Nineteenth-century British literature and culture are a rich field for interdisciplinary studies. Since the turn of the twentieth century, scholars and critics have tracked the intersections and tensions between Victorian literature and the visual arts, politics, social organisation, economic life, technical innovations, scientific thought - in short, culture in its broadest sense. In recent years, theoretical challenges and historiographical shifts have unsettled the assumptions of previous scholarly syntheses and called into question the terms of older debates. Whereas the tendency in much past literary critical interpretation was to use the metaphor of culture as 'background', feminist, Foulcauldian, and other analyses have employed more dynamic models that raise questions of power and of circulation. Such developments have re-animated the field. This series aims to accommodate and promote the most interesting work being undertaken on the frontiers of the field of nineteenth-century literary studies: work which intersects fruitfully with other fields of study such as history, or literary theory, or the history of science. Comparative as well as interdisciplinary approaches are welcomed.
General Editor: Gillian Beer, University of Cambridge
Editorial Board: Isobel Armstrong, University of London; Kate Flint, University of Southern California; Catherine Gallagher, University of California, Berkeley; D. A. Miller, University of California, Berkeley; J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Berkeley; Daniel Pick, Birkbeck, University of London; Mary Poovey, New York University; Sally Shuttleworth, University of Oxford; Herbert Tucker, University of Virginia