Global Nineteenth-Century Studies publishes approximately six to eight reviews per issue. Publishers may send books for review to the editors below:


Book Reviews Editor, History:

Dr. Nabaparna Ghosh

History and Society

313 Hollister Hall

Babson College

Babson Park, MA 02457


Book Reviews Editor, Literature:

Dr. Jennifer L. Hargrave

Department of English

Baylor University

One Bear Place #97404

Waco, TX 76798-7404


Below, you will find a list of books that are currently available for review. If you are interested in reviewing one of these books, please email the appropriate editor for further details. We do not accept unsolicited book reviews.


General Formatting


We accept book reviews of 800–1000 words from scholars at all stages in their academic careers, from advanced graduate students to full professors. Reviews should be accompanied by a 50–100 word biographical sketch. Endnotes in reviews should be avoided. Page numbers for references to the book under review should be inserted within the review itself. The review should begin with bibliographical information following Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) formatting.

Bibliographical Information Examples:

Porter, David. Ideographia: The Chinese Cipher in Early Modern Europe. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. Pp. 310. $65.00. ISBN 978-0-8047-3203-1.

Czennia, Bärbel, and Greg Clingham, eds. Oriental Networks: Culture, Commerce, and Communication in the Long Eighteenth Century. Aperçus: Histories Texts Cultures, edited by Kat Lecky. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University, Press, 2021. Pp. 340. $120.00. ISBN 9781684482726.

Books Available for Review

LITERATURE (contact Jennifer Hargrave)​

Atkin, Lara. Writing the South African San: Colonial Ethnographic Discourses. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021).—UNDER REVIEW

Bushell, Sally. Reading and Mapping Fiction: Spatialising the Literary Text (Cambridge University Press, 2020).—UNDER REVIEW

Comyn, Sarah, and Porscha Fermanis. Worlding the South: Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture and the Southern Settler Colonies. (Manchester University Press, 2021).—UNDER REVIEW

García, Patricia. The Urban Fantastic in Nineteenth-Century European Literature: City Fissures. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021).—UNDER REVIEW

Hansord, Katie. Colonial Australian Women Poets: Political Voice and Feminist Tradition (Anthem Press, 2021).—UNDER REVIEW

Hofmeyr, Isabel. Dockside Reading: Hydrocolonialism and the Custom House. (Duke University Press, 2022).—UNDER REVIEW

Martín-González, Juan-José. Transoceanic Perspectives in Amitav Ghosh's Ibis Trilogy. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021).—UNDER REVIEW

Reeder, Jessie. The Forms of Informal Empire: Britain, Latin America, and Nineteenth-Century Literature (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020).

Rifkin, Mark. Speaking for the People: Native Writing and the Question of Political Form. (Duke University Press, 2021).

Roye, Susmita. Mothering India: Women’s Fiction in English Shaping Cultural History (1890-1947) (Oxford University Press, 2021).—UNDER REVIEW

Steer, Philip. Settler Colonialism in Victorian Literature: Economics and Political Identity in the Networks of Empire (Cambridge University Press, 2020).—UNDER REVIEW

Taher-Kermani, Reza. The Persian Presence in Victorian Poetry (Edinburgh University Press, 2020).—UNDER REVIEW

Thomas, Chris J. Pacific Possessions: The Pursuit of Authenticity in Nineteenth-Century Travel Accounts (University of Alabama Press, 2021).—UNDER REVIEW

HISTORY (contact Nabaparna Ghosh)

Arabindan-Kesson, Anna. Black Bodies, White Gold: Art, Commerce, and Cotton in the Atlantic World (Duke University Press, 2021)- UNDER REVIEW

Barcia, Manuel,  The Yellow Demon of Fever, Fighting Disease in Nineteenth Century Transatlantic Slave trade (Yale University Press, 2020) - UNDER REVIEW

Brock, Elizabeth L. Dressing Up: The Women Who Influenced French Fashion (MIT Press) UNDER REVIEW

Damousi, Joy and T. Burnard, & A. Lester, eds. Humanitarianism, Empire and Transnationalism, 1760-1995 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2021) 

Dinkar, Niharika. Empires of Light: Vision, Visibility, and Power in Colonial England (Manchester University Press, 2019). UNDER REVIEW 

Foliard, Daniel. Dislocating the Orient: British Maps and the Making of the Middle East, 1854-1921 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020) UNDER REVIEW

Gould, E., C. Pestana & P. Mapp, eds., The Cambridge History of America in the World. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021)

McQuade, Joseph. A Genealogy of Terrorism: Colonial Law and the Origins of an Idea (Cambridge University Press, 2021). —UNDER REVIEW

Mitchell, Robert. Infectious Liberty Biopolitics between Romanticism and Liberalism ( Fordham University Press, 2021).

Nappi,​ Carla Suzan. Translating Early Modern China: Illegible Cities (Oxford University Press, 2021).

Neti, Leila. Colonial Law in India and Victorian Imagination (Cambridge University Press, 2021). —UNDER REVIEW

Offenburger, Andrew. Frontiers in the Gilded Age: Adventure, Capitalism, and Dispossession from Southern Africa to the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands (Yale University Press, 2019).

Rodriguez-Galindo, Vanesa. Madrid on the Move: Feeling Modern and Visually Aware in the Nineteenth Century (Manchester University Press, 2021). —UNDER REVIEW

Russell, L. & A. McGrath, eds., The Routledge Companion to Indigenous Global History. (London, Routledge, 2021).