MemberJames Aaron Green

…Forthcoming (accepted):

‘”Short-Spanned Living Creatures’: Evolutionary Perspectives in Rhoda Broughton’s Not Wisely, but Too Well (1867)’, Journal of Victorian Culture, x.x (xxxx), pp. x-x.

‘”Aren’t you Maria?”: The Gothic and the Uncanny in Silent Hill 2‘, Gothic Studies, 23.1 (xxxx), pp. x-x.

‘”The Value of an Opera Glass”: Spectacle, Surveillance and Modern Visuality in M. E. Braddon’s The Trail of the Serpent (1860)’, Victorian Network, x.x (xxxx), pp. x-x.


Book Reviews:

‘Review of Helena Ifill, Creating Character: Theories of Nature and Nurture in…

James Aaron Green is an early-career researcher working in nineteenth-century studies, specializing in the intersections of popular fiction and science, and with additional interests in game studies. He has publications forthcoming in both these areas in the Journal of Victorian Culture, Gothic Studies, and Victorian Network. He has been a Research Assistant for the COVE and BRANCH, operated by NAVSA, and Book Reviews Editor for the journal Literature & History (SAGE).

MemberLaura E. Rotunno

I am at the beginning a new project that will examine female academics who are also athletes. I intend to study women from both the 21st and 19th centuries. I am interested in probing the cultural work done by these women and the response to them. My 19th century focus will be on British women; the 21st century focus could be global. My first book POSTAL PLOTS IN BRITISH FICTION 1840-1898: READDRESSING CORRESPONDENCE IN VICTORIAN CULTURE is due out from Palgrave, July 2013.

MemberAllison Neal

…Writing, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 611-613.
December 2012 – ‘The Continued Fascination with Freaks, review of Durbach, Nadia ‘Spectacle of Deformity: Freak shows and modern British culture; Lillian Craton, The Victorian Freak Show: The significance of disability and physical differences in 19th Century fiction’, Journal of Victorian Culture, Volume17, Issue 4, pp.559-562.
September 2012 – Book Review: Finn, Michael. R., ‘Hysteria, Hypnotism, and the Spirits’, Journal of French History, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp.418-419.
November 2011 – ‘Neo-Victorian Impersonations: Vesta Tilley and Tipping the Velvet’, Neo- Victor…

Victorianist and Neo-Victorianist interested in Victorian Literature, History, Culture and Heritage; Contemporary literature and culture, and particularly its recent negotiations with the Victorian era through neo-Victorian appropriations of the long nineteenth century; the (de)construction of identities and societal roles, adaptation theory, paratexts and their transformations; the relationship between the classes in the past and present as depicted in literature, on film and television, along with Victorian and neo-Victorian pastiche, parody, and satire. My approach to research is interdisciplinary in nature and involves drawing on critical literary analysis, historical evidence, and postmodern theories of interpretation. And I have a cat called Victoria.