemporary fascination with
re-imagining the nineteenth century and its varied literary, artistic,
socio-political and historical contexts in both British and international
frameworks. Perhaps most evident in the proliferation of so-called neo-Victorian
novels, the trend is also discernible in a recent abundance of nineteenth
century biographies, the continuing allure of art movements such as the
pre-Raphaelites, popular cinema productions and TV adaptations, and historical
re-evaluations in such fields as medicine, psychology, sexology, and studies in
cultural memory. Neo-Victorian Studies provides a strategic forum to analyse the
complicated investments of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in
historical remembrance, revision, and reconstruction, to engage creatively with
the period, and to stimulate international debate and exchange of ideas in this
flourishing field of critical and artistic endeavour.
The journal publishes both scholarly and creative work in the English language, as well as critical responses to topics raised in previous issues. In general, work submitted should be unpublished, though the editors will consider republication of creative work not previously considered in a neo-Victorian critical context or significant theoretical work on the subject, e.g. if otherwise unavailable in English translation. The editorial team invites submissions from researchers and creative artists in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, as well as practitioners of other disciplines, whose work specifically engages with the contemporary legacies of the nineteenth century. The use of the term ‘neo-Victorian’, it should be noted, is employed in the widest possible sense, so as not to be restricted to geographical British contexts or those of the British Empire and its one-time colonies. Hence essays and creative pieces dealing with nineteenth-century Asian, African, North and South American contexts, among others, are equally welcome.
The fully peer-reviewed journal is committed to scholastic and artistic excellence. The editorial board brings together creative practitioners and researchers from Literature, History, Creative Writing, Art History, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Health Science, and Women and Gender Studies from eleven nations and over two dozen institutions world-wide. All submissions that pass editorial screening and are considered for publication will undergo a rigorous double blind peer review process, with reviewers wherever possible chosen for their specific expertise on the relevant topic. We will do our best to advise potential contributors of our preliminary assessment as to a submission's suitability for our full peer review process within ten weeks of receipt. Full peer review will usually take up to another three months. Submissions should conform to the journal’s submission guidelines and be sent electronically as a Word Document attachment to the NVS General Editor, Marie-Luise Kohlke, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The e-journal format is intended to ensure the widest possible international access, participation, and dissemination and make best possible use of the internet as a global publishing medium. We aim to publish 1-2 issues a year, including special issues.
Neo-Victorian Studies is based at and supported by Swansea University, Wales, UK.