Photo of Norman VanceNorman Vance
Emeritus Professor

Selected publications


Vance, Norman (2014) [Review] Ruth Savage (ed.) (2012) Philosophy and religion in enlightenment Britain: new case studies. Unitarian Historical Society, Transactions, 25 (4). pp. 266-270. ISSN 0082-7800

Vance, Norman (2014) [Review] Gillian Piggott (2012) Dickens and Benjamin: moments of revelation, fragments of modernity. Textual Practice, 28 (6). pp. 1161-1165. ISSN 0950-236X

Vance, Norman (2012) 'The reception of Plato' [Review] K Demetriou (2011) Studies on the reception of Plato and Greek political thought in Victorian Britain. Classical Review, 62 (2). pp. 409-411. ISSN 0009-840X

Vance, Norman (2012) The Church in danger: Mrs Humphry Ward's 'The case of Richard Meynell'. International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church, 12 (3). ISSN 1474-225x

Vance, Norman (2011) Classics and Modern War. International Journal of the Classical Tradition, 18 (4). pp. 593-598. ISSN 1073-0508

Vance, Norman (2011) Anxieties of empire and the moral tradition: Rome and Britain. International Journal of the Classical Tradition, 18 (2). pp. 246-261. ISSN 1073-0508

Vance, Norman (2009) Donne's 'Death be not proud' and the Book of Homilies. Notes and Queries, 56 (1). pp. 75-76. ISSN 0029-3970

Vance, Norman (2007) Being kind to Belfast: the city and the imagination. An Sionnach: a Journal of Literature, Culture and the Arts, 3 (1). pp. 130-138. ISSN 1554-8953

Vance, Norman (2006) Classics and the Dardanelles Campaign. Notes and Queries, 53 (3). pp. 347-349. ISSN 0029-3970

Vance, Norman (2006) The Cambridge history of Irish literature. Textual Practice, 20 (4). pp. 796-802. ISSN 0950-236X

Vance, Norman (2004) Dark and bright fathers: tracing intellectual aristocracy in Ireland. Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, 10 (1-2). pp. 283-290. ISSN 1218-7364

Vance, Norman (2004) Decadence from Belfast to Byzantium. New Literary History, 35 (4). pp. 563-572. ISSN 0028-6087

Vance, Norman (2000) Secular apocalyptic and Thomas Hardy. History of European Ideas, 26 (3-4). pp. 201-210. ISSN 0191-6599


Vance, Norman (2013) Bible and Novel: Narrative Authority and the Death of God. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199680573

Vance, Norman (2010) The sinews of the spirit: the ideal of Christian manliness in Victorian literature and religious thought. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521128605

Vance, Norman (2002) Irish literature since 1800. Longman Literature In English Series . Longman. ISBN 9780582494787

Vance, Norman (1999) Irish literature, a social history. Four Courts Press, Dublin & Portland. ISBN 9781851824502

Vance, Norman (1997) The Victorians & Ancient Rome. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, xii + 319 pp. ISBN 9780631180760

Book Section

Vance, Norman (2019) Patterns of literary transformation. In: Claeys, Gregory (ed.) The Cambridge companion to nineteenth-century thought. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 221-244. ISBN 9781107042858

Vance, Norman (2019) Hull, Eleanor Henrietta (1860-1935). In: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Vance, Norman (2015) Classical legacies. In: Wright, James D (ed.) International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (2nd edition). Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 771-777. ISBN 9780080970868

Vance, Norman (2015) Religion natural and revealed. In: Whatmore, Richard and Young, Brian (eds.) A Companion to Intellectual History. John Wiley, Chichester. ISBN 9781118294802

Vance, Norman (2014) Helen Waddell: writing beyond Rome and Geneva. In: FitzGerald, Jennifer (ed.) Helen Waddell reassessed: new readings. Peter Lang, Oxford, pp. 215-228. ISBN 9783034309783

Vance, Norman (2013) The identity of Ferguson. In: Ferguson, Frank and Jedrzejewski, Jan (eds.) Forging the anchor: Samuel Ferguson and his legacy. Four Courts Press, Dublin. ISBN 9781846823626

Vance, Norman (2013) Faith and doubt. In: Mallett, Phillip (ed.) Thomas Hardy in context. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 274-284. ISBN 9780521196482

Vance, Norman (2012) Marechera in Oxford. In: Cairnie, Julie and Pucherova, Dobrota (eds.) Moving spirit: the legacy of Dambudzo Marechera in the 21st century. African languages - African literatures (4). LIT Verlag Münster, Münster, pp. 93-96. ISBN 9783643902153

Vance, Norman (2012) Religion and the novel. In: Kucich, John and Taylor, Jenny Bourne (eds.) The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880. The Oxford History of: The Novel in English, 3 . Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 476-491. ISBN 9780199560615

Vance, Norman (2011) More light? Biblical criticism and enlightenment attitudes. In: McInelly, Brett C (ed.) Religion in the Age of Enlightenment. AMS Press, Religion in the Age of Enlightenment, pp. 131-152. ISBN 9780404633127

