Issue 1 (April 2019):

Regionalism Across the World in the Nineteenth Century

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Romance, Revolution & Reform. We are delighted to be an fully open access publication. All of our submissions go through a rigorous double-blind review process, and we are proud to publish work from a mixture of established and emerging scholars.
Click on the links below to read the individual articles, or click on the pdf link to download the full issues.
Editorial: Regions, Identity, and the Genesis of Romance, Revolution & Reform
Zack White & Katie Holdway, Editor-in-Chief & Deputy Editor
'West Country Scum': National Politics, Local Ritual and Space in the English South West, c. 1820-1832
Leonard Baker, University of Bristol
Anthologies, Periodicals and the Press: Publicising Manchester Poetry in the early 1840s
Harry Bark, University of Oxford
Old Age, Regionalism and 'North-South' Divide in Late Victorian and Edward England
Tom Heritage, University of Southampton
A Dialogic Reverberation between Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native (1878) and Shen Congwen's Long River (1938-1945)
Yuejie Liu, University of Southampton
The Dilemma of William Carleton, Regional Writer and Subject Empire
Barry Sloan, Emeritus Professor, University of Southampton
Karin Koehler's Thomas Hardy and Victorian Communications: Letters, Telegrams and Postal Systems
Eleanor Shipton, University of Exeter
Bennett Zon's Evolution and Victorian Musical Culture
Roger Hansford, Editorial Board
Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-Century Research Regionalism Conference
Sophie Welsh, University of Exeter
Click here to download the full edition, or click the links to go to the individual articles

Romance, Revolution and Reform is an interdisciplinary PGR-led  journal specialising in the long-nineteenth century and run in association with the Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-Century Research.

The Journal is committed to helping new researchers publish their work in addition to acting as a forum for the discussion of new ideas in the field of nineteenth-century Studies.

ISSN 2517-7850


Editor in Chief: Emma Hills

Deputy Editor: Gemma Holgate

University of Southampton, UK

SO17 1BJ


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