Recent Scholarship

Recent Scholarship: 2016–Present

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Critical Editions—International

Austen, Jane. Sanditon, Lady Susan, and the History of England: The Juvenilia and Shorter Works of Jane Austen. Macmillan Collector’s Library, 2016.

———. Teenage Writings. Edited by Kathryn Sutherland and Freya Johnston, Oxford UP, 2017.

Faulkner, William. Ole Miss Juvenilia. Edited by Janet B. Kopito, Dover Publications, 2018.

Mansfield, Katherine. The Collected Poems of Katherine Mansfield. Edited by Gerri Kimber and Clarie Davison, Edinburgh UP, 2016.

Moore, Marianne. New Collected Poems. Edited by Heather Cass White, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2017.

Ruskin, John. John Ruskin’s Continental Tour 1835: The Written Record and Drawings. Edited by Keith Hanley and Caroline S. Hull, Legenda, 2016.   

Critical Editions—Juvenilia Press

Alcott, Louisa May. Norna, or The Witch’s Curse. Edited by Juliet McMaster, et al., Juvenilia Press, 2016.

Brontë, Patrick Branwell. The Pirate. Edited by Christine Alexander, et al., Juvenilia Press, 2018.

Burney, Sophia Elizabeth. “Works” and “Novels, Plays, and Poems.” Edited by Lorna J. Clark and Sarah Rose Smith, Juvenilia Press, 2016.

Fleming, Marjory. The Journals and Poems of Marjory Fleming. Edited by Leslie Robertson, et al., Juvenilia Press, 2018 (forthcoming).

Hudson, Virginia Cary. O Ye Jigs and Juleps. Edited by Jeffrey Bibbee, et al., Juvenilia Press, 2017.

Biography and Criticism—General

Langbauer, Laurie. The Juvenile Tradition: Young Writers and Prolepsis, 1750–1835. Oxford UP, 2016.

Owen, David, and Lesley Peterson, editors. Home and Away: The Place of the Child Writer. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.

Smith, Victoria Ford. Between Generations: Collaborative Authorship in the Golden Age of Children’s Literature. UP of Mississippi, 2017.

Biography and Criticism—European Juvenilia

Blue, Daniel. The Making of Friedrich Nietzsche: The Quest for Identity, 1844–1869. Cambridge UP, 2016.

Gleadle, Kathryn. “The Juvenile Enlightenment: British Culture and Youth During the French Revolution.” Past & Present, vol. 233, no. 1, 2016, pp. 143–84. Oxford Academic.

Goodby, John. Discovering Dylan Thomas: A Companion to the Collected Poems and Notebook Poems. U of Wales P, 2017.

Sloan, Catherine. ‘“Periodicals of an objectionable character”: Peers and Periodicals at Croydon Friends’ School, 1826–1875.” Victorian Periodicals Review, vol. 50, no. 4, 2017, pp. 769–86. Project MUSE.

Biography and Criticism—American Juvenilia

Adams, Katherine, et al. “Recovering Alice Dunbar-Nelson for the Twenty-First Century: An Introduction.” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, vol. 33, no. 2, 2016, pp. 213–53. Project MUSE,

Lieffers, Caroline. “Cross-Writing from the Crosstrees: Travel, Authority, and Juvenile Self-Representation in Barbara Newhall Follett’s The Voyage of the Norman D.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, vol. 41, no. 2, 2016, pp. 158–81. Project MUSE.

Roffman, Karin. The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery’s Early Life. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2017.

Biography and Criticism—Visual Arts & Music

Castro, X. Antón. “Journalism, Caricature and Satirical Drawings in Early Picasso (1891–1895): The Awakening of Pablo Ruiz’s Critical Consciousness.” Arts, vol. 6, no. 1, 2017, pp. 1–19. MDPI.

McPherson, Gary E., editor. Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology. Oxford UP, 2016.

O’Neill, Ant. “Moominvalley Fossils: Translating the Early Comics of Tove Jansson.” Taking Writing by Children and Youth Seriously, special issue of Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature, vol. 55, no. 2, 2017, pp. 46–54. Project Muse.

Biography and Criticism—W. H. Auden

Garrington, Abbie. “Early Auden.” Oxford Handbook of Modernisms: Transitional Writers Supplement, edited by David Trotter, Oxford UP, 2016.

Mendelson, Edward. Early Auden, Later Auden: A Critical Biography. Princeton UP, 2017.


Biography and Criticism—Jane Austen

Clark, Robert, editor. Jane Austen’s Geographies. Routledge, 2018.

Knox-Shaw, Peter. “Jane Austen and the Myth of the Enduring Jacobite.” Review of English Studies, vol. 69, no. 289, 2018, pp. 298–315. Oxford Academic.

Kramp, Michael, editor. Jane Austen and Masculinity. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

Lau, Beth, editor. Jane Austen and Sciences of the Mind. Routledge, 2018.

