Burney Journal

The Burney Journal (ISSN 1480-6320) is the annual, peer-reviewed journal of the Burney Society. 

The Burney Journal invites submissions on all aspects of Burney's life, career, and family, and features papers given at the Burney Society's annual meetings, which are held in North America and the United Kingdom. Submissions to The Burney Journal must follow MLA format and should vary in length from 5,000 to 7,500 words; please see The Burney Journal Stylesheet for further instructions. The Burney Journal is indexed by EBSCO.

Address e-mail correspondence to Marilyn Francus, Editor of The Burney Journal, at Marilyn.Francus [at] mail.wvu.edu.

Many thanks to Deborah Barnum and Hilary Havens for preparing the Burney Journal's Year in Burney Studies, excerpted here from the Burney Journal:

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Volume 15 (2018)

"Editor's Note" by Marilyn Francus

"'Tis best to build no Castles in the Air': Romantic Fantasy meets Economic Reality in Frances Burney's Court Journals" by Lorna J. Clark

"Frances Burney and the French Revolution: Politics in Burney's Court Journals and Letters" by Geoffrey Sill

"Burney and Empire" by Tara Ghoshal Wallace

"Tully's the Fashion: Ciceronian Fame in Frances Burney's Cecilia" by Kirsten Hall

"Year in Burney Studies" by Deborah Barnum

Volume 14 (2017)

"Editor's Note" by Marilyn Francus

"History as Heuristic in The Wanderer" by Tara Ghoshal Wallace

"The Things of Masquerade in Frances Burney's Cecilia and The Wanderer" by Kelly Fleming

"'This crowded Sheet': Speaking Through Space in Frances Burney and Georgiana Waddington's Correspondence" by Emma Walshe

"Two Decades of the Burney Society and Burney Studies" by Hilary Havens

"Year in Burney Studies 2015" by Deborah Barnum

Volume 13 (2016)

"Editor's Note"

"Burney at Work: The Court Years"

"Fanny, or, The History of a Not-so-young Lady's Retreat from the World"

"Rehearsing Imoinda: Bleaching Black Bodies in Oroonoko and The Wanderer​"

"Sympathetic Exchange, Sexual Attraction, and the Reinscription of National Identity: Burney's Evelina as Anglo-Scottish Integration Fantasy"

"Year in Burney Studies 2013"

"Year in Burney Studies 2014"

Volume 12 (2012)

"Editor's Note"

"Close Encounters: Frances Burney, Actresses, and Models for Female Celebrity" 

"Victorine: or, The German Evelina"

"Frances Burney, Elinor Joddrel, and the 'Defiance to All Forms' and 'Antique Prescriptions'"

"Frances Burney's French Archive: Insights and Avenues" 

"'The Younger Part of our Male as well as Female Readers': Frances Burney and Youth Fiction in Late-Eighteenth-Century England"

Volume 11 (2011)

"Editor's Note"

"A Study in Dialogue: Frances Burney Attends Warren Hastings’s Trial"  

"Evelina, The Wanderer, and Gothic Spatiality: Frances Burney and a Problem of Imagined Community"

"London and the Female Bildungsroman: Frances Burney’s Evelina, Cecilia, and The Witlings"

"Declining Buckles and Movable Shoes in Frances Burney’s Cecilia"

"Would it be pleasing to me?: Surveillance and Sexuality in Frances Burney’s Camilla"

"Year in Burney Studies 2010"            

Volume 10 (2010)

“Editor’s Note”                      
Marilyn Francus

“Why Frances Burney ‘Forgets’ Her Foremothers”             
Betty A. Schellenberg

“Male Ambitions and Female Difficulties in 1814: WaverleyPatronageMansfield Park, and The Wanderer
Elaine Bander

“Wanderer's End: Understanding Burney's Approach to Endings”
Emily C. Friedman

“Noisy Homes and Stubborn Ears: the Social Significance of Sound in Frances Burney’s Evelina
Elles Smallegoor

“‘Having a Lesson of Attention from Omai’: Frances Burney, Omai the Tahitian, and Eighteenth-Century British Constructions of Racial Difference”
Lori Halvorsen Zerne

“Year in Burney Studies 2007-2009”
Hilary Havens

Volume 9 (2007)

"Pioneer of Pathology"
John Wiltshire

"Burney's Cerbera: Elizabeth Juliana Schwellenberg (1728-1797)"
Mascha Gemmeke

"'The silent observant Miss Fanny': Narrative Position in Burney's Early Journals"
Sara K. Davis

"The Fantastic in the Work of Frances Burney"
Margaret Anne Doody

"Mentorship and Female Subject Formation in Burney's Cecilia and The Wanderer"
Margaret Kathryn Sloan

"Gambling with Virtue: Female Gaming in the Novels of Frances Burney"
Heather Lusty

Volume 8 (2005)

"Burney, Austen, and 'Bad Morality'"
Elaine Bander

"Burney's Cecilia and the Problem of Textual Sonority"
Noelle Chao

"Frances Burney's Anger"
Brian McCrea

"Burney's Enactment of Shakespearean Tragedy in her Novels"
Gefen Bar-On

"Race, Manners, and Satire in Burney's A Busy Day"
Alexander H. Pitofsky

Volume 7 (2005)

"Captain Mirvan and the Politics of Manners in Evelina"
Alexander H. Pitofsky

"Frances Burney and Mary Wollstonecraft: Female Difficulties and Feminism"
Sarah D. Spence

"West End Girl: Fanny Burney on Shaftesbury Avenue"
Ian Kelly

Volume 6 (2003)

Volume 6 (2003)

"Frances Burney and William Havard's Scanderbeg: An Unidentified Reference in Burney's Journals and Letters"
Robert L. Mack

"Frances Burney and Mme de Staël: Female Genius and the Call of Duty"
Mascha Gemmeke

"From the Margins to the Centre: The Spinster as Author, Narrator and Actor"
Lorna J. Clark

"Scissors, Paper, Cloth: A Poor Gentlewoman's Economy of Composition"
Betty Rizzo

Volume 5 (2002)

"Getting Started with Frances Burney"
Michael Wheeler

"A Busy Day in the West End"
Ian Kelly

"Alexandre D'Arblay's Amiable Paean to Heterosexual Masturbation: Les Doigts"
Janice Farrar Thaddeus

"A Review of the Broadview Edition of Evelina"
Lorna Clark

Volume 4 (2001)

"Two Edward Burney Illustrations for Evelina, Known and Unknown"
Hester Davenport

"Mme de Staël and Fanny Burney"
Annette Kobak

"Sharpening Cecilia: Frances Burney as Professional Writer"
Janice Farrar Thaddeus

Volume 3 (2000)

"Fanny Burney and The Wanderer"
Kate Chisholm

"Sweet Cecilia and Brown George: Editing Volume 5 of Burney's Early Journals and Letters, 1782-1783"
Stewart Cooke

Volume 2 (1999)

"Financial and Social 'Discrimination' in Frances Burney's Comedies"
Barbara Darby

"Redeeming the Nabob: Frances Burney, Warren Hasting, and the Cultural Construction of India in A Busy Day"
Noel Chevalier

"The McGill Burney Project"
Lars Troide

Volume 1 (1998)

"Miss Somebody: The Diary of Fanny Burney, or A Star is Born"
Judy Simons

"James Burney: A Brief Account"
John Wiltshire

"Annie Raine Ellis, Austin Dobson, and the Rise of Burney Studies"
Peter Sabor