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CONTRIBUTORS TARA BEATON is a Ph.D. candidate at York University. Her dissertation, supported by SSHRC, deals with scientific constructions of sexuality and gender in late-nineteenth-century British psychology. DOMINIQUE BERTHIAUME is completing a Ph.D. in English at the University of Saskatchewan. Her dissertation is about the culture and technology of vision in the late nineteenth-century. KRISTTNA K. DEFFENBACHER is an Assistant Professor of English Literature at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She recently completed a dissertation entitled "The Housing of Wandering Minds in Victorian Cultural Discourses" at the University of Southern California. CAROL-ANN FARKAS is a Ph.D. student in the English Department at the University of Alberta; she is doing a dissertation on the construction of female medical authority in late nineteenth-century novels about women doctors. Other recent work has focused on women's periodicals of the late eighteenth and late nineteenth centuries. JANICE FIAMENGO is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Simon Fraser University, doing research on women and social reform in nineteenth and early-twentieth century Canada. ADRIENNE E. GAVIN is a senior lecturer in English at Canterbury Christ Church College, England where she teaches Victorian literature and Children's literature. She wroter her Ph.D. dissertation on Dickens's use of the body at the University of British Columbia and has published articles on Elizabeth Gaskell and D.H. Lawrence. She is currently working on Anna Sewell and Black Beauty and continues her interest in Dickens. PAMELA K. GILBERT is Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Florida. She is the author of Disease, Desire and the Body in Victorian Women's Popular Novels (Cambridge UP, 1997) and has published in several journals, including Victorian Newsletter, Essays in Literature, Women and Performance, and LIT: Literature/Interpretation/Theory. She is currently working on a book on the social body and public health in mid-nineteenth century England. 108Victorian Review JANNA KNITTEL earned her doctorate in English at the University of Oregon. Her primary specialization is nineteenth-century women poets of both Britain and the U.S., though she has many interests. Her article about Australian pianist David Helfgott will appear this summer in Popular Culture Review. At present, she teaches in the Department of English at Oregon State University. ROHAN McWILLIAM is Senior Lecturer in History at Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge. He is the author of Popular Politics in Nineteenth-Century England (London: Routledge, 1998) and is currently writing a book about the cause of the Tichbome Claimant, 1867-1886. JAMES NAJARÍAN is Assistant Professor of English at Boston College, where he teaches nineteenth-century literature. He is working on a book on Keats, sexuality, and the Victorians. JUNE STURROCK's recent publications include "Heaven and Home": Charlotte Yonge's Domestic Fiction and the Victorian Debate over Women (Victoria: ELS series, 1995). '"Ploughing in All Directions': The Literary woman of the 185Os and Yonge's Dynevor Terrace" will appear shortly in Victorian Novelists and the "Woman Question" ed. N.D. Thompson (Cambridge UP), and "Sequels, Series, and Sensation Novels: Yonge and the Popular Fiction Market of the 185Os and 1860s": will appear in Part II: Defining the Sequel ed. P. Budra and B.A. Schellenberg (U of Toronto P). Work in progress includes an edition of Mansfield Park for the Broadview Texts series. LISA VARGO teaches at the University of Saskatchewan. She is the editor of Mary Shelley's novel Lodore with Broadview Press. Her recent publications include essays on Percy Shelley, Mary Robinson, and Anna Barbauld. TAMMY WHITLOCK has recently completed a Ph.D. at Rice University. She will be joining the faculty of Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia as Assistant Professor of History. BOOKS RECEIVED Inclusion in this list does not preclude the possibility of a future review. Arata, Stephen. Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siècle: Identity and Empire. New York: Cambridge UP, 1996. xi + 235. $49.95 US (cloth). Beeler, John F. British Naval Policy in the Gladstone-Disraeli Era, 1866-1880. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1997. vii + 354. $49.50 US (cloth). ...


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