Honk if you love Darwin: The Problem of the Human (Researcher)

An interesting discussion recently took place at the “On the Human” forum, hosted by the National Humanities Center, in response to Gillian Beer’s essay “Late Darwin and the Problem of the Human.” The “On the Human” forum is, I think, a really wonderful example of the ways that web technology can allow for thoughtful, engaged, and open scholarly conversations and I encourage you to take a look at it if you haven’t already. Continue reading “Honk if you love Darwin: The Problem of the Human (Researcher)”

Special issue of the Victorian Review on “Victorian Disability”

I recently had the privilege of guest co-editing, with Christopher Keep, a special issue of the Victorian Review on the topic of “Victorian Disability.” I am so pleased with how the issue turned out and how it brought together some of the superb scholars working in this burgeoning field. The issue is now available and I encourage you to check it out! (As you’ll see from the table of contents below, there are some wonderful contributions from some of my fellow Floating Academy members!) Continue reading “Special issue of the Victorian Review on “Victorian Disability””

The Structure of Books in Victorian Studies

I just finished reading a new monograph on Charlotte Yonge, Susan Walton’s Imagining Soldiers and Fathers in the Victorian Era (Ashgate 2010).  I’m in the middle of some pretty hefty book revisions, and I expected to make short shrift of this as I revised my Charlotte Yonge chapter.  You know, dive in, find the chapter on the novel you’re working on, find a good quotation, get back to your own work. Continue reading “The Structure of Books in Victorian Studies”