Alexis Easley is Assistant Professor of English at the University of St. Thomas. Easley's book, First-Person Anonymous: Women Writers and Victorian Print Culture, was published in 2004. Her work has appeared in two essay collections, Victorian Women Writers and the Woman Question (1999) and Defining Centres: Nineteenth-Century Media and the Construction of Identities (2000). She has also published articles in a variety of journals, including Victorian Poetry (2001), Critical Survey (2001), and Victorian Periodicals Review (2005). She is currently at work on a new book project, tentatively titled "National Landscapes and Literary Architecture in Victorian Britain."
David Finkelstein is Research Professor of Media and Print Culture at Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh. His publications include The House of Blackwood: Author-Publisher Relations in the Victorian Era (2002), the co-authored An Introduction to Book History (2005), and the edited collection Print Culture and the Blackwood Tradition (2006). He has also co-edited Nineteenth-Century Media and the Construction of Identities (2000), Negotiating India in the Nineteenth-Century Media (2000), and The Book History Reader (2001; 2nd revised edition 2006).
Linda H. Peterson is Niel Gray, Jr. Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies at Yale University. She is the author of Traditions of Victorian Women's Autobiography (1999) and editor of Harriet Mar-tineau's Autobiography (forthcoming, 2006).
June Sturrock's publications include a book on Charlotte Yonge, an edition of Mansfield Park, and more than 50 articles and book chapters, [End Page 303] mostly on nineteenth-century subjects. Her current projects include a book titled Home Renovations: British Women's Domestic Fiction, 1808– 1866. She is Emeritus Professor of English at Simon Fraser University, where she teaches in the Graduate Liberal Studies programme.
Barton Swaim received a doctorate from the University of Edinburgh last year. He is completing a book on Scottish periodical-writers of the early 19th-century, from which the present article is taken. He works at the Thomas Cooper Library of the University of South Carolina.
Rosemary T. VanArsdel, Distinguished Professor of English at University of Puget Sound, originated, and updates annually, "Victorian Periodicals. Aids to Research: A Selected Bibliography" on the Victoria Research Web, http://victorianresearch.org/periodicals.html. Her most recent publication is biography titled Florence Fenwick Miller: Victorian Feminist, Journalist, and Educator.