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CONTRIBUTORS MARY CHAPMAN teaches nineteenth-century American literature at the University of Alberta. She is currently exploring the politics of sentimentality in nineteenth-century American fiction. PETER EDWARDS is Darnell Professor of English at the University of Queensland. His books include Anthony Trollope: His Art and Scope and Idyllic Realism from Mary Russell Mitford to Hardy. He is currently working on a book on George Augustus Sala and Edmund Yates. VICTOR EMELJANOW is Professor of Drama at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. His particular interests are in Victorian popular theatre and theatre directors in the twentieth century. He has published Victorian Popular Dramatists, a chapter on Grand Guignol for Themes in Drama, Vol. 1 3, and coedited the March 1993 issue of Canadian Theatre Review on 'Postcolonialism(s)'. AUDREY A. FlSCH is an Assistant Professor of English at Jersey City State College. She is co-editor (with Esther Schor and Anne Mellor) of The Other Mary Shelley: Beyond Frankenstein (Oxford 1993). She is currently completing Uncle Tom in England: American Abolition and the Construction of English Identity, a study of the black American abolitonist campaign in England and its place in Victorian culture. PATRICIA JASEN teaches history at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, and has published several articles on tourism and landscape perception in nineteenthcentury Canada. CHRISTOPHER A. KENT, Professor of History at the University of Saskatchewan, is equally interested in the social history of Victorian Bohemia, and the work of Michel Foucault. He hopes eventually to produce a book on each. OLIVER LOVESEY teaches Victorian and eighteenth-century fiction at Okanagan University College, Kelowna, B.C. He is the author of The Clerical Character in George Eliot's Fiction (U of Victoria: ELS Monograph Series, 1991) and, more recently, a number of articles on Ngugi wa Thiong'o's postcolonial allegory. J.J. MacINTOSH is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Calgary. His current research interests lie in identity theory, epistemology, philosophy of religion, and the history of philosophy. He has published a number of papers in a variety of periodicals and books, most recently on Thomas Aquinas, Roben Boyle, 108Victorian Review reincarnation, ethics and spy fiction, theological question begging, adverbially qualified truth values, multiple personalities, and similar topics. LAUREN McKINNEY is a Ph.D. student in English at Temple University. She is writing her dissertation on melodramatic interventions in British novels of the 1890s. She published "Weeping in the Night: Reading Beyond Language in The Caucasian Chalk Circle" in the December 1992 issue of Modern Drama. RICHARD NEMESVARI is an Assistant Professor of English at St. Francis Xavier University. He has published articles and reviews on Hardy, Conrad, and Stevie Smith in such journals as the Victorian Newsletter, Dalhousie Review, JEGP, and 7"Ae Library. His edition of Hardy's novel 7"Ae Trumpet-Major, with introduction and notes, was recently published by Oxford University Press in its World's Gassics series. MARTIN WHITTLES was educated at the University of Lethbridge and the London School of Economics and Cambridge. He has recently completed two years of fieldwork at Sachs Harbour, Banks Island. He is currently completing his Ph.D. on Western Arctic Inuit at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge. ANNOUNCEMENTS 7"Ae Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada will hold its Twenty-Third Annual Conference at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, September 29 October 1, 1994. Proposals should be sent by January 15, 1994 to Arlene Young, Secretary-Treasurer, VSAWC, Department of English, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2. 7"Ae Victorian Studies Association of Ontario annual conference will be held this year at Oakham House, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, on Saturday April 16, 1994. Heather Glen, New Hall, Cambridge, will speak on Charlotte BronU! and the imagination in history, and Richard Landon, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, will be speaking on Victorian forgeries. For registration information please contact Dr. Gillian Fenwick, Secretary-Treasurer, Victorian Studies Association, c/o English Office, 302 Pratt Library, Victoria College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, M5S 1K7. Eleventh International Thomas Hardy Conference, Dorchester, Dorset, U.K., July 23 to July 30, 1994. The Thomas Hardy Society organizes a conference every two years. It is an...


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