Professor Joanne Shattock

shattock, joanneB. A. (New Brunswick), M. A. (Leeds), Phd. (London), Hon. D. Litt (New Brunswick)

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Research Interests

My research interests focus on the nineteenth-century periodical press, nineteenth-century women's writing, book history, life-writing, and bibliography.  My latest book,  Journalism and the Periodical Press, is  published by Cambridge University Press in March 2017.  I am general editor, with Elisabeth Jay,  of the  25 volume edition of Selected Works of Margaret Oliphant published by Pickering & Chatto/Routledge (2011-6),  supported by a grant from the British Academy and a  Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship.   I am editor of  the Nineteenth Century series for Routledge, and immediate past president of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals.


25 volume edition of Selected Works of Margaret Oliphant

Journalism and the Periodical PressCurrent Postgraduate Supervision

I am currently supervising dissertations on Eliza Meteyard and Radical Publishing, and on Harriet Martineau,  psychology and the mid-nineteenth century novel.


Recent publications

Selected Works of Margaret Oliphant 25 vols . London: Pickering & Chatto/Routledge 2011-16. Ed vol. 1 Literary Criticism 1854-69 , 2011; vol. 5 Literary Criticism 1887-97 (with V. Sanders and J. Wilkes), 2012; Vol. 13 Essays on Life-Writing and History, 2013;  and vol. 17 The Perpetual Curate, 2014.

'Literature and the Expansion of the Press', in the Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture, ed. Juliet John. Oxford University Press,  2016, pp. 507-21.

'The Sense of Place and Blackwood's (Edinburgh) Magazine', Victorian Periodicals Review 49:3 (Fall 2016), 431-42.

'Becoming a Professional Writer', in The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Women's Writing, ed. Linda H. Peterson, Cambridge University Press,  2015, pp.29-42.

'Margaret Oliphant and the Changing House of Blackwood' in Studies in Victorian and Modern Literature. A Tribute to John Sutherland, ed. William Baker, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2015, pp. 51-60.

'Elizabeth Gaskell: Book Reviewer', in Elizabeth Gaskell: a Study of Novellas and Short Stories. tr Chieko Ichikawa.  Osaka: Kyoiku Tosho, 2015, pp. 15-26.

'Contexts and Conditions of Criticism', The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism ed. M. A. R. Habib. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, pp.21-45.

'Publishers and Publication' and 'Editions of George Eliot's Works' in George Eliot in Context, ed. M. Harris. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, pp.12-33.

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