G. Thomas Tanselle, formerly the vice president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, is president of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia. His next book will be Bibliographical Analysis: An Historical Introduction.
Paul Needham is Scheide Librarian, Princeton University Library.
Ralph Hanna is Professor of Palaeography, University of Oxford, and Tutorial Fellow in English, Keble College. His most recent protracted study is London Literature, 1300–1380 (Cambridge, 2005).
Conor Fahy is Emeritus Professor of Italian in the University of London. He has published widely on Italian printing, mainly of the Renaissance. He is currently interested in paper production in Italy, and the use of paper evidence in bibliographical research.
Andrew Zurcher is Fellow and Director of Studies in English at Queens’ College, Cambridge. He has published articles and books on the works of Edmund Spenser and William Shakespeare, and is currently helping to edit the Oxford University Press edition of The Collected Works of Edmund Spenser.
R. Carter Hailey teaches Medieval and Early Modern Literature at the College of William and Mary and publishes on matters bibliographical, lexical, and editorial. He is the designer/builder of the Hailey’s COMET portable optical collator. His book On Paper: The Description and Analysis of Handmade Laid Paper is forthcoming from Pickering and Chatto (2009).
E. Derek Taylor is an Associate Professor of English at Longwood University (Farmville, VA). His essays on Mary Astell have appeared in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Journal of the History of Ideas, and Mary Astell: Reason, Gender, Faith, ed. William Kolbrener and Michal Michelson (Ashgate, 2007). He coedited with Melvyn New an edition of Astell and John Norris’s Letters Concerning the Love of God (Ashgate, 2005) and is currently collaborating with New and Elizabeth Kraft on an edition of Samuel Richardson’s The History of Sir Charles Grandison, forthcoming as part of The Cambridge Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Samuel Richardson. His book Reason and Religion in Clarissa is forthcoming from Ashgate.
Jiaming Han received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1993 and teaches English at Peking University in China. He is the author of “Henry Fielding: Form, History, Ideology” (Beijing: Peking University Press, 1997) and has published articles on English literature, comparative [End Page 299] iterature and translation studies. He was a Fulbright Research Scholar at the University of Virginia for the academic year of 2005–2006.
Thomas F. Bonnell has just published The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry 1765 – 1810 (Oxford University Press, 2008). Currently he is working on volumes 3 and 4 of James Boswell’s Life Of Johnson: An Edition of the Original Manuscript, In Four Volumes. He is Professor of English at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame.
Stephen Karian is Assistant Professor of English at Marquette University. He has published essays on Jonathan Swift and is co-editor of the Swift Poems Project. He co-edited Eighteenth-Century Contexts: Historical Inquiries in Honor of Phillip Harth (Wisconsin, 2001) and is currently writing a book-length study of print and manuscript in Swift’s career.
David Leon Higdon, Paul Whitfield Horn Professor Emeritus at Texas Tech University, plans in retirement to return to his textual study of Graham Greene’s novels. He recently completed a manuscript, “Wandering into Brave New World,” which charts the impact of Aldous Huxley’s trip around the world in 1925–26 on his dystopian novel.
Russell (Rusty) Reed took his Master’s Degree in Technical Writing at Texas Tech University and now works in the computer world. [End Page 300]