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The official publication of the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS), the Journal of British Studies, has positioned itself as the critical resource for scholars of British culture from the Middle Ages through the present. Drawing on both established and emerging approaches, JBS presents scholarly articles and books reviews from renowned international authors who share their ideas on British society, politics, law, economics, and the arts. In 2005 (Vol. 44), the journal merged with the NACBS publication Albion, creating one journal for NACBS membership.

British Studies Intelligencer, 7th series, 10.1 (Spring 2000), The University of Arizona


Papers read at the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, March 31-April 2, 2000

"Radio Waves, Politics and Virginia Woolf, c.1939"
Michele Y. Pridmore Bowen, Stanford University

"Seeing Radio: British Broadcasting and Radio Design, 1918-1939"
Rodney Koeneke, Stanford University

"Vanessa's Garden: A Bloomsbury Space Par Excellence"
Susan Groag Bell, Stanford University

"Reading the Subject: Anne Askew and the Question of Subversion"
Erika Mae Olbricht, Pepperdine University

"Editing Martyrdom: the `Elucydacyons' of John Bale"
Jeffery M. Wheeler, University of California, Los Angeles

" a Christian Wife': The Victorian Writers Write Anne Askew"
Julianne Smith, Pepperdine University

"Imagining Ninevah: Rossetti, Layard, and the Burden of Imperial History"
Andrew M. Stauffer, California State University, Los Angeles

"Black and White Intimacies in Hanif Kurieshi"
Frederic Luis Aldama, Stanford University

"`Degraded and Benighted': Gendered Constructions of Wales in the Empire ca. 1847"
Jodie Kreider, University of Arizona

"The Decline of Puritanism"
Mark Kishlansky, Harvard University

"The Obedient Prodigal?"
James Benedict, Washington University, St. Louis

"Conformity and the Pressures of Patriarchy"
Harry Newcome

"Stephen Marshall in the 1630s: Moderate Puritans and the
Problem of Conformity"
Alana Cain-Scott, Morehead State University

"Thomas Harrison and the Propagation of the Gospel, 1649-1653"
Joyce Samson, Florida State University

"`Almost an Englishman': The Golden Age of African British Writers"
Vincent Carretta, University of Maryland, College Park

"Reconceptualizing Englishness: The Politics of Teaching Black and British"
Mary Helena Lima, State University of New York-Geneseo

"Contemporary Black Britons: The Dynamics of Longing and Belonging"
R. Victoria Arana, Howard University

"Making a Place for Literature"
Andrea Zemgulys

"Renovating the Royall Court Theatre"
Stephen Berwind, Louisiana State University

"1968 Grosvenor Square: Politics, Protest, and Disorder"
Chad Martin, Stanford University

"`There is but a plank between them and eternity': Piety and the Shipboard Culture of English Soldiers, 1550-1688"
Vincent V. Patarino, Jr., University of Colorado

"Luminaries in Medicine: Richard Mead, James Gibbs, and Solar and Lunar Effects on the Human Body in Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Century England"
Anna Marie Roos, University of Minnesota, Duluth

"`Land is our riches in the hyest nature': Land Surveys and Maps in Early Modern England"
Kathleen Whalen, University of London

"Swinburne and the Paradox of Republicanism"
Michelle Hawley, California State University, Los Angeles

"Re-imagining `Britain': America, Anglo-Saxonism and Empire in the Later Nineteenth Century"
James Epstein, Vanderbilt University

"In the Theater of Counter Revolution: Loyalist Association and Reactionary Print Culture in the 1790s"
Kevin Gilmartin, California Institute of Technology

"`Item do et lego': Testamentary Expressions of Late Medieval Identity"
Kristen M. Burkholder, University of Minnesota

"Social Status and Masculine Identity in Late Medieval English Letters"
Anna Dronzek, Temple University

"Rough Courtesy: Rudeness, Romance, and Social Identity in Late Medieval England"
Juliet Sloger, University of Rochester

"Knowledge and Power in Britain's East Asian Empire"
Lynn Lees, University of Pennsylvania

"The British Apologia for Southern Slavery during the American Civil War"
Hubert F. Dubrelle, University of Oregon

