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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,11.2 (Fall 2001), The University of Arizona


For President:
Cynthia Herrup, Duke University

For the Council:
Philippa Levine, University of Southern California

For the Nominating Committee:
Seat 1: Rachel Weil, Cornell University
Seat 2: Ben McRee, Franklin & Marshall



The Council meeting of the annual convention of the NACBS in Toronto, Canada, was called to order at 4:10 p.m., Thursday 1 November 2001.
Attendance: Linda Levy Peck, Brian Levack, Martin Wiener, John Hutcheson, Michael Moore, Robert Tittler, Robert Bucholz, Julie Noblitt, Larry Witherell, Angela Woollacott, Barbara Harris, Nancy Ellenberger, Cynthia Herrup, Emily Tabuteau, Fred Leventhal, Eric Carlson, Peter Hansen, Peter Weiler, Nick Rogers, James Epstein, David Savage, David Cannadine, Marc Baer.

Welcome from President Linda Levy Peck.
I. Approval of Minutes of NACBS Council Meeting, 12 October 2000 in Pasadena, California - MSP Wiener/Leventhal - minutes accepted
II. Treasurer's report (Baer)

A detailed report is on file. MSP Leventhal/Tabuteau to accept Treasurer's Report.

Discussion of ways to enhance membership. A series of options presented:

1)University of Chicago Press will provide lists of members, lapsed members, email addresses, etc., to keep in touch with members & send reminders;

2)Enforcement of membership for eligibility to appear on annual meeting program.

3)All members of Council, & NACBS committees must be members. Possibility that conference registration includes membership for all attendees--further discussion.

III. Reports from the journals:

a. Journal of British Studies (Epstein/Rogers)

A written report is on file - MSP Wiener/Tabuteau - report accepted

Issue about how to increase medieval submissions to JBS discussed.

JBS Marketing and Circulation Report (Noblitt) - a written report is on file. MSP Leventhal/Savage - report accepted

b. Albion (Moore)

A written report is on file. MSP Wiener/Leventhal to accept Albion report.

Discussion of new brochure & maintaining it - decision to keep a printed brochure going made with a show of hands

c. British Studies Intelligencer (Tabili)

A written report is on file - MSP Leventhal/Savage - report accepted.

Executive Committee recommendation is that BSI be folded into the Web & that Peter Hansen and Laura Tabili discuss what needs to be maintained.

MSP Wiener/Levack - to cease publication of BSI in hard copy in Fall 2002 at the end of Laura Tabili's term as editor.

MSP Leventhal/Wiener - to create a subcommittee consisting of Martin Wiener, Peter Hansen, & Eric Carlson to think through a replacement on-line publication for BSI and to seek a potential editor.

IV. Program Committee (Woollacott)

A written report is on file.

MSP Leventhal/Tabuteau - report accepted.

MSP Wiener/Tittler - to expand the size of the program committee and that it should include a medievalist.

V. Future venues:

2002 - Baltimore - with SCBS and Southern Historical Society, November 8-10.

2003 - Portland October 23-25.

2004 - possible site for Mid-Atlantic CBS is Philadelphia at cost of $139/night

MSP Leventhal/Wiener - in favor of going to Philadelphia & deputizing Nancy & Mary to renegotiate with Sheraton & identify a cheaper hotel (limited # of rooms) as an alternative venue.

VI. Election results

Election results were announced. (see above this issue for details)

VII. Prizes and Fellowships

Prize and fellowship winners were announced. (see below this issue for details.)

MSP Leventhal/Tabuteau to accept both VI and VII reports.

VIII. NACBS Archives has arrived at GWU and now it's time to settle with Gelman Library issues of administration, access, intellectual property rights, and copyrights.

MSP Leventhal/Tabuteau to accept language of proposed agreement as amended - a copy of this proposal was submitted and is on file.

IX Report on Survey of Faculty at Teaching Colleges and Universities (Carlson)

A written copy of the report is on file.

There was a long discussion about how to implement some of the recommendations included in the report and about how to support British Studies at teaching colleges and universities.

MSP Wiener/Leventhal to thank Eric for his report

X Report on the Canadian Portfolio (Tittler)

Canadian British Council will fund (for two years) undergraduate essay prize in British Studies starting AY 2001-2002 --- $1000 for ten $100 prizes in each year.

XI. Report on the Website (Hansen and Noblitt)

A written report is on file. MSP Wiener/Tittler to accept the report.

XII Electronic Publication of JBS (Noblitt)

MSP Harris/Hutcheson to endorse electronic publication plans.

XIII. Report from the Institute of Historical Research (Cannadine)

IHR has raised three million pounds, including pre- and dissertation fellowships funded for three years by the Mellon Foundation for North America.

Leverhulme Trust has donated to establish professorship in contemporary British History at IHR.

Still trying to raise money for a variety of initiatives.

Anglo-American in Summer 2002 about Writing the Past (50th anniversary of Past & Present). Plenary speaker will be Eric Hobsbawm.

XIV. IHR memberships for NACBS members.

MSP Tittler/Savage to adjourn.

The meeting adjourned at 8:20.

Minutes submitted by:

Patty Seleski

Associate Executive Secretary




Keith Wrightson, (Department of History, Yale University) Earthly Necessities: Economic Lives in Early Modern Britain (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000).

Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska (Department of History, University of Illinois at Chicago) Austerity in Britain: Rationing, Controls, and Consumption 1939-1955 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000).

Honorable Mention:
Erika Diane Rappaport (Department of History, University of California at Santa Barbara) Shopping for Pleasure: Women in the Making of London's West End (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000).

Peter H. Hansen (Department of Humanities and Arts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute), "Confetti of Empire: The Conquest of Everest in Nepal, India, Britain, and New Zealand," Comparative Studies in Society and History 42, 2 (April 2000), 307-322.

