Issue 2 (January 2020) 

Resistance in the Long-Nineteenth Century

Welcome to the second 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 at the bottom of the page to download the full issue.
Zack White & Katie Holdway, Editor-in-Chief & Deputy Editor
‘Down with the Bell!’ The Nāblus Uprising of April 1856
Gabriel Polley, University of Exeter
Resisting mechanisation? Reading Shortshanks’ ‘The March of Intellect’ (c. 1828) through the lenses of Daniel and Edward Irving
Helen-Frances Dessain, Independent Scholar
The Path of Least Resistance: Mapping the 1832 Reform Act and Felix Holt
Delphine Gatehouse, University of London
Gender and Social Resistance in Marie Corelli’s The Young Diana
Erin Louttit
‘Tired Inside’: Illness as Social Resistance in George MacDonald’s Adela Cathcart
Jessica Lewis
Thomas Hardy's Unmen and Othered Men
Tracy Hayes,
Laura Eastlake, Ancient Rome and Victorian Masculinity
Quentin Broughall

Catherine Waters, Special Correspondence and the Newspaper Press in Victorian Print Culture, 1850-1886

Françoise Baillet

Barbara Leckie, Open Houses: Poverty, the Novel, and the Architectural Idea in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Matthew Reznicek

Gregory Mackie, Beautiful Untrue Things: Forging Oscar Wilde’s Extraordinary Afterlife

Aaron Eames

Phyllis Weliver, Mary Gladstone and the Victorian Salon: Music, Literature, Liberalism

Roger Hansford


Nicoletta Leonardi and Simone Natale (eds), Photography and Other Media in the Nineteenth Century

Beth Knazook

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 on the 19th Century, 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: Katie Holdway

Deputy Editor: Emma Hills

University of Southampton, UK

SO17 1BJ


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