New Resource in NINES: Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly

NINES is excited to announce the inclusion of a new resource in our system: Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly. The archive aims to offer searchable online issues of 40 years of BLQ‘s back catalog. Check out the first installment from the journal via this saved search. Happy researching!

Latest Issue of 19 in NINES

I am happy to announce that with the recent addition of the latest 2015 issue, the full run of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century is available for searching in NINES. Check out their materials with this saved search. Happy researching!

CFP – Victorian Periodicals: Moments of Challenge and Change

The following call for papers came across the NINES desk, and our staff thought that it would be of interest to the NINES community. Read on for information about what looks to be an excellent special issue on Victorian periodicals.

CFP – Victorian Periodicals: Moments of Challenge and Change

Winter 2016 Special Issue of ‘Victorian Periodicals Review’

1 Feb 2016 manuscript deadline

We invite essays of 5,000-9,000 words in length (including notes and bibliography) for a Winter 2016 special issue of ‘Victorian Periodicals Review’ entitled Victorian Periodicals: Moments of Challenge and Change.  Email to notify co-editors of intention to contribute by September 1, 2015. Email final file to before February 1, 2016.

Recent media history scholarship by Friedrich Kittler, Jussi Parikka, Wolfgang Ernst, and Lisa Gitelman has focused on investigating the “new media moment.” While these discussions range across time periods, the “new media moment” as an organising concept offers new impetus for those interested in studying key moments in the history of Victorian media. We seek contributions that can further recover the mutable and multidimensional nature of the periodical press: its material processes of production, its physical product, its corporate and legal infrastructure, its distribution networks, its archived existence, and its digital afterlife.

As Gitleman explains in New Media 1740-1915 (2003), media historians and archeologists are particularly interested in moments “before the material means and the conceptual modes of … media

have become fixed, when such media are not yet accepted as natural, when their own meanings are in flux”(xii). Research on Victorian journalism has already accounted for some complex moments of change in the nineteenth century, such as the 1855 repeal of the stamp duty, the arrival of New Journalism (1890s), and the development of half-tone process engraving (1830s-40s).

At the same time, there is room for a more expansive excavation of the moments and technologies that shaped the nineteenth-century periodical press as well as those that are shaping the present-day remediation of print.

Possible topics include:

• Modifications in machinery, technologies, and methods of print production.

• (Re)organisations of legal and corporate infrastructure.

• Changes in typography, illustration, paper, ink, binding, colour, wrappings, advertising, or physical size.

• Methods of reprocessing printed text: rebinding, indexing, digitization, library collection development.

• Challenges and opportunities in reprocessing printed text: missing issues or ephemera, deterioration of the material text, content that cannot be digitized, the place of short-run periodicals in the digitization marketplace, the added value of digitization, academic/corporate partnerships.

• Approaches to the remediation of Victorian journalism in the twenty-first century and visions of the future.

Please prepare contributions according to the Chicago Manual of Style.

Special Issue Co-Editors

Shannon R. Smith, BISC, Queen’s University (Canada)

Ann M. Hale, University of Greenwich

Special Issue Website:



1 Sept 2015 – expression of interest to

1 Feb 2016 – manuscript emailed to

NINES Temporarily Down Today – 7/15

The ARC nodes will be down for maintenance for some time tomorrow afternoon (7/15). The following projects will experience downtime from 2pm-12am Central Standard Time: (NINES) (18thConnect) (MESA) (SiRO)

Thank you for your understanding as we update our infrastructure, and we hope to have our users researching again as soon as possible!

Review Nineteen and Morris Edition Updates

More additions to the NINES holdings!

Review 19 is now available for searching, making accessible in our system for the first time their vast array of reviews of nineteenth-century scholarly work. Review 19 aims to generate reviews of new scholarship on nineteenth-century English and American literature within ninety days of their publication and invites authors to respond to the reviews shortly thereafter. We are very excited to have Review 19 part of the NINES universe!

Equally exciting, this week brings new updates to a major NINES holding: the William Morris ArchiveThe additions represent several hundred new materials that have been edited and produced in the period since the archive was originally introduced to the NINES system. We’ve added the first third of the WMA’s total collection of edited poetry, fiction, and essays, as well as original supplemental materials. The updates reflect the strong work undertaken by their team, and there are more to come shortly!

Yellow Nineties Online

NINES is pleased to announce that with recent updates the full catalog of the Yellow Nineties Online is available for searching within our system. You can use this saved search to explore on your own. Happy researching!