Michelle Wolfe, Department of History, Ohio State University, "'The House of Levi Apart and Their Wives Apart': The Social Transformation of Clerical Wives in Post-Reformation England, 1560-1700"

Ariann Chernock, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley, "'Intellect Admits of No Sexual Distinction': Men in British Feminism, 1789-1832"

Robin Hermann, Department of History, Washington University, "The Crisis of Coin in Early Modern England"

At the 28th annual meeting and conference at the Stanford University April 6-8, 2001, the PACIFIC COAST CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES awarded Jason M. Kelly its "PCCBS Graduate Student Prize." His paper, "The Public Sphere in Practice: The Case of the Society of Dilettanti," was delivered to the PCCBS conference held at the University of California, Santa Barbara in April 2000. A student of Professor Anita Guerrini, Mr. Kelly showed in his paper the promise, insight, and historical acuity sought by the prize committee.


Announcements of 2002 NACBS Prize Competitions will be posted on the NACBS website at

PCCBS Graduate Student Prize Competition: The PCCBS calls again for entries, submitted by graduate students, for the prize to be awarded at its annual meeting at Pomona College, Claremont Colleges, 5-7 April 2002. Both the student and the major professor must be members of the PCCBS.

The submitted entry will have been presented to the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies at Stanford University in April 2001 or (in the case of a graduate student studying at a university within the PCCBS region) to any conference during the 2001 calendar year. The essay mirroring the oral paper as delivered must be based on original research, meet scholarly standards, and must deal with a topic centering on British studies. Excursive footnotes may be added.

The winner will receive a monetary prize and will be recognized at the annual PCCBS Conference, which in 2002 will meet at Pomona College, 5-7 April 2002.

Send essay and a copy of the program by 15 February 2002 to Prof. Robert Woods, Chair PCCBS Prize Committee, Department of History, Pomona College, Claremont, CA 91711. Inquiries to [email protected]

Graduate student membership in the PCCBS is $5.00, while full membership is $10.00. Inquiries to Prof. Douglas Haynes, PCCBS Secretary, Department of History, University of California, Irvine CA 92697-3275.

Eleventh Annual Walter L. Arnstein Prize Competition For Dissertation Research in Victorian Studies

The Midwest Victorian Studies Association annually awards a $1250.00 prize to help underwrite dissertation research in British Victorian studies undertaken by a student currently enrolled in a doctoral program in a US or Canadian university.

Proposals may be submitted in literature, history, art history, musicology, or any other field of nineteenth-century studies, and should have a significant interdisciplinary component that will make them of interest to a range of Victorianists.

The deadline for submissions for the 2002 award is February 1, 2002. The award will be announced at the Association's 2002 annual meeting, to be held in Chicago on April 19-20, 2002.

For further information and application materials, contact: Michael M. Clarke, Department of English, Loyola University Chicago, 6525 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, ILLINOIS 60626,
ph: (773)508-2244; fax: 773/508-8696; [email protected]


Papers read at the annual meeting of the North American Conference on British Studies, Toronto, Canada, 2-4 November 2001

"Dick Whittington and the Limits of Commemoration in Early Modern London"
Joseph Ward, University of Mississippi

"Picturing the Merchant Hero: The Portraits of Sir Thomas White"
Robert Tittler, Concordia University

"Not All Merchants are Created Equal: Saving Distinctions in Mid-17th Century Reformist Literature"
Blair Hoxby, Yale University

"Ploughmen, Milkmaids, and Sex in Eighteenth-Century Popular Songs"
Robin Ganev, York University

"On the Receiving End: Women and Stolen Goods in London, 1783-1815"
Kathy Callahan, Marquette University

"Masculinity and Authority in the Wooden World: Mutiny Cases in the British Navy, 1680-1720"
Jennine Hurl-Eamon, York University

"Woman's Work: Women in Mid-Century Industrial Fiction"
Lynn Alexander, University of Tennessee at Martin

"Working-class Fiction and the Strategies of Revolution"
Margaret Loose, University of Iowa

"`Crossed Lives' in the Poetry of Fanny Forrester"
Florence Boos, University of Iowa

"`Less Orthodox Sisters': Women's Ambulance Units, Homosociality, and the Front"
Laura Doan, State University of New York, Geneseo

"Whose Conspirary? Sexuality and the Nurse in World War One"
Angela Smith, University of Plymouth

"Eyes Front/Whose Front: Visual Representations of the Red Cross Nurse in England and France during WWI"
Bridget Elliott, University of Western Ontario

"`His Heart Throbbed to a New and Strange Music': War and the `Intermediate Type'"
Tracy Hargreaves, University of Leeds

"`Bringing back the Light and Driving out the Darkness': Cuthbert Tunstall on Humanism as an Instrument of Legal Reform"
Mark Loudon, University of Toronto

"`A Thing Very Easy': Richard Morison's Proposals for Edwardian Reform"
Janice Liedl, Laurentian University

"Valuing Honour: Common Law Liability for Defamation in Sixteenth-Century England"
Kelly De Luca, Columbia University

"`For I will Not Be a Patron unto Heretics': The 1538 Trial of John Lambert"
Sarah Covington, City University of New York"

"Indian Oculists before the Old Bailey: British Justice and Indian Medicine in Late Nineteenth-Century Britain"
Martin Wainwright, University of Akron

"Intention and Incomprehension: Britain and Indian Nationalism, 1931-1935"
Andrew Muldoon, Saint Anselm College

"Postcards from the Raj"
Steven Patterson, University of Memphis

"Feasting, Entertainment, and Patronage: Borough Corporations and the Politics of Hospitality, 1580-1640"
Catherine Patterson, University of Houston

"Slingsby Bethel's Opposition to Feasting in Theory and Practice, 1671-1689"
Anne McGowan, Lucy Cavendish College

"Partisan Fraternity: London Feasts of 1682 Compared with the Parisian Banquet Campaign of 1847-48"
Newton Key, Eastern Illinois University

"Shopping for the Church"
Anne Laurence, The Open University

"Seventeenth-Century Women: Patterns of Consumer Behavior"
Sara Mendelson, McMaster University

"Gender, Savings, and Disciplined Desires: Shaping a Modern Consumer Society in England, c.1780-1850"
Beverly Lemire, University of New Brunswick

"`Class' and `Country' Identities among Farm Workers in Nineteenth-Century England"
Ian Dyck, Simon Fraser University

