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Editor's Note: This number ofthe Victorian Review sees several changes. The journaleditorship haschangedofficesfromChrisHosgoodattheUniversity ofLethbridge to Susan Hamilton at the University ofAlberta, where the journalwillbeproducedbyatireless, generousandimmenselyskilled team ofgraduateassistants. LeslieHowsamattheUniversityofWindsorcontinues herexcellentworkas associateeditor, providinginvaluablesupportandadvice on all aspects ofthe journal. There have been the inevitable hiccups as the journal movedfrom experienced to inexperienced hands, discoveredsome newfunding sources, and acquired a newlook and format. I hope the end result proves to have been worth thewait. There will be a few more changes as the Victorian Review experimentswith new review formats, rethinks ways to foster intellectual exchange, andworks with other individuals, groups and organisations in promoting and publishing research. Some of the fruits of these new collaborations include our next issue, on "Weird Science," guest-edited by Martin Willis of University College Worcester, and future "special numbers" on the cultural work of 19thC biography and 19thC visual culture. I welcome any ideas you might have for the Victorian Review, especially innovative review formats, topics for review forums, ideas for special numbers, connections to conferences or other formats for publishing our work. I hope particularly to build on the spirit of collaboration that has seen this issue successfully through some occasionally unpredictable moments. I am happy to thank everyonewho has helped in this transitional period in the life of the Victorian Review. Chris Hosgood for always good-naturedly responding to requests for information; Charlene Sawatsky for knowing everything, and sharing her knowledge; Jackie Bitz, Mridula Nath Chakraborty, and Vivian Zenari forworking so cooperatively on producing the journal; the University ofAlberta's Fund for Learned Journals which awarded the journal some much-needed money at a critical time; Lisa Mentz for the new design;Jorge Fraseara of the University ofAlberta Department ofArt & Design for taking the time with me (and his graduate class) to produce a new look for the journal; lastly, Liz Medwid whose astonishingly calm competence is the engine ofthis journal. ...


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