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(p. xv) List of Contributors

(p. xv) List of Contributors

Emily Allen is Associate Professor of English Literature and Associate Dean of the Honors College at Purdue University. She researches and teaches about Victorian literature, theatre, and culture, and is the author of Theater Figures: The Production of the Nineteenth-Century British Novel (2003).

Suzy Anger is Associate Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of Victorian Interpretation (2005), editor of Knowing the Past: Victorian Literature and Culture (2001), and co-editor of Victorian Science as Culture Authority (2011). She is currently completing a monograph on theories of consciousness and late Victorian fiction.

Rosemarie Bodenheimer is Professor of English at Boston College. She is the author of The Politics of Story in Victorian Social Fiction (1988), The Real Life of Mary Ann Evans: George Eliot, Her Letters and Fiction (1996), and Knowing Dickens (2010). Recently she has been interested in the Dickensian tradition of London writing, as well as in questions about biography.

Julia Prewitt Brown is Professor of English at Boston University and the author of The Bourgeois Interior: How the Middle Class Imagines Itself in Literature and Film (2008), Cosmopolitan Criticism: Oscar Wilde’s Philosophy of Art (1997), A Reader’s Guide to the Nineteenth-Century English Novel (1985), and Jane Austen’s Novels: Social Change and Literary Form (1979). She is currently working on a book on the Bildungsroman and its afterlife in film.

Julie Buckler is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. She is the author of The Literary Lorgnette: Attending Opera in Imperial Russia (2000) and Mapping St Petersburg: Imperial Text and Cityshape (2005). Her current book project is titled Cultural Properties: The Afterlife of Imperial Objects in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia.

Rachel Sagner Buurma is Assistant Professor of English Literature at Swarthmore College, where she teaches and researches in the history of the novel, Victorian literature and culture, the history of the book, and 20th-century American literary criticism. Her work has appeared in Studies in English Literature, English Language Notes, New Literary History, and Victorian Studies. She is currently finishing a book on the literary-critical origins of Victorian novelistic form.

(p. xvi) Alison Byerly is the president of Lafayette College. She is the author of two books, Realism, Representation, and the Arts in Nineteenth-Century Literature (1998), and Are We There Yet? Virtual Travel and Victorian Realism (2012). Are We There Yet? connects the Victorian fascination with ‘virtual travel’ with both the rise of realism in 19th-century fiction, and 21st-century experiments in virtual reality. She has published a number of articles on Victorian media and technology, and also on contemporary technology and its role in higher education and culture.

Marie-Françoise Cachin, Professor emerita, université Paris-Diderot, is a specialist of British publishing history (19th– 20th centuries) and of literary translation. Between 1995 and 2002, she was responsible for a postgraduate degree in literary translation. She is the author of several translations and of a book on translation, La Traduction (Paris: Cercle de la librairie, 2007). She has also published many papers on the transnational circulation of texts and British book history, and a book on the history of reading in England entitled Une nation de lecteurs? La lecture en Angleterre (1815–1945) (Villeurbanne: Presses de l’enssib, 2010).

Janice Carlisle is Professor of English at Yale University. She has published books and articles on Victorian fiction and autobiography, including a study of the works of John Stuart Mill. Her most recent books are Common Scents: Comparative Encounters in High-Victorian Fiction (2004) and Picturing Reform in Victorian Britain (2012).

Amanda Claybaugh is Professor of English at Harvard University. She is the author of The Novel of Purpose (2007), and she is currently at work on a project about the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Peter Garside is Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He has helped provide a number of bibliographical resources relating to British Fiction in the early 19th century, including The English Novel, 1770–1829 (2000) and the online database, British Fiction, 1800–1829 (2004). He has also edited a number of novels belonging to this period, including most recently Walter Scott’s Waverley (2007). He has also published widely on Romantic literature, Scottish poetry and prose, and the history of the book.

