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Dickens Studies Annual

Essays on Victorian Fiction

Edward Guiliano, Editor
Anne Humpherys, Editor
Natalie McKnight, Editor


Dickens Studies Annual

Essays on Victorian Fiction

Edward Guiliano, Editor
Anne Humpherys, Editor
Natalie McKnight, Editor

  • Description
  • Board
  • Submissions
  • Pricing
  • Indexing

Founded in 1970, the centennial anniversary of Dickens's death, Dickens Studies Annual: Essays on Victorian Fiction publishes articles exploring the wide range of Dickens's interests and talents. The journal includes essays on other mid- and late-nineteenth century novelists and on the history and aesthetics of the period's fiction. Each volume also contains a solicited review article examining much of a prior year’s scholarship on Dickens. Periodically, Dickens Studies Annual publishes solicited surveys of studies of other Victorian authors. The journal is intended to be of interest to both students and scholars at various stages of their careers.

Celebrate the 175th anniversary of A Christmas Carol with Dickens Studies Annual!

Over on the PSU Press Tumblr, DSA Co-Editor Edward Guiliano looks at how A Christmas Carol was received in 1843, and its lasting influence today.

Edward Guiliano, New York Institute of Technology
Anne Humpherys, Lehman College, CUNY and The Graduate Center, CUNY
Natalie McKnight, Boston University

Editorial Board
Diana Archibald, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Carolyn Vellenga Berman, The New School
John Bowen, University of York
Joel J. Brattin, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Elizabeth Bridgham, Providence College
Alicia Carroll, Auburn University
Susan Cook, Southern New Hampshire University
David Garlock, Baruch College, CUNY
Sarah Gates, St. Lawrence University
Ruth Glancy, Concordia University of Edmonton
Robert C. Hanna, Bethany Lutheran College
Tamar Heller, University of Cincinnati
Mark M. Hennelly Jr., California State University, Sacramento
Shari Hodges Holt, University of Mississippi
John O. Jordan, The Dickens Project, University of California, Santa Cruz
James Kincaid, University of Southern California and University of Pittsburgh
Lanya Lamouria, Missouri State University
Cynthia N. Malone, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University
Anne McCarthy, The Pennsylvania State University
Nancy Metz, Virginia Tech
Renata Kobetts Miller, City College of New York, CUNY
Goldie Morgentaler, University of Lethbridge
Lillian Nayder, Bates College
Jude V. Nixon, Salem State University
Robert L. Patten, Rice University and University of London
John Reed, Wayne State University
Caroline Reitz, John Jay College, CUNY and The Graduate Center, CUNY
Dianne F. Sadoff, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
Timothy A. Spurgin, Lawrence University
Deborah A. Thomas, Villanova University

Editorial Assistant
Koyuki Smith

To submit an article to Dickens Studies Annual, please visit The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your article to the editorial office.

The editors seek to offer essays of "the most diverse kinds," those employing innovative as well as traditional approaches. DSA welcomes submissions that disclose how familiarity with the Victorian era enlightens us about the art of Dickens and his contemporary authors, as well as discussions revealing how knowledge of the writings of Dickens and other Victorians informs us about their time in history.


Victorian Fiction Studies Award

The editors of Dickens Studies Annual: Essays on Victorian Fictionannounce the creation of a cash award of one-thousand-five-hundred dollars ($1,500) for an author’s first publication in the field of Victorian fiction. Essays on any mid-to-late nineteenth-century writer or works of Victorian fiction or related journalism and prose or on the history and aesthetics of Victorian fiction are welcome.

Submissions are appropriate from anyone, including senior scholars seeking to publish on Victorian fiction for the first time as well as PhD or Master’s candidates seeking to draw from their thesis for a first publication in the field. There is no deadline for the submission of essays for consideration nor is there a limit on the number of awards. Essays will go through the standard double-blind peer review process at DSA. The prizes are issued at the time of acceptance. Please submit on


The journal seeks to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (1872) with the publication of a few fresh essays in 2022 in the Spring and Fall issues of DSA.

The manuscript submission window is from April 2021 to April 2022. Submissions should conform with established DSA guidelines and broad critical approaches. To submit a manuscript, please submit on Queries to the editors may be addressed to


In addition, authors of accepted essays on TTLG 150 will be given the opportunity to present their ideas to the members of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America in 2022 at one of the Society’s semi-annual conferences or monthly Zoom programs. Those who choose to present will receive a $500 honorarium.

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Emerging Sources Citation Index
European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)

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