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On The Cover is "Spiritualism Made Useful" from Punch (1 Jan. 1877). Courtesy of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Changes at VS:

This winter, we have had the privilege of working with two excellent undergraduate interns. Madeline Klein is a second-year undergraduate student majoring in English and Comparative Literature. She is grateful for her experiences at Victorian Studies, as they have helped her refine the interests she wishes to pursue in graduate school. She would especially like to thank the graduate staff for an office with too many copies of books and just enough laughs about pop culture and politics. No matter where she ends up, she will be sure to keep in touch with the women who gave her such a great semester at VS. Luke Uhl is an undergraduate pursuing a B. A. in English, a B. S. in Biology, and a minor in Chemistry. He anticipates graduating in the spring of 2019. He would like to thank Victorian Studies for the opportunity to work with an esteemed academic journal. He has enjoyed learning about the publication process through this experience. After graduation, he plans to attend dental school.

As always, Victorian Studies thanks the Indiana University Honors College, without whose generous support our internship program would not be possible.

Announcement: The Judith R. Walkowitz Article Prize

A leading scholar of British social and cultural history, particularly in relation to issues of gender and sexuality, Professor Judith R. Walkowitz has played a significant role in shaping the field of British Studies and the community of scholars who participate in the endeavor. To honor her contribution, the NACBS is raising money for an article prize in her name. The Judith R. Walkowitz Article Prize will be awarded annually for the best published article on issues relating to gender and sexuality in British culture. The prize will be open to scholars resident in North America working in any time period and any discipline within British Studies.

Along with numerous articles and essays, Judith R. Walkowitz has published three field-transforming monographs: Prostitution and Victorian Society: Women, Class and the State (Cambridge University Press, 1980); City of Dreadful Delight: Narratives of Sexual Danger in Late-Victorian London (University of Chicago Press, 1992); and Nights Out: Life in Cosmopolitan London (Yale 2012). With Judith Newton and Mary Ryan, she also co-edited Sex and Class in Women's History: Essays from Feminist Studies (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1983). Her work has been supported by numerous fellowships, among them, the ACLS, the NEH, and the Guggenheim. [End Page 374]

An institutional pioneer and a groundbreaking historian of rare quality, Judith R. Walkowitz has also been an unusually committed mentor of students and colleagues working in British history and related fields. She has trained sizeable cohorts of graduate students at Rutgers University and at The Johns Hopkins University and has inspired numerous undergraduates. Additionally, she has been a generous colleague and critic in her continued advocacy of peers and students, whether at her own institution or elsewhere. A dedicated reader and editor, she invites practitioners of history at all levels to refine their interventions, enrich their narratives, and elevate their work.

Please consider supporting this effort on the part of the NACBS to recognize Judith R. Walkowitz and her contributions to the scholarship and communities of British Studies. Donations towards the article prize can be sent as a cheque made out to "North American Conference on British Studies." Please indicate on the cheque itself that your donation is towards the Walkowitz Prize and mail to: [End Page 375]

Andrew Muldoon
Department of History
Metropolitan State University of Denver
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Campus Box 27 Denver
CO 80217-3362 USA


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