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Announcements227 JULIET McMASTER, who is University Professor of English at the University of Alberta, is the autiior of books on Austen, Thackeray, Dickens, and TroUope, and of many articles on the Brontis and other eighteenth-and nineteendi-century novelists. She is General Editor of the Juvenilia Press. MARJORIE MORGAN teaches British history at Southern IUinois University at Carbondale. She is die autiior of Manners, MoraL· and Class in England, 17741858 and is currendy working on a study of travel writing and national identity in Victorian Britain. PETER SINNEMA is Assistant Professor of Victorian literature in York University's Department of English. He has published articles on the Illustrated London News in Victorian Review and Victorian Periodicals Review, and is currendy working on representations of heroic deadi in mid-nineteentii century Britain. LISA SURRIDGE is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Victoria. Her research interests and publications focus on theatricality and domestic violence in nineteendi century literature, as weU as on Victorian sensation fiction. She is currendy editing (with Richard Nemesvari of St. Francis Xavier University) Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Aurora Floyd for Broadview Press. CHRISTINE WIESENTHAL teaches Victorian Literature at die University of Alberta. Her first book. Figuring Madness in Nineteenth Century Fiction is forthcoming with MacmtUan Press in 1997. ANNOUNCEMENTS The Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada invites proposals for papers on aU aspects of nineteenth-century studies to be delivered at its 26th annual conference, hosted by UNBC, 2-4 October 1997. Submissions on the broad themes of Education, Environment, Empire are especiaUy welcome. Keynote speakers include Thomas W. Laqueur: University of California, Berkeley; Anne McClintock: Columbia University; A.P. Thornton, University of Toronto. The Association welcomes proposals for single-speaker sessions (35 minutes speaking time) as weU as for 'pre-packaged' panels of three or four speakers (15 minutes each). Panel proposals should identify a contact person. Proposals are also welcome for the Association's standing panel 'Representing die Victorians: Issues of Pedagogy and Research'. Proposals (one page maximum) and brief c.v. should be sent by 1 March 1997 to: Isobel Findlay, President, VSAWC. Department of English, 9 Campus 228Victorian Review Drive, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5A5, CANADA; Ph. (306) 966-5506; Fax: (306) 966-5951; e-mail: OR Douglas Thorpe, Secretary-Treasurer, Ph. (306) 966-5629; Fax: (306) 966-5951; e-mail: The 28di annual conference of die Research Society for Victorian Periodicals wiU be held in Chicago 12-13 September 1997. For further information, contact Barbara Quinn Schmidt, English Department, Box 1431, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL 62026; email BOOKS RECEIVED Inclusion in this list does not preclude the possibility of a future review. Blair, Sara. Henry James and the Writing of Race and Nation. New York: Cambridge UP, 1996. vi + 259. $49.95 US (cloth). Booth, Michael R. and Joel H. Kaplan (eds.). The Edwardian Theatre: Essays on Performance and the Stage. New York: Cambridge UP, 1996. ix + 243. $49.95 US (cloth). Brandinger, Patrick. Fictions of State: Culture and Credit in Britain, ¡694-1994. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1996. ix + 291. $42.50 US (cloth); $17.95 US (paper). Chappie, J.A.V. and Anita Wilson (eds.). Private Voices: The Diaries of Elizabeth Gaskell and Sophia Holland. Keele: Keele UP, 1996. 128. £17.95. de Grazia, Victoria and EUen Furlough (eds.). The Sex of Things: Gender and Consumption in Historical Perspective. Los Angeles: U of California P, 1996. vii + 433. Feinberg, Harriet (ed.) Memories: My Life as an International Leader in Health, Suffrage, and Peace, Aletta Jacobs. New York: The Feminist P, 1996. vii + 248. $45.00 US (cloth); $18.95 (paper). Gager, Valerie L. Shakespeare & Dickens: The Dynamics of Influence. New York: Cambridge UP, 1996. ix + 419. $59.95 US (cloth). Ginsburg, Micha] Peled. Economies of Change: Form and Transformation in the Nineteenth-Century Novel. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1996. xi + 251. $39.50 US (cloth). Glover, David. Vampires, Mummies, and Liberals: Bram Stoker and the Politics of Popular Fiction. Durham: Duke UP, 1996. ix + 212. $49.95 US (cloth); $16.95 US (paper). Lancaster, Bill. The Department Store: A Social History. London...


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