New issue of Victorian Popular Fictions out now!

We are very pleased to announce that issue 6.1 of Victorian Popular Fictions is now available – open access, free to all – on the VPFA website. You can see the new issue here:

The opening piece is a revised version of Adrian S. Wisnicki’s keynote lecture from the Victorian Popular Fiction Association 2023 Annual Conference. This outlines the important work that Wisnicki and his collaborators have done with the Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom project. This is followed by a response by Daný van Dam which reflects on some of the issues and questions raised by Wisnicki and the project, and asks us to think further about (amongst other things) archival work and the role of pedagogy in our research. This is a bit of a departure for the journal, and we are very grateful to Wisnicki and Van Dam for their efforts to make this come about.

 This is a general issue, and in it you will find articles on a whole range of topics including sensation, Gothic, adventure and penny fiction, sinology and realism. We also have reviews on books, theatre and film. Many thanks to all of our contributors. Please browse, enjoy and share!
If you would like to submit an article for the next general issue, the deadline is 31st January, 2025, and you can find out more here:
– Helena Ifill, on behalf of the editorial team