Call for Reviewers: JLS

The Journal of Literature and Science is 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. It's largely first come, first served, so do get in touch with an offer to review a specific article by emailing Michelle Geric at

JLS would also be very happy to receive suggestions for other relevant articles for review that aren’t listed below.

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




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.  


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


Christopher Harrington, “Cut it, woman”: Masculinity, Nectar, and the Orgasm in Charlotte Brontë's Shirley (1849).” Victorian Literature and Culture 50. 1 (2022): 1-25.


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.


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


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


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


Rebecca Spence, “A Sigh of Sympathy”: Thomas Hardy's Paralinguistic Aesthetics and Evolutionary Sympathy.” Victorian Literature and Culture 50. 1 (2022): 117-139.


Natasha Rebry Coulthard, “Becoming What You Eat: Anna Kingsford's Vegetarian Posthuman.” Victorian Literature and Culture 50. 2 (2022): 325-353. 


Cara Murray, “Cultivating Chaos: Entropy, Information, and the Making of the Dictionary of National Biography.” Victorian Literature and Culture 50. 1 (2022): 87-116.


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.


Roger Luckhurst, “Arthur Conan Doyle and Medical London: Reading the Topography of Round the Red Lamp.” Victoriographies 11. 3 (2021): 295-313.


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


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. 


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. 


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. 


Leah Henrickson and Albert Meroño-Peñuela, “The Hermeneutics of Computer-Generated Texts.” Configurations 30. 2 (2022): 115-139. 


Hannes Bajohr, “Algorithmic Empathy: Toward a Critique of Aesthetic AI.” Configurations 30. 2 (2022): 203-231. 


Marco Caracciolo and Gry Ulstein. “The Weird and the Meta in Jeff VanderMeer's Dead Astronauts.” Configurations 30. 1 (2022): 1-23. 


Emily York, “Interspecies Ethics and the Limits of Epistemic Authority in Karen Joy Fowler's We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.” Configurations 30. 1 (2022): 77-104.