Jayne Elisabeth Archer is Lecturer in Medieval and Renaissance Literature at the Department of English and Creative Writing, Aberystwyth University, Wales. She is a general editor of John Nichols's The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth I (forthcoming, 2013) and coeditor of The Progresses, Pageants, and Entertainments of Queen Elizabeth I (2007) and The Intellectual and Cultural World of the Early Modern Inns of Court (2011). She is currently editing Volume 3: The Verse Treatises for Oxford's Literary Works of Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke.
Mark Bayer is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Texas, San Antonio. He is the author of Theatre, Community, and Civic Engagement in Jacobean London (2011) and numerous articles and book chapters on early modern theater and culture and the reception of Shakespeare's plays.
Robert Bearman was, until 2007, Head of Archives and Local Studies at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon and was elected an Honorary Fellow on his retirement. He has published articles in Shakespeare Quarterly, Shakespeare Survey, and Midland History on Shakespearean biography; he is editor of Minutes and Accounts of the Stratford-upon-Avon Corporation, 1599-1609, published in 2011. He is currently working on a further volume in the series, which will cover the years 1610 to 1620.
Holly Dugan is Associate Professor of English at the George Washington University. She is the author of The Ephemeral History of Perfume: Scent and Sense in Early Modern England (2011).
Darryl J. Gless holds the Roy C. Moose Chair of Renaissance Studies in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of "Measure for Measure," the Law and the Convent (1979) and Interpretation and Theology in Spenser (1994). With Barbara Herrnstein Smith, he also edited The Politics of Liberal Education (1991).
Lawrence Manley is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English at Yale University. He is the author of Literature and Culture in Early Modern London (1995), editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of London (2011), [End Page 607] and coauthor, with Sally-Beth MacLean, of Lord Strange's Men and Their Plays (forthcoming, 2013).
Amrita Sen is Assistant Professor of English at Oklahoma City University. She has published on Stuart court masques, early modern ethnography, and East India Company women. She is currently working on a book project that looks at early modern drama, the East Indies trade, and London's changing city space.
Ellen Spolsky, Professor Emerita, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, is a literary theorist with a special interest in early modern literature and art and in cognitive literary criticism. Two books combine these interests: Satisfying Skepticism: Embodied Knowledge in the Early Modern World (2001) and Word vs. Image: Cognitive Hunger in Shakespeare's England (2007).
David Francis Taylor is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Toronto. He is author of Theatres of Opposition: Empire, Revolution, and Richard Brinsley Sheridan (2012), and coeditor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook to the Georgian Playhouse, 1737-1832.
Misha Teramura is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University, where he studies early modern literature.
Howard Thomas is Emeritus Professor of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University, Wales. He has held visiting professorships at universities in Switzerland and the United States. His research interests include genetics, evolution and uses of food plants. He also has a special interest in the cultural significance of scientific research and promotion of links between science and the arts.
Richard Marggraf Turley teaches Romantic literature at the Department of English and Creative Writing, Aberystwyth University, Wales. He is author of three books on Keats and his circle, including Bright Stars: John Keats, Barry Cornwall and Romantic Literary Culture (2009). Most recently, he edited The Writer in the Academy: Creative Interfictions (2012). In 2007, he won the Keats-Shelley Prize for poetry.
Lina Perkins Wilder is Associate Professor of English at Connecticut College. She is the author of Shakespeare's Memory Theatre: Recollection, Properties, and Character (2010). [End Page 608]