work of institutions and material conditions opens up new readings of serial fiction especially. I assume that each periodical presents a distinct cultural formation, with its own particularities, within a general field of literature and culture. Linking discourses within the periodical texts to other cultural texts assumes that intertextuality operates within the textual field of methodology. Finally, I think it important to accept that readings of periodical texts are available but not definitive. Generally, I am most anxious to question why it is that periodical literature has been largely ignored in English studies and how it is that we might study periodicals in creative and productive ways. Underlining my work is a call to examine why particular forms of Victorian literature (especially popular forms) remain a neglected fields of research.