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NEWS OF MEMBERS HENRIETTE T. DONNER is working on a comprehensive volume of autobiographical material by women who volunteered for Red Cross work during the Great War (Empire and Germany). GWYNETH EVANS has an entry on HUaire BeUoc appearing in the Dictionary of Literary Biography series on Children's Writers, vol. 3, and an article on The Secret Garden, and two later books influenced by it, appearing in the next issue oí Children's Literature Quarterly. LESLIE HOWSAM gave a paper at the Canadian Historical Association Conference in June 1993: "History Out of Print? Reading the Record of Victorian Publishers' Archives. The Case of Kegan Paul, London, 18711911 ." RICHARD LOBDELL is working on "Caribbean Economic History, 1838-1938" and "British Imperial Economic PoUcy, 1880-1939." ROHAN MAITZEN published'"By No Means an Improbable Fiction': Redgauntlet's Novel Historicism," Studies in the Novel, Vol. 25, No. 2. and "'When Pit Jumps on Stage': Historiography and Theatricality in Carlyle's French Revolution," Carlyle Annual (1993). She also presented "'Queenly Influence': Agnes Strickland's Lives of the Queens of England and Women's History" at the 18th-and 19th-century Women Writers Conference, University of Washington, May 1993. R.D. McMASTER presented "Rebecca and Powena and Bakhtin," Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens 38 (October 1993), 49-70. ROBERT O'KELL presented "Apes and Angels: Evolution in the 19th century," the keynote paper for the Darwin Interdisciplinary Seminar, University of Manitoba, Spring Term, 1994. VICTOR A. NEUFELDT has published A Biography of the Manuscripts ofPatrick Branwell Brontë (Garland 1993). PETER SINNEMA presented a paper entitled "Image-Meaning-Word: Reading Nation and Class in the First Decade of the Illustrated London News," Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, October 8, 1993, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also presented a paper entitled "Reading-Viewing 116Victorian Review Victorian Interiors: The Example of the Illustrated London News," to the Northeast Victorian Studies Association, New York University, April 22. PATRICIA SREBRNIK has recently published '"The Central Truth*; PhaUogocentrism in Aurora Leigh," in the Victorian Newsletter No. 84 (FaU 1993). Her work includes "The Re-Subjection of 'Lucas Malet': Charles Kingsley's Daughter and the Response to Muscular Christianity," in Donald E. HaU (ed), Muscular Christianity: Embodying the Victorian Age, Cambride University Press, 1994. "Mrs. RiddeU and the Reviewers: A Case Study in Victorian Popular Fiction," in Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. ROSEMARY T. VAN ARSDEL has pubUshed Victorian Periodicals and Victorian Society, ed. Don Vann and Rosemary T. Van Arsdel, University of Toronto Press, 1994. This collection of eighteen bibUographical essays is designed to illustrate the ubiquitous nature of Victorian Periodical Uterature in aU walks of life. ...


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