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CONTRIBUTORS Patrick Brantlinger, former Editor of Victorian Studies, is currently Chair of the Department of English at Indiana University. His most recent book is Crusoe's Footprints: Cultural Studies in Britain andAmerica (Routledge, 1990). Keith Costain teaches Victorian fiction and non-fictional prose at the University of Regina. His most recent publications include "The Scottish Fiction of John Galt" in The History of Scottish Literature (1988). Last May he was invited to give a paper at the conference on "The Scottish influence in Canadian Literature" at Edinburgh University. DEIRDRB David is Professor and Chair of the Department of English at Temple University. Author of Fictions of Resolution in Three Victorian Novels and Intellectual Women and Victorian Patriarchy, she is currently at work on a study of imperialism and the nineteenth-century novel. SUSAN DRAIN is Visiting Professor in the English Department at the University ofToronto, on leave from Mount Saint Vincent University (Halifax), where she is a member of both the English and the Women's Studies Departments. Susan Hamilton is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta, and researches in the areas of Victorian writing, Victorian constructions of gender, women's writing, feminist theory and constructions of the animal in literature. Forthcoming publications include "Pets and Scientific Subjects: constructions ofthe animal in Victorian antivivisection periodicals." CHRIS HOSGOOD is an Assistant Professor in History at the University of Lethbridge. He is currently working on the business relationship between shopkeepers and commercial travellers, and on the culture of the "commercial room" in Victorian hotels. Judith Knelman teaches journalism at the University of Western Ontario and studies Victorian newspapers for their impact on social progress. Juliet McMaster is a University Professor at the University of Alberta, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is the author of Thackeray: The Major Novels, Jane Austen in Love, Trollope's Paltiser Novels, and Dickens the Designer, and co-author with Rowland McMaster of The Novelfrom Sterne toJames. She is currently working on a study of the relation of body to character in the eighteenth-century novel Rowland McMaster, University of Alberta, has published many articles on Victorian writers, and edited Dickens's Little Dorritt and Great Expectations. With Juliet McMaster he published The Novel from Sterne to James in 1981, and his book on Trollope and the Law appeared in 1986. His new book, Thackeray's Cultural Frame ofReference: Allusion in The Newcomes, has been just published by Macmillan. 108Victorian Review KEN OSBORNE has written extensively on the teaching of history. He is currently engaged in studying H. G. Wells's ideas on education. NORMAN PAGE Professor of English at the University of Nottingham. His publications include An Oscar Wilde Chronology (1991), A Conrad Companion (1986), Henry James: Interviews and Recollections (1984), Byron: Interviews and Recollections (1985), A Kipling Companion (1984), and Tennyson: Interviews and, Recollections (1983). MERI-JANERochelson,Assistant Professor ofEnglish at Florida International University, has published and presented papers on George Eliot, as well as on Israel Zangwill. She is currently at work on a book about Zangwill as an 1890s writer, and is co-editing an anthology of critical réévaluations of 1890s British fiction. Anne Russell's research interests center on Shakespeare studies. She has recently delivered papers on recogniton in Shakespeare's plays, and is working on a study of nineteenth-century representations of Shakespeare's characters. ROSEMARY T. VanArsdel, Distinguished Professor Emérita of English, University of Puget Sound, is co-editor, with J. Don Vann, of Victorian Periodicals:A Guide to Research, vols. I (1978) and ? (1989); and with Gordon S. Haight of George Eliot: A Centenary Tribute (1982). A past president of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (19811983 ), she served on the boards of the Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824-1900 (1966-1988), and the Union List of Victorian Serials (1985); she is the author of numerous articles on Victorian and Edwardian studies in scholarlyjournals in North America and the United Kingdom. CS. WlESENTHAL is completing a dissertation on semiotic dimensions of madness in nineteenth-century fiction at the University ofAlberta. She has published articles and notes on Henry James, Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, and WQIa Cather. Her essays on...


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