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CONTRIBUTORS SHARON ARONOFSKY WELTMAN is an Assistant Professor of English at Louisiana State University. She is currently completing John Ruskin's Mythology of Gender, a study of how, in Ruskin's mythopoeisis, genders as well as signs become mobile rather than fixed. Her most recent publication is on Ruskin's The Ethics ofthe Dust in Prose Studies. ANDREA AUSTIN is completing a Ph.D at Queen's University. She is working on her dissertation, "Confessions of a Heroine Addict: Women's Parodie Romance, 1750-1880." RICHARD C. BURKE is an associate professor of English at Lynchburg College, where he is the director of the Westover Honors Program. He works primarily on Anthony Trollope and on Victorian death. MARION DIAMOND lectures in Australian and European history at the University of Queensland, Australia. She is particularly interested in nineteenth century comparative colonial history. She is currently finishing a biography of Maria Rye, and working on a study of Australian trade with Asia and the Pacific in the nineteenth century. JUDITH W. FISHER is a professional actress and Queen's National Scholar. She teaches theatre history, acting, and dramatic literature and directs productions in the Department of Drama at Queen's University. Her publications include plays as well as articles on drama and performance. She is currently working on a book about player characters in English drama and recently crossed gender by playing Fabian in Twelfth Night and Clov in End-Game. ROWENA FOWLER has edited works by Robert Browning and Edward Lear and has published numerous articles on Victorian and twentieth-century literature. She is also interested in feminist criticism and in literary philhellenism; her essay "On Not Knowing Greek: The Classics and the Woman of Letters" appeared in the Classical Journal in 1983. Her current project is a study of Browning and Ovid. MARTIN HEWTTT is Senior Lecturer in History at Trinity and All Saints, University of Leeds, and editor of the Journal of Victorian Culture. He is currently completing a book, "The Emergence of Stability in the Industrial City, Manchester 1832-67", to be published by Scolar Press. 1 10Victorian Review KARYN HUENEMANN is a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths' College, University of London. Her dissertation is a socio-historical investigation of female authors in British India, 1890-1914, notably Flora Annie Steel, Alice Perrin, Maud Diver, Bithia M. Croker, Fanny Penny, and the Canadian-bom Sara Jeannette Duncan. Her thesis focuses on the complex relationship between these authors' positions within an imperialist hegemony and their subtle subversion of patriarchy. KATE LAWSON is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Northern British Columbia, and is working on Victorian representations of domestic violence. She has published a number of articles on Charlotte Bronte". M. CLARE LOUGHLIN is currently in the final stages of reading for a D.Phil, in Victorian Literature at St. Anne's College, The University of Oxford. Her dissertation focuses upon the relationship between the fiction and the journalism of Charles Dickens. She has recently had an article accepted for publication by The Dickensian on some editorial changes to Sketches by Boz. SARAH E. MAIER teaches in the Department of Comparative studies at the University of Alberta where she is a Ph.D. student She has recently finished an edition of Tess of the D'Urbervilles; her next project for Broadview Press will be to edit an anthology of Aesthetic and Decadent literature. Her most recent articles have been on gendered hysteria in Chekhov and on the history of the pseudonymn "George" for women writers such as George Sand, George Eliot and George Egerton. BARRY O'CONNOR teaches in the Drama Department University of Newcastle, (N.S.W.), Australia. He is an actor and academic who has special research interests in the actor and the historiography of acting. ?????? RYDYGTER SMTTH, a PhD candidate at the University of Victoria, holds a SHRRC award for her work on Dickens's grotesque bodies. Her article on Dickens and the trope of cannibalism, "The W/hole Remains: Consumerist Politics in Bleak House, Great Expectations, and Our Mutual Friend," appeared in Victorian Review 19.1:1-21. MJ. WHITTLES was educated at the University of Lethbridge and the London School of Economics...


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