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  • Editors’ Note

We dedicate this issue to the memory of Anne Clendinning of Nipissing University, a valued colleague, dedicated historian, and longtime member of the Victorian Review advisory board. She served the journal as author (her article on the gas cooker featured in our special issue on Victorian things) and as judge of the Hamilton Prize for the best graduate student essay. We will miss her sound judgment, historical acumen, and scholarly generosity.

The editors wish to congratulate the 2014 winner of the Hamilton Prize for the best graduate student essay submitted to the journal. This year’s winner is Amy Coté, now a doctoral student at the University of Toronto. We are delighted to publish her prize-wining essay, “Parables and Unitarianism in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Mary Barton” in this issue. Amy served as a Victorian Review intern during her undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria, and we were delighted to learn that the arm’s-length judging by advisory board members Grace Kehler, Simon Avery, and Diana Maltz had awarded her first place. Honorable mention goes to Michael Toogood (Tufts University) for his essay “Manners and Mediocrity: Nonintellectual Detachment in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South”; to Ryan Sweet (Exeter University) for “A Malevolent Eye: One-Eyedness and Primitive Ocular Prosthesis in Dickens’s Nicholas Nickleby”; and to Brandee Easter (University of Alabama) for “Testing Trauma: Data Visualization of Indian Mutiny Causes in Victorian Higher Journalism.”

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