Director: Dr. Alison Chapman

Surname: Chapman
Forename(s): Alison
Dr. Alison Chapman FRSC (@alisonfchapman) is Principal Investigator of DVPP and has overall editorial responsibility for the project. Dr. Chapman is Professor of English at the University of Victoria, where she specializes in nineteenth-century literature and culture. Awards for her research include the UVic Faculty of Humanities Research Excellence Award, the UVic Scottish Studies Fellowship, and the Boydston Award (from the Association for Documentary Editing). She is the recipient of grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the British Academy, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom, as well as fellowships from the Armstrong Browning Library and Princeton University Library. Dr. Chapman is currently on the editorial board of the Cambridge University Press series Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture and the academic journals Victorian Poetry, Victorians Institute Journal, and Victorian Review. She has published extensively on Victorian poetry, including the monographs Networking the Nation: British and American Women’s Poetry and Italy, 1830-1870 (Oxford University Press 2015) and The Afterlife of Christina Rossetti (Palgrave 2001). She is also the co-author (with Joanna Meacock) of A Rossetti Family Chronology (Palgrave 2007), and has edited or co-edited several collections of essays, including (with Richard Cronin and Antony H. Harrison) A Companion to Victorian Poetry (Blackwell 2002), (with Jane Stabler) Unfolding the South: Nineteenth-Century British and American Women Writers and Artists in Italy (Manchester University Press 2003) and Victorian Women Poets (Boydell and Brewer 2003). With Caley Ehnes, she co-edited the special journal issue of Victorian Poetry on Victorian Periodical Poetry (Spring 2014). Forthcoming publications include an edited collection for Cambridge University Press on Nineteenth-Century Literature in Transition: The 1870s (2024).
Alison Chapman’s DVPP editorial notes are signed AC.
Contact DVPP by emailing Alison Chapman at alisonc [at]
Roles played in the project: metadata indexer, markup editor, transcriber/encoder, editor/proofer.

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 2
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Death of Queen Blanche 1820-02 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Markup Editor 7836
To Dicky Gossip. While he thinks of tittle-tattle, not to forget his wiggery 1820-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Markup Editor 9029