Special issue of Victorian Periodicals Review: The Strand Magazine
Described by Reginald Pound as a ‘national institution’, the Strand Magazine (1891–1950) was the foremost British New Journalistic fiction paper of the 1890s. This heavily illustrated monthly promised its readers ‘cheap, healthful literature’, including short and serial fiction, factual articles, human-interest features and celebrity items, by some of the best-known authors of the time. Yet, in spite of its popularity, the Strand has attracted limited scholarly attention and is often dismissed as a prime example of the Victorian middlebrow. This special issue of Victorian Periodicals Review seeks to elicit original essays assessing the nature, role and significance of the Strand in the period 1891–1918. Possible contributions might address, but are not limited to, topics such as:
Please send a 300-word abstract and a one-page CV to the guest editors, Emma Liggins (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Minna Vuohelainen (email@example.com), by 1 December 2017. Final essays of 5000-9000 words (including notes and bibliography) will be due by 1 May 2018 and should be prepared in MS Word according to the Chicago Manual of Style. The special issue will be published in summer 2019.