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(p. xiii) Notes on Contributors

(p. xiii) Notes on Contributors

Simon Bainbridge is Professor of Romantic Studies at Lancaster University. He is the author of Napoleon and English Romanticism (1995) and British Poetry and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: Visions of Conflict (2003), and editor of Romanticism: A Sourcebook (2008). He has published many journal articles and essays on Romanticism, especially in relation to its historical context. He is a past president of the British Association for Romantic Studies. He is currently working on a monograph provisionally entitled Romanticism and Mountaineering: The Literary Cultures of Climbing, 1760–1837.

Stephen C. Behrendt is George Holmes Distinguished University Professor at the University of Nebraska. He has published and edited widely in Romantic-era literature and culture, including print and electronic editions of neglected Scottish and Irish women poets and a related monograph, British Women Poets and the Romantic Writing Community (2009). He is also a published poet whose fourth collection, Refractions, appeared in 2014.

Andrew Bennett is Professor of English at the University of Bristol. He is editor of William Wordsworth in Context (2015), and author of Wordsworth Writing (2007), Romantic Poets and the Culture of Posterity (1999), and Keats, Narrative and Audience: The Posthumous Life of Writing (1994). His other books include Ignorance: Literature and Agnoiology (2009), The Author (2005), Katherine Mansfield (2004), and, with Nicholas Royle, This Thing Called Literature: Reading, Thinking, Writing (2015), An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory (5th edn, 2016), and Elizabeth Bowen and the Dissolution of the Novel (1995).

Michael Bradshaw is Professor of English and Head of the Institute of Humanities at the University of Worcester. He has published on a range of Romantic authors and themes, including Darley, Hood, Keats, Landor, the Shelleys, the London Magazine, and Romantic fragment poems. He is the author of Resurrection Songs: The Poetry of Thomas Lovell Beddoes (2001), editor of Death’s Jest-Book: The 1829 Text (2003), co-editor of The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Lovell Beddoes (2007), and editor of Disabling Romanticism: Body, Mind, and Text (2016).

William Christie is Head of the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University, a Fellow and Head of the English Section at the Australian Academy of the Humanities, Director of the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres, and was founding President of the Romantic Studies Association of Australasia. His (p. xiv) publications include Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Literary Life (2006)—awarded the New South Wales Premier’s Biennial Prize for Literary Scholarship—The Edinburgh Review in the Literary Culture of Romantic Britain (2009), Dylan Thomas: A Literary Life (2014), and The Two Romanticisms and Other Essays (2015).

Pamela Clemit is Professor of English at Queen Mary University of London and a Supernumerary Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Oxford. She is the author of The Godwinian Novel (1993) and has published many journal articles on William Godwin and his intellectual circle. She has published a dozen or so scholarly and critical editions of Godwin’s and Mary Shelley’s writings, including St Leon (1994) and Caleb Williams (2009) for Oxford World’s Classics. She is the General Editor of the Oxford University Press edition of The Letters of William Godwin, 6 vols: Volume I: 1778–1797, edited by her, appeared in 2011; Volume II: 1798–1805, also edited by her, appeared in 2014. She is currently editing Volume IV: 1816–1828.

Mary-Ann Constantine is Reader at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, where she works on British and European Romanticism with a focus on Wales and Brittany. She is particularly interested in travel writing, the dynamics of cultural and linguistic translation, and in the recovery and re-uses of the medieval past and of popular song. Recent publications include The Truth Against the World: Iolo Morganwg and Romantic Forgery (2007), and (ed. with Nigel Leask), Enlightenment Travel and British Identities: Thomas Pennant’s Tours in Wales and Scotland (2017).

Gregory Dart is Professor of Romantic Period Literature at University College London. He is the author of two monographs, Rousseau, Robespierre and English Romanticism (1999) and Metropolitan Art and Literature 1810–1840: Cockney Adventures (2012). He has published two editions of Hazlitt’s writings, and co-edited the collection Restless Cites (2010) with his colleague Matthew Beaumont. He is currently editing three volumes of the new Oxford University Press edition of the Complete Works of Charles and Mary Lamb, a project for which he is also General Editor.