McMaster, Juliet. “The Child Is Mother to the Novelist: From the Juvenilia to the Novels.” Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal, vol. 39, 2017, pp. 45–56. JASNA,    

———. “‘Destined ... for the Sea’: The Hero of ‘Catharine, or the Bower’?” Persuasions On-Line: The Jane Austen Journal On-Line, vol. 38, no. 1, 2017.

———. Jane Austen, Young Author. Routledge, 2016.

Murphy, Olivia. “The ‘queerness and the fun’: Reading Jane Austen’s Volume the First.” Textus: English Studies in Italy, vol. 30, no. 3, 2017, pp. 31–52. Rivisteweb.

Sabor, Peter. “Jane Austen’s First Publication: Sophia Sentiment Revisited.” Festschrift in Honour of Professor Janet Todd: A Life in Feminist Scholarship, special issue of Women’s Writing, vol. 23, no. 3, 2016, pp. 401–12. Taylor & Francis Online.

Sutherland, Kathryn. “Jane Austen: Fragment Artist.” Persuasions On-Line: The Jane Austen Journal On-Line, vol. 38, no. 2, 2018 (forthcoming),

Toner, Anne. “Apophatic Austen: Speaking about Silence in Austen’s Fiction.” XVII–XVIII, vol. 73, 2016,

Wiesenfarth, Joseph. “Jane Austen Bowls a Googly: The Juvenilia.” Style, vol. 51, no. 1, 2017, pp. 1–16. JSTOR,

Biography and Criticism—The Brontës

Alexander, Christine. “Early Ambitions: Charlotte Brontë, Henry Kirke White and Robert Southey.” Brontë Studies: The Journal of the Brontë Society, vol. 43, no. 1, 2018, pp. 14–31. Taylor & Francis Online.

Alexander, Christine, and Sara L. Pearson. Celebrating Charlotte Brontë: Transforming Life into Literature in Jane Eyre. Brontë Society, 2016.

Alexander, Christine, and Margaret Smith. The Oxford Companion to the Brontës: Anniversary Edition. Oxford UP, 2018.

Butcher, Emma. “War Trauma and Alcoholism in the Early Writings of Charlotte and Branwell Brontë.” Journal of Victorian Culture, vol. 22, no. 4, 2017, pp. 465–81. Oxford Academic.

Hoeveler, Diane Long, and Deborah Deneholz Morse, editors. A Companion to the Brontës. Wiley Blackwell, 2016.

———, editors. Time, Space, and Place in Charlotte Brontë. Routledge, 2017.

Lutz, Deborah. “Emily Brontë's Paper Work.” Victorian Review, vol. 42, no. 2, 2016, pp. 291–305. Project MUSE.

McLean, Thomas, and Grace Moore. “The Concluding Page of an Angrian Story by Branwell Brontë.” Notes and Queries, vol. 64, no. 4, 2017, pp. 607–11. Oxford Academic.

Morse, Deborah Denenholz. “Those Wild Yorkshire Girls: Body, Place, and History in the Brontës’ Lives and Art.” Victorian Review, vol. 42, no. 2, 2016, pp. 243–50. Project MUSE.

Neufeldt, Victor. “Branwell Brontë’s Alexander Rougue/Percy. Part 1.” Brontë Studies: The Journal of the Brontë Society, vol. 42, no. 3, 2017, pp. 190–210. Taylor & Francis Online.

———. “Branwell Brontë’s Alexander Rougue/Percy. Part 2.” Brontë Studies: The Journal of the Brontë Society, vol. 42, no. 4, 2017,  pp. 321–40. Taylor & Francis Online.

North, Julian. “Appearing Before the Public: Charlotte Brontë and the Author Portrait in the 1830s.” Brontë Studies: The Journal of the Brontë Society, vol. 41, no. 1, 2016,  pp. 60–74. Taylor & Francis Online.

Pike, Judith E. “Disability in Charlotte Brontë’s Early Novellas, Jane Eyre and Villette: The Legacy of Finic’s Disabled and Racialized Body.” Brontë Studies: The Journal of the Brontë Society, vol. 43, no. 2, 2018,  pp. 114–24. Taylor & Francis Online.

Pike, Judith E., and Lucy Morrison, editors. Charlotte Brontë from the Beginnings: New Essays from the Juvenilia to the Major Works. Routledge, 2017.

Biography and Criticism—Maria Edgeworth

Twomey, Ryan. “An Allusion in Maria Edgeworth’s The Double Disguise to the Historical Poisoning at the Castle Inn at Salt Hill.” Notes and Queries, vol. 64, no. 4, 2017, pp. 550–52. Oxford Academic.

———. “For ‘Family and Intimate Visitors Only’: The Influence of Maria Edgeworth’s Juvenilia on the Production of Her Adult Dramas.” Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature, vol. 55, no. 2, 2017, pp. 10–19. Project MUSE.