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120Victorian Review and the British and Foreign Bible Society will be published by CUP in 1991. Robert O'Kell is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Society for the Humanities, Cornell University. He is working on a study of "The Rhetoric of Victorian Politics," supported by a two-year released time/research grant from SSHRCC. R. H. TENER, University of Calgary, and Malcolm Woodfield co-edited A Victorian Spectator Uncollected Writings ofR. H. Hutton (Bristol P, 1989). Rosemary VanArsdel, University of Puget Sound, has published, with J. Don Vann, Victorian Periodicals: A Guide to Research, Vol. 2 (MLA, 1989). PRIScnXA WALTON, University of Lethbridge, has published "There's no such thing as an isolated man or woman'; Subjectivity in The Portrait of a Lady" in Connecticut Review (Summer 1990); and "Everything . . . might mean almost anything': Absence and Creativity in James' In the Cage" in North Dakota Quarterly (Summer 1990). "The Displacement of Place: Italy and the Feminine in Henry James' Roderick Hudson" is forthcoming in Scripta Mediterránea. C. S. Wiesenthal, a SSHRCC doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta, is presently completing her dissertation on the semiotics of insanity in nineteenth-century prose fiction. Her article, "From Charcot to Plato: The History of Hysteria in Heart and Science," is forthcoming in the Dickens Studies Annual. ARLENE Young is currently a doctoral student in English at Cornell University. She has been awarded both Cornell's Andrew D. White Graduate Fellowship and a doctoral fellowship from SSHRCC. Her article, "Hypothetical Discourse as Ficelle in The Golden Bowl," will be reprinted in On Henry James: The Bestfrom American Literature (1990). ANNOUNCEMENTS The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals awards the VanArsdel Prize for the outstanding essay on British Victorian periodicals, written by a graduate student. The winner receives $100 and publication in Victorian Periodicals Review. Send essays to Dr. William Scheuerle, 18412 Timberlan Drive, Lutz, FL 33549. The paper may have been submitted for a graduate class, or as a chapter of a thesis or dissertation, and must be the product of the student's own original research with historical, critical, or bibliographical emphasis or emphasis on the importance of periodicals for an understanding of the history and culture of Victorian Britain, Ireland and the Empire. The unpublished paper (10 to 20 pages) may be in the areas of art, music history, literature, science, etc. RSVP reserves the right to withhold the award if no paper meets the set standards. Two copies of the paper are to be submitted no later than 1 March 1991. Announcements121 Victorian Periodicals Review has scheduled a second special issue on The Wellesley Index for Fall 1991. New discoveries of addenda and corrigenda to The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals 1824-1900 should be sent, by 30 March 1991, in duplicate—one to Barbara Quinn Schmidt, Editor, Victorian Periodicals Review, English Department, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1436 and the other to Robert A. Colby, 320 Central Park West, ApL 9N, New York, NY 10025. The Index archive has untapped resources in the files according to Wilma Slaight, Archivist ofWellesley College. An International Tennyson Centenary Conference will be held in Lincoln, 24-27 July 1992. AD enquiries and proposals for papers should be directed to Norman Page, Department of English Studies, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD. "Victorian Virtue and Vice" will be the topic of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Midwest Victorian Studies Association, to be held in Chicago, 26-27 April 1991. For information write Micael Clarke, Department of English, Loyola University of Chicago, 6525 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60626. The Dickens Project of the University of California, Santa Cruz, announces a scholarly conference on "Masterpieces in the Marketplace: Victorian Publishing and the Circulation of Books" to be held 8-11 August 1991 at UC Santa Cruz. The deadline for proposals (20minute papers) is 1 February. For more information please write The Dickens Project, Kresge College 354, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064. "Victorian Punch": A Sesquicentennial Conference is to be held 12-13 July, 1991, at the University of London (Bloomsbury Campus). Speakers include Richard D. Altick, Roy Foster, Leonee Ormond, and Michael Slater. A dinner at Simpson's...


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