David Duff is Professor of Romanticism at Queen Mary University of London and founder-director of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar. He is the author of Romance and Revolution: Shelley and the Politics of a Genre (1994) and Romanticism and the Uses of Genre (2009), which won the ESSE Book Award for Literatures in the English Language. His edited books include Modern Genre Theory (2000), Scotland, Ireland, and the Romantic Aesthetic (2007, with Catherine Jones), and the forthcoming Oxford Anthology of Romanticism. He is currently researching the literary history of the Romantic prospectus.

Angela Esterhammer is Principal of Victoria College and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. Recent publications include Romanticism and Improvisation, 1750–1850 (2008) and The Romantic Performative: Language and Action in British and German Romanticism (2000); the co-edited volumes Romanticism, Rousseau, Switzerland: New Prospects (2015) and Spheres of Action: Speech (p. xv) and Performance in Romantic Culture (2009); the edited comparative literature collection Romantic Poetry (2002); and articles on Galt, Byron, and Blake. Her current research project examines interrelations among improvisational performance, print culture, periodicals, and fiction in the early nineteenth century.

Kelvin Everest is Bradley Professor of Modern Literature Emeritus at the University of Liverpool. He has published widely on British literary culture of the Romantic period and is currently editing the Longman Annotated English Poets edition of The Poems of Shelley.

Penny Fielding is Grierson Professor of English at the University of Edinburgh, where she teaches eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature. Her books include Writing and Orality: Nationality, Culture and Nineteenth-Century Scottish Fiction (1996), Scotland and the Fictions of Geography: North Britain 1760–1830 (2008), and The Edinburgh Companion to Robert Louis Stevenson (2010).

Michael Gamer is Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Romanticism and the Gothic: Genre, Reception, and Canon Formation (2000) and Romanticism, Self-Canonization, and the Business of Poetry (2017). He is editor of Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (2002) and Charlotte Smith’s Manon L’Escaut and The Romance of Real Life (2005), and co-editor of The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Drama (2003, with Jeffrey Cox) and Lyrical Ballads 1798 and 1800 (2008, with Dahlia Porter). His essays have appeared in ELH, Studies in Romanticism, PMLA, Novel: A Forum on Fiction, MLQ, and other journals.

Brian Goldberg is Associate Professor of English at the University of Minnesota. He has written various essays on Romantic literature and culture and is the author of The Lake Poets and Professional Identity (2007).

Nick Groom is Professor in English at the University of Exeter. Among his books are The Forger’s Shadow: How Forgery Changed the Course of Literature (2002), The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction (2012), The Seasons: A Celebration of the English Year (2014), The Vampire: A New History (2018), and an edition of Chatterton’s poetry (2003). He has also edited Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (2014), Matthew Lewis’s The Monk (2016), Ann Radcliffe’s The Italian (2017), and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (2018) for Oxford World’s Classics.

Nicholas Halmi is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Oxford and Margaret Candfield Fellow of University College, Oxford. He is the author of The Genealogy of the Romantic Symbol (2007) and editor of a number of critical editions, including the Norton Critical Edition of Wordsworth’s Poetry and Prose (2013). He was awarded a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship in 2015–17 to write a book about aesthetic historicism in Western Europe during the ‘long eighteenth century’.

Jane Hodson is Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Sheffield. Her research focuses on the politics of language in the Romantic period and on (p. xvi) representations of non-standard language in literature. Publications include Language and Revolution: Burke, Wollstonecraft, Paine and Godwin (2007) and Dialect in Film and Literature (2014). Her most recent project is an analytical database of novels that represent non-standard English, ‘Dialect in British Fiction 1800–1836’, which is available at:

Anthony Howe is Reader in English Literature at Birmingham City University. He studied at Liverpool before taking a PhD at Cambridge, and has taught at both Cambridge and Oxford. As well as publishing several articles on the second- generation Romantics, he is co-editor of Liberty and Poetic Licence: New Essays on Byron (2008) and The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley (2013). His Byron and the Forms of Thought was published in 2013. He is currently writing a book about Romantic-period letter-writing and editing a collection of essays on the same subject.

