Some Recent Books on Victorian Literature 1830-1900:
Allen, Dennis. Sexuality in Victorian Fiction. U Oklahoma, 1993.
Anderson, Amanda and Joseph Valente, ed. Disciplinarity at the Fin De Siécle, Princeton, NJ; Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2002.
Armstrong, Isobel and Virginia Blain, ed. Women’s Poetry, Late Romantic to Late Victorian: Gender and Genre, 1830-1900, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Macmillan; New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.
Armstrong, Isobel. Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics, and Politics. Routledge, 1993.
Armstrong, Nancy. Fiction in the Age of Photography: The Legacy of British Realism, Cambridge, London: Harvard University Press, 1999.
Ashton, Owen and Stephen Roberts. The Working-Class Writer. Mansell, 1999.
August, Andrew. Poor Women’s Lives: Gender, Work, and Poverty in Late-Victorian London, Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; London: Associated University Presses, 1999.
Baucom, Ian. Out of Place: Englishness, Empire, and the Locations of Identity, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999.
Berry, Laura C. The Child, the State, and the Victorian Novel. U Virginia, 1999.
Bradshaw, David J. and Suzanne Ozment, eds. The Voice of Toil: Nineteenth-Century British Writings About Work. Ohio U, 1999.
Brantlinger, Patrick. The Reading Lesson: The Threat of Mass Literacy in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998.
Brantlinger, Patrick. Rule of Darkness: British Literature and Imperialism, 1830-1914. Cornell, 1988.
Brooks, Chris and Peter Faulkner. The White Man’s Burdens: An Anthology of British Poetry of the Empire. U Exeter, 1996.
Brown, Nicola. Fairies in Nineteenth-Century Art and Literature, Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Buckton, Oliver S. Secret Selves: Confession and Same-Sex Desire in Victorian Autobiography. U North Carolina, 1998.
Burton, Antoinette. Burdens of History: British Feminists, Indian Women, and Imperial Culture, 1865-1915. U North Carolina, 1994.
Button, Marilyn Demarest and Toni Reed, ed. The Foreign Woman in British Literature: Exotics, Aliens, and Outsiders, Westport, London: Greenwood Press, 1999.
Byerly, Alison. Realism, Representation, and the Arts in Nineteenth-Century Literature, Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Campbell, Matthew. Rhythm and Will in Victorian Poetry, Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Case, Alison A. Plotting Women: Gender and Narration in the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Novel, Charlottesville, London: University Press of Virginia, 1999.
Christiansen, Rupert, The Victorian Visitors: Culture Shock in Nineteenth-Century Britain, New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2001.
Cohen, Monica. Professional Domesticity in the Victorian Novel: Women, Work and Home. Cambridge, 1998.
Colley, Ann C. Nostalgia and Recollection in Victorian Culture. St. Martin’s, 1998.
Craig, Randall. Promising Language: Betrothal in Victorian Law & Fiction, Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000.
Cronin, Richard, Alison Chapman and Antony Harrison. A Companion to Victorian Poetry. Blackwells, 2002.
Cross, Nigel. The Common Writer: Life in Nineteenth-Century Grub Street. Cambridge, 1985.
Daly, Nicholas. Modernism, Romance, and the Fin de Siècle: Popular Fiction and British Culture, 1880-1914, Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
David, Deirdre. The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel, Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
D’Cruze, Shani. Crimes of Outrage: Sex, Violence and the Victorian Working Women, London: UCL Press, 1998.
Dellamora, Richard, ed. Victorian Sexual Dissidence. Chicago, 1999.
-----. Masculine Desire: The Sexual Politics of Victorian Aestheticism. U N Carolina, 1990. Also, Apocalyptic Overtures: Sexual Politics and the Sense of an Ending. Rutgers, 1994.
Dever, Carolyn, Death and the Mother from Dickens to Freud: Victorian Fiction and the Anxiety of Origins, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
DiBattista, Maria and Lucy McDiarmid, High and Low Moderns: Literature and Culture 1889-1939, New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Dickerson, Vanessa D. Victorian Ghosts in the Noontide: Women Writers and the Supernatural, Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1996.
Dolin, Kieran. Fiction and the Law: Legal Discourses in Victorian and Modernist Literature, Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Eagleton, Terry. Scholars and Rebels in Nineteenth-Century Ireland, Oxford, Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1999.
