New issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century

Announcement: New issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century.

The new issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century is now available at:

This issue, guest edited by Bethan Carney and Catherine Waters, re-examines the notorious Trollopian critique of Charles Dickens as ‘Mr Popular Sentiment’, investigating both the complex affective power of his writing and the strong and divided emotional responses it has elicited. As well as essays exploring fiction, journalism, letters, memoirs, portraits, and a range of other forms of material culture, it includes a Forum on ‘Bicentennial Sentiment: Dickens and Feeling Now’. The contributions to this issue invite us to reconsider how we feel about Dickens and about Dickensian feeling 200 years after his birth.
There will be a small launch event for the new issue (details below).


Bethan Carney: ‘Introduction: “Mr Popular Sentiment”: Dickens and Feeling’

Catherine Waters: ‘Materializing Mourning: Dickens, Funerals, and Epitaphs’

Gail Marshall: ‘Popular Sentiments and Public Executions’

Wendy Parkins: ‘“Wot larx!”: William Morris, Charles Dickens, and Fatherly Feelings’

Valerie Sanders: ‘“Joyful convulsions”: Dickens’s Comings and Goings’

Daniel Tyler: ‘Feeling for the Future: The Crisis of Anticipation in Great Expectations’

Jonathan Buckmaster: ‘“A man of great feeling and sensibility”: The Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi and the Tears of a Clown’

Catherine Malcolmson: ‘“A veritable Dickens shrine”: Commemorating Charles Dickens at the Dickens House Museum’

Forum: ‘Bicentennial Sentiment: Dickens and Feeling Now’ (Contributors: John Drew, Holly Furneaux, Ian Higgins, Juliet John, John O. Jordan, Catherine Malcolmson, Gail Marshall, Kris Siefken, Tony Williams, and Ben Winyard)

Launch event: To mark the publication of ‘Dickens and Feeling’, there will be a small launch event at Birkbeck on the evening of Wednesday 16 May, following Holly Furneaux’s Arts Week lecture, ‘Dickens’s Gentle Soldiers: Fiction and Journalism of the Crimean War’. Wednesday 16 May, 6 pm (for 7.30 reception), Room 101, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, London WC1. The lecture is free, but registration required at:

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