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In Memoriam: Diane Long Hoeveler

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Diane Long Hoeveler, Professor Emerita at Marquette University, Milwaukee, who died on May the 14th.  Diane was a widely respected scholar and known to many of us as the editor of European Romantic Review.  Her last book The Gothic Ideology: Religious Hysteria and Anti-Catholicism in Popular British Fiction, 1780-1880 (University of Wales Press, 2014) was shortlisted for the Allan Lloyd Smith prize, a prize she won in 2011 for Gothic Riffs: Secularizing the Uncanny in the European Imaginary, 1780-1820 (2010).  Other books included The Professionalization of Gender from Charlotte Smith to the Brontës (1998) and Romantic Androgyny: The Women Within (1990).  Diane was a regular delegate at BARS conferences and she will be much missed.

– Ian Haywood, for the BARS Executive