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CONTRIBUTORS SHARON ARONOFSKY WELTMAN, Assistant Professor of English at Louisiana State University, has written several articles on Ruskin, appearing or forthcoming in Prose Studies, Nineteenth-Century Literature, and the new volume Remaking Queen Victoria (edited by Homans and Munich), from Cambridge UP. She has recently completed her book manuscript, Mythic Discourse and Gender Subversion: John Ruskin in Nineteenth-Century Context. JILL DUREY lectures in English and creative writing at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia. Her early research was in comparative literature and focussed on the novels of George Eliot, Gustave Flaubert and Lev Tolstoy. She is currently writing a book on Anthony Trollope and the Church of England, and is planning a biography of Anthony Wilson Thorold, the late nineteenth-century Bishop of Winchester and Trollope's relative by marraige. PETER C. ERB is Professor in the Department of Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University, and is presently completing an edition of the correspondence between William E. Gladstone and Henry E. Manning (1833-1891). His most recent publication is a study, edition, and translation of Johann Adam Monier, The Unity ofthe Church (Washington: Catholic U ofAmerica P, 1996). GINGER S. FROST is Assistant Professor of History at Samford University. She is the author of Promises Broken: Courtship, Class, and Gender in Victorian England (Charlottesville: UP of Virginia, 1995) and "Bigamy and Cohabitation in Victorian England"Journal ofFamilyHistory 22 (July 1997), forthcoming. She is now at work on a study ofcohabiting couples in England in the nineteenth century. W.C. HARRIS is a doctoral candidate in the English department at the Johns Hopkins University. He is currently working on a dissertation on theoretizations ofstate formation in literary and theological texts ofthe American Renaissance. VERONICA KELLY, University of Queensland, publishes on popular nineteenthcentury theatre history and repertoire, and on contemporary Australian theatre and drama. She is a co-editor of the journal Australasian Drama Studies. Announcements144 ANGELA LEIGHTON is a Reader in English at the University of Hull. Her main publications are Shelley and the Sublime, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Victorian Women Poets: Writing Against the Heart. She is currently writing a book on Women Aesthetes. LYNN MacKAY is curreittly completing a manuscript titled The Value of Virtue, which explores the aspirations and priorities of, and the constraints facing the London poor in making ends meet c. 1780-1820. MELINDA MAUNSELL is a graduate student at the University of Victoria. SALLY MITCHELL is Professor of English and Women's Studies at Temple University, Philadelphia, and a former president of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals. Her most recent book is Daily Life in Victorian England (Greenwood, 1996). She is now doing research towards a biography of Frances Power Cobbe. ANNOUNCEMENTS The editors of Victorian Database on CD-ROM are pleased to announce this special offer to individual scholars. We are offering the Bibliography on CD-ROM (1970-1995) at a price of $95 US (including postage and handling). Since it became available last year, the CD has garnered strong reviews: Choice, for example, writes: The primary strength of this research tool is its interdisciplinary scope . . . Highly recommended." Specifications require CPU 386 or higher, RAM: 2MB or higher. Compatible with MS DOS 4.1 or higher, Windows 3.1 and Windows 95. Prepaid orders should be sent to LITIR Database, c/o Department of English, University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2E5. Fax: 403-492-8142, e-mail: For more information, see our Web site at: ...


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