JLS call for reviews

The Journal of Literature and Science (http://www.literatureandscience.org) is now looking for reviewers to review a wide range of articles in the field literature and science published in the last year to 18 months. The JLS is unique in reviewing journal articles rather than books in the fields of literature and science and the history and philosophy of science. As such, we believe our reviews offer scholars and students a truly valuable guide to some of the most recent and cutting edge research in the field.

Please find below are a number of articles that we would like to offer members the chance to review for the Journal’s autumn issue in 2014. Its largely first come, first served, so do get in touch with an offer to do a specific article (email m.geric@westminster.ac.uk). I’d also be very happy for BSLS members to suggest other relevant articles for review that they may have come across and that aren’t listed below. Do let me know. Many thanks and look forward to hearing from you,

Michelle Geric

Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of Westminster

Reviews Editor for the Journal of Literature and Science



  • John Savarese, “Ossian’s Folk Psychology.” ELH 80.3 (2013): 715-745.
  • Cian Duffy, “My purpose was humbler, but also higher’: Thomas De Quincey’s ‘System of the Heavens’, Popular Science and the Sublime.” Romanticism 20. 1 (2014): 1-14.
  • Mary Elizabeth Leighton and Lisa Surridge, “Evolutionary Discourse and the Credit Economy in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Wives and Daughters.” Victorian Literature and Culture 41. 3 (2013): 487-501.
  • Jason M. Coats, “Unreliable Heterodiegesis and Scientific Racism in Conrad’s Secret Agent.” Modernism/Modernity 20. 4 (2013): 645-665.
  • John Attridge, “Two Types of Secret Agency: Conrad, Causation, and Popular Spy Fiction.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 55.2 (2013): 125-158.
  • Allison Speicher, “A Space for Science: Science Education and the Domestic in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Men.” Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas 12: 1 (2014): 63-85.
  • Ruth Heholt, “Science, Ghosts and Vision: Catherine Crowe's Bodies of Evidence and the Critique of Masculinity.” Victoriographies 4 (2014): 46-61.
  • Ian Burney, “Our Environment in Miniature: Dust and the Early Twentieth-Century Forensic Imagination.” Representations 121. 1 (Winter 2013): 31-59.
  • Maria Cristina Iuli, “Joseph McElroy’s Plus: A Novel of Wonder.” Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory 69.2 (2013): 103-129.
  • Robert Nathan “Why It Matters: The Value of Literature as Object of Inquiry in Qualitative Research” University of Toronto Quarterly 82.1 (2013): 72-86.

Reviews should be 750 words long and should offer both a description of the article as well as an analysis of its achievements. For more details please follow the link http://www.literatureandscience.org or contact Michelle Geric m.geric@westminster.ac.uk to register your interest or if you would like to review a relevant article that does not appear in the list above. The JLS is happy to consider alternatives to those listed here.