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212Victorian Review An international conference on "Dickens, Empire, and Children" will 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 California 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 English, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, 6140 South Africa; phone: 0461-318407/26497; e-mail: 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. Melissa Dowling, Department of History, SMU. We invite papers to be submitted for consideration in all 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 will be considered, but if they are accepted, the completed papers are due by 28 March 1996. Send all responses to: Warren Edminster, English Department Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798, or email 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). Bonis, Daniel H. (ed.). Edward Bellamy: Looking Backward 2000-1887. New York: St Martin's P, 1995. iii + 214. $35.00 US (cloth). Casteras, Susan P. James Smetham: 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 Visual Imagination. Berkeley: U of California P, 1995. ix + 371. Clej, Alina. A Genealogy of the Modern Self: Thomas De Qulncey and the Intoxication of Writing. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1995. vi + 348, $39.50 US (cloth). Cohen, Paula. Alfred Hitchcock: The Legacy of Victorianism, Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 1995. vii + 198. $34.95 US (cloth); $14.95 US (paper). Books Received213 Cohen, Paula. Alfred Hitchcock: The Legacy of Victorianism, Lexington: UP of Kentucky. 1995. vU + 198. $34.95 US (cloth); $14.95 US (paper). Crowder, Ashby Bland (ed.). The Complete Works of Robert Browning. Athens: Ohio UP. 1995. vii + 392. $65.00 US (doth). Davis, R.W. (ed.). Lords ofParliament: Studies 1714-1914. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1995. ix + 229. $45.00 US (doth). Elfenbein, Andrew. Byron and the Victorians. New York: Cambridge UP, 1995. viii + 285. $54.95 US (cloth). Fox, Pamela. Class Fictions: Shame and Resistance in the British Working-Class Novel, 1890-1945. Durham: Duke UP. 1995. $45.95 US (doth); $15.95 US (paper). GoGwilt Christopher. The Invention of the West: Joseph Conrad and the DoubleMapping of Europe and Empire. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1995. xi + 280. $35.00 US (cloth). Goodwyn, Janet Beer. Edith Wharton: Traveller in the Land ofLetters. New York: St Martin's P. 1995. ix + 171. $16.95 US (doth). Graham, Kenneth. Henry James: A Literary Ufe. New York: St Martin's P, 1995. vi + 207. $35.00 US (cloth). Gray, John. Silverpoints 1893, Spiritual Poems 1896. New York: Woodstock Books, 1994, ? + cxiii. $48.00 US (doth). Hadley, Elaine. Melodramatic Tactics: Theatricalized Dissent in the English Marketplace, 1800-1885. Stanford: Stanford UP. 1995. viii + 303. $37.50 US (cloth). Hardy, Thomas. Wessex Poems 1898. New York: Woodstock Books, 1994. vii + 228. $55.00 US (cloth). Humphreys, Robert. Sin, Organized Charity and the Poor Law in Victorian England. New York: St Martin's P. 1995. ix + 226. $59.95 US (cloth). Image, Selwyn and Herbert Home. Poems and caroblDiversi colores. Hemdon: Woodstock Books. 1995. 98. $43.00 US (doth). Jasen, Patricia. Wild Things: Nature, Culture, and Tourism in Ontario 1790-1914. Toronto: U of Toronto P. 1995. ix + 194. $45.00 CAN (doth); $18.95...


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