"The Myth of `the People': Leaders and Followers in Ashton Chartism, 1838-1848"
Robert G. Hall, Ball State University

"Samuel Bamford, Peterloo, and the Politics of Radical Memory"
Martin Hewitt, Trinity and All Saints, University of Leeds

"What is a West Indian?"
Catherine Hall, University College, London

"Imperialism as a Radical Resource"
Marilyn Lake, LaTrobe University

"Treacherous Englishness"
Bill Schwarz, Goldsmith's College, University of London

"Scenes of A Literary Life: The Romantic Domestic Interior"
Margot Finn, University of Warwick

"Personality on Display: Home and Self, 1880-1914"
Deborah Cohen, American University

"Clap If You Believe in Sherlock Holmes: `Animistic Rationalism' and the Modern Self"
Michael Saler, University of California, Davis

"Defending Sovereignty: The Banda Islands in Anglo-Dutch Foreign Relations, 1613-32"
Ken MacMillan, McMaster University

"Societal Collapse on St. Helena, 1675-1725"
Jim Alsop, McMaster University

"A Perfect Eden: Contestants for Imperial Management of Vancouver Island, a Chapter in Mid-Victorian Empire Building"
Barry Gough, Wilfrid Laurier University

"Joanna and Stedman: An Atlantic Relation Between Slave and Free"
Natalie Zemon Davis, University of Toronto

"The Mercy of the People"
Cynthia Herrup, Duke University

"The Popular Acculturation of Entitlement under the Elizabethan Poor Laws"
Steve Hiddle, University of Warwick

"Popular Politics and Prerogative Writs, with or without the King"
Paul Halliday, University of Virginia

"The Anxieties of Sightseeing: Visual and Gastronomic Pleasure in Travel Writing"
Chloe Chard

"Fumes and Perfumes: Some Eighteenth-Century Uses of Smell"
Clare Brant, King's College, London

"An Acquired Taste: Stomaching the New in Early Modern Culture"
Sara Pennell, Birkbeck College

"`Cuttings, Stabbings, Rippings, Slashings': Vaccination, `Infant Vivisection', and the Vulnerable Victorian Body"
Nadja Durbach, University of Utah

"Keeping Body and Soul Together: Domestic Visiting in Late Victorian Manchester"
Susan Ferry, Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL

"Appetites as `Regular' as the Machine: Politics and Hunger Pangs in Mary Barton and Victorian Social Investigation"
Tamara Ketabgian, University of Utah

"`Waxey Words': Meanings of Crime in London, 1560-1660"
Paul Griffiths, Iowa Sate University

"Urban Popular Politics and Rural Rebellion: The 1549 Rebellions and Urban Society"
Andy Wood, University of East Anglia

"Urban Disorder in England, 1450-1600"
Ian Archer, Keble College, Oxford

"`Bonafide Business Becomes a Barnum's Beauty Because Bright Bounding Boys Bellow "Bravo Belmont"' or, the Big Man, the Small Hall, and the Champion Alliterative Ad'atcher"
Ann Featherstone, Royal Holloway College, University of London

"`Sometimes the Thoughts go Slumming': The Decadents and Music Hall Literature"
Audra Himes

"Elsie and Doris Waters, Jack Warner, and the Female Double-Act in British Music Hall and Variety"
Paul St. Pierre, Simon Fraser University

"Contradictions in the Development of Education in the British West Indies after 1838"
Nigel Bolland, Colgate University

"`Working Cutlass and Shovel': Labour and Redemption at the Onderneeming School in British Guiana"
Juanita De Barrow, York University

"British Attitudes to Child Labour in the Colonies of the Caribbean 1838-1900"
Audra Diptee, University of Toronto

"Luxury and War"
Linda Levy Peck, George Washington University

"Penitential Spaces: The Geography of Penance, c.1500-1600"
Dave Postles, Leicester University

"Locating Privacy in Early Modern England"
Lena Cowen Orlin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

"Alternative Theaters: the Use of Urban Space by Touring Entertainers in Early Modern England"
Sally-Beth MacLean, University of Toronto

"Locke's Critique of Innateness and Early Modern Travel"
Daniel Carey, National University of Ireland, Galway

"John Locke and the Toleration of `Non-Christians'"
John Marshall, The Johns Hopkins University

"Locke's Carolina Revisited"
David Armitage, Columbia University

"Controlling the Speculator: Labour and the Property Market in the 1960s"
Peter Weiler, Boston College

"The Cost of Equal Pay: Labour and Women's Militancy in the 1960s"
Dolly Smith Wilson, Boston College

"The Labour Party, Women, and Social Change in the 1960s"
Steven Fielding, University of Salford

"Keeping the Faith with Socialism: The Failure of Revisionism and the Creation of `Old Labour', 1951-64"
James Cronin, Boston College

"`Penetrated by Moral Passion': The Accelerated Courtship of Victorian Love at First Sight"
Christopher Matthews, University of Michigan

"Idle Hands, Dangerous Diversion: Reading Sensation Fiction and the Meta-Narrative Reading Lessons in Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret"
Daniela Janes, University of Toronto

"Under the Influence: Seduction and Intoxication in the Victorian S'eance"
Marlene Tromp, Denison University

"I Want to Know if What I saw in One Newspaper is True: Women Writers, Female Detectives, and Print at the Turn of the Century"
Carla Kungl, Shippensburg University

"The Violence of Manhood in Early Modern England, 1560-1660"
Alexandra Shepard, University of Sussex

"Public Sphere or Civil Society? Gender and Coffeehouse Society in Post-Restoration England"
Brian Cowan, Yale University

"The Pleasures of Merryland: Masculinity and Erotic Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain"
Karen Harvey, University of Manchester

"Parish-Assisted Emigration from England to Upper Canada (Ontario): An 1830s Strategy for Social Control Considered and Rejected"
Wendy Cameron, Partners in Wordforce

"Speaking for Ourselves: The View from Sussex"
Sheila Haines

"Past and Present in Susanna Moodie's Roughing It in the Bush; or, Life in Canada"
Jane Mattison, Blekinge Institute of Technology

