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2016 RSVP Conference: “BIGGER, Better, More!— Growth and Expansion in the Victorian Press”

University of Missouri-Kansas City, September 9–10, 2016

The 2016 RSVP Conference will include concurrent panels, a plenary lecture by Jim Mussell named in honor of Michael Wolff, and a presentation by the winner of the 2015 Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize. Nicknamed the “Paris of the plains,” Kansas City will provide the setting for a lively and stimulating conference. For further information, see the conference website:

2016 VanArsdel Prize

The VanArsdel Prize is awarded annually to the best graduate student essay investigating Victorian periodicals and newspapers. The prize was established in 1990 to honor Rosemary VanArsdel, a founding member of RSVP whose groundbreaking research continues to shape the field of nineteenth-century periodical studies. The deadline for this year’s award competition is June 1, 2016. The winner will receive $500 and publication in the spring 2017 issue of Victorian Periodicals Review. For more information, see [End Page 179]

Curran Fellowship Awards

We are pleased to announce this year’s winners of Curran Fellowships. These fellowships—which support primary-source research into any aspect of nineteenth-century British periodicals, newspapers, and other serial publications—are made possible by the generosity of the late Eileen Curran, Emerita Professor of English at Colby College. The six winners and their projects are:

  • • Anne-Marie Beller, Lecturer in English at Loughborough University, for an edition of Geraldine Jewsbury’s periodical essays and reviews.

  • • Stephan Pigeon, doctoral student in history at McGill University, for a study of nineteenth-century exchange editors of newspapers in transatlantic contexts.

  • • Jessie Reeder, Professor of English at Binghamton University, for a study of periodicals and British expatriate communities in Victorian Buenos Aires.

  • • Paul Raphael Rooney, Postdoctoral Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin, for a study of Cassell’s education periodicals of the 1850s.

  • • Lauren Weiss, doctoral student in English at the University of Sterling, for a study of manuscript magazines by nineteenth-century literary societies

  • • Molly Youngkin, Professor of English at Loyola Marymount University, for an examination of the editorial records of the nineteenth-century spiritualist periodical Light.

Many congratulations to Anne-Marie, Stephan, Jessie, Paul, Lauren, and Molly. There were many strong applications this year, and the Curran Fellowship Committee wishes to thank everyone who applied.

The next deadline for applications will be in the fall of 2016. Watch the RSVP website ( for details. Please send any questions about the awards to [End Page 180]



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