Noel Jackson is Associate Professor of Literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of Science and Sensation in Romantic Poetry (2008) and of essays on Romantic literature and culture appearing in English Literary History, Studies in Romanticism, European Romantic Review, Modern Language Quarterly, and elsewhere.

Felicity James is Associate Professor in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Literature at the University of Leicester, with research interests in sociability, life-writing, and religious Dissent. She has published widely on Charles Lamb as writer, reader, and critic, including Charles Lamb, Coleridge and Wordsworth: Reading Friendship in the 1790s (2008), and a chapter on Lamb in Great Shakespeareans, ed. Adrian Poole (2010). She is currently editing the children’s writings of Charles and Mary Lamb for the Oxford edition of their collected works, and researching a monograph on Unitarian life-writing in the Romantic and Victorian periods.

Catherine Jones is Senior Lecturer in English and Coordinator of the Centre for Medical Humanities at the University of Aberdeen. She has published widely on literature, medicine, and the arts in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Her books include Literary Memory: Scott’s Waverley Novels and the Psychology of Narrative (2003), Scotland, Ireland, and the Romantic Aesthetic (co-edited with David Duff, 2007), and Literature and Music in the Atlantic World, 1767–1867 (2014), awarded the annual book prize of the British Association for American Studies. She is a former president of the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society.

Paul Keen is Professor of English at Carleton University. He is the author of Literature, Commerce, and the Spectacle of Modernity, 1750–1800 (2012) and The Crisis of Literature in the 1790s: Print Culture and the Public Sphere (1999). His edited books include The Radical Popular Press in Britain, 1817–1821 (2003), Revolutions in Romantic Literature: An Anthology of Print Culture, 1780–1832 (2004), Bookish Histories: Books, Literature, and (p. xvii) Commercial Modernity, 1700–1900 (with Ina Ferris, 2009), and The Age of Authors: An Anthology of Eighteenth-Century Print Culture (2014).

Gary Kelly is Distinguished University Professor in English and in Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta. He has written on and edited numerous writers and genres from the Bluestockings to the Newgate novel. He is General Editor of the in-progress multi-volume Oxford History of Popular Print Culture, coordinator of the World and the Book comparative literature project, and director of the ‘streetprint’ database programme.

Jim Kelly is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus. He has authored the monograph Charles Maturin: Authorship, Authenticity, and the Nation (2011) and edited the collection Ireland and Romanticism: Publics, Nations, and Scenes of Cultural Production (2011). His next book will be on figures of speech in the writing and rhetoric of Irish Romanticism.

Thomas Keymer is University Professor and Chancellor Jackman Professor of English at the University of Toronto. His books include Richardson’s Clarissa and the Eighteenth-Century Reader (1992), Sterne, the Moderns, and the Novel (2002), and numerous edited volumes including The Oxford History of the Novel in English, Volume 1: Prose Fiction in English from the Origins of Print to 1750 (2017). He was recently awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete Poetics of the Pillory: English Literature and Seditious Libel 1660–1830 for Oxford University Press’s Clarendon Lectures in English series.

Beth Lau is Professor of English Emerita at California State University, Long Beach. She is the author of Keats’s Reading of the Romantic Poets (1991) and Keats’s Paradise Lost (1998), as well as numerous articles on various Romantic writers. She also edited Fellow Romantics: Male and Female British Writers, 1790–1835 (2009), the New Riverside edition of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (2002), and co-edited (with Diane Hoeveler) Approaches to Teaching Bronte’s Jane Eyre (1993). Her most recent book is the edited collection Jane Austen and Sciences of the Mind (2017).

Susan Manly is Reader in English at the University of St Andrews, and the author of Language, Custom and Nation in the 1790s: Locke, Tooke, Wordsworth, Edgeworth (2007). She is currently writing a book on late eighteenth- and early nineteenth- century radical and reformist writing for children, and a political life of Maria Edgeworth. She is also the editor of Maria Edgeworth’s Harrington and Practical Education, and the co-editor of Helen and Leonora, all in the 12-volume Novels and Selected Works of Maria Edgeworth (1999–2003); and the editor of Maria Edgeworth: Selected Tales for Children and Young People (2013).

Kirsteen McCue is Professor of Scottish Literature and Song Culture and Co-Director of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow. She has published widely on Romantic song and is editor of James Hogg’s Songs by the Ettrick Shepherd (2014) and his Contributions to Musical Collections and Miscellaneous Songs (2015). (p. xviii) She recently completed, with Pam Perkins, a new edition of Women’s Travel Writings in Scotland (2016), and is currently editing Burns’s songs for George Thomson for The Oxford Edition of the Works of Robert Burns.

Jon Mee is Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of York. He has published widely on Romanticism, and on the 1790s especially. His most recent books are Conversable Worlds: Literature, Contention, and Community 1762–1830 (2011) and Print, Publicity, and Popular Radicalism in the 1790s: The Laurel of Liberty (2016).

Anne K. Mellor is Distinguished Research Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of numerous books, research essays, and edited volumes, including Blake’s Human Form Divine (1974), English Romantic Irony (1980), Mary Shelley: Her Life, Her Fiction, Her Monsters (1988), Romanticism and Feminism (1988), Romanticism and Gender (1993), and Mothers of the Nation: Women’s Political Writing in England, 1780–1830 (2000). She is currently working on the feminist politics of Austen’s fiction.

Tim Milnes is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of The Truth about Romanticism: Pragmatism and Idealism in Keats, Shelley, Coleridge (2010) and Knowledge and Indifference in English Romantic Prose (2003). He is also the co-editor (with Kerry Sinanan) of Romanticism, Sincerity, and Authenticity (2010). His new book The Testimony of Sense: Empiricism and the Essay from Hume to Hazlitt will be published by Oxford University Press.

Tom Mole is Reader in English Literature and Director of the Centre for the History of the Book at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Byron’s Romantic Celebrity (2007) and What the Victorians Made of Romanticism (2017), and co-author (with Michelle Levy) of The Broadview Introduction to Book History (2017). He edited Romanticism and Celebrity Culture (2009), co-edited (with Michelle Levy) The Broadview Reader in Book History (2014), and led the research group that produced Interacting with Print (2017). He has also edited a selection of reviews from Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine (2006).

Victoria Myers is Professor of English Emerita at Pepperdine University. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on British literature and culture of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, including a series of articles on Romantic-era law and drama. Her recent publications include Godwinian Moments: From the Enlightenment to Romanticism (2011), an essay collection co-edited with Robert Maniquis; and William Godwin’s Diary, an annotated transcription of Godwin’s manuscript diary, co-edited with David O’Shaughnessy and Mark Philp and published online by the Bodleian Library. She is currently conducting research on institutional scepticism and popular legal culture.

Lynda Pratt is Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Nottingham. She is general editor of The Collected Letters of Robert Southey (2008–) and of Robert (p. xix) Southey: Poetical Works (2004 and 2012). She has published widely on the Southey circle and is currently working on a study of the culture of non-publication in the Romantic period.

Fiona Robertson is Professor of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Literature at Durham University and a Fellow of University College, Durham. She has long-standing research interests in late eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century American writing as well as in British Romanticism, and her chapter in this volume draws on work as a visiting fellow of the Huntington Library, the Newberry Library, and the American Antiquarian Society. Her new study The United States in British Romanticism will be published by Oxford University Press.

Michael Rossington is Professor of Romantic Literature in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University. He is currently co-ordinating, and editing poems for, the fifth and final volume of The Poems of Shelley in the Longman Annotated English Poets series.

Gillian Russell is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. She is author of a number of studies of Romantic-period theatre in Britain, including The Theatres of War: Performance, Politics and Society, 1793–1815 (1995) and Women, Sociability and Theatre in Georgian London (2007), and in 2015 co-edited with Daniel O’Quinn a special issue of Eighteenth-Century Fiction on theatre.

Sharon Ruston is Professor of Romanticism at Lancaster University. Her previous publications include Creating Romanticism: Case Studies in the Science, Literature and Medicine of the 1790s (2013) and Shelley and Vitality (2005). She has also edited Literature and Science (2010) and is currently co-editing The Collected Letters of Sir Humphry Davy for Oxford University Press.

Erik Simpson is Professor of English and Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Professor of Humanities at Grinnell College. He is the author of Literary Minstrelsy, 1770–1830: Minstrels and Improvisers in British, Irish, and American Literature (2008) and Mercenaries in British and American Literature, 1790–1830: Writing, Fighting, and Marrying for Money (2010).

Jane Stabler is Professor of Romanticism at the University of St Andrews. She is the author of Byron, Poetics and History (2002) and The Artistry of Exile: Romantic and Victorian Writers in Italy (2013). She is currently the holder of a Major Leverhulme Research Fellowship to complete an edition of Don Juan for the Longman Annotated English Poets Edition of Byron’s Poems.

Fiona Stafford is Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford. Her research explores the literary geographies of the British Isles, and in addition to Local Attachments: The Province of Poetry (2010) and Starting Lines in Scottish, (p. xx) Irish and English Poetry: From Burns to Heaney (2000), she has published studies of Clare, Crabbe, Hogg, Macpherson, Wordsworth, regional expression, the literature of the Solway, and Irish national identity. Other publications include editions of Emma and Pride and Prejudice, a short biography of Jane Austen, an edition of Lyrical Ballads (2013), and Reading Romantic Poetry (2012). Her most recent book is The Long, Long Life of Trees (2016).

Sophie Thomas is Professor of English at Ryerson University. She is the author of Romanticism and Visuality: Fragments, History, Spectacle (2008), and of articles and chapters that address the crosscurrents between literature, material, and visual culture in the Romantic period. She is currently writing a book on objects, collections, and museums at the turn of the nineteenth century.

Judith Thompson is Professor of English at Dalhousie University. She has published widely on the life and work of the radical orator and polymath John Thelwall, including editions of his Selected Poetry and Poetics (2015), his novels The Peripatetic (2001) and The Daughter of Adoption (2013), and his dramatic romance The Fairy of the Lake (2011), and a monograph The Silenced Partner: John Thelwall in the Wordsworth Circle (2012). She is currently at work on Citizen John, the first full biography of Thelwall, as part of a larger archival-activist project, Raising Voices, intended to restore his legacy and connect it to living communities that struggle for democratic rights.

James Vigus is Senior Lecturer in Romanticism at Queen Mary University of London. His publications include Platonic Coleridge (2009) and the edited collections Informal Romanticism (2012) and Symbol and Intuition: Comparative Studies in Kantian and Romantic-Period Aesthetics (2013). He is currently working on a collaborative edition of Henry Crabb Robinson’s Reminiscences and Diary, having previously edited Robinson’s Essays on Kant, Schelling, and German Aesthetics (2010) during postdoctoral fellowhips in Jena and Munich.

Patrick Vincent is Professor of English and American Literature at the University of Neuchâtel. He is the author of The Romantic Poetess (2004) and has written or co-edited a number of books and articles on Romantic-period travel, including La Suisse vue par les écrivains de langue anglaise (2009), an edition of Helen Maria Williams’s A Tour in Switzerland (2011), and a collection of essays, Romanticism, Rousseau, Switzerland: New Prospects (2015). He is currently finishing a monograph on British Romanticism and Switzerland.

James Watt is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York. He is the author of Contesting the Gothic: Fiction, Genre and Cultural Conflict 1764–1832 (1999) and is completing a study provisionally titled British Orientalisms, 1759–1835.

David Worrall is Emeritus Professor of English at Nottingham Trent University and Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Roehampton. He has (p. xxi) held fellowships and awards from the AHRC, British Academy, Leverhulme Trust, Huntington Library, and Australian National University. He is the author of Radical Culture: Discourse, Resistance and Surveillance, 1790–1820 (1992), Theatric Revolution: Drama, Censorship and Romantic Period Subcultures, 1774–1832 (2006), and Celebrity, Performance, Reception: British Georgian Theatre as Social Assemblage (2013). (p. xxii)