Vance, Norman (2009) Improving Ireland: Richard Whately, theology, and political economy. In: Collini, Stefan, Whatmore, Richard and Young, Brian (eds.) Economy, polity and society: British intellectual history 1750-1950. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 181-204. ISBN 9780521639781

Vance, Norman (2009) Kailyard stories in Ulster: northern fiction after Carleton. In: Ferguson, Frank and Holmes, Andrew R (eds.) Revising Robert Burns and Ulster: literature, religion and politics, c.1770-1920. Four Courts Press Ltd, Dublin ; Portland, Ore, pp. 148-164. ISBN 9781846821974

Vance, Norman (2008) Helen Waddell and literary Europe. In: Jackson, Alvin and Livingstone, David N (eds.) Queen's thinkers: essays on the intellectual heritage of a university. Northern Ireland Blackstaff Press, pp. 69-82. ISBN 9780856408038

Vance, Norman (2007) George Eliot and Thomas Hardy. In: Hass, Andrew W, Jasper, David and Jay, Elisabeth (eds.) Oxford Handbook of English literature and theology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 483-498. ISBN 9780199271979

Vance, Norman (2007) Pilgrims abounding: Bunyan and the Victorian novel. In: Owens, W R and Sim, Stuart (eds.) Reception, appropriation, recollection: Bunyan's 'Pilgrim's Progress'. Peter Lang AG, pp. 69-79. ISBN 9783039107209

Vance, Norman (2007) Victorian. In: Kallendorf, Craig W (ed.) A companion to the classical tradition. Blackwell, Malden, pp. 87-100. ISBN 9781405122948

Vance, Norman (2006) Region, realism and reaction, 1922-1972. In: Foster, John Wilson (ed.) The Cambridge companion to the Irish novel. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge et al, pp. 153-170. ISBN 9780521679961

Vance, Norman (2006) Hugh Hamilton. In: Duddy, Thomas (ed.) Dictionary of Irish philosophers. Thoemmes Continuum, Bristol. ISBN 9781843710820

Vance, Norman (2006) Protestant form and Catholic fiction? In: Bélanger, Jacqueline (ed.) The Irish Novel in the Nineteenth Century: Facts and Fictions. Four Courts, pp. 139-149. ISBN 9781851829330

Vance, Norman (2006) Tom Paulin. In: Kastan, David Scott (ed.) Oxford encyclopedia of British literature. Oxford University Press, Oxford & New York. ISBN 9780195169218

Vance, Norman (2006) William Carleton and the big house. In: Brand, Gordon (ed.) William Carleton: the authentic voice. Irish Literary Studies, 53 . Colin Smythe. ISBN 9780861404629

Riggs, Paidrigin and Vance, Norman (2005) Irish prose fiction. In: Cleary, Joe and Connolly, Claire (eds.) Cambridge companion to modern Irish culture. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge ; New York, pp. 245-266. ISBN 9780521820097

Vance, Norman (2004) Sam Hanna Bell; F.W. Farrar; Thomas Colley Grattan; Douglas Hyde; Charles Kingsley; Fanny Kingsley and Charles Vallancey. In: Matthew, HCG, Harrison, BH and British, A (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780198614111

Vance, Norman (2003) Vom Mare nostrum zu Kipling's 'The Seven Seas'. Das Romische Weltreich und Britanniens Wahrnehmung des Empire von 1600-1914. In: Schulz, Raimund (ed.) Aufbruch in neue Welten und neue Zeiten: Die grossen maritimen Expansionsbewegungen de Antike und Fruhen Neuzeit im Vergleich. R Oldenbourg, pp. 79-108. ISBN 9783486644340

Vance, Norman (2001) Classical legacies. In: Smelser, Neil J and Baltes, Paul B (eds.) International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Elsevier. ISBN 9780080430768

Vance, Norman (2001) Volunteer thought: William Crawford of Strabane. In: Boyce, D George, Eccleshall, Robert and Geoghegan, Vincent (eds.) Political discourse in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Ireland. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 257-269. ISBN 9780333712610

Vance, Norman (2001) The problems of unionist literature: Macaulay, Froude and Lawless. In: Boyce, D George and O'Day, Alan (eds.) Defenders of the union: a survey of British and Irish unionism since 1801. Routledge, London & New York, pp. 176-187. ISBN 9780415174220

Vance, Norman (2000) Niebuhr in England: history, faith and order. In: Stuchtey, Benedikt and Wende, Peter (eds.) British and German historiography 1750-1950: traditions, perceptions and transfers. Oxford University Press, Oxford & New York. ISBN 9780199202355

Vance, Norman (1998) The nineteenth-century English novel as secular Christianity. In: Durel, Henri and Etayo-Pinol, Marie-Ange (eds.) Acculturation/inculturation du christianisme en Europe. KLINCKSIECK. ISBN 9782864603436

Edited Book

Vance, Norman and Wallace, J, eds. (2015) The Oxford history of classical reception in English literature volume 4: 1790-1880. The Oxford history of classical reception in English literature, 4 . Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199594603

Vance, Prof Norman, ed. (2006) Irish Studies and English Studies. English Association Issues in English . The English Association. ISBN 0-900-23224-2