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Contributors Peter Bailey teaches History and Cultural Studies at the University of Manitoba. His most recent publication is Popular Culture and Performance in the Victorian City, Cambridge University Press, 1998. Among other projects he is researching the changing dynamics of sociability and sexual encounter in the new social spaces of the big city, c 1860-1920. Robert Dingleyis a Senior Lecturer in the School of English, Communication and Theatre at the University of New England, New South Wales. He has published articles on nineteenth-century writing in Victorian Literature and Culture, Victorian Newsletter, Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens and elsewhere. His edition of George Augustus Sala's The Land of the Golden Fleece appeared in 1995 (Canberra: Mulini Press) and he has recendy co-edited (with Alan Sandison) Histories of the Future: Studies in Fact, Fantasy and Science Fiction (London: Paigrave, 2000). Lauren GUlingham, a doctoral candidate at York University, is writing a dissertation on nineteenth-century British historical fiction. George Griffith is a Professor of English at Chadron State College (Nebraska). He is working on a book on George Eliot and America. Donald E. Hall is Professor and Associate Chair of English at California State University, Northridge. His latest books are Professions: Conversations on the Future of Literary and Cultural Studies and Literary and Cultural Theory: From Basic Principles to Advanced Applications. Julie Murray is a PhD candidate in English at York University. She is currendy completing a dissertation entided "Governing Passion and Pursuing Interest: Vicissitudes of the Civic in Britain, 1740-1820." Sylvia Pamboukian holds a Bachelor of Science degree and is currendy a Ph.D. candidate in English at Indiana University. Her dissertation focuses on the ways late Victorian culture negotiated the "scientific." J. Russell Perkin is a Professor of English at Saint Mary's University. He is the author of A Reception-History of George Eliot's Fiction (1990, 1995). In addition to Victorian literature, his research interests include Northrop 114volume 27 number 2 Frye, the twentieth-century Catholic novel, and contemporary Canadian fiction. Andrew Stephenson teaches in the Art, Design and Film History department at the University of East London, England. He has published widely on British art of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries and is co-editor with AmeliaJones of Performing the Body/Performing the Text (Roudedge, 1999). He is currendy working on a study of British modernism 1920-40. Rosemary T. VanArsdel, Distinguished Professor of English, Emérita, University of Puget Sound, is co-editor of several volumes dealing with Victorian/Edwardian periodical literature, including, most recendy, Periodicals of Queen Victoria's Empire, an Exploration (1996). She has published widely in North American and British scholarly journals; her biography, Florence Fenwick Miller: Victorian Feminist, Journalist, and Educator will appear in 2001. Teresa Zackodnikis an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, where she specializes in African American literature and black cultural studies. She has recendy published in American Quarterly, Ariel, ECW, Nineteenth-Century Feminisms, and Nineteenth-Century Prose, and is currendy at work on a study of nineteenth-century African American feminist oratory, preaching, and journalism. Victorian Review115 ...


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