"`Rhetoric or verse may point the feeling line': Abolitionist Poetics and the Politics of Afro-British Slave Narrative"
Stephen F. Wolfe, Linfield College

"William Wells Brown, David F. Dorr, and Thomas L. Johnson: Black American Travelers in Britain, 1849-1900"
Erik S. Schmeller, Southern Illinois University

"Avoiding the Issue: A Look at the Treatment of Slavery in British Economic Thought"
Jay Carlander, University of California, Santa Barbara

"Liberalism Triumphant: A Whiggish Narrative of Twentieth-Century History"
Daniel Ritchel, University of Maryland, Baltimore Country

"Consuming the Common/wealth: the British Empire Exhibition, Wembley, 1924"
Anne Clendenning, University of Toronto

"Gender, Memory and Narrative: The Genesis of the Myth of the Lost Generation after the First World War"
Mary Laurents, St. Edmund Hall, Oxford

"Acting One's Age: Cosmetics, Marriageability, and Power in the 1860s"
Rebecca Stern, Ball State University

"Shirley, Marx, and the Victorian Angel: The Price of Capitalism"
Sarah Hanselman, Tufts University

"A Domestic and Paternal Tribunal: Police Court Magistrates and the Poor in London, 1870-1904"
Sascha Auerbach, Emory University

"Creating Feminist Dialogue? Women's Publishing, the Media, and the Politics of Difference in the Colonial Context"
Michelle Tusan, Stanford University

"Bollywood Flashback: Hindi Film and Asian Youth Culture in Contemporary Britain"
Ashley Dawson, University of Iowa

"What a Load of Rubbish!"
Wilson Neate, Fordham University

"`Gawd Doesn't Play for Our Team': Salman Rushdie and the Secular Fanaticism of Football"
Nicola Pitchford, Fordham University

"Pinter contra Thatcher: Pinter's Plays of the Eighties and Beyond"
Charles Grimes, University of Missouri, Rolla

"The Public Sphere in Practice: The Case of the Society of Dilettanti"
Jason M. Kelly, University of California, Santa Barbara

"Thirty-five Poems about a Dead Swedish King: English Elegies on Gustavus Adolphus"
Tim Hagen, Azusa Pacific University

"Representations of Parliament: Sir John Eliot's Negotium Posterorum"
Janet McFall, University of California, Santa Barbara

"Women, Patronage, and Religion in Seventeenth-century and Early Eighteenth-century England"
Anne Laurence, The Open University

"Hannah More on Women and the Reform of Manners"
Shirley Mullen, Westmont College

Papers read at the Middle Atlantic Conference on British Studies Annual Meeting, April 7-8, 2000, Lubin House of Syracuse University

"The Culture of Empire and Disenchantment: The Marriage Celebrations of Charles II and Catherine of Braganza"
Lorraine Madway, Colgate University

"Thwarted Victors: Criminal and Civil Prosecution of Parliament's Officials during the Civil War and Commonwealth"
John A Shedd, State University of New York at Cortland

"And to see this, is it not to see the face of God? The New Model's Victory at Langport, 10 July 1645"
Florence S. Memegalos, Hunter College

"Converting East London: Jews, Sexual Politics and Social Reform in Margaret Harkness's Slum Novels"
Seth Koven, Villanova University

"The Mark of a Criminal: Race, Foreignness, and Jewishness in Edwardian Britain"
Deborah Cohen, American University

"The Waterloo Subscription: Tracking Change in Nineteenth-Century Britain"
Elisa Milkes, Yale University

"Monkeys Microcephalous Idiots, and the Barbarous Races of Mankind: Darwin's Dangerous Victorianism"
Leila S. May, North Carolina State University

"Imagining the Britain of the South: The Literature of Emigration to Colonial New Zealand, 1835-74"
Michael Mickie, Atkinson College, York University

"Both a Mother and a Lord: Maternal Authority in Hobbes's Leviathan and Milar's Origin of the Distinction of Ranks"
Mary Catherine Moran, University of Edinburgh

"The Nexus of History and Fiction in Defoe's Robinson Crusoe Trilogy: Subversive Anti-Jacobite Propaganda"
Betty C. Laface, Florida State University

"Grenadan Planters on the West Indian Frontier, 1763-1800"
Mark Quintanilla, Bloomsburg University

