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David Alff is Assistant Professor of English at SUNY-Buffalo. He is currently writing a book manuscript called “The Wreckage of Intentions: Projects in British Culture, 1660–1730.”

Neil Chudgar is Assistant Professor of English at Macalester College. He is finishing a book called “Modern Touch,” which is about object-relations in the eighteenth century. His next project, “The Hazard of Loving the Creatures,” will concern the origins of the cute. His essay “Swift’s Gentleness” appeared in ELH.

Patrick M. Erben is Associate Professor of early American literature and culture at the University of West Georgia. He is the author of A Harmony of the Spirits: Translation and the Language of Community in Early Pennsylvania, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2012.

Martha J. Koehler is Associate Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. She is the author of Models of Reading: Paragons and Parasites in Richardson, Burney, and Laclos (Bucknell, 2005). Her current projects are an essay on sincerity in the poetry of William Cowper and a book on the philosophical, religious, and scientific contexts of suspense in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Erin Mackie is Professor of English at Syracuse University. She has written on fashion in The Tatler and The Spectator and has edited a thematic collection of those papers. Having completed a study of eighteenth-century masculinity and criminality, she is now writing on how that criminality shapes the historical imagination and novelistic discourse of the nineteenth-century

Andreas K. E. Mueller is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Worcester, UK, and the Director of the Defoe Society. He is the author of A Critical Study of Daniel Defoe’s Verse (Mellen, 2010) and a co-editor of and contributor to Positioning Daniel Defoe’s Non-Fiction: Form, Function, Genre (Cambridge Scholars, 2011). In addition, he has published on eighteenth-century revivals of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus and recently begun a book project concerned with the eighteenth-century Bishop of Worcester, Richard Hurd.

Brian Michael Norton is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at California State University, Fullerton and is author of Fiction and [End Page 433] the Philosophy of Happiness: Ethical Inquiries in the Age of Enlightenment (Bucknell, 2012). His current project looks at aesthetic experience and everyday life in eighteenth-century literature.

Shaun Regan is a Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Literature at Queen’s University Belfast, where his research and teaching interests include prose fiction, comic discourse, the culture of politeness, and the early Black Atlantic. He is the author of Making the Novel: Fiction and Society in Britain, 1660–1789 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, with Brean Hammond) and of articles on Laurence Sterne, Olaudah Equiano, Scriblerian satire, and early Irish fiction. Most recently, he is the editor of Reading 1759: Literary Culture in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain and France (Bucknell, 2013) and of The Culture of the Seven Years’ War: Empire, Identity, and the Arts in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (Forthcoming).

William B. Warner is Professor of English at UC Santa Barbara where he has served as Chair and as Director of UC’s Digital Cultures Project. His publications and research have centered upon the media culture of the eighteenth century and the modern period. His most recent book, Protocols of Liberty: Communication Innovation and the American Revolution is forthcoming from University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Jeremy W. Webster is Associate Professor of English and Dean of the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University. He is the author of Performing Libertinism in Charles II’s Court: Politics, Drama, Sexuality (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and articles on gender, politics, and patriarchy in eighteenth-century literature. He is completing a study of representations of Jewish men in the period. [End Page 434]