JLS: Call for Reviewers

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 m.geric@westminster.ac.uk


JLS would also be very happy to receive suggestions for other relevant articles for review that aren’t listed below – please get in touch with Michelle with suggestions. 


Reviews should be 750 words long. For more details, please follow the link: http://www.literatureandscience.org or contact Michelle at gericm@westminster.ac.uk to register your interest.



Diana Rose Newby, “Race, Vitalism, and the Contingency of Contagion in Mary Shelley’s The Last Man.” ELH 89. 3 (2022): 689-718.


Stephanie Kinzinger, “Embodied Cognition in Edgar Allan Poe: Eureka’s Cosmology, Dupin’s Intuition.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 77. 2-3 (2022): 124–144.


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.


Barbara Barrow, “‘Shattering’ and ‘Violent’ Forces: Gender, Ecology, and Catastrophe in George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss.Victoriographies 11.1 (2021): 38-57.


Melissa Prudue, “‘Embowered in a mass of vegetation’: Confinement and Predatory Plants in Fin-de-Siècle Fiction.”Victoriographies, 13. 1 (2023): 42-59.


Christiane Schwab, “Sailors, Book Hawkers, and Bricklayer’s Laborers: Social Types and the Production of Social Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Periodical Literature.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 76. 4 (2022): 403–426.


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


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


Jordan Kistler, “I Cannot Tell You All the Story: Narrative, Historical Knowledge, and the Museum in H. G. Wells’s The Time Machine.” Configurations 30. 3 (2022): 257-283.


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


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


Aaron McCullough, “Sheaths, Molds, and Shards: The Formation of an Anthropological Aesthetics in Willa Cather’s The Song of the Lark.” Journal of Modern Literature 45. 3 (2022): 121-139.


Grace Anne Paizen, “The Digitized Museum and the Troubling Reliance on Technology to Manage Knowledge in E. M. Forster’s The Machine Stops.” Configurations 30. 3 (2022): 357-366.


Lauren A. Mitchell, “Erotic Surgery: J. G. Ballard’s Crash, Octavia Butler’s ‘Bloodchild,’ and the Visual Legacy of the Medical Museum.” Configurations 30. 3 (2022): 285-312.


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. 


Verity Burke and Will Tattersdill, “Science Fiction Worldbuilding in Museum Displays of Extinct Life.” Configurations 30. 3 (2022): 313-340.


Diana Leong, “A Hundred Tiny Hands: Slavery, Nanotechnology, and the Anthropocene in Midnight Robber.” Configurations 30. 2 (2022): 171-201.


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.