"Honor, Transgression, Identity and the Strachey Family, 1817-1968"
William C. Lubenow, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

"Spiritualism: a Site of Subversive Femininity: The Inspirations of an Edwardian Lady"
Sarah Edwards, University of York

"Luxury Consumption, Gender and Shopping in Seventeenth Century London"
Linda Levy Peck, George Washington University

"Gender, Memory and Narrative: The Genesis of the Myth of the Lost Generation after the First World War"
Mary Laurents, St. Edmund's Hall, Oxford

"The London Blitz 1940-1941: Narratives of a City in Remembrance"
Amy H. Bell, Queen's University, Canada

"Liberalism Triumphant? A Whiggish Narrative of Twentieth-Century Politics"
Daniel Ritschel, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

"Bentham and Beckford: Rethinking Sex Between Men in the Long Eighteenth Century"
Elizabeth F. Emmens, Yale University

"Domesticating Same-Sex Desire: The `Ethical problems' of John Addington Symonds"
Morris B. Kaplan, Purchase College, State University of New York

"The Ever-wider Pelvis: Havelock Ellis on Race and Sex Difference"
Sally J. Markowitz, Willamette University

"Late Victorian Scandals and the Idea of Public Opinion"
James Thompson, Cambridge University

"Miracles Not Ceased: Miraculously Healed Women in William and Mary's London"
William E. Burns, University of Maryland

"`More than a Help-Meet': Female Printers and Booksellers in Britain's Augustan Age"
Elizabeth Lane Furdell, University of North Florida

"The Role of Space in Re-constructing English Catholic Identity, 1559-1625"
Lisa McClain, University of Texas

"Actions and Altars: The Enforcement of the 1604 Canons"
Sharon L. Arnoult, Southwest Texas State University

"The Sacraments and the Saints: The Survival of Anglican Rites during the Civil Wars, the Commonwealth and the Protectorate"
Linda York, Auburn University

"Dressing the Part: Implications of Costume Armor in Victorian Portraiture"
Nanette Thrush, Loyola College

"`Wearing the Willow': Subversive Fabrications in Mid-Victorian England"
Marie A. Fitzwilliam, College of Charleston

"Kashmir and the Cash Nexus,"
Suzanne Daly, Columbia University

"`We Only Dream After Murders': Children and Cinema in 1930s Britain"
Sarah J. Smith, University of Strathclyde

"Reporting Nuremberg: International Justice and National Identity in Postwar Britain"
Janet S. K. Watson, University of Connecticut

"The Disunited Kingdom: How Government Policy in Northern Ireland is Dissolving the British State"
Joseph Morrison Skelly, College of Mount Saint Vincent

"The Print Culture of Parliament in the Early Seventeenth Century"
Chris R. Kyle, University of London

"Politics, Propaganda and the State, 1640-1660"
Jason T. Peacey, University of London

"The Iconography of the English Parliamentary Republic, 1649-1653"
Sean Kelsey, King's College, London

"Gender, Race, and Empire Building: Percy Bysshe Shelley and James Mill"
Eleanor Harrington-Austin, Tulane University

"The Madwoman, the Ballad, and the Police: Gendering Colonial Sovereignty in Walter Scott's The Heart of Midlothian"
Anne Frey, The Johns Hopkins University

"Discourses of Settler Women and the Taming of the Eastern Cape Frontier, 1820-1850"
Alan Lester, St. Mary's University College, University of Surrey

"Religions and Respectability: One Working-Class Woman's Life"
Barbara J. Blaszak, Le Moyne College

"From Philanthropy to Economics: Gender and the Construction of a Discipline"
Dina Copelman, George Mason University

"The `Erotics of Talk' in Female Slum Writings, 1860-1930"
Ellen Ross, Ramapo College of New Jersey



UPDATED LISTINGS OF PAPER CALLS and other time-sensitive material can now be found on the NACBS WEB-SITE AT
Carolinas Symposium on British Studies invites proposals for its meeting to be held at the University of South Carolina-Aiken, February 3-4, 2001. The CSBS provides an annual forum for scholarly presentations and for the exchange of ideas in all areas of British history, literature, and culture, including the empire and Commmonwealth. Proposals which are inherently interdisciplinary and those from less commonly represented fields (architecture, anthropology, dance and music) are especially encouraged. While the Symposium is regionally based, participants from all parts of the country, as well as international visitors, are encouraged to submit proposals. Proposals may be for individual papers or entire sessions. Individual submissions will be evaluated by a program committee and will be incorporated within sessions constructed by the program chairperson. Sessions proposals should include three related papers, along with suggestions for a chairperson and/or commentator. A reasonable attempt should be made to assure diversity in the make-up of the panel. Each paper should have a reading time of approximately 20 minutes. All submissions must include a proposal abstract of 300 words, including a description of the themes/material, sources and methodology to be used, and an assessment of its contribution, and a one-page vita for each participant.
Proposals should be sent by May 1, 2000 to Prof. W.S. Brockington, President CSBS, USCA Department of History, 471 University Pkwy., Aiken, SC 29801. Questions may also be sent to this address or via telephone: (803)641-3223; FAX: (803)641-3461; or email: [email protected] All submitters will be notified of the decisions of the program committee by early June, 2000. NOTE: The conference date is a departure from the traditional CSBS October meeting time. This was changed so as to offer a spring conference for those in the South interested in British Studies.

The CSBS is also inviting applications from persons interested in serving as members of the Board of the organization. Anyone with time and inclination, please contact Professor Brockington at any of the above addresses or numbers to get further information.

The Southern Conference on British Studies 2001 Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline for submission: September 25, 2000. The Southern Conference on British Studies solicits proposals for its 2001 meeting to be held November 16-19 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The SCBS will meet in conjunction with the Southern Historical Association. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CONFERENCE WILL MEET FROM FRIDAY TO MONDAY RATHER THAN THE USUAL WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY. The SHA made these arrangements in order to lower costs for participants.

The SCBS construes British Studies widely and invites participation by scholars in all areas of British history and culture, including the Empire and Commonwealth as well as the home islands.

Proposals may consist of individual papers or of papers grouped for a session. For session proposals, two, or preferably, three papers should relate to a common theme, not necessarily bound by the usual chronological framework.

For each paper proposed, please submit an abstract of two- to three-hundred words, indicating the thesis of the paper, the sources and methodology employed in research, and how it enhances or expands knowledge of its subject. Papers should have a reading time of twenty to twenty-five minutes. Also, please submit a curriculum vitae for each participant.

PROPOSALS SHOULD BE POSTMARKED BY SEPTEMBER 25, 2000 AND SENT TO: Professor Ginger S. Frost, SCBS Program Chair, Department of History, Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229. Please do not fax or e-mail proposals, although inquiries are welcome at [email protected]

Anglican History in North America: A major conference commemorating the tercentenary of the Society of the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts is being jointly sponsored by the Canadian Church Historical Society, the Episcopal Women's History Project, the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church in the United States, and the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists. THe conference theme is "(Re)Makign Anglican Tradition(s) in North America." It will be held June 23-27, 2001, in Toronto Canada, where the hosts will be Trinity College and Wycliffe College.
Written proposals are invited and should be one page in length together with a one paragraph CV or r'esum'e of the proposers. Proposals which touch on the SPG are especially welcome, but any proposals related to the conference are invited. Proposals should treat the general conference theme by way of one of the six following sub-themes: 1) Church History and Information Technology; 2) The Church and First Nations/ Indigenous Peoples; 3) Taking Anglican Traditions across Cultural Frontiers; 4) Integration, Assimilation, Alienation: Women and the Church; 5) The Church and Public Culture; 6) Worship and Church Order: American and Canadian Anglicanism."

Proposals may be for scholarly papers panels, videos, performance, or other forms of public presentations and events related to any aspect of the conference theme. Please send proposals by Oct. 1, 2000, to Dr. Barbara B. Schnorrenberg, 3824 11th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222; FAX (205)595-2191; email: [email protected]

The Southern Conference on British Studies will hold its 2000 meeting November 9-11 in Louisville, Kentucky, in conjunction with the Southern Historical Association. For information, please contact Professor Charles R. Perry, SCBS Program Chair, Department of History, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN 37383-1000. (Fax: 931/598-1145).

