The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 10th Edition: Volume E, The Victorian Age. Reader's comments.
I was asked to provide a reader's evaluation of the Norton Anthology 10th Edition's Victorian Volume. It was an honor to be contacted for this work and I was grateful for the chance to share my understanding of this important project with the editorial team. Because my comments open onto wider questions of canonicity and field-formation -- and draw on recent work by many in the field, some of whom are named here and many others who are not-- I thought the report might be usefully put into a more public frame. I welcome feedback on this feedback, and thank those scholars whose work has helped push toward a thoroughgoing reevaluation of our object of study, named here "The Victorian Age."
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 10th Edition: Volume E, The Victorian Age
Nathan K. Hensley
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