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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 published 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 Books Received99 seeks papers that explore this rich connection. We have in mind topics Hke the economic and political relations between Great Britain and die emerging nation state of Germany; die influence of German philosophy, art science, and Uterature on their British counterparts and die reciprocal influence of British philosophy, ait science, and Uterature on die German world; travel between die nations; German settings in British fiction; British settings in German fiction; die British search for its past in Germanic or Anglo-Saxon language or custom; friendships and correspondence between the two nations; die shift in technological ascendancy from Britain to Germany over die course of die century; common institutions, like die family or die residential dweQing; die reception of German music m England, etc. For our purposes, die term 'Germante' mdades Scandinavia, die Netiierlands, and otiier areas where Germanic languages ate spoken. Proposals are doe no later than November 15. 1996. Send 250-500 word abstracts to Keith Welsh. Department of Literature and Language. Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood Avenue, St. Louis, MO 631 19 or by e-mail: The 6? Annual Conference of 18th and 19th Century British Women Writers wül be held March 27-29, 1997. A yearly conference devoted to expanding the literary canon and to developing critical and theoretical understanding of women's writing traditions in Uterary, political, legal, religious, medical and scientific discourses. We especiaUy encourage papers addressing die past and present significance of noncanonical British women writes in various disripHnes, Inquiries, 1-2 page abstracts for papers, and proposals for panels by September 30, 1996. to Jacqueline DeUo Russo, Sproul Hall. English Department University of California, Davis, California 95616 or e-mail:; inquiries also to Abby ZIdIe - e-mail: or Sonya Wozniak - e-mail: The Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada wiU hold its Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference at die University of Alberta, Edmonton, October 3 - 5. 1996. BOOKS RECEIVED Inclusion in dus list does not preclude die possibility of a future review. Alexander. Christine (ed.). Charlotte Bronte's High Ufe In Verdopolu, A Story from the Glass Town Saga. Ontario...


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