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Obituary: Andrew Brown (1950-2014)

I first met Andrew Brown on the conference circuit in the early 1980s. As the recently appointed senior editor for literature at Cambridge University Press he was a regular presence at Victorian Studies conferences, wearing his Press hat, but unlike…

Models of Authorship: Margaret Oliphant and George Eliot

This article is about the profession of authorship in the nineteenth century. More specifically it is about the writing lives of two women novelists. Margaret Oliphant's (1828-1897) work is unfamiliar to most modem readers, apart from her…

Review of Gender and the Victorian Periodical by Hilary Fraser, Stephanie Green and Judith Johnston

'We are dominated by Journalism' 'a really remarkable power', Oscar Wilde observed, not entirely neutrally, in 'The Soul of Man under Socialism' published in the Fortnightly Review in 1891. Like many of his contemporaries, Wilde recognized not only…

George Eliot Memorial Lecture, 2002: "Jane Austen and George Eliot"

'A woman and her book are identical' - or so the American writer Edgar Allen Poe reflected when reading an early collection of poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.' Remembering the autobiographical nature of much of Barrett Browning's early work, his…

Review of Women of the Press in Nineteenth-Century Britain by Barbara Onslow

'Everything in the literary world is done by favour and connections'. Mary Howitt's assess-ment of the importance of contacts in the London of the 1840s is borne out in Barbara Onslow's wide ranging and fascinating study of nineteenth century women…

Address at the George Eliot Memorial Gardens Wreath Laying, 1991

We are here this morning to remember a great English novelist, and one of the most formidable intellectuals of her day. It is appropriate that we should do so in Nuneaton, close to South Farm, Arbury, where Mary Ann Evans was born, and also close to…