Newsletters

View the current issue: BAVS Newsletter (21.2) Summer 2021

The Association’s tri-annual newsletter provides a combination of review articles, topical features, and announcements of recent publications relating to the world of Victorian studies.

The Newsletter Editor is Clare Stainthorp and the Editorial Assistant is Sarah Wride. They warmly welcomes submissions for future issues (see guidelines below). Please contact them with any items for inclusion at BAVSnews@gmail.com.

Calls for papers and details of forthcoming events related to Victorian studies are shared on The Victorianist and are sent out regularly to all members via the BAVS Circular.

Page Contents:
Book Reviews
Newsletter Submission Guidelines
Previous Newsletters
Books Awaiting Review

Book Reviews

The BAVS Newsletter is always looking for new reviewers, particularly among postgraduate, early-career and independent researchers. To express an interest in reviewing, please include your name, affiliation (if applicable), current status and five research keywords in an email to the Editor, Clare Stainthorp (BAVSnews@gmail.com). Books recently recieved and awaiting review are listed at the bottom of this page. Reviewers will be required to join BAVS if they have not done so already. Authors, editors and publishers of recent work on any aspect of Victorian history, literature and culture are also invited to suggest future titles by emailing the same address. Reviews printed in the BAVS Newsletter are distributed to over 600 members around the world and then archived here, on our open-access website. Reviews will be returned to each book’s publisher to aid their publicity efforts.

Guidelines:
A full summary of our guidelines will be sent with the title for review, but the key points are as follows:

  • Single reviews should be no longer than 750 words, while reviews of two or more titles are limited to 1000 words.
  • Reviews should offer a description of the book or resource, as well as analysis of its achievements and its place within current scholarship.
  • Parentheses rather than footnotes, endnotes, or bibliographies should be used for references.
  • The BAVS Newsletter otherwise follows MHRA guidelines for spelling, grammar, and bibliographical references.
  • The review heading should appear as follows: Book Title, by Author (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), XXpp., £XX
    (paper/hardback), ISBN XXX-X-XXXX-XXXX-X

Newsletter Submission Guidelines

The BAVS newsletter appears three times a year and so it usually more suitable to send time-sensitive announcements such as calls for papers and details of forthcoming events to The Victorianist, through which they will be sent to members via the BAVS Circular. However, if you wish to submit an announcement to the newsletter, please follow the following guidelines:

  • All announcements should be attached either as a MS Word document (not PDF please) or included in the text of the email
  • All images attached as JPEGs (including book covers)
  • Please include all details you wish to be published in the newsletter in the submitted text
  • Please make sure any links included are live (including Twitter handles)
  • Single quotation marks should be used

Previous Newsletters

BAVS Newsletter 20.3/21.1: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 20.2: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 20.1: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 19.3: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 19.2: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 19.1: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 18.3: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 18.2: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 18.1: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 17.3: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 17.2: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 17.1: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 16.3: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 16.2: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 16.1: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 15.2: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 15.1: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 14.1: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 13.2: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 13.1: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 12.2: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 12.1: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 11.2: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 11.1: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 10.3: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 10.2: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 10.1: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 9.2: Click here to download
BAVS Newsletter 9.1: Click here to download

Books to be assigned

This is a list of books that are available to be sent out to reviewers. Please contact Clare and Sarah at BAVSnews@gmail.com if you are interested in reviewing one of them. Please include the title of the book for review, a brief statement on your expertise/fields of interest, and confirmation that you are a member of BAVS.

If your are interested in reviewing a recent book that is not listed here, you are welcome to contact us via email to discuss whether that would be possible. Authors, editors and publishers of recent work on any aspect of Victorian history, literature and culture are also invited to get in touch to suggest titles for review.