Eldridge, C. C. The Imperial Experience: From Carlyle to Forster, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Macmillan Press, 1996.
Flint, Kate. The Victorians and the Visual Imagination, Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Flint, Kate. The Woman Reader, 1837-1914. Oxford, 1993.
Frawley, Maria H. A Wider Range: Travel Writing by Women in Victorian England. Associated University Presses, 1994.
Franklin, J. Jeffrey. Serious Play: The Cultural Form of the Nineteenth-Century Realist Novel, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.
Freedgood, Elaine. Victorian Writing About Risk: Imagining a Safe England in a Dangerous World, Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Gagnier, Regenia. Subjectivities: A History of Self-Representation in Britain, 1832-1920. Oxford, 1991.
Gardner, Vivien and Susan Rutherford. The New Woman and Her Sisters: Feminism and Theatre, 1850-1914. U Michigan, 1992.
Gates, Barbara T. Kindred Nature: Victorian and Edwardian Women Embrace the Living World. Chicago, 1998.
Gates, Barbara and Ann B. Shteir, eds. Natural Eloquence: Women Reinscribe Science. U Wisconsin, 1997.
Ghose, Indira. Women Travellers in Colonial India: The Power of the Female Gaze, Delhi, New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Gilbert, Pamela K. Disease, Desire and the Body in Victorian Women’s Popular Novels, Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Gillooly, Eileen. Smile of Discontent: Humor, Gender, and Nineteenth-Century British Fiction, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.
Hall, Donald E. Fixing Patriarchy: Feminism and Mid-Victorian Male Novelists. NYU, 1996.
Harrison, Antony H. Gender and Discourse in Victorian Literature and Art. U Northern Illinois, 1992.
Also has published a great deal about Christina Rossetti.
-----. Victorian Poetics and the Politics of Culture: Discourse and Ideology. U Virginia, 1998.
Harman, Barbara Leah. The Feminine Political Novel in Victorian England, Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1998.
Harper, Lila Marz. Solitary Travelers: Nineteenth-Century Women’s Travel Narratives and the Scientific Vocation, Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; London, Cranbury: Associated University Presses, 2001.
Harsh, Constance D. Subversive Heroines: Feminist Resolutions of Social Crisis in the Condition-of-England Novel, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1994.
Haywood, Ian, ed. The Literature of Struggle: An Anthology of Chartist Fiction. Scolar, 1995. Also published a critical survey of working-class fiction.
Hughes, Linda K. and Michael Lund. The Victorian Serial. U Virginia, 1991.
Jackson-Houlston, C. M. Ballads, Songs and Snatches: The Appropriation of Folk Song and Popular Culture in British Nineteenth-Century Realist Prose, Aldershot, Hants, England; Brookfield: Ashgate, 1999.
Janowitz, Anne. Lyric and Labour in the Romantic Tradition. Cambridge, 1998.
Jenkins, Alice, and Juliet John, ed. Rereading Victorian Fiction, Houndmills: Macmillan Press; New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.
Jenkins, Ruth Y. Reclaiming Myths of Power: Women Writers and the Victorian Spiritual Crisis. Bucknell, 1995.
John, Juliet and Alice Jenkins, ed. Rethinking Victorian Culture, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Macmillan Press; New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000
Johnson, Patricia E. Hidden Hands: Working-Class Women and Victorian Social-Problem Fiction, Athens: Ohio University Press, 2001.
Johnston, Susan. Women and Domestic Experience in Victorian Political Fiction, Westport: Greenwood Press, 2001.
Jones, Aled. Powers of the Press: Newspapers, Power and the Public in Nineteenth-Century England, Aldershot: Scolar Press; Brookfield: Ashgate Publ. Co., 1996.
Jones, H. S. Victorian Political Thought, Houndmills, Hampshire: Macmillan; New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.
Joshi, Priya. In Another Country: Colonialism, Culture, & the English Novel in India, New York: Columbia University Press, 2002.
Joyce, Patrick. Democratic Subjects: Studies in the History of the Self and the Social in Nineteenth-Century England. Cambridge, 1994.
Judd, Catherine. Bedside Seductions: Nursing and the Victorian Imagination, 1830-1880. St. Martin’s, 1998.
