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Reviewed by: Cheryl LaGuardia, Research Librarian, Widener Library, Harvard University
Victorian Network is a peer-reviewed, semi-annual online-only journal begun in 2009 that publishes postgraduate work in Victorian studies. It is guest-edited by scholars in the field, and funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council. The Network is indexed by the MLA International Bibliography and also has its own basic search interface. The Network is browsable by issue, author, and title, and has a blog, The Victorian Wire, associated with it.
The summer 2012 issue, edited by Dr. Ella Dzelzainis, Lecturer in Ninteenth-Century Literature at Newcastle University, features such articles as “Technologies of Desire: Typists, Telegraphists and Their Machines in Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Henry James’s In the Cage,” “Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice: The Victorian Woman’s All-Consuming Predicament,” and “Collecting Men: Masculinity and Cultural Capital in The Woman in White.” All the material here is very scholarly, combining literary studies with historical and cultural work throughout.
For serious Victorian era researchers, Victorian Network is a treasure trove they’ll dig into with relish. Recommended for academic and large public libraries.