Bernard Beatty is Senior Fellow in the School of English at the University of Liverpool and Associate Fellow in the School of Divinity at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of Byron’s Don Juan (1985) and Byron’s Don Juan and Other Poems (1987). He edited The Byron Journal from 1988 to 2005, is a member of the Editorial Committee, and is one of the Vice-Presidents of the Byron Society. He has edited three collections of essays on Byron and written on Romanticism, the Bible, and aspects of literary theory. Pending publications are on Shelley and the theatre, Victorian bric-à-brac and Romantic Decadence.
Elham Nilchian is Lecturer in the Department of English, Islamic Azad University (IAU). She has reviewed for The Byron Journal and has written essays in English and Persian. She is currently writing a book on the influence of Persian classical literature on Romantic poetry, based on her PhD thesis under the supervision of Professor Philip Shaw, University of Leicester.
Emily Paterson-Morgan graduated from the University of Bristol in 2012 with a PhD in English Literature. Her main research interests are the exploration of the complexities of Byron’s religious views, with a particular emphasis on Calvinism and Dualist heresies, his interactions with Robert Southey and William Blake’s reinterpretation of the Book of Job.
Alan Rawes teaches Romanticism at the University of Manchester, where he is also the Director of the Byron Centre. His publications include Byron’s Poetic Experimentation (2000), Romantic Biography (co-editor, 2003), English Romanticism and the Celtic World (co-editor, 2003), Romanticism and Form (editor, 2007), and Reading, Writing and the Influence of Harold Bloom (co-editor, 2010). He edited The Byron Journal from 2005 to 2012, and is currently Joint President of the International Byron Society.
Adam White completed his doctoral studies in December 2011 at the University of Manchester. His PhD thesis explores subjects such as the picturesque, the sublime and ruins in John Clare’s poetry. Adam published an essay in the John Clare Society Journal in 2009 and he has presented papers on Clare at a number of conferences in the UK. [End Page vii]