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ISSUE 14 (SUMMER 2005) [Download the Issue in PDF format]
Wordsworth’s ‘Library of Babel’: Bibliomania, the 1814 Excursion, and the 1815 Poems (Brian Robert Bates, University of Denver)
  James Hogg’s Tales and Sketches and the Glasgow Number Tradei (Peter Garside, University of Edinburgh & Gillian Hughes, University of Stirling)

ISSUE 13 (WINTER 2004) [Download the Issue in PDF format]

Essays (Peer-Reviewed)
Bibliography of British Travel Writing, 1780–1840: The European Tour, 1814–1818 (excluding Britain and Ireland) (Benjamin Colbert, University of Wolverhampton)
  The Novel as Political Marker: Women Writers and their Female Audiences in the Hookham and Carpenter Archives, 1791–1798 (Rita J. Kurtz & Jennifer L. Womer, Lehigh University)

Reports (Non-Reviewed)
Domesticating the Novel: Moral–Domestic Fiction, 1820–1834 (Rachel Howard, Cardiff University)

ISSUE 12 (SUMMER 2004) [Download the Issue in PDF format]

Essays (Peer-Reviewed)
‘Shadows of Beauty, Shadows of Power’: Heroism, Deformity, and Classical Allusion in Joshua Pickersgill’s The Three Brothers and Byron’s The Deformed Transformed (Imke Heuer, University of York)
  ‘Satire is Bad Trade’: Dr John Wolcot and his Publishers and Printers in Eighteenth-Century England’ (Donald Kerr)

Reports (Non-Reviewed)
Anne and John Ker: New Soundings (John Gladstone Steele)

ISSUE 11 (DECEMBER 2003) [Download the Issue in PDF format]

Essays (Peer-Reviewed)
Mary Meeke’s Something Strange: The Development of the Novel and the Possibilities of the Imagination (Michael Page, University of Nebraska–Lincoln): A discussion of the role of popular fiction, focusing on the fortunes of Mary Meeke’s Something Strange.
  Writing for the Spectre of Poverty: Exhuming Sarah Wilkinson’s Bluebooks and Novels (Franz Potter, Plymouth State University/Southern New Hampshire University): An examination of the career and fiction of Sarah Wilkinson, author of numerous Gothic bluebooks and novels.

Reports (Non-Reviewed)
Subscribing Fiction in Britain, 1780–1829 (Peter Garside, Cardiff University): An analysis of the phenomenon of subscription fiction during the Romantic period, providing a comprehensive checklist of 100 titles published during the years under discussion.
  Anne Ker (1766–1821): A Biographical and Bibliographical Study (Rachel Howard, Cardiff University): A survey of the life and works of the unapologetically commercial novelist, Anne Ker.

ISSUE 10 (JUNE 2003) [Download the Issue in PDF format]
Jane C. Loudon’s The Mummy!: Mary Shelley Meets George Orwell, and They Go in a Balloon to Egypt (Lisa Hopkins, Sheffield Hallam University): A consideration of the intertextual relationship between Loudon’s novel and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
  The Publication of Irish Novels and Novelettes, 1750–1829: A Footnote on Irish Gothic Fiction (Rolf Loeber & Magda Stouthamer-Loeber, University of Pittsburgh): An examination of the development of short fictional forms in Ireland during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  Nostalgia for Home or Homelands: Romantic Nationalism and the Indeterminate Narrative in Frances Burney’s The Wanderer (Tamara Wagner, National University of Singapore): An analysis of the complex dynamic between Romantic formulations of nationalism and nostalgia in Burney’s last novel.

ISSUE 09 (DECEMBER 2002) [Download the Issue in PDF format]

Essays (Peer-Reviewed)
Gothic Bluebooks in the Princely Library of Corvey and Beyond (Angela Koch, University of Paderborn): An evaluation of the short-lived Gothic bluebook, its relationship to the novel genre, and its association with mass culture.
  Archaisms in ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ (Margaret J.-M. Sonmez, Middle East Technical University of Turkey): An analysis of Coleridge’s uses of archaisms, orthographically, generically, and paratextually.

Reports (Non-Reviewed)
‘The Absolute Horror of Horrors’ Revised: A Bibliographical Checklist of Early-Nineteenth-Century Gothic Bluebooks (Angela Koch, University of Paderborn): A comprehensive listing of over 200 Gothic bluebooks published during the Romantic era.
  The Mysterious Mrs Meeke: A Biographical and Bibliographical Study (Roberta Magnani, Cardiff University): A survey of the life and work of Mary Meeke, possibly the most prolific author of the Romantic period.