New Peer-Reviewed Resource: The Charles Brockden Brown Electronic Archive and Scholarly Edition

NINES is pleased to announce that our newest peer-reviewed resource is available for searching! The Charles Brockden Brown Electronic Archive and Scholarly Edition makes available, in many cases for the first time, the substantial writings by one of the early republics most prolific and ambitious literary figures. The Brockden Brown archive offers a wealth of primary materials as well as a vast bibliography of secondary materials related to the study of Brockden Brown that will be a great to aid to future nineteenth-century American scholarship. Congratulations to Mark Kamrath and the entire team at the University of Central Florida for successfully developing such a fantastic resource!

Updates to 19 and BRANCH Holdings in NINES

NINES is happy to announce that we have incorporated into our catalog updates for two of our holdings. We have recently added the Autumn 2014 volume of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century as well as the most recently published essays from BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History. You can find a search for 19 here and a search for BRANCH here. Happy researching!

CFP: Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century

The following Call for Papers for an upcoming special issue of LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory came across the NINES desk. We hope many members of the NINES community will consider submitting!

Call for Papers: Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century

Guest Editor: Meghan Freeman, Manhattanville College

According to the OED, the word tourism enters the English lexicon at the dawn of the nineteenth century, thus institutionalizing the notion that travel is a necessary component of personal development. As crowds of earnest bourgeois travelers displaced the solitary young aristocrat on the Grand Tour a vast body of literature concerned with both mundane and exalted facets of foreign places cropped up to fulfill a new set of needs.  Owing to the diversity of places to which individuals traveled and the many different reasons for doing so, these needs were diverse and multiform.  So, rather than speak of a monolithic tourism culture, it might be better to contemplate the many different tourisms that emerged from and developed over the course of the long nineteenth century (defined here as approximately 1789-1914). For this special issue of LIT we are soliciting essays concerning experiences of and with tourism over the course of the long nineteenth century, as those experiences are documented, codified, and complicated in literatures devoted to travel.

Travel literature, of course, had long worked to kindle the imaginations of homebound readers with stories of people and places elsewhere, but as technological and economic forces made travel easier and more affordable, a new, heterogeneous population of tourists called for, consumed, and produced texts that directed and validated their experience of going abroad. And not only that: works of the eighteenth century and Romantic period took on new meanings for readers as tourists sought forms of authentic cultural experience that the tourism industry seemed to render impossible.  At the same time, new imaginative works – novels, plays, and poems – reflected on tourism as a distinct cultural practice and way of life, which demanded the performance of specific behaviors in such spaces as museums and architectural ruins, spas and sanitariums, theaters and opera houses, Alpine heights and tropical islands. Alongside these critical and meditative literatures on the nature of tourism blossomed specialist literatures designed for travelers with particular interests, including sport and safari, natural wonders and naturalist study, health and medicine, religious pilgrimage and worship, trade and imperial exploration, and many other things besides. Finally, with the growth of these many tourisms came as a well a vast promotional literature – print advertisements, pamphlets, posters, and other ephemeral texts – that tried to convince travelers to pay a visit. This special issue of LIT aims to explore how these various literatures reflected the growth of and helped to shape the diverse cultures of tourism in the long nineteenth century.

LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory publishes critical essays that employ engaging, coherent theoretical perspectives and provide original, close readings of texts. Because LIT addresses a general literate audience, we encourage essays unburdened by excessive theoretical jargon. Submissions must use MLA citation style and should range in length from 5,000-10,000 words inclusive. Please email your essay, along with a 100-200 word abstract to


Deadline for submissions: June 3, 2015.

Talk on Juxta Editions at UVA

Next week the UVA Scholars’ Lab will be hosting Nick Laiacona at an event that will feature the next phase of Juxta software. If you are local, please come check out the talk to find out more about using Juxta Editions to create digital editions of your editing projects!

Scholars’ Lab Speaker Series: Nick Laiacona
Using Juxta Editions to Create Digital Scholarly Editions

Wednesday, April 1
10:00 am · Alderman Library, Room 421

Juxta Editions is a professional editing suite for the creation of digital scholarly editions. Scholarly editors, historians, archivists, and academic librarians are routinely using the Internet to share primary source material with one another and the public. However, the set of technologies required to deliver a state-of-the-art scholarly edition remains difficult to master. Using Juxta, you can transcribe, annotate, collate, and publish to the Internet a work or collection of related writings. The session includes a demonstration of Juxta Editions.

Nick Laiacona is the president of Performant Software Solutions LLC. Performant builds custom software and websites for digital humanities projects, including: Juxta, Collex, Typewright, BRANCH, TextLab, BigDIVA, Viral Texts, and Book Traces. Laiacona has acted as technical lead on digital projects funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.