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News of Members87 CONTRIBUTORS J.O. BAYLEN is an Emeritus Professor of Georgia State University. He has recently completed a biography of the late-Victorian editor W.T. Stead. He is now lecturing part-time at the University of Sussex and working as a consultant for BBC-TV. J.A.V. CHAPPLE is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Hull, England. He co-edited The Letters of Mrs. Gaskell (1966), is Chairman of the Gaskell Society and author of Elizabeth Gaskell: A Portrait in Letters (1980). At present he is preparing a study of her early life in context. Other interests are shown by his Documentary and Imaginative Literature 1880-1920 (1970) and Science and Literature in the Nineteenth Century (1986). HENRIETTE T. DONNER (Ph.D. Victorian Studies Centre-University of Leicester) specializes in the history of religion, culture and communications in the Victorian and Contemporary Period and is a member of the Department of Humanities, Atkinson College, York University, Toronto. SUSANNA EGAN is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. She has published on nineteenth-century and twentieth-century autobiography and teaches nineteenth-century fiction with an emphasis on women's writing. GWYNETH EVANS (M.A. Bryn Mawr, PhD. U.B.C) teaches children's literature and nineteenth century British fiction at Malaspina College, and has been appointed to the cross-disciplinary B.A. in Liberal Studies program. Her research interests include Victorian fantasy, and the relationship between text and illustration in literature. CLAUDIA NELSON is an Assistant Professor of English at Southwest Texas State University. She is the author of Boys Will Be Girls: The Feminine Ethic and British Children's Fiction, ยก857-1917 (Rutgers UP, 1991) and the co-editor (with Lynne Vallone) of an anthology tentatively entitled The Girl's Own: Cultural Histories of the Anglo-American Girl, 1830-1915, forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press. She has also recently completed a book-length manuscript on ideals of fatherhood in Victorian periodicals. 88Victorian Review BETSY COGGER REZELMAN is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Associate Professor of Fine Arts at St. Lawrence University and past managing editor of Victorian Studies. Her speciality is late Victorian genre painting, particularly the Newlyn School, a late nineteenth-century Cornish art colony. JONATHAN ROSE is Associate Professor of History at Drew University and President of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing. He recently edited The Revised Orwell (Michigan State UP, 1992). LLOYD SIEMENS is Professor of English at the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of publications on Meredith, Hardy and Haggard, as well as on various aspects of nineteenth-century popular literature. He is a member of the editorial board of English Literature in Transition. At present he is working on a study of the status of the periodical reviewer in England, 1880-1920. ?????? RYDYGIER SMITH is a doctoral student at the University of Victoria. Her research interests include Dickens's use of "grotesque poetics" and Trollope's treatment of violence in The Way We Live Now. KENNETH WILSON is a doctoral student in the Department of English at York University whose research interests include nineteenth-century Canadian fiction and representations of empire in Victorian Britain, His essay, "The Nutty Professor: James De Mille in the Funhouse," won the the 1992 George Wicken Prize for Criticism, and will be published in Essays on Canadian Writing, No. 48. ARLENE YOUNG is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at Cornell University. She is currently writing her dissertation, which will focus on class and its representation in Victorian literature. She has previously published articles on nineteenth-century English and American fiction in Studies in the Novel, American Literature, and Studies in American Ficiton. ANNOUNCEMENTS The Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada will hold its Twenty-Third Annual Conference at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 29 September - 1 October 1994. Proposals should be sent by 15 January 1994 to Arlene Young, Secretary-Treasurer, VSAWC, Department of English, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2. ...


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