Kahane, Claire. Passions of the Voice: Hysteria, Narrative, and the Figure of the Speaking Woman, 1850-1915. Johns Hopkins, 1995.
Kestner, Joseph. Protest and Reform: The British Social Narrative by Women, 1827-1867. U Wisconsin, 1985.
Krasner, James. The Entangled Eye: Visual Perception and the Representation of Nature in Post-Darwinian Narrative. Oxford, 1992.
Kutzer, M. Daphne, Empire’s Children: Empire and Imperialism in Classic British Children’s Books, New York: Garland Pub., 2000.
Kreilkamp, Vera. The Anglo-Irish Novel and the Big House. Syracuse, 1998.
Lane, Christopher. The Burdens of Intimacy: Psychoanalysis and Victorian Literature, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.
Langbauer, Laurie. Novels of Everyday Life: The Series in English Fiction, 1850-1930, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999.
Langland, Elizabeth. Nobody’s Angels: Middle-Class Women and Domestic Ideology in Victorian Culture. Cornell, 1995.
Larson, Jill. Ethics and Narrative in the English Novel, 1880-1914, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Law, Graham, Serializing Fiction in the Victorian Press, Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave, 2000.
Lawrence, Karen R. Penelope Voyages: Women and Travel in the British Literary Tradition. Cornell, 1988.
Leighton, Angela. Victorian Women Poets: Writing Against the Heart. Harvester, 1992.
Leighton, Angela and Margaret Reynolds, eds. Victorian Women Poets: An Anthology. Blackwells, 1995. Other recent anthologies of the subject have appeared by Isobel Armstrong and Joseph Bristow, Virginia Blaine and Margaret Higgonet.
Levine, George. Darwin and the Novelists: Patterns of Science in Victorian Fiction. Harvard, 1988.
Levine, George. Dying to Know: Scientific Epistemology and Narrative in Victorian England, Chicago, London: University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Levy, Anita. Reproductive Urges: Popular Novel Reading, Sexuality, and the English Nation, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.
London, Bette. Writing Double: Women’s Literary Partnerships, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999.
Maidment, Brian, ed. Poorhouse Fugitives: Self-Taught Poets and Poetry in Victorian Britain. Carcanet, 1987.
Marsh, Joss. Word Crimes: Blasphemy, Culture, and Literature in Nineteenth-Century England. U Chicago, 1998.
Matus, Jill L. Unstable Bodies: Victorian Representations of Sexuality and Maternity. Manchester, 1995.
Maynard, John. Victorian Discourses on Sexuality and Religion. Cambridge, 1993.
McClintock, Anne. Imperial Leather: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest. Routledge, 1995.
McDonald, Peter D. British Literary Culture and Publishing Practice 1880-1914, Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
McEwan, Cheryl, Gender, Geography and Empire: Victorian Women Travellers in West Africa, Aldershot, Hampshire; Burlington: Ashgate, 2000.
McGann, Jerome K. The Beauty of Inflections: Literary Investigations in Historical Method and Theory. Oxford, 1985. Also Social Values and Poetic Acts: A Historical Judgment of Literary Works, Harvard, 1998; Black Riders: The Visible Languge of Modernism, 1993. McGann heads the Rossetti archive.
----. Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Game that Must Be Lost. Yale, 2000.
McKee, Patricia. Public and Private: Gender, Class and the British Novel (1764-1878). Minnesota, 1997.
Mighall, Robert. A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction: Mapping History’s Nightmares, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Milbank, Alison. Dante and the Victorians. Manchester, 1998.
Millgate, Michael. Testamentary Acts: Browning, Tennyson, James, Hardy. Oxford, 1992.
Morgan, Thais, ed. Victorian Sages and Cultural Discourse: Renegotiating Gender and Power. Rutgers, 1990.
Murphy, Patricia. Time is of the Essence: Temporality, Gender, and the New Woman, Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001.
O’Farrell, Mary. Telling Complexions: The Nineteenth-Century English Novel and the Blush. Duke, 1997.
Otis, Laura. Membranes: Metaphors of Invasion in Nineteenth-Century Literature, Science, and Politics, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Plotz, John. The Crowd: British Literature and Public Politics, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.
