Leeds University Library

Victorian New Media

Victorian New Media, 2017/18, Semester 2
Dr James Mussell
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Required Reading

Browning, Robert, 'Mr Sludge "The Medium"', Dramatis Personae (London: Chapman and Hall, 1864). Available via the Hathi Trust here.

Carlyle, Thomas, 'Phenomena' in Past and Present (1843), Book III, Chapter I. Available via Google Books here.

Dickens, Charles, The Haunted Man (London: Chapman and Hall, 1848). A digital version of this text is available via the Internet Archive here .

Dickens, Charles, and others, Mugby Junction , in All the year round. , 16 (1866): 573-618. This is available via Dickens Journals Online here .

Dickens, Charles, Our Mutual Friend , edited by Michael Cotsell (1864; Oxford: Oxford World’s Classics, 2008).

Doyle, Arthur Conan, 'Voice of Science', Strand Magazine , 1 (1891), pp. 312-17. Available online

Eastlake, Lady Elizabeth, ‘Photography’, The quarterly review. (1857), pp. 422-68. Available online

Hardy, Thomas, 'An Imaginative Woman', The Pall Mall magazine. , 2 (1894), pp. 951-69. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Hardy, Thomas, ‘The Photograph’ (1917). Widely available online.

James, Henry, 'In The Cage' (1898). Available via Project Gutenberg here

Kipling, Rudyard, 'Wireless', in Traffics and Discoveries (New York: Doubleday, 1904). This is available via Hathi Trust here .

Levy, Amy, The romance of a shop (1888). Either the Black Apollo Press edition (2012) or the Broadview edition ed. by Susan Bernstein (2006).

Marsh, Richard, ‘Adventure of the Phonograph’, Curios: Some Strange Adventures of Two Bachelors (London: John Long, 1898), pp. 43-85.

Oliphant, Margaret, The autobiography of Margaret Oliphant : the complete text (1899). This is available as a Broadview edition or via Internet Archive here.

Stoker, Bram, Dracula , ed. Roger Luckhurst (1897; Oxford World's Classics, 2011).

Thackeray, William Makepeace, 'The Ravenswing' (1844). Available via Project Gutenberg here

Thayer, Ella Cheever, Wired Love: A Romance of Dots and Dashes (1879). Available via Google Books  here

Trollope, Anthony, An Autobiography (1883), ed. Michael Sadleir and Frederick Page (Oxford World's Classics).


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Alfano, Veronica, and Andrew Stauffer, Virtual Victorians : networks, connections, technologies (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

Armstrong, Nancy, Fiction in the age of photography : the legacy of British realism (1999).

Barthes, Roland, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography (1982)

Benjamin, Walter, ‘A Small History of Photography’ (1931) in One Way Street and Other Writings (1979; London: Penguin, 2009), pp. 172-192. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Bown, Nicola, Carolyn Burdett and Pamela Thurschwell, eds, The Victorian supernatural (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).

Brake, Laurel, Bill Bell, and David Finkelstein, eds., Nineteenth-century media and the construction of identities (Palgrave, 2000).

Brooks, Peter, Reading for the Plot (1984; Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992).

Clayton, Owen, Literature and photography in transition, 1850-1915, 1850-1915 (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2015)

Clayton, Owen ‘Photography and its Origins’, Journal of Victorian culture. , 21 (2016), pp. 140-143.

Connor, Steven, 'The Machine in the Ghost: Spiritualism, Technology, and the Direct Voice' in Peter Buse and Andrew Stott, eds., Ghosts : deconstruction, psychoanalysis, history (1999).

Green-Lewis, Jennifer, Framing the Victorians : photography and the culture of realism (NY: Cornell University Press, 1996)

Hughes, Linda K. and Michael Lund, The Victorian serial (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1991).

Jaffe, Audrey, Vanishing points : Dickens, narrative and the subject of omniscience  (Berkley: University of California Press, 1991)

Kendrick, Walter M., The novel-machine : the theory and fiction of Anthony Trollope (John Hopkins University Press, 1980).

Jaffe, Audrey, Vanishing points : Dickens, narrative and the subject of omniscience (Berkley, CA: University of California Press, 1991).

Kittler, Friedrich, Gramophone, film, typewriter (Stanford University Press, 1999).

Loeb, Lori Anne, Consuming angels : advertising and Victorian women (Oxford University Press, 1994).

Luckhurst, Roger, The Invention of Telepathy, 1870-1901 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002).

Menke, Richard, Telegraphic realism : Victorian fiction and other information systems (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008).

Miller, D.A., The novel and the police (Berkley: University of California Press, 1988).

Miller, J. Hillis, The medium is the maker : Browning, Freud, Derrida and the new telepathic ecotechnologies (Brighton: Sussex, 2009).

Novak, Daniel A, Realism, photography, and nineteenth-century fiction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).

Ong, Walter, Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word (Routledge, 1982, 2002).

Pearson, Richard, W.M. Thackeray and the mediated text : writing for periodicals in the mid-nineteenth century (Ashgate, 2000).

Peterson, Linda, Becoming a woman of letters : Victorian myths of authorship, facts of the market (Princeton University Press, 2009).

Pettitt, Clare, Patent Inventions: Intellectual Property and the Victorian Novel (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).

Price, Leah, How to do things with books in Victorian Britain [electronic resource] (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012).

Richards, Thomas, The commodity culture of Victorian England : advertising and spectacle, 1851-1914 (Stanford University Press, 1990).

Rowe, John Carlos, The other Henry James (Duke University Press, 1998), chapter 6. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Rubery, Matthew, The Novelty of Newspapers: Victorian Fiction after the Invention of the News (Oxford University Press, 2009).

Salmon, Richard, The formation of the Victorian literary profession (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Sontag, Susan, On Photography (1977; London: Penguin, 1999).

Stauffer, Andrew M., 'Ruins of Paper: Dickens and Necropolitan Library', Romanticism and Victorianism on the net. , 47 (2007).

Sutherland, John, Victorian Fiction: Writers, Publishers, Readers  (Macmillan, 1995).

Thurschwell, Pamela, Literature, technology and magical thinking, 1880-1920 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001).

Warner, Marina, Phantasmagoria : spirit visions, metaphors, and media into the twenty-first century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006).

Welsh, Alexander, George Eliot and blackmail (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1985).

Wicke, Jennifer, Advertising fictions : literature, advertisement, and social reading (Columbia University Press, 1988).

Wicke, Jennifer, 'Vampiric Typewriting: Dracula and its Media', ELH. , 59 (1992), pp. 467-93

Wolfreys, Julian, Victorian hauntings : spectrality, Gothic, the uncanny and literature (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002).

This list was last updated on 15/02/2017