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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 110Victorian Review to celebrate one of Scotland's national heroes. Situated on the fringes of the Trossachs, Stirling is also within easy reach of such historic sites as Bannockbum, Sheriffmuir, and Castle Campbell. Conference activities will include a traditional Scottish ceilidh. Enquiries and offers of papers should be sent to: Glennis Stephenson, IGA Conference Secretary, Department of English Studies, University of Stirling, Stirling, SCOTLAND, FK9 4LA; Telephone: 0786 467 509; Fax: 0786 451 335; EMail: Rethinking Women's Poetry 1730-1930. A major international conference to be held at Birkbeck College, London University, from July 20-22, 1995. Invited speakers: Margaret Ann Doody, Anne K. Mellor, Stuart Curran, Virginia Blain, Cora Kaplan, Angela Leighton, Meenakshee Mukherjee, Jerome McGann, Isobel Armstrong. The conference will address current debates in women's poetry during the two centuries 1730-1930, creating a forum for new ideas. The conveners are calling for papers which address the full range of women's poetry in England and America and anglophone writing in the colonies. There will be sections on lesbian writing and working class poetry. There will also be readings by living poets. Selections from the proceedings will be published. Manchester University Press and Routledge are giving support to the conference. Please send offers of 20 minute papers in an abstract of 500 words by the end of October 1994. Address all enquiries to: WOMEN'S POETRY CONFERENCE, Department of English, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, LONDON, WClE 7HX, UK; Fax: 071631 -6270. Carlyle Studies Annual. The editors are seeking preliminary indications of interest in a Carlyle bicentenary conference to be sponsored by the Carlyle Studies Annual and held in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, in late July or early August of 1995. Topics may include "Carlyle and the contemporary Crisis in the Humanities," "Carlyle's Texts and Manuscripts," "Issues in Carlyle Biography," "Carlyle and Victorian Fiction," "The Reception of Carlyle...


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