Scott D. Banville is an assistant professor and writing program administrator in the Department of Languages and Literature at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. His research focuses on Victorian popular culture, especially music halls and illustrated periodicals. He is the author of articles on Victorian popular culture, including “Ally Sloper’s Half-Holiday: The Geography of Class in Late-Victorian Britain,” published in VPR.
Catherine Delafield has previously taught at the University of Leicester. She is the author of Women’s Diaries as Narrative in the Nineteenth Century Novel (Ashgate, 2009) and has published essays on serialization and women’s life writing.
Constance M. Fulmer is Associate Dean for Teaching and Assessment at Seaver College, Pepperdine University, and holds the Blanche E. Seaver Chair of English Literature. She published an edition of Edith Simcox’s journal, the Autobiography of a Shirtmaker, in A Monument to the Memory of George Eliot (Garland, 1998) with Margaret E. Barfield, and she is currently working on a biography of Simcox and a study of George Eliot’s moral messages.
Clare Gill is a lecturer in English at the University of Southampton. She has research interests in Victorian literature and print culture, the history of the book, and the nineteenth-century press. She has published on Olive Schreiner, T. Fisher Unwin, and left-wing reading communities of the 1890s. She is currently writing a book on Olive Schreiner and the literary marketplace. [End Page 285]
Andrew Griffiths studied at the University of Exeter and teaches at Plymouth University and the Open University. His research addresses the relationship between New Imperialism, New Journalism, and fiction in the late nineteenth century. He is currently working on a project which focuses on the role of the special correspondent at the heart of this relationship.
Janine Hatter is an honorary research associate in English at the University of Hull who specialises in the short fiction of Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Her publications to date focus on Braddon’s multiple selves and her characters’ (de)constructed identities in relation to her theatrical short fiction, as well as her wider areas of interest in Gothic literature and film. She is also the membership secretary for the Victorian Popular Fiction Association.
Patrick Leary holds a PhD in history from Indiana University and has written widely about Victorian authorship. He created and still manages the oldest and largest online discussion groups for Victorian Studies (VICTORIA) and the history of the book (SHARP-L). Dr. Leary currently serves as president of RSVP. His book The Punch brotherhood (British Library, 2010) received the 2011 Colby Prize.
Katherine Malone is Assistant Professor of English at South Dakota State University. Her research focuses on gender and genre in nineteenth-century literary criticism, and she is currently writing a book on the role of women critics in Victorian periodicals. Her work on Anne Thackeray Ritchie has appeared in English Literature in Transition.
Emily Simmons is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Concordia University in Montréal. She has studied at the University of Toronto and specializes in Victorian literature, print culture, and materialism. She is currently working on a study of mid-Victorian short stories in the periodical press. [End Page 286]