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Contributors Peter Bailey is a Professor of History at the University of Manitoba. He is temporarily taking leave from matters Victorian to undertake a study of the British Variety stage in the twentieth century. A collection of his essays, PopularCulture andPerformance in the Victorian City, is newly available in paperback from Cambridge University Press. Maria DiCenzo is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her work on the suffrage press in Britain includes articles in Media History, Women's History Reviewand a co-edited collection with Lucy Delap and Leila Ryan, Feminism andthe PeriodicalPress, 1900-1918 (Roudedge 2005). Christine Ferguson is an Assistant Professor in English at the University of Alberta, where she specializes in Victorian literature. Her book, The Brutal Tongue: Language, Science, andPopularFiction at the Victorian Fin-de-Sücle is forthcoming in Ashgate's Nineteendi Century Series. Her current research theorizes the connections between spiritualist communication practices and nineteenth-century philosophies of language. Ann Heilmann is Reader in English at Swansea University, UK, where she directs the interdisciplinary Centre for Research into Gender in Culture and Society (GENCAS). The author of New Woman Fiction (Macmillan, 2000) and New Woman Strategies: Sarah Grand, Olive Schreiner, Mona Caird (Manchester University Press, 2004), she has edited two collections of essays, FeministForerunners (Pandora, 2003) and (with Margaret Beetham) New Woman Hybridities: Femininity, Feminism andInternationalConsumerCulture, 1880-1930 (Roudedge, 2004). Juliet McMaster, the founding President of the Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada, has published books on Thackeray, Trollope, Dickens, and Jane Austen, and most recendy on Reading the Body in the Eighteenth-Century Novel Soon to emerge from Cambridge University Press is her collection co-edited with Christine Alexander, The Child Writer fromJaneAusten to Virginia Woolf, work which has grown out of her 74volume 31 number 1 Contributors enterprise theJuvenilia Press. She is University Professor Emérita at the University of Alberta. Michèle Mendelssohn is a lecturer at Boston University. She has been a Fullbright Scholar and Departmental Associate in me Department of English and American Literature at Harvard University. Agnieszka Zabickawas bom in Poland. In 1999, she graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland with an MA in English Literature. At present she is a PhD candidate and tutor at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her MA thesis concerned the Gothic works of William Godwin and Mary Shelley. Her PhD research is centred onfin-de-siècle English woman writers, in particular Mona Caird. Victorian Review (2005)75 ...


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