(Podcast Release) Broadview Press and The Closet in the Library

Adam and Andrew sit down with editors Jason Rudy and Kate Flint to discuss the upcoming release (July 13) of Broadview Press’ Victorian Era anthology. We discuss how this new edition amplifies queer, BIPOC, Jewish, and female voices. Jason and Kate engage with all different readers of this anthology including educators, students, Victorian Lit. enthusiasts, and those who want to learn a little more about Victorian authors. This book launch interview works well to put together your own reading guide for Victorian Lit, and we encourage our listeners and readers to share this episode with your communities. Andrew knows he will share this episode with his students, in the fall, when they discuss the Victorian Era. Feel free to use this episode in your own teaching as well. 

To order the book go to (eBook is available and print copy comes out on July 13th): https://broadviewpress.com/product/the-broadview-anthology-of-british-literature-volume-5-the-victorian-era-third-edition/#tab-table-of-contents

A description of this new edition:

“Shaped by sound literary and historical scholarship, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors and includes a broad selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to matters such as race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. The full anthology comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; a passcode to access the latter is included with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes. A two-volume Concise Edition and a one-volume Compact Edition are also available.”

For more information about Kate Flint go to:


For more information about Jason Rudy go to:


To learn more about Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom go to: https://undiscipliningvc.org/index.html

In their own words…

“Welcome to Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom, a digital humanities project that reimagines how to teach Victorian Studies through a positive, race-conscious lens.

We bring together a diverse set of individuals – permanent faculty, contingent staff, independent  scholars, students – through an intentional collaboration based on radical care that responds to the renewed call for racial and social justice.

Our project advocates for engaging scholarship from Black, African, Indigenous and Native American, Asian and Asian American, Latinx, Postcolonial, Decolonial, Feminist, Queer, Transgender, Disability, and Critical Ethnic Studies.”

Andrew mentions Nasser Mufti’s “Hating Victorian Studies Properly,” and you can find that article and the whole issue of Victorian Studies’  Spring 2020 “Undisciplining Victorian Studies” (it’s free!) here.

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