BRANCH has just finished publishing five new essays:
- Nicholas Daly (University College, Dublin), “Anthony Hope’s The Prisoner of Zenda (April, 1894) and the Rise of Ruritanian Fiction”
- Jill R. Ehnenn (Appalachian SU), “On Art Objects and Women’s Words: Ekphrasis in Vernon Lee (1887), Graham R. Tomson (1889), and Michael Field (1892)”
- Shanyn Fiske (Rutgers U, Camden), “Modeling Masculinity: Engendering the Yellow Peril in Fu-Manchu and Thomas Burke’s Limehouse Nights”
- Kathleen Frederickson (U of California, Davis), “British Writers on Population, Infrastructure, and the Great Indian Famine of 1876-8″
- Hoffenberg, Peter H. (U Hawaii, Manoa), “1871-1874: The South Kensington International Exhibitions”
Nicholas Daly’s piece on Anthony Hope’s bestselling adventure romance set in an imaginary, semi-feudal country, Ruritania, is an excellent companion piece to Anna Vaninskaya’s recently published BRANCH essay on spy fiction. Jill Ehnenn’s article on female ekphrasis joins a very strong cluster on aestheticism and decadence, with previous essays by Rachel Teukolsky, Ellen Crowell, Elizabeth Helsinger, Meaghan Clarke, Julie Codell, Nicholas Frankel, Anna Maria Jones, and Ayla Lepine. Shanyn Fiske’s article joins a growing set of BRANCH essays on the “Far East,” including previous essays by Erika Rappaport, Judith L. Fisher, and two recent essays by Wendy S. Williams: “‘So Very Japanny’: The British Reception of The Mikado in 1885” and “‘Free-and-Easy,’ ‘Japaneasy’: British Perceptions and the 1885 Japanese Village.” Kathleen Frederickson's article on the Indian famine of 1876-8 joins a strong BRANCH cluster on India, including previous essays by Erika Rappaport, Priti Joshi, Anne Clendinning, Judith L. Fisher, Julie Codell and Aviva Briefel. Finally, Peter H. Hoffenberg’s essay on the South Kensington International Exhibitions joins one of the strongest BRANCH clusters: galleries and exhibitions, with previous essays by Elizabeth Berkowitz, Wendy S. Williams, Meaghan Clarke, Julie Codell, Pamela Fletcher, Barbara Leckie, Anne Clendinning, Anne Helmreich, Audrey Jaffe, Aviva Briefel, and Amy Woodson-Boulton.
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