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CONTRIBUTORS PETER BAILEY teaches history and cultural studies at the University of Manitoba. His publications include Leisure and Class in Victorian England, Music Hall: The Business of Pleasure (ed.), and numerous articles on the popular culture of the period. J.O. BAYLEN is an Emeritus Professor of Georgia State University. He has recently completed a biography of the late-Victorian editor W.T. Stead. He is now lecturing part-time at the University of Sussex and working as a consultant for BBC-TV. PATRICK BRANTLINGER, Editor of Victorian Studies from 1980 to 1990, is currently Chair of English at Indiana University. His most recent books are Rule of Darkness: British Literature and Imperialism 1830-1914 (1988) and Crusoe's Footprints: Cultural Studies in Britain and America (1990). CAROL-ANN FARKAS is a graduate student at Simon Fraser University. Her next academic project will be an article on narrative in the children's literature of J.M. Barrie and Lewis Carroll. AUDREY A. FISCH is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Humanities at Wesleyan University. An Assistant Professor of English at Jersey City State College, she is completing a manuscript about the cultural work of American abolitionism in Victorian England. WENDY R. KATZ is Professor and Chairperson of the Department of English at Saint Mary's University. Her books include Rider Haggard and the Fiction of Empire (1986) and The Emblems of Margaret Gatty (1993). She is currently working on the late-Victorian poet and novelist Amy Levy. LYNN MacKAY teaches in the History Department of Trent University and works on poor women in eighteenth-century London. LINDA MAHOOD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge. She is the author of The Magdalenes: Prostitution in the Nineteenth Century (1990) and is currently working on a book about the history of Scottish industrial schools and reformatories, 1850-1932. Announcements109 SARAH E. MAIER is a PhD student in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta. She is currently working on her dissertation, "The (N)e(u)rotic New Woman: Decadent Victorian Aesthetics and the Fin-de-Siecle," which considers the construction of the New Woman throughout Europe, England and America. She is the editor of the forthcoming Tess of the D' Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy for the Broadview Press; most recently, she has published articles on Angela Carter, George MacDonald and Camille Paglia. She hopes to complete an edition of D'Arcy's short fiction as her next project. PATRICIA THOMAS SREBRNIK is the author of Alexander Stratum, Victorian Publisher. She has written also about many Victorian writers, including Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Riddell, Anthony Trollope, Margaret Oliphant, "Lucas Malet" and "Vemon Lee." Her current project is a study of women writers in Britain, 1880-1914. At the VSAWC Conference in September 1994, she will speak about women writers and literary theory in the 189Os. JUNE STURROCK is an Associate Professor of English at Simon Fraser University. Her publications include articles on Blake, Wordsworth and Yonge. She is currently finishing a monograph on Yonge and working on a long project on Blake and gender, but denies having multiple personalities. LISA SURRIDGE received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in June 1992 and is currently an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Victoria. She has presented papers on the popular literature surrounding Florence Nightingale, the actress in Charlotte Bronte's Villette, and theatricality in Wilkie Collins's No Name. Her article "Representing the 'Latent Vashti': Theatricality in Charlotte Bronte's Villette" will be forthcoming in Victorian Newsletter in Fall 1994 or Spring 1995. ANNOUNCEMENTS The Second International Gothic Association Conference will be held at the University of Stirling, Scotland, from June 26-29, 1995. Papers are invited from a wide range of disciplines. Abstracts of papers (200-300 words) should be submitted by 1 September 1994; confirmation of programme will be issued on 1 February 1995. The town of Stirling, Gateway to the Highlands, is rich in medieval associations; local sites of interest include Stirling castle, which contains one of the palaces of the Scottish kings, and the Wallace Monument, a gothic edifice erected ...


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