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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. WŒSENTHAL 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 madness in Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and on the comedies of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, are forthcoming in the Wascana Review and Eighteenth-Century Studies. ANNOUNCEMENTS The Northeast Victorian Studies Association will hold its Eighteenth Annual Meeting at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, on 24-26 April 1992. The topic chosen is Victorian Places and Spaces. ENGLAND in THE 1890s will be the topic of the Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Midwest Victorian Studies Association, to be held in South Bend, Indiana on 24-25 April 1992. For information, write Micael Clarke, MVSA Executive Secretary, Department of English, Loyola University of Chicago, 6525 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60626. Contributors109 The Walter L. arnstein Fund for Dissertation Research in Victorian Studies: The Midwest Victorian Studies Association announces the annual award of a grant-in-aid of $300 for dissertation research in Victorian studies undertaken by students currently enrolled in doctoral programs in U.S. universities. Proposals may be submitted in literature, history, art history, or musicology, and should have a significant interdisciplinary component. Other considerations being equal, awards will go to doctoral candidates working at midwestern institutions. The Association reserves the right not to make the award in any year if, in the opinion of its reviewers, submissions do not justify it. Applications and forms may be requested from Lawrence Poston, Department of Rntfirii, University of Illinois at Chicago (m/c 162), Box 4348, Chicago, IL 60680. The deadline for applications is 1 February, 1992; the award will be announced at the Associations annual meeting in April. The International Journalism History Interest Group of the American Journalism HistoriansAssociation invites inquiries. Contact: James D. Starrt, History Department, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Forthcoming: Review Articles Stanley Weintraub on Queen Victoria Richard Dellamora, "Subjectivities in the Age of Aids" Reviews Edgar Harden on RJ). McMaster*s Thackeray's Cultural Frame ofReference Julie Codell on Marcia Pointon's NakedAuthority: The Body in Western Painting and Lynn Pearce's Woman/Image/Text: Readings in Pre-Raphaelite Art and Literature Juliet McMaster on Rodney Engen's SirJohn Tenniek Alice's White Knight Ken DeLong on Susan Mcdar/s Feminine Endings Jo-Ann Wallace on Claudia Nelson's Boys Will Be Girls Anne Russell on Tracy Davis's Actresses as Working Women ...


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