Debra Gettelman is Assistant Professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, where she teaches and researches Victorian literature and culture, the novel, and the history and psychology of reading. Her work has appeared in Novel: A Forum on Fiction, ELH, and Literature Compass. She is currently completing a book on daydreaming and reading in Victorian literary culture.

Jennifer Green-Lewis is the author of numerous essays on Victorian photography and literature, as well as Framing the Victorians: Photography and the Culture of Realism (1996). Her most recent book is Teaching Beauty in Delillo, Woolf, and Merrill (with Margaret Soltan, 2008). She teaches courses on Victorian and Modernist literature and visual culture at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, and at the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, Vermont.

(p. xvii) Daniel Hack is Associate Professor of English at the University of Michigan. The author of The Material Interests of the Victorian Novel (2005) and articles in such journals as Critical Inquiry, Novel: A Forum on Fiction, and Victorian Studies, he is currently writing a book on the presence of Victorian literature in 19th- and early-20th-century African American literature and print culture.

Kenneth Haynes is Professor of Comparative Literature and Classics at Brown University. He is the author of English Literature and Ancient Languages (2003) and has co-edited (with Peter France) The Oxford History of Literary Translation in English, vol. 4: 1790–1900 (2006). He is currently editing The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature, vol. 5: After 1880.

Philip Horne is a Professor in the English Department at University College London. He is the author of Henry James and Revision: The New York Edition (1990), and editor of Henry James: A Life in Letters (1999). He is co-editor of Thorold Dickinson: A World of Film (2008). He has also edited Henry James, A London Life & The Reverberator, Henry James, The Tragic Muse, Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist, and Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady. He is Series Editor of the Penguin Classics Henry James, as well as General Editor of the Cambridge University Press edition of The Complete Fiction of Henry James. He has written articles on subjects including telephones and literature, the texts of Emily Dickinson, the criticism of F.R. Leavis, and Dickens’s style.

Evan Horowitz was once an Assistant Professor of English at the University of North Texas. He was enjoying a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard when he discovered that he loved Boston too much to leave—so he didn’t. A fuller, book-length version of the argument he lays out in these pages is available at <>.

Meegan Kennedy teaches 19th-century British science and the novel at Florida State University, where she is an Associate Professor of English and affiliate faculty in the History and Philosophy of Science program. In 2010, she published Revising the Clinic: Vision and Representation in Victorian Medical Narrative and the Novel (Ohio State University Press). Her current book project, ‘Beautiful Mechanism’, examines Victorians’ romance with the microscope and its analogue, the eye.

Mark Lambert is the Asher B. Edelman Professor of Languages and Literature Emeritus at Bard College, where he taught courses in British fiction, but also, and most frequently, on medieval literature, Middle English literature, Chaucer, the history of the English language, and Old English. He has also taught at Saint Augustine’s College, at Harvard University, and at the University of York. He has published work on Malory (Malory: Style and Vision in Le Morte Darthur [1975]); Chaucer (‘Troilus, I–III: a Criseydan Reading’, in Essays on Troilus and Criseyde (1979, ed. Mary Salu), ‘Telling the Story in Troilus and Criseyde’ in The Cambridge Chaucer Companion (1986, ed. Piero Boitani and Jill Mann)); and on Dickens (Dickens and the Suspended Quotation, 1981).

(p. xviii) Barbara Leckie is an Associate Professor cross-appointed in the English Department and the Institute for the Comparative Study of Literature, Art, and Culture at Carleton University. She has published Culture and Adultery: The Novel, the Newspaper, and the Law, 1857–1914 (1999) and is currently completing ‘Open Houses: The Architectural Idea, Poverty, and Victorian Print Culture, 1842–92’. She is also the volume editor of Sanitary Reform in Victorian Britain: End of Century Assessments and New Directions (Pickering & Chatto, 2013).

