To vote, send an e-mail with your selections to firstname.lastname@example.org. All votes must be received by Feb. 28. You may choose ONE person in "Advisory Board—Canadian (Open Category)"; ONE person in "Advisory Board—American (Open Category)"; ONE person in "Advisory Board—Disciplinary/Art History"; and ONE person in "Executive Council—Canadian." 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) Susan Brown
Susan Brown teaches in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. Her areas of research interest include Victorian women writers, Victorian poetry and poetics, the relationship of Victorian writing to diverse social fields including feminism, imperialism, and economics, and issues related to digital humanities and textuality. She is a founding member of the Orlando Project, whose Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present was recently published online with Cambridge UP. She is responsible for Victorian materials in this textbase of literary historical (rather than primary source) materials. Her current project is a related monograph on Victorian women's writing. Other publications include essays in the Cambridge Companion to Victorian Poetry, Victorian Women Poets, Gender and Colonialism, and in journals such as Computers and the Humanities, Feminist Studies, Text Technology, Victorian Poetry, Victorian Review, and Women's Studies International Forum.
B) Christopher Keep
Christopher Keep is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Western Ontario, and is a member of the core faculty at The Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism. He completed his doctoral work at Queen's University (1993), before taking up a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Alberta (1995-97), and then a tenure-track position at the University of Victoria (1997-2000). He has published articles in Victorian Studies, Victorian Review, Novel, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, English Studies in Canada, and Romanticism on the Net, and in several collections of essays, including Literary Couplings and the Construction of Authorship (2006), and The Blackwell Companion to the Victorian Novel (2002). He is currently working on a book-length study of literature and the emergent information economy of the nineteenth century.
C) Arlene Young
Arlene Young is an Associate Professor and Associate Head
of the English Department at the University of Manitoba in
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. From 2000-2004, she served as
the Director of the University of Manitoba Institute for the
Humanities and is currently Past-President of the Victorian
Studies Association of Western Canada. Her continuing
research interest is in the relation of class and gender in
Victorian literature and culture. She is the author of Culture,
Class and Gender in the Victorian Novel: Gentlemen, Gents
and Working Women (Macmillan/St. Martin's 1999) and the
editor of Broadview Press editions of George Gissing's The
Odd Women (1998; reprinted 2002) and Tom Gallon's The
Girl Behind the Keys (2006). She has published articles on
nineteenth-century literature and culture in Victorian Studies,
Rivista di Studi Vittoriani, Studies in the Novel, American
Literature, Studies in American Fiction, Gissing Journal, and
English Literature in Transition. Her forthcoming articles in
Victorian Periodicals Review and CLUES are part of her
current scholarly interest in middle-class women and work in
the late nineteenth century, in fields of employment that range
from nursing to detective work.
2. ADVISORY BOARD AMERICAN (OPEN CATEGORY)
choose ONE of the following three
A) Jay Clayton
Jay Clayton is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English and chair of the department at Vanderbilt University. He is author of several books, including Romantic Vision and the Novel and Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture, which won the Suzanne M. Glasscock Humanities Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship. Clayton has edited two collections of essays on literary theory and published articles in journals such as Critical Inquiry, Raritan, Novel, Nineteenth-Century Literature, ELH, and numerous edited collections. He has served as president of the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature, on the board of the English Institute, a trustee of the Dickens Society, and is currently on the steering committee and the editorial board for Victorian projects for NINES: A Networked Interface for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship. His next book treats Darwin, Wallace, Galton, Huxley, and Wells, among others, in relation to contemporary genetics.
B) Alan Rauch
Alan Rauch is Director of Graduate Liberal Studies and Associate Professor in the Departments of English and History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His work deals with the dissemination of knowledge in the 18th and 19th centuries and explores the intersections among science, technology, and culture. His current project, Private Reading, Public Knowledge, is a study of libraries and knowledge practices in England's industrial north. He will be editing the memoir, England in 1815, for Palgrave. In addition to Useful Knowledge (Duke University Press, 2001), he edited Jane Loudon's 1827 novel, The Mummy!, as well as a collection of essays, One Culture, with George Levine. He has published articles in Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Studies in Romanticism, ChLAQ, Children's Literature as well as an essay that will appear in the collection Victorian Animals. Rauch is an editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Configurations, and is also 2nd Vice President of the Society for Literature, Science, and Art. He has held fellowships from the NEH, the Huntington, the Ransom Center, the Boston Athenaeum, and the American Philosophical Society.
C) David Wayne Thomas
David Wayne Thomas is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Notre Dame. He has also taught at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and at the George Washington University. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. His writings span topics in theory and Victorian studies, with articles in PMLA, Mosaic, Raritan and Victorian Studies. His first book was Cultivating Victorians: Liberal Culture and the Aesthetic (U of Pennsylvania, 2004). He is presently writing a second book on the discourse of political legitimation in the literature of Victorian British India.
3. ADVISORY BOARD DISCIPLINARY CATEGORY: HISTORY
choose ONE of the following two
A) Carol Engelhardt Herringer
Carol Engelhardt Herringer is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Social Science Education program at Wright State University. She received her A.M. (in Literature and History) from Washington University in St. Louis and her Ph.D. from Indiana University. She has served as Book Review Editor for Victorian Studies and is currently a member of the Bibliography Committee of the Victorian Division of the MLA. She is the author of Victorians and the Virgin Mary: Religion and Gender in England 1830-1885 (forthcoming, Manchester UP) as well as several articles on religion in culture in Victorian England.
