To vote, send an e-mail with your selections to firstname.lastname@example.org. All votes must be received by February 1, 2005. You may choose ONE person in "Canadian (Open Category)"; ONE person in "American (Open Category)"; ONE person in "Disciplinary/Foreign or Comparative Literature"; and ONE person as "Secretary-Treasurer." Advisory Board positions are for three-year terms; Executive Council positions are for five-year terms.
1. ADVISORY BOARD CANADIAN (OPEN CATEGORY)
choose ONE of the following three
A) Robert O'Kell
Robert O'Kell is Professor of English at the University of Manitoba. He received his PhD from Indiana University in 1974, where in 1968-69 he served as Managing Editor of Victorian Studies. He has taught Victorian and Romantic literature at Manitoba since 1970. He served a term as President of the Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada from 1983-1985 and he has just completed a five-year term as Dean of Arts at the University of Manitoba and a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. His current research projects include a study of the relation between Disraeli's fiction and his political career, a study of political rhetoric in the nineteenth century (comparing the discourses of parliamentary debates, newspapers and political fiction), and a study of advertising in Victorian Britain from 1750 to 1950. His publications include essays on Disraeli in Victorian Studies, Nineteenth-Century Fiction, and Queen's Quarterly. He is also the author of encyclopedia articles on Gladstone in the Dictionary of Literary Biography and on Advertising in the Grolier Encyclopedia of the Victorian Era.
B) Marjorie Stone
Marjorie Stone, Professor of English at Dalhousie University, is the author of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1995), and co-editor with Judith Thompson of Literary Couplings and the Construction of Authorship: Writing Couples and Collaborators in Historical Context (forthcoming, Wisconsin). Her essays have appeared in Jeremy Bentham: Critical Assessments (1995), Robert Browning in Context (1998), The Culture of Christina Rossetti (1999); Between Ethics and Aesthetics (2002); Women and Literary History (2003), and Victorian Women Poets (2004). She has published in Victorian Studies, Victorian Poetry, Dickens Studies Annual, Victorian Literature and Culture, the Dalhousie Review, and Studies in Browning and His Circle, among other journals, and is on the editorial board of the Victorian Review. She served as President of ACCUTE (1996-98), and as Coordinator of the Allied Associations Shared Program Initiative for the Canadian Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities (1996-98). She is currently co-editing a selected edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning for Broadview, and working on a SSHRC-funded project entitled The Black Dove's Mark: The Elizabeth Barrett Browning Archive and Nineteenth-Century Literary History. Her current work as Co-Director of the Atlantic Metropolis Centre of Excellence on Immigration has led to growing interest in issues of nation, migration and trans-Atlantic networks in nineteenth-century literature.
C) Lisa Surridge
Lisa Surridge (PhD Toronto 1992) is Associate Professor of English at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. She is past president of the Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada and co-convener of the 2007 NAVSA Conference, which is to be held in Victoria. She specializes in Victorian literature, focussing especially on gender issues in fiction. Dr. Surridge has published articles on Elizabeth Gaskell, Geraldine Jewsbury, Wilkie Collins, the Brontës, Charles Dickens, and Mona Caird. She is co-editor with Richard Nemesvari of Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Aurora Floyd. Her book, Bleak Houses: Marital Violence in Victorian Fiction, is forthcoming from Ohio University Press in 2005.
2. ADVISORY BOARD AMERICAN (OPEN CATEGORY)
choose ONE of the following three
A) Tim Barringer
Tim Barringer holds a DPhil from the University of Sussex and is currently Associate Professor of History of Art at Yale University. He specializes in Victorian visual culture, British art (1700 to the present), American and British landscape painting, museum studies, post-colonial studies, and gender studies. His publications include: Colonialism and the Object: Empire, Material Culture and the Museum (1998, co-editor with Tom Flynn); The Pre-Raphaelites: Reading the Image (published in the USA as Reading the PreRaphaelites, 1999); Frederic Leighton: Antiquity, Renaissance, Modernity (1999, co-editor with Elizabeth Prettejohn); and American Sublime (2002, co-authored with Andrew Wilton). His upcoming book, Men at Work: Art and Labour in Victorian Britain, will be published by Yale University Press in January 2005. He is on leave during 2004-05 as a Getty Scholar at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, working on a book on "Art and Music in Britain, c.1837-1945." More or less everything he has done or said relates in some way to John Ruskin, and there's no real likelihood of this changing in the future.
B) Patrick Leary
Patrick Leary received his PhD in History from Indiana University and is currently a Visiting Scholar in the History Department at Northwestern University. He is the creator and maintainer of the online discussion group VICTORIA as well as of VictorianResearch.org, a set of online scholarly resources. He has written extensively about nineteenth-century authorship, periodicals, and the book trade, and is at work on a book entitled Table Talk and Print Culture in Mid-Victorian London, a study of the Punch circle. His most recent essay, "Victorian Studies in the Digital Age," appears in M. Taylor and M. Wolff, eds., The Victorians Since 1901 (2004).