George Levine is Emeritus Professor of English, Rutgers University. He has published extensively on Victorian fiction and Victorian culture and science. Among his books are The Joy of Secularism (2012), Darwin the Writer (2011), Dying to Know: Scientific Epistemology and Narrative in Victorian England (2002), and Darwin and the Novelists (1992).

William McKelvy, Associate Professor of English at Washington University in St Louis, is the author of The English Cult of Literature: Devoted Readers 1774–1880 (2007). His articles and reviews, on a wide range of topics and personalities, have appeared in Essays in Criticism, the Journal of British Studies, Nineteenth-Century Prose, Victorian Literature and Culture, Victorian Poetry, and Victorian Studies. He is currently working on his second book, Copy Rites, about reproductive aesthetics in the age of steam.

Richard Menke, Associate Professor of English at the University of Georgia, is the author of Telegraphic Realism: Victorian Literature and Other Information Systems (2008). He is currently working on a book about the invention of media in late 19th-century literature and culture.

Lynda Mugglestone is Professor of History of English at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford. She has published widely on the history of the English, and on the social, cultural, and ideological issues that dictionary-making can reveal. Recent books include: Lost for Words: The Hidden History of the Oxford English Dictionary (2005), ‘Talking Proper’: The Rise of Accent as Social Symbol (2007), Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction (2011), The Oxford History of English (updated edition, 2012), and, together with Freya Johnston, Samuel Johnson: The Arc of the Pendulum (2012). She is currently writing a book on 18th-century language and Samuel Johnson.

James Najarian is an Associate Professor of English at Boston College, where he edits the scholarly journal Religion and the Arts. He has published articles in Victorian Poetry, Twentieth-Century Literature, Nineteenth-Century Prose, and other journals. He is the author of Victorian Keats: Manliness, Sexuality, and Desire (2002) and is currently working on a study of the idea of the ‘Minor Poet’ in the 19th century.

Rebecca Edwards Newman has taught 18th- and 19th-century British literature at Bangor University in Wales and Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Her research interests include Scottish literature and prose fiction of the Romantic and Victorian eras, and she has previously published on Victorian literature and the early 19th-century periodical. She is currently working on a book project on the relationship between the novel and the 19th-century literary magazine.

(p. xix) Patrick R. O’Malley is an Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University. He is the author of Catholicism, Sexual Deviance, and Victorian Gothic Culture (2006) as well as essays on religion, gender, and sexuality in the works of writers including John Henry Newman, Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, Thomas Hardy, and Sydney Owenson. He is currently working on an analysis of the representation of history in the works of 19th-century Protestant Irish nationalists.

Christopher Ricks is Warren Professor of the Humanities, and Co-Director of the Editorial Institute at Boston University, having formerly been Professor of English at the University of Bristol and at Cambridge. He was Professor of Poetry at Oxford, 2004–2009. Among the works of Victorian literature that he has edited are Selected Criticism of Matthew Arnold (1972), The Poems of Tennyson (rev. 1987), The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse (1987), Palgrave’s Golden Treasury (1991), and Henry James’s What Maisie Knew (2010), and in other fields, Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1990–1917 by T.S. Eliot (1996), and The Oxford Book of English Verse (1999). He is the author of Milton’s Grand Style (1963), Tennyson (rev. 1989), Keats and Embarrassment (1974), The Force of Poetry (1984), T.S. Eliot and Prejudice (1988), Beckett’s Dying Words (1993), Essays in Appreciation (1996), Allusion to the Poets (2002), Reviewery (2002), Decisions and Revisions in T.S. Eliot (2003), Dylan’s Visions of Sin (2003), and True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht and Robert Lowell under the sign of Eliot and Pound (2010).