B) Erika Rappaport
Erika Rappaport is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she teaches modern British history and European gender history. She received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley and PhD from Rutgers University. She is currently working on a book on the globalization of the production and consumption of Indian tea in the 19th and 20th centuries. Her major publications include: Shopping for Pleasure: Women in the Making of London's West End (Princeton University Press, 2000), which won honourable mention for the British Council prize for the best book in British Studies for that year. Other recent publications include, “Packaging China: Foreign Articles and Dangerous Tastes in the Mid-Victorian Tea Party,” in The Making of the Consumer: Knowledge, Power and Identity in the Modern World, edited by Frank Trentmann (Berg, 2006); "The Bombay 'Debt': Letter Writing, Domestic Economies and Family Conflict in Colonial India,” Gender and History (August 2004), which received the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies Biannual Article Prize; “Art, Commerce, or Empire? The Rebuilding of Regent Street, 1880-1927,” History Workshop Journal (Spring 2002); “Travelling in the Lady Guide’s London: Consumption, Modernity and the Fin-de-Siècle Metropolis” in Meanings of Modernity: Britain from Late-Victorian Times to World War Two, edited by Martin Daunton and Bernhard Reiger. (New York and London: Berg Publishers and New York University Press, 2001); "'A Husband and His Wife's Dresses': Consumer Credit and the Debtor Family in England, 1864-1914," in The Sex of Things: Gender and Consumption in Historical Perspective, edited by Victoria de Grazia and Ellen Furlough (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996) ; “‘The Halls of Temptation': Gender, Politics, and the Construction of the Department Store in Late Victorian London," in Journal of British Studies, 35 (January 1996) ; “ ‘A New Era of Shopping’: The Promotion of Women's Pleasure in London's East End, 1909-1914," in Cinema and the Invention of Modern Life, edited by Leo Charney and Vanessa Schwartz (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995).
C) Peter D. L. Stansky
Peter Stansky is Frances and Charles Field Professor Emeritus of
History at Stanford University. His pubications include Ambitions and
Struggle for the Leadership of the Liberal Party in the 189Os (1964);
England Since 1867: Continuity and Change (1973);
Gladstone: A Progress in Politics (1979);
William Morris (1983);
Redesigning the World, William Morris, the 1880s, and the Arts and
Crafts (1985); On or About December 1910: Early Bloomsbury and its Intimate World
(1996), Another Book That Never Was (1998); From William Morris to Sergeant Pepper (1999) (includes bibliography of
writings 1954-1998); and Sassoon: The Worlds of Philip and Sybil (2003). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
and has held Guggenheim Fellowships, been an American Council of Learned Societies Fellow, held National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Fellowships, been a
Fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences, and is a
Fellow, Royal Historical Society.
4. EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (CANADIAN MEMBER)
choose ONE of the following three
A) Jason Camlot
Jason Camlot is Associate Professor at Concordia University in Montreal. He received an M.A. from Boston University and a Ph.D. from Stanford. Since his arrival at Concordia in 1999 he has been the recipient of FQRSC and SSHRC fellowships. His most recent article "The Victorian Critic as Naturalizing Agent" appeared in ELH this year. Other articles and reviews on Victorian topics have appeared in Book History, Victorian Studies, Victorian Periodicals Review, Nineteenth Century Prose, and Postmodern Culture. Two books are soon forthcoming, a monograph, Style and the Nineteenth-Century British Critic with Ashgate, and an edited collection of essays, Language Acts: Anglo-Québec Poetry, 1976 to the 21st Century with Véhicule Press. His present research is on sound recording and poetry recitation at the Victorian fin-de-siècle. He is also the author of two collections of poems, The Animal Library (2000) and Attention All Typewriters (2005).
B) Dennis Denisoff
Dennis Denisoff is Research Chair in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture at Ryerson University and a member of Ryerson and York University's Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture. During the first half of 2007, he will be a Visiting Scholar at the University of Exeter. His most recent books are Sexual Visuality from Literature to Film: 1850-1950 (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2004) and the edited collection The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Short Stories (Broadview, 2004). Dennis is currently editing an essay collection, Nineteenth-Century Childhood and the Rise of Consumer Culture (Ashgate, forthcoming 2007), and completing a monograph tentatively entitled Civil Society, Populist Media, and the Invisible Identities of Victorian England. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Nineteenth Century Studies, Vernon Lee: Literary Revenant, Robert Louis Stevenson: Writer of Boundaries, and The Cambridge Companion to the Fin de Siecle. He is also co-editor of the 1890s Hypermedia Archive. Dennis has served in various administrative capacities for associations and journals; at present, he is president of the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario, an executive member of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association, and a member of the advisory board for Victorian Review.
C) Mary Elizabeth Leighton
Mary Elizabeth Leighton is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Victoria, Canada. Her work has appeared in Victorian Periodicals Review, English Studies in Canada, Essays on Canadian Writing, Excavatio: International Review of Zola and Naturalism, Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, and Notes & Queries, as well as in the collections Victorian Literary Mesmerism and Victorian Animal Dreams (forthcoming). She is currently co-editing an anthology of Victorian non-fiction prose for Broadview Press and collaborating on a study of mid-Victorian illustrated serial fiction. She is Submissions Editor for Victorian Review (Canada's only interdisciplinary journal of Victorian Studies), co-convener of the 2007 joint NAVSA-VSAWC conference in Victoria, BC, and a past executive member of the Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada.