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(p. xi) List of Contributors

(p. xi) List of Contributors

Ros Ballaster is Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies in the Faculty of English, Mansfield College, Oxford University. Seductive Forms: Women’s Amatory Fiction 1684–1740 was published by Oxford University Press in 1992. Her most recent critical work, Fabulous Orients: Fictions of the East in England 1662–1785 (Oxford University Press) appeared in 2005.

Barbara M. Benedict is the Charles A. Dana Professor of English at Trinity College, Connecticut. She is the author of Framing Feeling: Sentiment and Style in English Prose Fiction, 1745–1800 (1994); Making the Modern Reader: Cultural Mediation in Early-Modern Literary Anthologies (1996); and Curiosity: A Cultural History of Early Modern Inquiry (2001). She has also edited Eighteenth-Century British Erotica, vol. 4. Wilkes and the Late Eighteenth-Century (2002), and, with Deidre LeFaye, Northanger Abbey, for the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen. Her essays address eighteenth-century literature, popular culture, collecting, and book history. She is working on the representation of gender in early advertising.

Scott Black is Associate Professor of English at the University of Utah. He is author of ‘Anachronism and the Uses of Form in Joseph Andrews’, Novel (2005); Of Essays and Reading in Early Modern Britain (2006); and ‘The Adventures of Love in Tom Jones’, in J. A. Downie (ed.), Henry Fielding in Our Time (2008); as well as essays on Hume, The Spectator, Eliza Haywood, José Ortega y Gasset, and Heliodorus.

Rebecca Bullard teaches English Literature at the University of Reading. She is author of The Politics of Narrative Form: Secret History 1674–1725 (2009); co-editor with John McTague of vol. 1 of The Plays and Poetry of Nicholas Rowe (forthcoming); and co-editor with Rachel Carnell of The Secret History in Literature, 1660–1820 (forthcoming).

Brian Cowan holds the Canada Research Chair in Early Modern British History at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he is also Associate Professor in the Department of History & Classical Studies. He is the author of The Social Life of Coffee: The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse (2005) and editor of The State Trial of Doctor Henry Sacheverell (2012). He edited the Journal of British Studies in conjunction with Elizabeth Elbourne for the North American Conference on British Studies from 2010 to 2015, and has been a visiting research fellow at the Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University. (p. xii)

Simon Dickie is Associate Professor of English at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century (2011), and is now writing a book about biblical and liturgical allusion in eighteent-century culture, to be called Sporting with Sacred Things.

Gillian Dow is an Associate Professor in English at the University of Southampton, and is currently seconded as Executive Director at Chawton House Library. Her main interest is in cross-Channel exchanges in women’s writing of the long eighteenth century. Her most recent edited collection in this area, co-edited with Jennie Batchelor, is Feminisms and Futures: Women’s Writing 1660–1830 (Palgrave, 2016).

J. A. Downie is Professor of English at Goldsmiths, University of London. His most recent book is A Political Biography of Henry Fielding (2009). Between 1978 and 2000 he was The Scriblerian’s Editor for Defoe and the Early Novelists. He is now working on a study of Austen’s novels and their contexts, and a political biography of Joseph Addison (in conjunction with Charles A. Knight).

John Dussinger is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His books and articles have concerned eighteenth-century culture, especially the novelists of the period. His volumes for the Cambridge Edition of the Correspondence of Samuel Richardson were recently published (with Thomas Edwards, 2013; and with Sarah Wescomb, Frances Grainger, and Laetitia Pilkington, 2015). He has also published an e-book on Mary Astell for the University of Illinois Press (2015).

Gary Dyer, Professor of English at Cleveland State University, is the author of British Satire and the Politics of Style, 1789–1832 (1997; paperback edn., 2006), and ‘Thieves, Boxers, Sodomites, Poets: Being Flash to Byron’s Don Juan’, PMLA (2001). He is writing a book entitled Lord Byron on Trial: Literature and the Law in the Romantic Period.

Markman Ellis is Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies at Queen Mary University of London. He is the author of The Politics of Sensibility (1996); The History of Gothic Fiction (2000); The Coffee House: A Cultural History (2004); and co-author of Empire of Tea (2015). He has edited Discourses of Slavery and Abolition (2004); Eighteenth-Century Coffee House Culture, 4 vols. (2006); and Tea and the Tea Table in Eighteenth-Century England, 4 vols. (2010). He is currently working on a project on the social organization of intellectual culture in 1750s London.

John Feather is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Arts English and Drama at Loughborough University, having been there since 1988, and previously working in publishing and librarianship. His many publications include A History of British publishing (2nd edn., 2006); Publishing, Piracy and Politics: An Historical Study of Copyright in Britain (1994); and The Provincial Book Trade in Eighteenth-Century England (1985). His current research interests include the changes in the British book trade in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and business models in the eighteenth-century London book trade. (p. xiii)

Jan Fergus is Professor Emerita of English at LeHigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She is the author of a book, many essays, and a biography on Jane Austen, Jane Austen: A Literary Life (1991), which emphasizes Austen’s literary career. Her most recent book is Provincial Readers in Eighteenth-Century England (2006).

Ina Ferris is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Ottawa, has published widely on nineteenth-century novels and literary culture, and has a special interest in Scott. Her books include The Achievement of Literary Authority: Gender, History, and the Waverley Novels (1991); The Romantic National Tale and the Question of Ireland (2002); Bookish Histories: Books, Literature, and Commercial Modernity, 1700–1900 (2009), co-edited with Paul Keen; and Book-Men, Book Clubs, and the Romantic Literary Sphere (2015).

Robert Folkenflik, Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine, has published numerous books, editions, and essays, mainly on eighteenth century topics. His publications on literature and art include ‘Charlotte Charke: Images and Afterimages’, in Philip E. Baruth (ed.), Introducing Charlotte Charke: Actress, Author, Enigma (1998); ‘Tobias Smollett, Anthony Walker, and the First Illustrated Serial Novel in English’, Eighteenth-Century Fiction (2002); ‘The Rupert Barber Portraits of Jonathan Swift’, in Brian A. Connery (ed.), Representations of Jonathan Swift (2003); and ‘Representations’, in Jack Lynch (ed.), Johnson in Context (2011). For his ongoing work on Johnson portraiture he received a grant from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

Antonia Forster is Professor of English at the University of Akron. Her publications include an edition of The Taming of the Shrew for Sourcebooks (2008); Index to Book Reviews in England 1749–1774 (1990); and Index to Book Reviews in England 177–1800 (1997). Vol. 1 (1770–1799) of The English Novel 1770–1829: A Bibliographical Survey of Prose Fiction Published in the British Isles (with James Raven) was published by Oxford University Press in 2000.

Peter Garside is Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He has helped provide a number of bibliographical resources relating to British fiction, 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 Walter Scott’s Waverley (2007), and is the co-editor of English and British Fiction 1750-1820 (2015).

M. O. Grenby is Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies in the School of English at Newcastle University. He is the author of The Anti-Jacobin Novel: British Conservatism and the French Revolution (2001), Children’s Literature (2008), and The Child Reader 1700–1840 (2011), as well as co-editor of Popular Children’s Literature in Britain (2008), The Cambridge Companion to Children’s Literature (2009), and Children’s Literature Studies: A Handbook to Research (2011). He is editing vol. 3 of The Letters of William Godwin for Oxford University Press. (p. xiv)

Clement Hawes holds a joint position in History and English at the University of Michigan. He specializes in British literature and history 1660–1800, writing broadly about historiographical issues and more closely about such authors as Jonathan Swift and Christopher Smart. He is the author of Mania and Literary Style: The Rhetoric of Enthusiasm from the Ranters to Christopher Smart (1996) and The British Eighteenth Century and Global Critique (2005), and editor of Christopher Smart and the Enlightenment (1999), Gulliver’s Travels and Other Writings (2003), and (with Kumkum Chatterjee) Europe Observed: Multiple Gazes in Early Modern Encounters (2008). He is also the co-editor, with Robert Caserio, of The Cambridge History of the English Novel.

Peter Hinds is Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in English at the University of Plymouth. His research currently focuses on the history of the book and of reading in late seventeenth-century England. He is the author of ‘The Horrid Popish Plot’: Roger L’Estrange and the Circulation of Political Discourse in Late Seventeenth-Century London (2010) and co-editor (with James Daybell) of Material Readings of Early Modern Culture: Texts and Social Practices, 1580–1730 (2010). He has also published several articles on Sir Roger L’Estrange and the London book trade.

Gary Kelly is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Alberta, teaching English and Comparative Literature. He has published books on fiction of the Romantic period and on women’s writing of Revolution and Romanticism, as well as editions of Bluestocking writers, English and American women poets, Mary Wollstonecraft’s novels, women’s Gothic fiction, and Newgate literature. He is the General Editor of the Oxford History of Popular Print Culture.

Thomas Keymer holds a Chancellor Jackman Professorship at the University of Toronto. His books include Sterne, the Moderns, and the Novel (2002); Richardson’s Clarissa and the Eighteenth-Century Reader (paperback edn., 2004); and, as editor, vol. 1 of The Oxford History of the Novel in English (forthcoming), which covers the period from the origins of print to 1750. He is General Editor of the Review of English Studies and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Deidre Shauna Lynch is Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature in the Department of English at Harvard University. Her books include The Economy of Character: Novels, Market Culture, and the Business of Inner Meaning (1998); Loving Literature: A Cultural History (2015); and, as editor, Janeites: Austen’s Disciples and Devotees (2000). She is also an editor of the Romantic-period volume of The Norton Anthology of English Literature.

David Oakleaf, Professor, Department of English, University of Calgary, has published essays on eighteenth-century writers from Swift and Haywood to Sterne and Burney; he has edited Eliza Haywood’s Love in Excess (2nd edn., 2000) and written A Political Biography of Jonathan Swift (2008).

W. R. Owens was Professor of English Literature at the University of Bedfordshire. He has published widely on John Bunyan and Daniel Defoe, and was joint General Editor (with P. N. Furbank) of The Works of Daniel Defoe (44 vols., Pickering & Chatto, (p. xv) 2000–9). Recent publications have included an edition of The Gospels: Authorized King James Version for Oxford World’s Classics (2011).

Tim Parnell is Senior Lecturer in English at Goldsmiths, University of London. His publications include Constructing Christopher Marlowe (co-edited with J. A. Downie) and critical editions of Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey. He has written widely on Laurence Sterne, Jonathan Swift, aspects of eighteenth-century culture, and the broader traditions of the novel. He is a contributing editor of The Scriblerian and is currently completing Laurence Sterne: A Literary Life. He is Literary Director of the Goldsmiths Prize, which he conceived and set up in 2013.

Walter L. Reed received his doctorate in English and American literature from Yale University in 1969 and taught there as Assistant Professor. In 1976 he moved to the University of Texas at Austin as Associate Professor, where he also served as Director of the Comparative Literature Program. He came to Emory University in 1987 to be Chair of the English Department; he is currently William Rand Kenan, Jr. University Professor at Emory. His publications include Meditations on the Hero (1974); An Exemplary History of the Novel (1981); Dialogues of the Word (1993); and, most recently, Romantic Literature in Light of Bakhtin (2014).

David H. Richter is Professor of English at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is the author of The Progress of Romance: Literary Historiography and the Gothic Novel (1996), and the editor of Ideology and Form in Eighteenth-Century Literature (1999) and the Blackwell Companion to Literary Theory (forthcoming). His current book project is Reading the Eighteenth Century Novel.

Pat Rogers was Distinguished University Professor and DeBartolo Chair in the Liberal Arts, University of South Florida from 1986 to 2015. He formerly held teaching posts at Cambridge, London, Wales, and Bristol. He has written or edited over forty books, including Edmund Curll Bookseller, with Paul Baines (2007); A Political Biography of Alexander Pope (2010); The Life and Times of Thomas, Lord Coningsby: The Whig Hangman and His Victims (2011); and Documenting Eighteenth-Century Satire (2012). At present he is completing a bibliographical survey of Curll’s publications.

Peter Sabor, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, holds the Canada Research Chair in Eighteenth-Century Studies at McGill University and is Director of the Burney Centre. His publications include, as co-author, Pamela in the Marketplace: Literary Controversy and Print Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland (2005) and, as editor, Juvenilia in the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen (2006), The Court Journals and Letters of Frances Burney, vol. 1. 1786 (2011), and The Cambridge Companion to ‘Emma’ (2015).

Geoffrey Sill is the author of Defoe and the Idea of Fiction (1983); The Cure of the Passions and the Origins of the English Novel (2001); and articles in Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, English Studies, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Literature and Medicine, Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, and Eighteenth-Century Fiction. He (p. xvi) is the co-editor (with Gabriel Cervantes) of Defoe’s Colonel Jack (Broadview, 2016) and editor of vol. 5 (for 1789) of The Court Journals of Frances Burney (forthcoming).

W. A. Speck is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Leeds. His research and publications lie mainly in the field of English history and culture in the ‘long’ eighteenth century. His most recent book is A Political Biography of Thomas Paine (2013).

Michael F. Suarez, S.J., is University Professor, Professor of English, Honorary Curator of Special Collections, and Director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. His recent publications include The Oxford Companion to the Book (2010), a million-word reference work on the history of books and manuscripts from the invention of writing to the present day, which he co-edited with H. R. Woudhuysen. He is also co-editor of the recently published Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, vol. 5. 1695–1830 (2009). A Jesuit priest, Suarez is co-General Editor (with Lesley Higgins) of The Collected Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins in 8 volumes from Oxford University Press (2006–14), and is Editor-in-Chief of Oxford Scholarly Editions Online.

Cynthia Wall is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. She is the author of The Literary and Cultural Spaces of Restoration London (1998) and The Prose of Things: Transformations of Description in the Eighteenth Century (2006) (Honorable Mention, James Russell Lowell Prize); and editor of Pope, Defoe, and Bunyan.

Lisa Wood is Associate Professor of English and Contemporary Studies and Coordinator of the Youth and Children’s Studies Program at the Brantford campus of Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada. She has researched and published in the fields of children’s literature, media, and culture, as well as British fiction of the late eighteenth century. Her publications include Modes of Discipline: Women, Conservatism and the Novel after the French Revolution (2003), which explores the intersection of Anglican Evangelicalism and conservative politics between 1790 and 1820, and articles on didactic Evangelical fiction of the late eighteenth century.