Julia F Saville

Professor Emerita of English



  • Victorian Soul-Talk: Poetry, Democracy, and the Body Politic. New York & London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
  • A Queer Chivalry: the Homoerotic Asceticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2000.

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Book Contributions

  • "Swinburne's Swimmers: from Insular Peace to the Anglo-Boer War ." Algernon Charles Swinburne: Unofficial Laureate. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2013. 33-51.
  • "The Poetic Imaging of Michael Field." The Fin de Siècle Poem. Ed. Joseph Bristow. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2005. 178-206.
  • "Marriage and Gender." A Companion to Victorian Poetry . Ed. Alison Chapman, Richard Cronin, and Antony Harrison. Malden, MA & Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2002. 526-542.
  • "The Romance of Boys Bathing: Poetic Precedents and Respondents to the Paintings of Henry Scott Tuke." Victorian Sexual Dissidence. Ed. Richard Dellamora. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999. 253-277.

Journal Articles

  • "Anthropocentrism and the Soul of Hopkins’s Ecopoetics." Victorian Poetry 56.2 (2018): 129-146.
  • "Soul." Victorian Literature and Culture 46.3&4 (2018): 885-888.
  • "‘Soul Talk’: Networks of Political Poetry in a trans-Channel Literary Triangle ." Victorian Studies 55.2 (2012): 299-308.
  • "Swinburne Contra Whitman: From Cosmopolitan Republican to Parochial Jingo?." ELH 78.2 (2011): 479-505.
  • "Cosmopolitan Republican Swinburne, the Immersive Poet as Public Moralist." Victorian Poetry 47.Winter (2009): 691-713.
  • "Nude Male Alfresco Swimmers: The Prehistory of a Nineteenth-Century Republican Trope." Word & Image, 25.1 (2009): 56-74.
  • "Eccentricity as Englishness in David Copperfield." Studies in English Literature 42.4 (2002): 781-797.
  • "'The Lady of Shalott': A Lacanian Romance." Word & Image, 8.1 (1992): 71-87.
  • "Of Fleshly Garments: Ascesis and Desire in the Ethic of Psychoanalysis." American Imago 49.4 (1992): 60-75.

Encyclopedia Entries

  • "Gerard Manley Hopkins." Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

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