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ANNOUNCEMENTS 1. Midwest Victorian Studies Association: The topic of the annual meeting to be held at the Newberry Library, Chicago, 1-2 May I98I will be "Law, Rule, and Resistance in Victorian England." For Information write Frederick Kirchhoff, Department of English and Linguistics , Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805. 2. Gissing Symposium: A three-day symposium on George Gissing will take place in his native town, Wakefield, in Yorkshire, from Sept 4 to 6, I98I. This event, sponsored by the Gissing Trust, will include a tour of Gissing sites in Wakefield and its vicinity led by Clifford Brook, and lectures by Pierre Coustillas, Peter Keating, Jacob Korg, Philip Collins, John Halperin, and Gillian Tindall. It has been scheduled to coincide with the opening of a Gissing Centre in the novelist's birthplace which will house displays and a library related to Gissing and other Wakefield literary figures. For further information write Ros Stinton, 368 Springvale Road, Sheffield, SlO ILN, England. 3. Conference on Narrative Technique: The Conference scheduled to be held at Eastern Michigan University from 7 to 9 May I98I will include sessions on : Twentieth Century Prose Fiction, Twentieth Century Poetry, Nineteenth Century Prose Fiction, Nineteenth Century Poetry, The Eighteenth Century, The Renaissance and Seventeenth Century, The Middle Ages, Popular Genres, Children's Literature, and Drama. For more information write Barbara M. Perkins, Managing Editor, Journal of Narrative Technique, Department of English, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197· 2K Division on Late 19th- and Early 20th-century English Literature : A program on Biography and the Shape of Criticism, to be chaired by Professor Stanley Weintraub (Pennsylvania State University ) is tentatively being planned for the 198I MLA meetings in New York. The format, the names of speakers, and more details about the content of the program will be announced in a later issue of ELT. ...


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