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Announcements1 IS of the nineteenth-century Anglo-Indian novelist/activist Flora Annie Steel. Her research interests also include children's literature, Victorian fiction, and the issue of nationality in literature. Rosemary T. Van Arsdel, Distinguished Professor of English, Emérita, at the University of Puget Sound, is co-editor, with J. Don Venn, of Victorian Periodicals: A Guide to Research, vols. I, ? (1978, 1989) and, with Gordon S. Haight, of George Eliot: A Centenary Tribute (1982). A past president ofthe Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (1981-83), she served on the editorial boards ofthe Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824-1900, 5 vols. (1966-1989), and of the Union List cf Victorian Serials in North American Libraries (1985); she is the author ofnumerous articles on Victorian and Edwardian studies in scholarly journals in North America and the United Kingdom. Jo-Ann Wallace, Associate Professor of English at the University of Alberta, teaches in the areas ofchildren's literature, women's literary modernism, and women and film. She has just completed Modernist (Im)Positionings: Representations of and by Women in Culture, 1900-1939(forthcoming, Routledge)with Bridget Elliottand is currently working onFeminist Theories ofthe Body. Stanley Wedttraub's life of Disraeli will be published by Dutton and Hamish Hamilton later than 1993. Among his earlier biographies are Victoria (1987), The London Yankees (1979), Four Rossettis (1977), Whistler (1974) and Beardsley (1967). ANNOUNCEMENTS Victonanistswill be interested to knowofa conference on a great prophet of Victorianism, Jane Austen. The annual meeting ofthe JaneAusten Society of North America will be held in Lake Louise, "the jewel of the Canadian Rockies," on October 7 - 10, 1993. Speakers at the plenary sessions are Margaret Drabble, Isobel Grundy, and Elaine Showalter. Other speakers include Julia P. Brown, Jan Fergus, Gary Kelly, Gene Koppel, Jane Millgate, and Judith Terry. The Austen novel specially featured at the conference is Persuasion; and proceedings will include a production of "An Accident at Lyme," a new musical based on Persuasion. For further information contact Juliet McMaster or Bruce Stovel, Department of English, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada T6G 2E5. VICTORIAN MYSTERY: A conference at the University of California, Santa Cruz, August 5-8, 1993, presented by the Dickens Project. Proposals for short (twenty-minute) papers will be accepted until February 15, 1993. Write: John O. Jordan, Director, The Dickens Project, 354 Kresge College, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064. Nineteenth Century Prose is seeking manuscripts for "Victorian Biography," a special issue devoted to the practice and nature of biography in the nineteenth century. Gerne studies, theoretical analyses, and treatments of individual biographies or biographers are all welcome. Manuscripts should conform to MLA style, and should be submitted in both 1 16Victorian Review hard copy (two copies) and on 5V or 3Jj" disk to Professor John Powell, Department of History, Behrend College, The Pennsylvania State University, Station Road, Erie, PA 16563, no later than March 1, 1994. The Northwest Conference of British Studies will hold its 1993 annual meeting at Clark College, Vancouver, WA, October 21-23. Paper and panel proposals should be sent to Richard D. Fulton, Program Chair, Clark College, Vancouver, WA 98663 by May 1, 1993. Information concerning registration and accommodations will be available after January 1, 1993. VSAWC The 21st Aunal Coafcreace The Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada's 21st Annual Conference was hosted by the University of Winnipeg on Oct 1-3, 1992. Delegates gathered on the Thursday evening in the Marlborough Inn for an opening reception, and conference sessions were scheduled throughout the two following days in the University. Eleven papers were presented, including superb performances by the two invited guest speakers: historian Hugh Cunningham, Dean of Humanities at the University of Kent at Canterbury, who discussed the recognition of the rights of the child in nineteenth-century Britain, and John D. Rosenberg of Columbia University's Department of English, who gave a detailed analysis of Tennyson's In Memoriam under the title "Ghostly Matings: Sexuality in In Memoriam." A rich variety of subjects was found in the presentations of Association members. Kenneth DeLong (Music, Calgary) delivered a musically illustrated discussion of Arthur Sullivan and Tennyson's The Windows (1871), the first cycle of songs...


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