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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. Announcements89 The Northeast Victorian Studies Association will hold its Twentieth Annual Meeting at New York University on April 15-17, 1994. The topic is VICTORIAN INTERIORS: Domestic, Metaphorical, Narrative, and Psychological. Ten copies of a 2-page abstract should be sent to Professor Casey Finch, English Department, New York University, New York, NY, 10003. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is Monday, October 19. As each proposal is reviewed anonymously, please do not put your name on the abstract itself. The Bibliographical Society of Canada Conference Committee is seeking proposals for papers to be delivered at the 1994 Annual Conference, which will be held in conjunction with the Learned Societies meetings at the University of Calgary, May 1994. Proposals should be submitted to the Bibliographical Society of Canada, PO Box 575, Postal Station P, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2Tl, by December 1, 1993. The Southern Conference on British Studies solicits proposals for papers to be presented at its 1994 meeting, to be held on 9-12 November in Louisville, Kentucky, in conjunction with that of the Southern Historical Association. The SCBS consumes British studies widely and invites participation by scholars in all areas of British history and culture, including the Empire and Commonwealth as well as the home islands. Interdisciplinary approaches are strongly encouraged. Proposals may consist of individual papers or entire sessions for the program. Sessions should include two or — preferably — three papers related to a common theme (not necessarily bound by the usual chronological framework), and ideally should have suggestions for chairpersons and commentators. If at all possible, participants in any given session should come from both sexes. For each paper proposed, please submit an abstract of two to three hundred words, indicating the thesis of the paper, the sources and methodology employed in the research for it, and how it enhances or expands knowledge of its subject. Papers should be planned to have a reading time of twenty to twenty-five minutes. All proposals should be sent by 8 October, 1993 to: Dr. John L. Gordon, Jr., Department of History, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA 23173. The Annual Conference of the Jane Austen Society of North America...


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