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Contributors99 This important exhibition will demonstrate the scope of English portraiture at its most ambitious, notably in the field of the full-length portrait. Spanning the period c 1630 1930 it will include the work of Van Dyck, LeIy, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Lawrence and Sargent. Some 60 paintings will show the visual splendor of portraiture which, above all other subject matter, has flourished in Britain over the centuries. PHOENLX ART MUSEUM The Art ofSeeing: John Ruskin and the Victorian Eye •7 March 1993 - 23 May 1993· (Phoenix) •22 June - 29 August 1993· (Indianapolis Museum of Ait) Several of Ruskin's fundamental themes will be explored in this exhibition and in the accompanying catalogue: the importance of accurate perception in the attainment of knowledge and the creation of art; the role of criticism in these processes; his role in the scientific debates of his time and how his interest in science affected his art; the necessity of art education—that is, learning to see—for every individual; and the function of art museums. CONTRIBUTORS PATRICIA ANDERSON is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History, Simon Fraser University. She has. recently published The Printed Image and the Transformation of Popular Culture, 1790 ¦ 1860 (Oxford: Clarendon, 1991). RICHARD DELLAMORA (A.B. Dartmouth College; BA. Queens' College, Cambridge University; MJhil, Ph.D. Yale University) teaches in the Departments of English and Cultural Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Dellamora is the author of Masculine Desire: The Sexual Politics of Victorian Aestheticism (Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1990) as well as of Traversing the Feminine in Oscar Wilde's Salomé," in Thais Morgan, Victorian Sages and Cultural Discourse: Renegotiating Genderand Power (New Brunswick, NJ.: Rutgers UP, 1990). He is currently completing a book for Rutgers University Press on the cultural construction of masculinities, especially homosexual and gay, in relation to apocalyptic thinking in late 19th and 20th century fiction, criticism, and theory. In 1992-93, he will be doing research as a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. Terri Doughty teaches at Malaspina College, in Nanaimo, B.C. She is currently finkhing her dissertation on medievalism in Victorian social criticism and the construction ofthe masculine. Her "Sarah Grand's The Beth Book: The New Woman and the Ideology of the Romance Ending" will appear in Anxious Power, edited by Carol J. Singley and Susan Elizabeth Sweeney. 100Victorian Review Edgar F. HARDEN, Professor of English at Simon Fraser University, is the author of The Emergence of Thackeray's Serial Fiction and Thackeray's "English Humourists" and "Four Georges." He has published a critical edition ofThackeray'sHenry Esmond and is currently editing Thackeray's unpublished correspondence. TlM HEATH is engaged in doctoral studies at the University of Alberta. His research interests include Victorian adventure books for boys and representations of gender in nineteenth-century prose and poetry from both Britain and Canada. His dissertation is an examination of the Canadian long poem from the nineteenth-century to the present. PETER Hinchcliffe teaches English at St. Jerome's College, University of Waterloo. He has published on both Canadian and British writers and is currently preparing a critical edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Ebb-Tide. He is also a fiction editor for The New Quarterly. JUUET McMaster is the author of Thackeray: The Major Novels, Jane Austen on Love, Trollope's Palliser Novels, Dickens the Designer, and many articles on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century fiction. She is also co-author, with R. D. McMaster, of The Novelfrom Sterne to James. A fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, she is University Professor of English at the University of Alberta. R. D. McMaster is a Professor at the University of Alberta, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is author of Trollope and the Law and Thackeray's Cultural Frame ofReference, and co-author with Juliet McMaster of The Novelfrom Sterne to James. J. Russell Perkin, Saint Mary's University, is the author oíA Reception-HistoryofGeorge Eliot's Fiction (1991). He currently holds a SSHRCC Research Grant to work on the rhetoric of Victorian fiction, and during the past year he has also been writing and lecturing about...

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ISSN
1923-3280
Print ISSN
0848-1512
Pages
pp. 99-101
Launched on MUSE
2015-10-07
Open Access
No
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