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CONTRIBUTORS KELLY BOYD lectures on the M.A. in Design History course at die Royal College of Art and Victoria and Albert Museum and is editor of die forthcoming Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing (Fitzroy Dearborn). R..J. DINGLEY is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and Communication Studies at die University of New England, New South Wales. He has pubUshed extensively on nineteenth-century Uterature and painting and is currently working on a study of Victorian childrens' fiction. His edition of George Augustus Sala's The Land ofthe Golden Fleece was pubUshed in 1995. ISOBEL M. FINDLAY teaches at die University of Saskatchewan. Her current research interests include critical theory and representations of Chartism. Her recent publications include an essay on "Canon Formation, Deconstruction, and die ChaUenge of D.H. Lawrence" in Mosaic (September 1995) and (witii L.M. Findlay) Realizing Community: Multidisciplinar, Perspectives (1995). MARGOT FINN is associate professor of history at Emory University in Atlanta. The autiior of After Chartism: Class and Nation in EngUsh Radical PoUtics, 18481874 (1993), she is writing a book on "The Character of Credit: Social, Cultural, and Legal Constructions of Debt in England, c. 1760-1914". LESLIE HOWSAM is an Assistant Professor of History at die University of Windsor. A book based on die archives of Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner and Company will be published later this year. SYLVI JOHANSEN is a doctoral candidate in History at die University of Saskatchewan. She is chiefly interested in representations of technological and industrial production. Her current project Discourses on Machinery in Mid-19th Century Britain, deals primarily with discussions of die prospects of mass production and mass consumption of culture. JUDITH KNELMAN teaches journalism at die University of Western Ontario. JULIET McMASTER is the author of Thackeray: The Major NoveL· (1970), Trollope's PalUser Novels (1978), Dickens the Designer (1987) and Jane Austen the Novelto (1995), and co-autiK>r witii R.D. McMaster of The Novelfrom Sterne to James (1981). She is also co-editor of Jane Austen's Business and The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen (both forthcoming). Currendy die General 98Victorian Review Editor of die Juvenilia Press, she is a University Professor at the University of Alberta. ROHAN McWILLIAM is Lecturer in History at Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, England. His Popular Politics in Nineteenth-Century England will be pubUshed by Roudedge in 1996. He is also the autiior of a forthcoming study of die Tichbome Claimant and Victorian popular culture. LISA ROBSON is a doctoral candidate at the University of Saskatchewan. She has published articles on Charles Dickens and Timothy Findley, and is currently exploring the interrelationship of gender representation, pedagogy, and reformist agitation in early nineteenth-century noncanonical British women's fiction. ?????? RYDYGIER SMTTH, a PhD. candidate at die University of Victoria, is working on grotesque bodies in die novels of Charles Dickens. JUNE STURROCK's most recent publication is "Heaven and Home": Charlotte M. Yonge's Domestic Fiction and the Victorian Debate Over Women, pubUshed in the University of Victoria's English Literary Studies series in 1995. She is an Associate Professor in the Simon Fraser University English Department. PATRICIA THOMAS SREBRNIK has published articles on several Victorian women writers, including EUzabedi Barrett Browning, "Vernon Lee," Amy Levy, "Lucas Malet" and Charlotte RiddeU. Her current project is a study of'Victorian Women Writers and Victorian Literary Theory." She is a member of the Department of English, University of Calgary. ROSEMARY T. VAN ARSDEL has published Victorian Periodicals and Victorian Society, ed. Don Vann and Rosemary T. Van Arsdel, University of Toronto Press, 1994. This collection of eighteen bibliographical essays is designed to illustrate die ubiquitous nature of Victorian Periodical literature in all walks of life. ANNOUNCEMENTS Victorians and the Germanic: Annual Meeting of the Midwest Victorian Studies Association, Chicago, IL wiU be held April 25-26, 1997. Twentieth-century conflicts have effectively heightened the differences between England and Germany, obscuring die ties that linked die two nations during the nineteendi century. But the connection with Germany and die rest of the Germanic world — part kinship, part rivalry — was a central fact of Victorian culture. The conference ...


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