"Epic Stories and the Mobility of Modernity: Gender, Family, and Memory in Narratives of British Migration to Canada and Australia Since 1945"
A. James Hammerton, La Trobe University

"Thomas Harrison's Opposition to the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell, 1659-59: A Case of Civil Disobedience?"
Joyce Sampson, Florida State University

"Gone to Heaven: The Context of The Narrative of the Persecution of Agnes Beaumont"
Alana Cain Scott, Morehead State University

"Lay Preachers in the Early 1640s: The Case of `Prophet' Hunt"
Paul Christianson, Queen's University

"The Idea of Modern Luxury, and the Invention of British Consumer Goods"
Maxine Berg, University of Warwick

"Shopping and Consumption in Eighteenth-Century London"
Claire Walsh, University of Warwick

"Luxury and Labour: Ideas of Labouring-Class Consumption in Eighteenth-Century England"
Jonathan White, University of Warwick

"Cultures of Localism and Nationalism in the Age of Revolution"
Michael S. Smith, University of California, Riverside

"`The Welfare and Character of All Large Towns': Exploring Provincial Identity in Mid-Victorian Britain"
Anne Rodrick, Wofford College

"Running the World from Home: The Enduring Localism of the Victorian Ruling Class"
James Cornelius

"Influence, Patronage, and Bribery: Small Town Politics in Mid-Victorian Britain"
Ed Jaggard, Edith Cowan University

"Mothers and Grand Dames: Women and the Patronage System"
Anne Kugler, John Carroll University

"Objects of Charity? Old Women and the Old Poor Law System"
Susannah Ottaway, Carleton College

"War Widows and the English State, 1600-1800"
Geoffery Hudson, Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine

"Women and the Nation: the Right and Projections of Feminized Political Images in Great Britain, 1800-1918"
Matthew Hendley, State University of New York, Oneonta

"The Construction of Smoking as a Feminine Practice, Britain 1920-1940"
Penny Tinkler, University of Manchester

"`Is it a Girl? Is it a Boy? No, it's Twiggy': Fashion, Gender, and Body Images during the 1960s"
Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska, University of Illinois, Chicago

"`More than a Dance Hall, More a Way of Life': Northern Soul, Masculinity, and Working Class Culture in 1970s Britain"
Barry Doyle, University of Teesside

"The Local and the Global: New Internationalism and the Reconfiguration of National and Transnational Citizenship during and after the First World War"
Frank Trentmann, Birkbeck College, London

"Transnational Perspectives on Imperial Rule: Age of Consent Legislation and the Diversity of Colonial Rule in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Centuries Britain"
Philippa Levine, University of Southern California

"The Imperial Origins of International Labor Law from the Berlin Conference (1884-85) to the Second World War"
Kevin Grant, Hamilton College

"The Lords of Humankind Revisited"
Catherine Hall, University College, London

"Gender and Sexuality in Renaissance Literature"
Heather Meakin, Case Western Reserve University

"Atlantic World/Early Modern Empire"
Eliga H. Gould, University of New Hampshire

"Britain, Europe, and Comparison"
Deborah Cohen, American University

"Modern Britain/ Imperial Britain; What's the Difference?"
Jessica Harland-Jacobs, University of Florida

"Race/Modern Empire/Global Connections"
Madhavi Kale, Bryn Mawr College

"Teaching British Studies with the Web"
Peter Hansen, NACBS Webmaster, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

"Horse Bones: An Archaeological Approach to the Early Medieval Horse"
Kerry Cathers, University of Reading

"Stalking a Dark Horse: Fealwe Mearas in Beowulf"
Jennifer Neville, Royal Holloway College, University of London

"Records of War: The Horse in English Armies in the Fifteenth Century"
Anne Curry, University of Reading

"Of Turncoats, Trimmer, and Tender Consciences: The Problem of Loyalty in 17th Century England"
Rachel Weil, Cornell University

"The Limits of Loyalty in the Glorious Revolution: A Revolution in the Church"
Steven Pincus, University of Chicago

"Revisiting Republicanism in the 1690s: Anticlericalism, Toleration, and the Politics of Religion"
Justin Champion, Royal Holloway College, University of London

"The Limits of Loyal and Party Allegiance in the Early 18th Century"
Mark Knights, University of East Anglia

"Bible Christian Women in the Field: From the Local to the Global"
Jennifer Lloyd, State University of New York, College at Brockport

"`God Chose What is Weak in the World to Shame the Strong': A Lancashire Lass at the Intersection of Christianity and Feminism"
Barbara Blaszak, LeMoyne College

"`The Right to Labour, Love, and Pray': The Girls' Friendly Society and the Shaping of Working-Class Girls' Activism, 1875-1914"
Jacqueline DeVries, Augsburg College

"Professional Writers, Amateur Authors: The Ambivalence over Professionalisation in Nineteenth-Century Literature"
Laura Fasick, Minnesota State University, Moorhead

"Reading Shakespeare in Victorian London: Charles Dickens and the London Shakespeare Club"
Katherine Scheil, University of Rhode Island

"`The Second Act': Theodosia Garrow Trollope and Frances Power Cobbe on the Kingdom of Italy"
Esther Schor, Princeton University

"The Oratorical Turn in Nineteenth-Century British Public Life"
Joseph Meisel, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

"Reconceiving National Character: The Remains of the British Estate Novel"
John J. Su, Marquette University

"Cultural Courtship: The Construction of National Space and Identity in the Post-War Anglo-American Relationship"
Michelle Harper, University of Michigan

"Representing National Character: Horizons, Horizontalities, and Topographies of the Independent Group"
Jennifer Way, University of North Texas

"Pre-Raphaelitism and Post-Modern Commodity Culture"
Wai Lee, University of Toronto

"Commodities, War, and the Politics of Marriage: English Middle-Class Feminine Identity in India during the `Mutiny'"
Erika Rappaport, University of California, Santa Barbara

"Status Anxiety, Aging, and Ennui: Colonial Retirees in Late Imperial Britain"
Elizabeth Buettner, University of York

"After Everest: Gender, Empire, and Adventure Landscapes, 1945-1960"
Wendy Webster, University of Central Lancashire

