- Editors' Note
In presenting this issue of Victorian Review, we are delighted to celebrate with our readers the news that the journal is now supported financially by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada's Aid to Scholarly Journals Program.
This marks an important recognition of the journal's quality of scholarship and the academic promise of its future direction. Since the journal's foundation in 1972, many editors have worked hard to make this recognition possible; we thank them all. We would also like to acknowledge the sage guidance of those advisory board members who worked hard with us to craft the journal's plan of development. Lastly, we thank you, our loyal readers, whose subscriptions and staunch support contributed so greatly to the success of this grant application.
This issue brings to you the second winner of the Hamilton Prize for the best graduate student paper submitted to the journal's annual competition, Philip Steer, with his essay "Greater Britain and the Imperial Outpost: The Australasian Origins of The Riddle of the Sands (1903)." We congratulate Philip, as well as the runners-up for the award: Inna Volkova (Michigan State University) for "Public Spaces and the Political Underworld in George Eliot's Felix Holt: The Radical" and Nathan K. Hensley (Duke University) for "Erewhon's Dialectics of Agency: Samuel Butler, Prison Reform, and the Institutional Politics of Anti-Darwinism." Many thanks to those advisory board members who served as our judges: Jason Camlot, Joy Dixon, Christopher Hosgood, and Francis O'Gorman. We hope that readers will spread the word about this award again next year to colleagues and graduate students. [End Page 9]