C) Herbert F. Tucker
Herbert F. Tucker is John C. Coleman Professor of English at the University of Virginia, having formerly taught at Northwestern and Michigan. He is co-editor of the series in Victorian Literature and Culture for the University Press, and associate editor of New Literary History. He serves on advisory boards including those of Victorian Studies, Victorian Poetry, Nineteenth-Century Literature, Victorian Literature and Culture, SEL, and NINES. For the Modern Language Association he has been active in PMLA, the Radio Committee, and the Victorian Division. Books he has edited include Critical Essays on Alfred Lord Tennyson (1993) the Blackwell Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture (1999) and, with Dorothy Mermin, the recent teaching anthology Victorian Literature 1830-1900. Essays have appeared in several edited collections by diverse hands, ELH, Critical Inquiry, PMLA, Representations, NLH, Pedagogy, SEL, Literary Imagination, Harvard Library Bulletin , MLQ, and The Journal of Ultimate Reality and Meaning. He has published critical studies of Browning (1980) and Tennyson (1988) and has in various stages of preparation a book of Victorian neoformalist studies, a set of Browning essays, and a history of the epic poem in Britain during the long nineteenth century. He works on the committee planning NAVSA's Charlottesville conference in 2005.
3. ADVISORY BOARD DISCIPLINARY CATEGORY: COMPARATIVE LITERATURE OR NON-BRITISH LITERATURE
choose ONE of the following three
A) Ross Forman
Ross Forman received his PhD in Comparative Literature from Stanford in 1998. Since moving to Britain, he has held positions at the University of Plymouth and Kingston University. He currently works at the Centre for Asian and African Literatures, a comparative literary institute jointly run by University College London and the School of Oriental and African Studies and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board (the British equivalent to the NEH). In this position, he has organized more than twenty workshops and conferences, including an international forum with the State University of Rio de Janeiro last summer. His area of research is colonial and postcolonial literature and criticism. He specializes in representations of "informal imperialism" in British narratives, with a particular interest in Brazil and East and Southeast Asia. He is completing a book entitled Empires Entwined: Britain and the Construction of China, 1840-1911. The anthology Connecting Continents: Latin America and Britain in the Nineteenth Century, co-edited with Robert Aguirre of Wayne State University, will be published by Rodopi in 2005. His essays have appeared in journals such as Victorian Studies, Victorian Literature and Culture, ELH, Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies, and the Journal of the History of Sexuality.
B) Sharon Marcus
Sharon Marcus received her PhD in comparative literature from Johns Hopkins University in 1995. After teaching at the University of California, Berkeley until 2003, she recently joined the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her areas of specialization include the nineteenth-century British and French novel, gender and sexuality studies, and the cultural history of urban and domestic space. She is the author of Apartment Stories: City and Home in Nineteenth-Century Paris and London (1999) and is currently completing a book about Victorian women's relationships. She has contributed to various anthologies, including Feminists Theorize the Political (ed. Judith Butler and Joan Scott) and The Literary Channel (ed. Carolyn Dever and Margaret Cohen), and has written articles published or forthcoming in Differences, PMLA, Victorian Studies, Signs, and Nineteenth-Century Literature.
C) Irene Tucker
Irene Tucker received her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. She held Mellon post-doctoral fellowships in Cornell's departments of Near Eastern Studies and English, and was an assistant professor in the English department at Duke before coming to Johns Hopkins in 1999, where she became an associate professor in 2002. She specializes in Victorian literature and the history of the novel, and has worked extensively on the early Hebrew novel as well. Tucker is the author of A Probable State: The Novel, the Contract and the Jews (Chicago, 2000), a project that examines the relations of liberalism, nationalism and the form of the realist novel in English and Hebrew, particularly as they manifest themselves in the confounding of liberal subjects and European Jews at the end of the nineteenth century. She has also published essays in journals including Victorian Studies, Yale Journal of Criticism, and ELH. Tucker is currently at work on a project that aims to produce a material history of race in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by examining the various intersections of literature and medicine, technologies of vision like photography and microscopy, as well as the discourses of public opinion and party politics.
4. EXECUTIVE COUNCIL POSITION: Secretary-Treasurer
choose ONE of the following two
A) Jason Jones
Jason Jones received his PhD from Emory University in 2002. He is assistant professor of English at Central Connecticut State University, where he specializes in Victorian and Edwardian literature and psychoanalytic theory. He has published articles on such figures as Arnold Bennett and Wilhelm Reich, and has recently completed a book-length manuscript, entitled Lost Causes: Psychoanalysis and Victorian Literature. Fiscal experience includes, at Emory, managing the budget (plus raising all funds) for a conference and a variety of lecture series, as well as, at Central, for undergraduate and graduate student societies.
B) Chris R. Vanden Bossche
Chris R. Vanden Bossche received his PhD at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1982 and is currently Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. His specialization is Victorian literature and culture and his particular interests include histories of class, agency, economy, and authorship. He is the author of Carlyle and the Search for Authority (1991) and the editor of Carlyle’s Historical Essays (2002) and Past and Present (2004) for the University of California Press edition of Carlyle's works, of which he is now editor-in-chief. His essays have appeared in Nineteenth-Century Literature, Victorian Studies, Victorian Poetry, Dickens Studies Annual and The Blackwell Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture, among others. He is currently working on a study of agency and class in Victorian literature, especially the novel. He is the current Secretary-Treasurer of the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (INCS).