"Leaseholders of Monastic Lands and Tithes in Devon before and after the Dissolution"
Allison Fizzard, University of Regina

"Cardinal Pole and the Restoration of English Monasticism"
Thomas Mayer, Augustana College

"Paying the Prioress: The After-Lives of the Ex-Religious"
Margaret McGlynn, Wellesley College

"`Anomalies not Miracles': Thomas Browne's Collecting Impulse"
Maria Zytaruk, University of Toronto

"Buying on a Budget: Antiquaries Collecting, and the Commodification of Antiquities"
Jenny McKenney, University of Toronto

"Collecting Women: Miscellaneous Poetry, Miscellaneous Lives"
Chantel Lavoie, University of Toronto

"The Geostrategic Periphery in British Foreign Policy, 1874-1914"
Thomas Gerard Otte, University of the West of England, Bristol

"British Views of FDR: New Light on an Old Problem"
Keith Neilson, Royal Military College of Canada

"At the Coal Face: Anglo-American Ambassadorial Relations and the Far Eastern Crisis: 1932-1939"
Greg Kennedy, King's College, London

"Secularization and Other Master Narratives of Religion in Twentieth Century Britain"
Jeffrey Cox, University of Iowa

"`To Plant the British Flag on that Barbaric Temple': G.K. Chesterton and English Religious Identity in the 20th Century"
Susan Hanssen, Rice University

"Bishop Robinson's Honest to God and the Discourse on Patriarchy in Mid-20th Century Britain"
D.L. LeMahieu, Lake Forest College

"What Happened to Religion in the Sixties?"
Hugh McLeod, University of Birmingham

"Before the Shutters Fall: Shopkeepers and Photography in Britain and France in the Early Twentieth-Century"
Geoffrey Crossick, University of Essex

"Family Photography in Manchester, 1860-1914"
Nicole Herz, University of Virginia

"Defining the Private Sphere: Amateur Photography and Film in Britain and Germany, 1890s to 1930s"
Bernhard Rieger, Iowa State University

"`Swarming Howling Wretches': Christina Rossetti and the Indian Mutiny"
Sarah Winters, University of Toronto

"Gender, Genre, and Mutiny: Flora Annie Steele's On The Face of the Waters (1896)"
Ann-Barbara Graff, University of Toronto

"Differing Daughters of Empire: E. Pauline Johnson and Elizabeth Louise Mair on the Riel Resistances"
Melanie Stevenson, McMaster University

Papers read at the annual meeting of the Northeast Conference on British Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts, 16-17 November 2001

"Places of the Heart: England's Landscape and Architecture in Literary Propaganda for American Readers, 1914-1916"
Louise Harrison Lepera, Boston University

"Beyond the Battlefield: The Power of Poison Gas Imagery on the British Homefront during World War I"
Marion Girard, Yale University

"In Love and War: The RAF Officer in Popular Romantic Narratives of the 1940s and 1950s"
Martin Francis, Royal Holloway, University of London

"'Maiden Preacher, Wife and Mother': The Life of Mary O'Bryan Thorne"
Jennifer M. Lloyd, SUNY at Brockport

"'Religio Laici' John Cannon and the Church of England, 1684-1743"
John Money, University of Victoria

"'Our People Die Well': Death-bed Scenes in Methodist Magazines in Eighteenth-Century Britain"
Richard Bell, Harvard University

"Official Geography Across Colonial Frontiers: The Case of British Geodesy in South, Central, and East Africa, 1882-1939"
Lindsay Frederick Braun, Rutgers University

"The Role of Colonial Geological Surveys in the British Empire: The Case of Mid-Nineteenth-Century Canada"
Brian C. Shipley, Dalhousie University

"Under the Aegis of the Poly Flag: The Polytechnic Co-Operative Educational Tours and the Cultural Construction of the British Citizen"
Michele Strong-Irwin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"The Lore and Lure of the Mosquito Coast in the Eighteenth Century"
Nicholas Rogers, York University

"The New England Contours of British Imperial Chauvinism"
Mark Power Robison, Brandeis University

"'Provided We Will But Save Them the Trouble of Thinking': The African Institution of London and British Involvement in Sierra Leone, 1807-1823"
Wayne Ackerson, Salisbury State University

"Economic Thought and Imperialist Ideologies: Britain versus Ireland"
Jill Bradbury, Brown University

"Proper and Improper Profit: A Socio-Analytical Paradox in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century England"
Andrea Finkelstein, Bronx Community College, CUNY

"The Watchful Industrialist: The Diary of Joseph Ryder"
Matthew Kadane, Brown University

"Popular Concepts of Masculinity and Adventure in Anglo-American Society at the turn of the Century: Gender, Popular Culture and the Frontiers of Imperialism, 1880-1918"
Jeremy H. Neill, Northeastern University

"Creating the `Feminine India': Racialized Images of Indian Male Bodies in Pre-Mutiny British Travelogues"
Joseph Sramek, CUNY Graduate Center

"Disease, Degeneration, and the Late Victorian Fear of Homosexuality"
Henry Sangberg, Montgomery County College

"Dr. Walford Bodie M.D., `The Famous Bloodless Surgeon' and his Dramatic Challenge to the Medical Profession in Britain, c.1895-1920"
N. Amanda Crocker, York University

"Charlie Chaplin and the First World War"
Andrew Horrall, National Archives of Canada

"'Johnny Go Home!': Images of the Runaway in 1970s London"
Howard L. Malchow, Tufts University

"An Open Elite: The Peculiarities of Virtuoso Connoisseurship in Early Modern England"
Brian Cowan, Yale University

"Sarah Jenyns Churchill: Politics and Landscape Design at Blenheim Palace"
Kathleen H. Szpila, Temple University

"(Jewelry Owners Come and Go, But) Diamonds Sell Forever: Madame la Comtesse Du Barry's Jewelry Auction"
Lynn F. Schibeci, University of New Mexico

"Was There a Conception of a Calvinist International in Sixteenth-Century England?"
D.J.B. Trim, Newbold College, Bracknell, England

"'For I Will Not Be a Patron Unto Heretics': The 1538 Trial of John Lambert"
Sarah Covington, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

