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viii a way to write us about preparing abstracts of writings on Individual poets. Need we remind our readers that a great deal of important work can still be done on, for example, Isaac Rosenberg, Wilfred Owen, 17. S. Blunt, Edmund Blunden, Rupert Brooke, John Davidson, not to mention the better known and more obvious names of Robert Bridges, Walter De la Mare, A. E. Housman, John Masefield, and Oscar Wilde. 7. Interdisciplinary Studies in VS; The first of three Issues to be devoted to a Symposium on Victorian Affairs "held under the joint sponsorship of the American Council of Learned Societies and Indiana University in March I962, the current number includes the editors' "Notes Towards the Definition of 'Interdisciplinary,'" These notes outline some of the difficulties of interdisciplinary discussions, among them those of language, concern "about the dangers to the integrity" of one's own subject, and so on. On the whole, the editors of VS raise more questions, as they confess, than they answer, but the questions are pertinent and important, not only to Victorians but also to those interested in the ELT field, in moderncontemporary literature, in area studies, and so on. 8, "Literary Theory and Practice" in CE: COLLEGE ENGLISH, XXIV (Feb I963) Is given over to discussions on literary theory and practice. Contributors are G. Robert Carlsen, Gordon M, Ray, Robert E0 SpM 1er, Philip Young, Robert B. Heilman, Roy Harvey Pearce, W0 K. Wîmsatt, Jr., Chad Walsh, Laurence Perrine. Especially interesting to me were Gordon N. Ray's "Literature and the Darkness Within" and Robert E. Spiller's "Is Literary History Obsolete?" ANNOUNCEMENTS 1. VICTORIAN POETRY—Salute I: The first number of this new major quarterly has now appeared and we salute its editors, Gordon Pitts and John F. Stasny on a fine job. In this number there are six articles ranging in length from about six pages to about nineteen and there are six brief articles and notes ranging in length from about two pages to about eight pages. Two articles and two notes are on Browning, three articles and one note are on Tennyson, one article is on Arnold, and the reniaining three notes are on Meredith, Hardy, and Hopkins. The Victorian period now seems very well represented by scholarly journals, with VICTORIAN STUDIES covering the broad cultural aspects of the period.. NINETEENTK-CENTURY FICTION covering one of the major genres, and the promising VICTORIAN POETRY joining this very good company to cover the second major genre of the period. Addresses and rates: The Editors VICTORIAN POETRY 129 Armstrong Hal 1 West Virginia University Morgantown, 17. Va, $4.00 a year in U, S. and Canada $1.25 single issues Checks to VICTORIAN POETRY or VJVU Special Services 8631-8-82 Kenneth Allott School of English University of Liverpool Liverpool 3 England $5.00 a year in British Commonwealth and other countries International Money Order or Dollar checks sent to U. S. address 2. Abstracts of Folklore Studies—Salute II: The first number of this useful quarterly appeared ¡n January, I963. Sponsored by the American Folklore Society, ix the Journal ¡s edited by Donald M. Winkelman (Purdue University), to whom editorial correspondence should be addressed. Business correspondence (subscriptions, society membership, advertising) should be addressed to the Secretary-Treasurer, Bennett Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 4, Pa. Subscriptions: $3.00 per year. "AFS welcomes volunteers to its corps of abstracters. Language areas which are especially needed are Eastern European, Middle-Eastern, and Oriental, although there ¡s still need for additional scholars to handle English and Western European language journals." 3. CBCL NEWSLETTER: With the appearance of No. 3 (April 1963), this attractive little bulletin continues to show signs of growing usefulness ¡n the study of Commonwealth literature, which is rapidly receiving more attention than ever before. In the current number of the CBCL NEWSLETTER, the three papers heard at the 1962 Conference are summarized: Gordon Elliott's "An Inventory of Canadian Library Holdings in Australian and New Zealand Library Materials"; Joseph Jones' "British Commonwealth Literature in American Libraries"; and R. E. Watters1 "English Social Patterns in Australian Fiction." In addition, there is the second of a series of short articles on "Commonwealth...


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