Call for Reviewers: Journal of Literature and Science

Dear BSLS Members,


The Journal of Literature and Science is once again looking for reviewers to review various articles published in the last year to 18 months in the field of literature and science.

Please find below a number of articles that we would like to offer for review. Its largely first come, first served, so do get in touch with an offer to review a specific article by emailing Michelle at

I would also be very happy to receive suggestions for other relevant articles for review that aren’t listed below – please do let me know.

Reviews should be 750 words long. For more details, please follow the link: or contact me at to register your interest.


Donovan E. Tann, “Experimental Science and Speculation in Cavendish’s Convent of Pleasure.” Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 60. 3 (2020): 463-483.

Christian Lewis, “‘A Malady of Interpretation’: Performances of Hypochondria in Jane Austen.” Nineteenth Century Studies 32 (2020): 22-37.

Adam Kozaczka, “The precariousness of human life: Jane Austen, pandemic, and the coping mechanisms of nineteenth-century literature.” Nineteenth-Century Contexts 43:5, (2021): 541-546.  

Paul Giles, “‘By Degrees’: Jane Austen’s Chronometric Style of World Literature.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 75. 3 (2020): 265–293.

Anirudha Dhanawade, “Crystals, Crystallization, and Crystallography in Hegel, Stendhal, and Ruskin.” Nineteenth Century Studies 32 (2020): 1–21.

Yan Rae X.  “Natural history, homeopathy, and the real horrors of Le Fanu’s Carmilla.Nineteenth-Century Contexts 43. 4 (2021): 403-416.

Adelene Buckland, “Charles Dickens, Man of Science.” Victorian Literature and Culture 49. 3 (2021): 423–455.

Andrew Bishop, “Making sympathy “vicious” on The Island of Dr. Moreau.” Nineteenth-Century Contexts 43. 2 (2021): 205-220.

Jayne Hildebrand, “Environmental Desire in The Mill on the Floss.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 76. 2 (2021): 192–222.

Gregory Tate, “Evolution, Idealism, and Individualism in May Kendall's Comic Verse.” English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 63. 3 (2020): 429-451. 

Michael Thomas Gaffney, “The Birth of the Ice Age: on Narrative and Climate History in the Nineteenth Century.” Nineteenth-Century Contexts 42. 5 (2020): 567-580.

Gordon Bates, “Arthur Conan Doyle in Mesmeric Edinburgh and Hypnotic London.” Victoriographies 11. 3 (2021): 314-330.

Sophia C. Jochem, "Fungi and the City: Charles Dickens’s Urban Poetics of Decay." Dickens Quarterly, 39. 1 (2022): 42-61. 

Laura Dassow Walls, "The Sphinx at the Crossroads: Transcendentalism Meets the Anthropocene." ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture 67. 3 (2021): 697-730. 

Tyson Stolte, "The Meaning of Matter: Atoms, Energy, and the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám." Victorian Studies 63. 3 (2021) 354-376.

Amanda Paxton, "The Hard Math of Beauty: Gerard Manley Hopkins and "Spectral Numbers". Victorian Studies 63. 2 (2021): 246-270. 

Mark Celeste, “The “bond of the sea”: Conrad, Coal, and Entropy.” Nineteenth-Century Contexts 42. 5 (2020): 509-522.

Anastasia Klimchynskaya, "The Laboratory of the Mind’s Eye: Scientific Romance as Thought Experiment and Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages." Configurations 29. 3 (2021): 289-320. 

Ulf Houe, "The Protoplasmic Imagination: Ernst Haeckel and H. P. Lovecraft.” Configurations 30. 1 (2022): 47-76. 

Kevin Hart, “‘Nondescript Specimens’: Herbert Spencer's Social Theory in Ulysses.” James Joyce Quarterly 57. 3 (2020): 319-335..

Justin Prystash, “Leaning from the Human: Virginia Woolf, Olaf Stapledon, and the Challenge of Behaviorism.” Configurations 28. 4 (2020): 433-457. 

Rebekah Taylor-Wiseman, "Spring and All’s Anthropocenic Collage: Compressed Time, Deep Time, and the Urgency of Imagination." William Carlos Williams Review 38. 1 (2021): 1-20. 

Yanfang Tong, “Memory as Imagination: Mind Science in Bellow's Short Fiction.” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies 22. 3 (2020): 240-261.

Hannah Cooper-Smithson, "Toward a Pandemic Poetics: Contamination, Infiltration, and Dispersal in Inger Christensen’s Alphabet." Configurations 29. 4 (2021): 405-416. 

Moritz Ingwersen, "Media Exposure: Communicable Disease and Communication Networks in Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash and Don DeLillo’s White Noise." Configurations 29. 4 (2021): 417-433. 

Emily Horton, “‘What’s Real?’: Digital Technology and Negative Affect in Jennifer Egan’s Look at Me and The Keep.” Contemporary Women's Writing 15. 2 (2021): 226–243.

Karen Ya-Chu Yang, "Female Biologists and the Practice of Dialogical Connectivity in Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer." Journal of Modern Literature 45. 1 (2021): 74-86.