"Atheism Fears in Context: Examining Anti-Atheist Material in England, 1600-1750"
Melanie Gustin, Brown University

"Representative Men, Exceptional Women? Gender and the Writing of Climbing History"
Carol A. Osborne, Lancaster University

"Bringing Gender and Class Home in the Bawdy Tales of Nineteenth-Century Merchant Sailors"
Valeria Burton, Memorial University of Newfoundland

"(Troubling) Spaces of Mountains and Men: New Zealand's Mount Cook and Hermitage Lodge"
Karen M. Morin, Bucknell University

Papers Read at the Southern Conference on British Studies in conjunction with the Southern Historical Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, 17-19 November 2001

"'And Made his Moder A Prophete': Lollards and the Cult of the Virgin Mary"
Candace Gregory, Loyola University of New Orleans

"The Early Defense of Lambeth Calvinism: Recognition and Resistance in Lincolnshire"
John Morgan, Ryerson Polytechnic University

"Gloucester and the Reform: Establishing Lay Support for Protestantism During the Episcopacy of John Hooper"
Ben Lowe, Florida Atlantic University

"Boswell's Military Career: James Boswell's Hope of a Commission in the Foot Guards and the Role of Patronage Networks in the Georgian Army, 1759-1763"
James Caudle, Yale University

"Patronage, Politics, and the Man of Letters: Coleridge's Paternalism and Social Alignment, 1792-1832"
Pamela Edwards, Ouachita Baptist University

"County Politics and Ideology: Wordsworth, DeQuincy, and Westmoreland Loyalism"
William Anthony Hay, Foreign Policy Research Institute

"Carrying on a Trade or Business on Her Own Account: Observations on Women-Owned and Operated Businesses in Late Nineteenth-Century England"
V. Markham Lester, Birmingham-Southern College

"To Grandfather's House We Go: The Domesticating of the Public Man in Victorian Periodicals"
Claudia Nelson, Southwest Texas State University

"India as a Provider of Economic Opportunity to Middle-Class British Women"
Nupur Chaudhuri, Texas Southern University

"Quaker Misssionaries, Protestant Nuns, and Closet Catholics: The Religious Lives of Single Women in Early Modern England"
Amy Froide, Clark University

"`How Unlike a Son He Hath Dealt With Me': Catholic Widows, Protestant Heirs, and Disrupted Inheritances in Early Modern England"
Colleen Seguin, Valparaiso University

"Female Testators and Puritan Influence: London, 1580-1620"
Claire Schein, Wake Forest University

"Medieval Misogyny in the Nineteenth Century"
Brenda Ayers, Middle Georgia College

"Elizabeth Siddal's Medieval Women"
Andre L. DeCuir, Muskingum College

"The Victorian Hunt for Faith: Mazing in the Mists of Medievalism"
Jo Davis, Williams Baptist College

"The Sacred and the Profane: Depictions of Religious Themes in Early British Silent Films"
Richard Schellhammer, University of West Alabama

"Persuasion or Propaganda? Thinking about the Press in Interwar Britain"
Mark Hampton, Wesleyan College

"In Search of England's Dada"
Mark Pohlad, DePaul University

"The Art of Argument: Quarrelling and the Negotiation of Authority in Early Modern England"
Linda Pollock, Tulane University

"The Sword and the Shirt: Secular and Religious Symbolism in the Reconciliation of Feud"
Jenny Wormald, St. Hilda's College, Oxford University

"Insult by Furniture: The Material Culture of Feud in Post-Reformation Scotland"
Margo Todd, Vanderbilt University

"`I Hold No Brief for That Day': Lucas Malet and Charles Kingsley"
Talia Schaffer, Queens College, CUNY

"Edith Ayrton Zangwill: Finding the New Woman in the Daughter and Wife"
Meri-Jane Rochelson, Florida International University

"Becoming `Mrs. John Lane' of the Bodley Head: The Business of Domesticity in a New Century"
Margaret D. Stetz, Georgetown University

"Satan's Legions in the English Civil War: The East Anglian Witches and Their Military Imps, 1645-47"
Milissa Ellison-Murphree, Auburn University and the University of West Georgia

"Good Manners and Bad Treasons: Scottish Jacobite Women and the British Authorities in the 1715 Rebellion"
Margaret Sankey, Auburn University

"Some Very Unlady-like Behavior: Gender and Heroism in the British Army"
Melvin C. Smith, Western Carolina University

"John Hampden and the English Revolution"
Marc Schwarz, University of New Hampshire

"Puritan Soldiers and the Indemnity Committee, 1647-55"
John A. Shedd, SUNY at Cortland

"The Jacobite Interpretation of Defeat"
Daniel Szechi, Auburn University

"The Etiquette of Consuming Liquid Pleasure: Pub Decorum"
Susan Kling, University of California at Los Angeles

"Temples of Art in Cities of Industry"
Amy Woodson-Boulton, University of California at Los Angeles

"The Strand Magazine and the Late Victorian Sensibility"
Gabriel K. Wolfenstein, University of California at Los Angeles

"Divorce Reform in England: The Royal Commissions of 1909 and 1951"
Ann Sumner Holmes, Louisiana State University

"Red Army Boots: Gender Representations in Michael Powell's Wartime Films"
Anne Morey, Middlebury College

"Beauty in Danger: Narratives of Femininity During the London Blitz"
Amy Bell, Queen's University

"`It is Nothing, It is Only a Kick': Society's Role in Executions of Seventeenth-Century England"
M. Rebecca Livingstone, Tulane University

"Women's Political Speech and Elizabethan and Jacobean England: The Role of Gossip and Rumor"
Margaret Keenan, William Carey College

"Lying and Power: Sedition Understood as a Speech Act During the Reign of Charles I"
Michael Redman, Tulane University

'`A Way to Get Wealthy': Female Publishers and the Medical Marketplace in England's Augustan Age"
Elizabeth Lane Furdell, University of North Florida

"The Importance of Hardship in English Popular Protest, 1780-1830"
Robin Ganev, York University

"Gendered Discourses in Working-Class Fiction: Ada and Miranda"
Juliette Berning Schaefer, Madonna University

"Joanna Baillie's `Lines to a Teapot': Pointing Out the Cracks in Keats's Urn"
Melissa Johnson, University of South Carolina

"Celebrating the Imperial Hearth: Bessie Sinclair Fenton's Journal of Mrs. Fenton"
Denise Comer, Duke University

"'`The Long-Lost was Really Here': The Function of India in Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford"
Staci Stone, Murray State University


UPDATED LISTINGS OF PAPER CALLS and other time-sensitive material can now be found on the NACBS WEB-SITE AT


The North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) will hold its 2002 annual meeting, in association with the Southern Conference on British Studies (SCBS), at the Holiday Inn-Inner Harbor in Baltimore from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 November, 2002.