The North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) will hold its 2000 annual meeting, in association with the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies (PCCBS), at the Pasadena Hilton from Friday 13th October to Sunday 15th October, 2000. There will be a reception at the Huntington Library. For more information, please contact: ANGELA WOOLLACOTT, NACBS Program Chair, History Department, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106-7107, USA. Phone: (216)368-4165; fax: 216/368-4681; e-mail: [email protected]

The Northeast Conference on British Studies 2000 Meeting will be held on October 27-29 2000 at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Conference information will be available on the NECBS web site:
Locating the Victorians: Call for Expressions of Interest: The year 2001 will mark the sesquicentenary of the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the centenary of the death of Queen Victoria. Coinciding with the dawn of a new millennium, these anniversaries provide the opportunity to review our interpretation of the culture of the Victorian period. The Science Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Natural History Museum in London's South Kensington, a cultural quarter itself funded from the profits of the great Exhibition, are therefore hosting a Victorian festival. Major exhibitions and an international conference will interpret the 19th century for the benefit of the 21st.

Dates of the conference will be 12-15 July 2001. The meeting will be interdisciplinary, wide-ranging and summatory. The organising group: Robert Bud of the Science Museum (convenor), Paul Greenhalgh (V&A) and John Thackray (NHM), guided by a wide-ranging advisory committee. For information e-mail Jane Davies at the Science Museum at.

The Peculiarities of British Economic Experience. The British Academy is marking its centenary in 2001 with a series of publications. It is proposed to convene a conference and organize the production of a volume of essays with this provisional title. Scholars, particularly younger scholars, whose research and expertise lies in the fields of economics, the history of economics and economic history, and who are interested in submitting a paper to the colloquium and/or the volume are asked to contact either Patrick O'Brien at the Institute of Historical Research, e-mail: [email protected], or Donald Winch at the Centre for Literary and Intellectual History, Arts B, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BH1 9QN.

The Royal Historical Society Spring 2000 meetings will be held in the Gustave Tuck Theatre, University College, London, unless otherwise stated.

Friday 19th May 2000 at 5 pm, "Purity and Danger in Late Medieval Europe," Dr. Miri Rubin

Wednesday 5th July 2000 at 5 pm, Prothero Lecture: "Yeats at War: poetic strategies and political reconstruction from the Easter Rising to the Free State," Professor Roy Foster

Friday 20th October 2000 at 5 pm, at the University of Exeter, "The impact of Napoleon III on British Politics, 1851-1880," Dr. J.P. Parry

Wednesday 8th November 2000 at 5:30 for 5:45 p.m., Gresham College, London, "The British Enlightenment: Then and Now," Professor Roy Porter

Friday 24th November 2000 at 5:15 pm, Presidential Address: "Britain and the World in the Eighteenth Century: IV. The turning-outwards of Britain"


The Center for British Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder has prepared an updated version of its "Finding Guides to the British Studies Collections at the University of Colorado Libraries." The Finding Guides list the major collections of primary sources at Colorado, many of them available in microformat. They are arranged by the sub-sections of the Libraries in which the collecitons are held (e.g., Government Publications, Media, Law, Music), with a combined index at the end. The Guides do not include standard secondary works, which can be searched through the Libraries' on-line Catalogue ("Chinook").

The Finding Guides are accessible on-line through the Center for British Studies' Website:
The Center welcomes visitors who come to use the collections amidst Boulder's many non-academic charms. For further information, contact Elizabeth Robertson, the Director of the Center: [email protected]
British Studies Hits the Highway--the Information Highway, that is--
NACBS now has a website at: containing up-to-date information on conference deadlines and other time-sensitive information as well as information about the organization, on-line journal subscription, and links to other relevant web-sites.

Contributions intended for this website can be forwarded to "webmaster" Professor Peter Hansen, at the Department of Humanities and Arts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609-2280, or to [email protected]

The British Studies Intelligencer is now on line at or you can link to it from within the NACBS site in the "Publications" area.

North East Conference on British Studies (NECBS) web site: http:://

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies (PCCBS) now has a website at:

For information about the Huntington Library series on early modern history, contact Barbara Donagan at the Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108 or at [email protected]


In lieu of an independently commissioned essay this year, the NACBS Council presents the text of the Stansky Report on the State of British Studies.