Solveig C. Robinson is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Publishing and Printing Arts Program at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. She is the editor of A Serious Occupation: Literary Criticism by Victorian Women Writers (2003) and the author of The Book in Society: An Introduction to Print Culture (2013). Her articles on Victorian criticism and publishing history have appeared in Victorian Periodicals Review, Victorian Poetry, and Book History. Her current research examines the role of national libraries in defining cultural identity over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Lisa Rodensky is the Barbara Morris Caspersen Associate Professor in the Humanities at Wellesley College. She is the author of The Crime in Mind: Criminal Responsibility and the Victorian Novel (2003) and the editor of Decadent Poetry from Wilde to Naidu (2006). Her essays have appeared in Victorian Literature and Culture and Essays in Criticism. She is currently at work on an analysis of the critical vocabulary of the 19th-century novel review.

Jennifer Ruth is Associate Professor of English at Portland State University. She is the author of Novel Professions: Interested Disinterest and the Making of the Professional in the Victorian Novel (2006) and a number of articles on the Victorian professional.

Margery Sabin is Lorraine Chiu Wang Professor of English at Wellesley College, where she also serves as Director of the college’s interdisciplinary South Asia Studies Program. Her teaching and publications range widely over topics in Victorian and modern British literature, comparative English and French literature, Indian literature in English, modern Irish literature, and the relationship of literature to colonial and post-colonial culture. She is the author of English Romanticism and the French Tradition (1976) and The Dialect of the Tribe: Speech and Community in Modern Fiction (1987). Her most recent (p. xx) book is Dissenters and Mavericks: Writings in English about India, 1765–2000 (2002). She is currently writing about varieties of cosmopolitanism in Indian literature.

Talia Schaffer is a professor of English at Queens College CUNY and the Graduate Center CUNY. She is the author of Novel Craft: Victorian Domestic Handicraft and Nineteenth-Century Fiction (2011); The Forgotten Female Aesthetes: Literary Culture in Late-Victorian England (2001); co-editor with Kathy A. Psomiades of Women and British Aestheticism (1999); editor of Lucas Malet’s 1901 novel, The History of Sir Richard Calmady (2003); and editor of Literature and Culture at the Fin de Siècle (2006). She has published widely on non-canonical women writers, material culture, popular fiction, aestheticism, and late-Victorian texts. She is currently working on a book on ‘familiar marriage’, a rival to romantic unions in Victorian marriage plots.

Jan-Melissa Schramm is a Fellow at Trinity Hall and a Lecturer in the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, where she teaches Victorian literature. She is the author of Testimony and Advocacy in Victorian Law, Literature, and Theology (2000) and Atonement and Self-Sacrifice in Nineteenth-Century Narrative (2012). She is co-editor of Fictions of Knowledge: Fact, Evidence, Doubt (2011), and she has also written a number of articles on moral and legal thought in the works of Charles Dickens and George Eliot, Victorian satire, and first-person narration. She currently holds a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to complete a monograph provisionally entitled ‘Democracy, Censorship, and Victorian Sacred Drama’.

Jonathan Smith is William E. Stirton Professor of English at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He is the author of Charles Darwin and Victorian Visual Culture (2006) and Fact and Feeling: Baconian Science and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination (1994), and his articles on science and Victorian fiction have appeared in such venues as Victorian Studies, Nineteenth-Century Literature, Victorian Literature and Culture, and LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory.

Anna Vaninskaya is a Lecturer in Victorian Literature at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of William Morris and the Idea of Community: Romance, History, and Propaganda, 1880–1914 (2010), and she has also published many articles and chapters on topics ranging from Chesterton, Orwell, Tolkien, and Stoppard to 19th-century socialism, popular reading, education, and historical cultures. She is currently at work on a second book on Anglo-Russian cultural relations in the early 20th century.

Lynn Voskuil is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Houston, where she teaches Victorian literature, Women’s Studies, and Empire Studies. She is the author of Acting Naturally: Victorian Theatricality and Authenticity (2004), and her articles have appeared in such journals as Victorian Studies, ELH, Feminist Studies, and Nineteenth-Century Contexts. Her current book project, entitled ‘Horticulture and Imperialism: The Garden Spaces of the British Empire, 1789–1914’, explores 19th-century Britain’s fascination with tropical plants and horticulture.