The NACBS, the main organization for British Studies in Canada and the United States, and its southern affiliate, the SCBS, seek participation by scholars in all areas of British Studies. In particular, we solicit proposals for interdisciplinary panels that draw on the work of historians, literary critics, sociologists, art historians, and scholars in other disciplines whose focus is on Britain, its component parts or the British Empire. We are interested in panel proposals on broad themes, and proposals for roundtable discussion of a topical work or methodological or other issues are also welcome. We solicit, as well, panels that address any aspect of teaching British Studies. The NACBS and SCBS welcome panel proposals on medieval Britain.

North American scholars, scholars from overseas, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit proposals to the Program Chair of the NACBS. Proposals for entire panels on a common theme will be given priority, although individual paper proposals will also be considered if several of them can be assembled to create a viable panel. The typical panel will include three papers, each lasting twenty minutes, a chair, and a separate commentator. No participant will be permitted to take part in more than one session, and no more than one proposal will be considered from each applicant. Committed to the principle of ensuring the broadest possible participation of scholars of all facets of British Studies, the program committee will give priority to proposals submitted by individuals who did not read papers at the last two consecutive meetings. North American participants in the meeting must be members of the NACBS.

Proposals should include a 200-300 word abstract for each paper to be read and a one-two page curriculum vitae for ALL participants. The address, phone number, and e-mail address of EACH participant (including the chair and separate commentator) MUST be included in the proposal. For panel proposals the name of the main contact person should be noted clearly.

In order to be considered, all proposals MUST be received by the NACBS program committee by FRIDAY 25th JANUARY 2002. We do not accept proposals via email. Please MAIL hardcopy your proposals to: Angela Woollacott, NACBS Program Chair, History Department, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106-7107, USA. Phone: +1 (216)368-4165; fax: +1 216/368-4681; e-mail: [email protected]

The 2002 AHA-PCB meeting will be held in Tucson, Arizona. The conference theme for the AHA Pacific Coast Branch is "Borders and History: Exploring the Places Between." The program committee invites single paper proposals or complete sessions on historical topics.

Proposals are due January 15, 2002. Please send a one page proposal which includes a title, a short paper abstract, research methods, a one page vita, and contact information, (name, address, email address, telephone number, and fax number) to the program chairs: Hal Rothman, History Department, University of Nevada, [email protected], or Jessie Embry, Charles Redd Center, 5437 HBLL, Brigham Young University, email: [email protected], (801)378-7587. You may also direct questions to other program committee members who are Sara Dant Ewert, Betsy Jameson, William Beezley, and Paul Reeve.

Institute for the Study of Europe: Call for Papers. Regionalism, Nationalism, Europeanism: European Identities in the Age of Globalization. March 7-9 2002. The Organizing Committee of the Nineteenth Annual Graduate Student Conference seeks papers addressing issues of identity in Modern Europe as reflected in politics, economics, literature and languages, history, law, and the arts. We seek submissions from all disciplines. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the role of the EU in identity formation, civil society in the EU, multiculturalism and the position of immigrants, regional political movements, the function of supranational NGOs in modern Europe, and judicial and legal concerns. Papers on other approaches and topics are encouraged.

Submissions must adhere to the following guidelines for consideration:

* Papers must be written in English.
* Submission (only one will be considered per author) must be an original work that has not been previously published.
* Papers should be 20-35 pages in length, double-spaced with endnotes, and include a one-page abstract.
* Endnotes and bibliography must follow the Modern Language Association (MLA) guidelines documentation style (i.e. not the author-date system).
* Papers must be submitted vie email attachment (not in the body of the mail) in Microsoft Word format-faxes will not be accepted.
* Please do not include any identifying information on any page other than the title page of the paper.

Eligibility: Authors must be enrolled in a degree-granting graduate or professional school program.
Selection: Papers are selected on a competitive basis in an anonymous referee process. All decisions made by the Selection Committee are final.
Travel & Accommodations: The Conference will pay for presenters' travel and accommodations during the Conference, pending sufficient funding. Please note only one author per paper will be accommodated in the case of co-authored submissions.
Submission deadline: Papers must be received by January 15, 2002.
Please direct enquiries to Matthew Fehrs, [email protected] at the Institute for the Study of Europe. Phone (212)854-4618; fax: 212/854-8577

The Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies (PCCBS) will hold its twenty-ninth annual meeting at Pomona College at the Claremont Colleges on 5-7 April 2002. For more information, visit the PCCBS website at:

The Midwest Victorian Studies Association 2002 Conference will be held at the University of Illinois-Chicago on April 19-20. The conference theme is "Victorian Borders" construed broadly to include racial, social, sexual, national and international; colonial, professional, literary, and religious; borders between centuries, periods, or professions; teaching across borders. The conference welcomes historians, art historians, musicologists, and others working in British Victorian studies. Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Anne M. Windholz, MVSA Executive Secretary, Department of English, Augustana College, 2001 South Summit Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57197; phone: (605)274-5416; fax: 605/274-5288; email: [email protected]

For information on the North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History (NAASWCH), see the NAASWCH Home Page:

A Revolutionary People: 17th, 18th, 19th Century Emigration, Immigration, and Migration, an Ulster American Heritage Symposium for 2002. The UAHS will hold its fourteenth biennial meeting June 19-23 at Rock Hill, South Carolina, and at various sites in York County, South Carolina. Since 1976, the UAHS has met every other year, alternating between a site in Northern Ireland and a site in North America. The UAHS provides a forum for scholarly presentations and for the exchange of ideas regarding all aspects of the Irish Diaspora over the last three centuries. Please direct inquiries to Professor W.S. Brockington, Program Chair, UAHS c/o University of South Carolina at Aiken, History Department, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SOUTH CAROLINA 29801, (803)641-3223; fax: 803/641-3461 or email [email protected]

For information about a related exhibition, "A Revolutionary People: Scotch-Irish Folkways of the Carolina Piedmont, 1740-1820," and other events, visit the website of the York County Culture and Heritage Commission, at

Anglican History in North America. A major conference commemorating the tercentenary of the Society for 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 U.S., and the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists. The conference theme is "(Re)Making Anglican Tradition(s) in North America." It will be held June 23-27, 2002, in Toronto, Canada, where the hosts will be Trinity College and Wycliffe College. The program chair is Dr. Barbara B. Schnorrenberg, email [email protected]

Call for Papers: Post-Imperial Britain. 16th Summer Conference of the Institute of Contemporary British History at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, 8-10 July 2002.
Full details are at Contemporary British historians have tended to discuss the end of empire in terms of processes of decolonisation, the evolution of high policy, and external relations. It is only relatively recently that historical attention has turned to the examination of the impact that the end of empire has had on the home front. This conference aims to bring together contemporary historians and researchers in related fields to examine the decolonisation process from the perspective of metropolitan culture, politics and society. This includes consideration both of the period of transition before 1970, and of the post-imperial experience of the past thirty years. To what extent has contemporary British history been shaped by the imperial dimension, and what are the enduring legacies of imperial decline? It is hoped that an imaginative engagement between all relevant disciplines will be an outcome of the conference.

Topics to be considered might include: popular culture; film, television and the media; literature and the fine arts; travel and tourism; sport, politics and political culture; the Constitution/devolution; religion; social policy; migration; crime and policing; national identity and citizenship; race, ethnicity and multiculturalism; Britain and the wider world; education; the monarchy and social hierarchy; the military; gender relations; historiography; public ritual and civic culture; the economy and economic policy; science and medicine.

It should be stressed that we shall only accept papers which present the findings of new research. The conference will include a mixture of plenary speakers, panels and parallel seminars. Young researchers and postgraduates are particularly encouraged to apply. The deadline is 31 December 2001. Please send short proposals, (no more than 300 words) for individual papers or panels to Dr. Harriet Jones, ICBH, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU; email: [email protected]

Ordering the World in the Eighteenth Century: Call for Papers
Fifth Conference of the North Western Section of the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, 12-13 September 2002. The conference will focus on 18th century notions of order, hierarchy and subordination in the human and in the natural spheres, and on the connections between them. The Conference will discuss the links between concepts of the socio-political and of the natural order and will analyze the roles of symbolism and visual culture in the ordering of the world. The Conference will also approach the neglected issue of the breakdown and transformation of concepts of order during this period.

We invite proposals from colleagues across the disciplines for 25 minute presentations on these topics to be submitted by 31 December 2001. Although colleagues are welcome to submit proposals for papers and/or panels on any relevant topic, we will be seeking to organize sessions around (inter alia) the following issues: the political order and its relation to the familial; the public sphere; issues of gender; social structures and classes; economic systems and relations; religious concepts of order; the ordering of religions; concepts of race, European supremacy, comparative anatomy, anthropological theory and theories of human development; the ordering of physical space, cartography, topography, perspective system; the ordering of works of literature and art; genres and compositional forms; concepts of natural order and hierarchy; anthropocentrism; the ‘great chain of being'; taxonomic systems; the ordering of species; the breakdown of order; disruptions and revolutions.

Please submit a 200 word extract of your proposed paper to Professor Frank O'Gorman either by email: [email protected]; or via mail to The Department of History, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL by 31 December 2001. In the case of panels, please provide either a 200 word abstract or a brief description of the panel, including the names of proposed speakers and a summary of their papers. We intend to explore the possibilities for publication of the proceedings of the Conference. Preliminary discussions with Manchester University Press have been favorable, subject to the usual conditions of length and the cohesion of the proposed volume. The extent to which authors contribute to the integrative themes of the Conference is therefore one criterion for the acceptance of papers.

Thanks to the generosity of BSECS we are able to offer five bursaries of 100 pounds to graduate students who are registered for a higher degree on a relevant subject at a UK institution of higher education. Applications, including a CV, an academic reference and an indication of other likely sources of financial support should be sent to Frank O'Gorman by 31 December 2001.

Enquiries may be directed to Frank O'Gorman as above or to Professor Diana Donald, Department of History of Art and Design, Manchester Metropolitan University, Righton Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester M15 6BG; email: [email protected]

Biographical Dictionary of Literary Influences: The Twentieth Century - Call for Contributors
The editors are seeking scholars to assist in tracing reading practices and literary influences in the lives of 450 of the most important men and women who influenced Western Culture during the 20th century. Articles are assigned at either 600 or 850 words in length. For a full description of the project, including writing guidelines, list of entries, and sample article, go to the project website at Contact Dr. John Powell, 95 Bryant St., Williamsburg, KENTUCKY 40769; Tel:(606)539-9284; Email: [email protected]


British Studies Hits the Highway--the Information Highway, that is--
Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies (PCCBS) website:

NACBS Website: containing up-to-date information on conference deadlines and other time-sensitive information as well as information about the organization, on-line journal subscription, grants and fellowship information, and links to other relevant web-sites. Contributions intended for the NACBS website can be forwarded to webmaster Professor Peter Hansen at the Department of Humanities and Arts, Worcester Polytechnic, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609-2280, or to [email protected]

Information about the North East Conference on British Studies will be available on the NECBS web site:

For information about exhibits and events upcoming at the Huntington Library, consult the Huntington Library website at:

For information about Folger Institute Seminars, see

So revoir...auf wiedersehen...

Due to rising costs and other constraints, this will be the last hard-copy issue of the British Studies Intelligencer. You will continue to find the Intelligencer at the NACBS website as above: