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Contributors Rhonda Batchelor recently completed her PhD on Margaret Oliphant and the Victorian periodical press at the University ofAlberta. She currently lives in Yellowknife. Joanna Devereux is an Adjunct Professor of English at the University ofWestern Ontario. She has published articles onThomas Hardy and edits a new journal, Nineteenth-Century Feminisms. Janice Fiamengo is an assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan. Her primary interest is nineteenth- and early-twentiethcentury Canadian literature, particularly the texts ofsocial reform. She is currentlywriting a book on SaraJeanette Duncan, Marshall Saunders, Nellie McClung, and other women who wrote for social change in Canada. Beth Harris has an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute ofArt in London and a PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center, where she specialized in Victorian modern life paintings ofthe 1 840s and 1 850s. She is currently a Lecturer at the Fashion Institute ofTechnology in NewYork City. She has published reviews in Victorian PeriodicalsReview and an entry on Anna Blunden in the Dictionary ofWomen Artists. Karen Kellogg holds a law degree and is a doctoral candidate in the Department ofEnglish at the University ofAlbert— Her dissertation research, for which she was awarded a SSHRC fellowship, focuses on the production ofthe legal doctrine ofcoverture in Victorian England. Patrick Leary created and continues to manage VICTORIA, the very active Internet discussion group forVictorian Studies, as well as other scholarly electronicsources. A doctoral candidate in History at Indiana University, he is completing a dissertation about literary community and oral culture in mid-Victorian London. 129 volume 2 5 « umber 2 Bernard Lightman is Professor of Humanities at York University, and amember ofthe interdisciplinary Program in Science, Technology, Culture and Society. His publications include The Origins ofAgnosticism and an edited collection ofessays entitled Victorian Science in Context. Presently he is working on a book-length study on populizers ofscience in theVictorian period. Peter Sinnema is Assistant Professor in the Department ofEnglish at the UniversityofAlberta. He specializes in nineteenth-century literature and cultural history, and has published various articles on things Victorian. His book on the IllustratedLondon News, Dynamics ofthe PicturedPage, was published in 1998, and he is currently working on a manuscript about heroic death and spectacle atmid century. Clarissa Suranyi is a PhD candidate at the University ofWestern Ontario . Continuing research interests for her are the elegy and theVictorian culture ofmourning. Her current research for her dissertation will linkVictorian technological innovationswith narrative reproductions of the voice in Victorian fiction (framed narratives). ChrisWillis is currently completing her PhD on Victorian popularculture at Birkbeck College, University ofLondon. V \ etat \tinRev 'tew 130 ...


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