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VOLUME 57, NUMBER 2, 2021


LUCAS McCARTHY, “Between the Sublime and the Traumatic: Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and Toni Morrison’s Beloved
ANN REA, “The Vulgarity of Spiritualism, Modernity's Privileged Discourses in Rachel Ferguson's The Brontës Went to Woolworths
YANBIN KANG, “‘Work might be electric Rest’: Reading Dickinson's Dao through Emerson”


NICOLE ALJOE reviews Against a Sharp White Background: Infrastructures of African American Print, Brigitte Fielder and Jonathan Senchyne, editors 
 Contemporary Black Atlantic Variations on the Slave Narrative  by Yogita Goyal
TARA THOMAS reviews Before Queer Theory: Victorian Aestheticism and the Self by Dustin Friedman


VOLUME 57, NUMBER 3, 2021


SAMUEL PICCOLO, “Petites Histoires, Meta-perspective: Meaning and Narrative in Julian Barnes”
GABRIELA KOMPATSCHER and REINHARD HEUBERGER, “Ethical Literary Animal Studies and Ecolinguistics: Approaching Animals”


KYLEE-ANNE HINGSTON reviews of Alex Tankard’s Tuberculosis and Disabled Identity in Nineteenth Century Literature: Invalid Lives
JES BATTIS reviews Tison Pugh’s Chaucer’s Losers, Nintendo’s Children, and Other Forays into Queer Ludonarratology 
PATRICK ANSON reviews Sarah Brouillette’s UNESCO and the Fate of the Literary
HELENA ESSER reviews the“Women and Humour in the Long Nineteenth Century” online conference



VOLUME 57, NUMBER 4, 2021


STEPHEN BERNSTEIN, “‘Everything is Attended’: Artistry and Audience in the Novels of Dana Spiotta”
DOREEN D'CRUZ, “Asian Encounters: Hybridity, Female Inheritance, and Intertextuality in Fiona Kidman’s Songs from the Violet Café”
SYLWIA JANINA WOJCIECHOWSKA, “Nostos, Nostalgia, and Pastoral in 20th-century British Prose Fiction”


NIKOLAI ENDRES reviews Twenty-First-Century Readings of E. M. Forster’s Maurice, Emma Sutton and Tsung-Han Tsai, eds.
JAKE MCGINNIS reviews Erica Fretwell’s Sensory Experiments: Psychophysics, Race, and the Aesthetics of Feeling


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VOLUME 58, NUMBER 1, 2022

Strangers and Trespassers in
Contemporary Women’s Crime Fiction (2000-2020)
Carla Rodríguez González and Esther Álvarez López
Guest Editors


SHELLEY GODSLAND, "Trespass to Success: Breaking Rules and Solving Crimes in Colombia’s First Woman-Authored Detective Series"
ELEANORE GARDNER, "‘To start: I should never have been born’: The Antiheroine as Stranger in Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects and Gone Girl" 
EMILIA MARÍA DURÁN ALMARZA, "Uncomfortable Truths: Queer Strangers and Gendered Necropolitics in Akwaeke Emezi’s The Death of Vivek Oji"
M. ISABEL SANTAULÀRIA i CAPDEVILLA, "Mandarin Oriental: The Cosmopolitan Stranger in Lisa See’s Dragon Bones


CAROLE JONES reviews  Domestic Noir: The New Face of 21st Century Crime Fiction, Laura Joyce and Henry Sutton, eds.
JACQUELINE COLLINS reviews Diana Aramburu's Resisting Invisibility: Detecting the Female Body in Spanish Crime Fiction

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