ISSUE 08 (JUNE 2002)
Copyright, Authorship, and the Professional Writer: The Case of William Wordsworth (Jacqueline Rhodes, CSU San Bernardino): A discussion of the connections between authorship and copyright law, in an examinination of Wordsworth’s poetry.
  ‘The Common Gifts of Heaven’: Animal Rights and Moral Education in Anna Letitia Barbauld’s ‘The Mouse’s Petition’and ‘The Caterpillar’ (Amy E. Weldon, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): An analysis of the relationship between animal rights and the poems of Anna Letitia Barbauld.


Essays (Peer-Reviewed)
‘Assailing the Thing’: Politics of Space in William Cobbett’s Rural Rides (Aruna Krishnamurthy, Lewis and Clark College): An analysis of the interchange between radicalism, class-consciousness, and print culture in William Cobbett’s Rural Rides.
  Writing to Sir Walter: The Letters of Mary Bryan Bedingfield (Sharon Ragaz, University of Toronto): A discussion of the intriguing correspondence between the little-known poet and novelist Mary Bryan Bedingfield and Sir Walter Scott.
  Tales of Other Times: A Survey of British Historical Fiction, 1770–1812 (Anne Stevens, New York University): An evaluation of the significance of the historical tale before the arrival of Scott’s Waverley.

Reports (Non-Reviewed)
The Rise of the Tale: A Preliminary Checklist of Collections of Short Fiction Published 1820–29 in the Corvey Collection (Tim Killick, Cardiff University): A bibliographical checklist of nearly 150 collections of shorter fiction published in Britain during the 1820s.
  Dutch Translations of English Novels, 1770–1829 (Caspar Wintermans): A survey of Dutch translations of English-language fiction published between 1770 and 1829.

ISSUE 06 (JUNE 2001)
Hemans and the Gift-Book Aesthetic (Laura Mandell, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio): An examination of what was considered as ‘good poetry’ for women writing in early-nineteenth-century literary annuals.
  Planting Seeds of Virtue: Sentimental Fiction and the Moral Education of Women (Pam Perkins, Manitoba): An assessment of the dialogue between sentimental fiction and women’s education during the late eighteenth century.

The English Landscape and the Romantic-Era Novel: Changing Concepts of Space (Marie-Luise Egbert, Chemnitz): A discussion of the influence of contemporary discourses of the picturesque on the Gothic romance.
  Dead Funny: Eaton Stannard Barrett’s The Heroine as Comic Gothic (Avril Horner, Salford & Sue Zlosnik, Liverpool Hope): A reassessment of this novel which raises questions concerning the nature of parody: its historical moment of production, its engagement with a particular textual tradition, and the way in which different readers construct meaning from a parodic work.

ISSUE 04 (MAY 2000)
‘Saxon, Think not All Is Won’: Felicia Hemans and the Making of Britons (Jane Aaron, Glamorgan): This paper details the tensions between Welsh and British in the Romantic poetry of Felicia Hemans.
  Some Preliminary Remarks on the Production and Reception of Fiction Relating to Ireland, 1800–1829 (Jacqueline Belanger, Cardiff University): An analysis of early nineteenth-century novels with a focus on Ireland, including a bibliographical checklist of 114 items.
  Anonymity and the Pressures of Publication in the Early Nineteenth Century (Kathryn Dawes): This article examines the tensions between anonymity and female authorship in the novel of the 1800s.

  High and Low: Some Remarks on the Reading Culture of the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries (Margaretta Björkman, Uppsala): This paper discusses the significance of the nineteenth-century European author August Lafontaine, and how representative this phenomenon is of the Nineteenth Century’s literary culture.
  Scott and the ‘Common’ Novel, 1808–1819 (Peter Garside, Cardiff University): A consideration of Scott’s awareness of, and involvement with, the fictional trends of the late 1800s and the 1810s.
Revising the Radcliffean Model: Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Regina Maria Roche’s Clermont (Anthony Mandal, Cardiff University): This article considers the impact of Ann Radcliffe’s popular Mysteries of Udolpho on the fiction of two significant contemporaries: Jane Austen and Regina Maria Roche.

ISSUE 02 (JUNE 1998)
  ‘The Gothic Novel in Wales’ Revisited: A Preliminary Survey of the Wales-Related Romantic Fiction at Cardiff University (Andrew Davies, Cardiff University): This article reconsiders the position of Anglo-Welsh Romantic fiction in the light of Andrew Davies’ research, employing material available in the Edition Corvey and Cardiff’s Salisbury Library.
  Mrs Ross and Elizabeth B. Lester: New Attributions (Peter Garside, Cardiff University): A study of the various problems concerning author attributions when examining novels from the early nineteenth century.