Polloczek, Dieter Paul. Literature and Legal Discourse: Equity and Ethics from Sterne to Conrad, Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Poovey, Mary. Uneven Developments: The Ideological Work of Gender in Victorian England. 1989.
Prins, Yopie. Victorian Sappho. Princeton, 1999.
Psomiades, Kathy Alexis. Beauty’s Body: Feminity and Representation in British Aestheticism. Stanford, 1997.
Ragussis, Michael. Figures of Conversion: ‘The Jewish Question’ and English National Identity. Duke, 1995.
Reynold, Matthew. The Realms of Verse, 1830-1870: English Poetry in a Time of Nation-Building. Oxford, 2001.
Richardson, Angelique and Chris Willis, ed. The New Woman in Fiction and in Fact: Fin-de-Siècle Feminisms, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York: Palgrave, 2001.
Robbins, Ruth and Julian Wolfreys, Victorian Gothic: Literary and Cultural Manifestations in the Nineteenth Century, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.
Roberts, Adam. Romantic and Victorian Long Poems: A Guide. Ashgate, 1999.
Rogers, Helen. Women and the People: Authority, Authorship and the Radical Tradition in Nineteenth-Century England. Ashgate, 2000.
Rose, Jonathan. The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes. Yale, 2001.
Ryle, Martin. Journeys in Ireland: Literary Travellers, Rural Landscapes, Cultural Relations. Ashgate, 1999.
Schad, John. Victorians in Theory: From Derrida to Browning, Manchester, New York: Manchester University Press, 1999.
Schaeffer, Talia. The Forgotten Female Aesthete: Literature and Culture in Late-Victorian England. Virgina, 2000.
Schaffer, Talia and Kathy Alexis Psomiades, ed. Women and British Aestheticism, Charlottesville, London: University Press of Virginia, 2000.
Scheinberg, Cynthia, Women’s Poetry and Religion in Victorian England: Jewish Identity and Christian Culture, Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Schmitt, Cannon. Alien Nation: Nineteenth-Century Gothic Fictions and English Nationality, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997.
Sedgwick, Eve K. Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire. 1985.
Silver, Carole. Strange and Secret Peoples: Fairies and Victorian Consciousness. Oxford, 1999.
Smith, Andrew. Gothic Radicalism: Literature, Philosophy, and Psychoanalysis in the Nineteenth Century, New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Smith, Elton E. And Robert Haas, ed. The Haunted Mind: The Supernatural in Victorian Literature, Lanham, London: Scarecrow Press, 1999.
Snell, K. D. M., ed. The Regional Novel in Britain and Ireland, 1800-1990. Cambridge, 1998.
Stewart, Garrett. Dear Reader: The Conscripted Audience in Nineteenth Century British Fiction. Johns Hopkins, 1996.
Thaden, Barbara Z. The Maternal Voice in Victorian Fiction: Rewriting the Patriarchal Family. Garland, 1997.
Thompson, Nicola D. Reviewing Sex: Gender and the Representation of Victorian Novels. NYU, 1996.
Thompson, Nicola Diane. Victorian Women Writers and the Woman Question, Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Thompson, Nicola Diane. Reviewing Sex: Gender and the Reception of Victorian Novels, Washington Square: New York University Press, 1996.
Thoms, Peter. Detection and Its Designs: Narrative Power in Nineteenth-Century Detective Fiction, Athens: Ohio University Press, 1998.
Thurschwell, Pamela. Literature, Technology and Magical Thinking, 1880-1920, Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Tucker, Herbert, ed. A Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture. Blackwells, 1999.
Veir, Peter van der. Imperial Encounters: Religion and Modernity in India and Britain, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001.
Vrettos, Athena. Somatic Fictions: Imagining Illness in Victorian Culture. Stanford, 1995.
Wagner-Lawlor, Jennifer, ed. The Victorian Comic Spirit: New Perspectives, Aldershot; Brookfield: Ashgate, 2000.
Wiesenthal, Chris. Figuring Madness in Nineteenth-Century Fiction, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997.
Wynne, Deborah. The Sensation Novel and the Victorian Family Magazine, Houndsmill, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave, 2001.
Zlotnick, Susan. Women Writing and the Industrial Revolution. Johns Hopkins, 1998.