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Announcements211 J. RUSSELL PERKIN teaches EngUsh at Saint Mary's University. He has recently published articles on "George Sandism" in Victorian literature and on Thackeray, and his current research concerns the relationship between Victorian religious thought and literature. MARJORIE STONE is Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Her publications include Elizabeth Barrett Browning (MacmUlan, Women Writers Series, 1995) and articles on Victorian authors and gender studies in Victorian Studies, Victorian Poetry, Dickens Studies Annual, Atlantis, Victorian Literature and Culture, and other journals. ANNOUNCEMENTS The Juvenilia Press, the publishing venture that involves students in editing, introducing, annotating and Ulustrating early works by known writers, wiU soon be publishing George Eliot's Edward Neville, an unfinished historical romance that she wrote at fourteen. It is set in Chepstow Castle in the time of the CivU War in England, and the main historical figure in it is Henry Marten, the regicide, who was imprisoned in the castle for many years. The story also features a bitter aUenated hero, and a trusty horse caUed Ronald. The other Victorian volume on the Juvenilia Press list Charlotte Bronte's The Twelve Adventurers, has already been set as a text in Bronte courses. For more information about the Press, contact the General Editor, Juliet McMaster, Department of EngUsh, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA, T6G 2E5. "The Greco-Roman Rhetorical Tradition: Alterations, Adaptations, Alternatives" is the theme of the Eleventh Biennial Conference, International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Saskatoon, 22 - 26 July, 1997. Deadline for proposals in EngUsh, French, German, ItaUan, or Spanish: 9 February 1996. For a form, contact Judith Rice Henderson, ISHR President Department of EngUsh, 9 Campus Dr., University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, CANADA, S7N 5A5. Fax: (306) 9665951 , e-maU: "Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies", caU for papers. Three day conference — 15th-17th July, 1996. An Age of Equipoise? Reassessing Mid-Victorian Britain. For further information contact Martin Hewitt Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies, School of Humanities and Cultural Studies, Brownberrie Lane, Leeds, LS18 5HD, Tel: 0113 283 7231; EMaU:; Fax: 0113 283 7200. 212Victorian Review An international conference on "Dickens, Empire, and Children" wiU be held in Grahamstown, South Africa, from 2 to 5 September 1996 on the Rhodes University campus. Registration on Monday morning — lectures and panels thereafter until Thursday evening. The conference is being planned in cooperation with the University of CaUfomia Dickens Project Please submit papers (or 300word proposals) suitable for delivery in 30 minutes, plus curriculum vitae and bibliography, by 15 January, to: Wendy Jacobson, Department of EngUsh, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, 6140 South Africa; phone: 0461-318407/26497; e-maU: Chaos, Death, and Madness: The Use of the Disruptive in Literature and the Arts is the theme of the 5th Annual Conference on Language and Literature, at Baylor University, 12-13 April 1996. The plenary speakers are Dr. Katherine Hayles, Department of English, UCLA and Dr. MeUssa Dowling, Department of History, SMU. We invite papers to be submitted for consideration in aU areas of Literature and the Arts. However, we are particularly interested in papers dealing with disruption. Please send a one to two-page abstract along with your paper by 12 February 1996. Detailed abstracts without papers wül be considered, but if they are accepted, the completed papers are due by 28 March 1996. Send aU responses to: Warren Edminster, EngUsh Department Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798, or emaU to: BOOKS RECEIVED Inclusion in this list does not preclude the possibility of a future review. Auerbach, Nina. Our Vampires, Ourselves. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1995. vii + 231. $22.00 US (cloth). Boms, Daniel H. (ed.). Edward Bellamy: Looking Backward 2000-1887. New York: St Martin's P, 1995. üi + 214. $35.00 US (cloth). Casteras, Susan P. James Smethami Artist, Author, Pre-Raphaelite Associate. Brookfield: Ashate P, 1995. vii + 193. $59.95 US (cloth). Castle, Terry. The Apparitional Lesbian; Female Homosexuality and Modern Culture. New York: Columbia UP, 1995. ix + 307. $16.50 US (paper). Christ, Carol T. and John O. Jordan (eds.). Victorian Literature and the Victorian...


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