ISSUE 01 (AUGUST 1997)
  Producing Fiction in Britain, 1800–1829 (Peter Garside & Anthony Mandal, Cardiff University): This article deals with Peter Garside’s work with Corvey materials and the publishing world in relation to Walter Scott’s first novels.


Database of British Fiction, 1800–1829
  Phase I Report (Peter Garside & Anthony Mandal): Information about the first stage (1997–99) of our ongoing database project.
  Phase II Report (Feb–Nov 2000) and Circulating-Library Checklist (Database Project Team): Details of the latest research in our database project, as well as a full Checklist of 2,256 titles from four circulating libraries.
  Phase II: Anecdotal Comments (Database Project Team): A record of comments from 30 sources, which will form a fraction of the material included in our continuing database project.
  Phase II: The Flowers of Literature (Database Project Team): Transcriptions of reviews in The Flowers of Literature (1801–09), of over 140 novels and tales.
  Phase II: Advertisements for Novels in The Star, 1815–24 (Database Project Team): Listings of newspaper announcements in one of the popular London dailies of the early nineteenth century.
  Phase II: Walter Scott, Tales of my Landlord (1816): A Publishing Record (Database Project Team): Full transcriptions of documents relating to the publication of Scott’s collection of tales, drawn from the archives of William Blackwood & Sons, Longmans, and John Murray.

The English Novel, 1800–1829
  Bibliography Update 1—Apr 2000–May 2001 (Peter Garside, with Jacqueline Belanger & Anthony Mandal): A full update to vol. 2 of The English Novel, 1770–1829: A Bibliogtraphical Survey of Prose Fiction Published in the British Isles (OUP, 2000), including new titles, author attributions, clarifications, etc.
  Bibliography Update 2—June 2001–May 2002 (Peter Garside, with Jacqueline Belanger, Anthony Mandal, & Sharon Ragaz): The second annual update to vol. 2 of The English Novel, 1770–1829.
  Bibliography Update 3—June 2002–May 2003 (Peter Garside, with Jacqueline Belanger, Sharon Ragaz, & Anthony Mandal): The third annual update to vol. 2 of The English Novel, 1770–1829.
  Bibliography Update 4—June 2003–August 2004 (Peter Garside, with Jacqueline Belanger, Sharon Ragaz, & Anthony Mandal): The fourth annual update to vol. 2 of The English Novel, 1770–1829.
  Bibliography Update 5—August 2004–August 2005 (Peter Garside, with Jacqueline Belanger, Sharon Ragaz, & Anthony Mandal): The fifth and final annual update to vol. 2 of The English Novel, 1770–1829.

Other Projects
  A Catalogue of the Corvey Microfiche Edition in English (Anthony Mandal): This paper has details about the recataloguing of the Corvey Microfiche Edition (English) occurring at Cardiff, including a sample checklist of the first 100 works catalogued.
  Representations of Wales in Fiction of the Romantic Era: Digitisation Project (Andrew Davies & Anthony Mandal): Details of a pilot scanning project being run within the Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research, along with a sample text can be found in these pages.

Cardiff Corvey: Reading the Romantic Text [ISSN 1471-5988] is a fully peer-reviewed academic journal (as of Issue 5, November 2000) which appears on a biannual basis in the Summer and Winter of each year. This periodical is only as substantial as the material it contains: therefore, we more than welcome any contributions that members of the academic community might wish to make.  Articles we would be most interested in publishing include those addressing Romantic literary studies with an especial slant on book history, textual and bibliographical studies, the literary marketplace and the publishing world, and so forth. Papers should be submitted at the latest by the beginning of April or October in order to make the next issue if accepted.

Any essays supplied for prospective publication on this site will be seriously considered, undergoing a process of assessment by members of the Cardiff Corvey Advisory Board: Peter Garside (Chair, Edinburgh); Jane Aaron (Glamorgan), Stephen Behrendt (Nebraska), Emma Clery (Sheffield Hallam), Ed Copeland (Pomona College), Caroline Franklin (Swansea), Isobel Grundy (Alberta), David Hewitt (Aberdeen), Claire Lamont (Newcastle), Robert Miles (Victoria, Canada), Rainer Schöwerling (Paderborn), Christopher Skelton-Foord (Durham), Kathryn Sutherland (Oxford).




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