mary addyman completed her PhD in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick in September 2016. Her thesis examined how collecting was portrayed and constructed by print culture in the nineteenth century. She is interested in the peripheries of collecting culture and is currently developing a project about recipe books as collections. She is co-editor of Food, Drink, and the Written Word in Britain, 1820–1945 (Routledge, 2017).
alison booth, Academic Director, Scholars’ Lab, and Professor of English at the University of Virginia, specializes in transatlantic Victorian studies, biography, women’s history, and digital humanities. Her digital project Collective Biographies of Women has been supported by ACLS and NEH grants; it emerged from her book How to Make It as a Woman: Collective Biographical History from Victoria to the Present (Chicago, 2004). Author of Greatness Engendered: George Eliot and Virginia Woolf (Cornell, 1992) and editor of the Longman Cultural Edition of Wuthering Heights, she has studied authors’ house museums in Homes and Haunts: Touring Writers’ Shrines and Countries (Oxford, 2016).
owen clayton is a senior lecturer in English literature at the University of Lincoln, UK. His research interests include transatlantic visual culture of the long nineteenth century and working–class studies. His first monograph, Literature and Photography in Transition, 1850–1915, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015. The book examines photography in the work of Henry Mayhew, Robert Louis Stevenson, Amy Levy, William Dean Howells, and Jack London. Owen’s next monograph will be on American literature and homelessness, focusing on the Progressive Era.
jo devereux is an assistant professor in the Department of English and Writing Studies at Western University, where she teaches nineteenth-century literature, Shakespeare, drama, and theatre studies. She is the author of The Making of Women Artists in Victorian England: The Education and Careers of Six Professionals (2016) and Patriarchy and Its Discontents: Sexual Politics in Selected Novels and Stories of Thomas Hardy (2003). Her article “The Evolution of Victorian Women’s Art Education, 1858–1900: Access and Legitimacy in Women’s Periodicals” is forthcoming in Victorian Periodicals Review, and she is the book review editor for English Studies in Canada.
richa dwor is an instructor in the English Department at Douglas College. Her monograph, Jewish Feeling: Difference and Affect in Nineteenth-Century Jewish Women’s Writing (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015) reads Grace Aguilar and [End Page 159] Amy Levy alongside George Eliot and Henry James. She is the editor of the anthology Religious Feeling, forthcoming in the Routledge series Nineteenth-Century Literature, Religion and Society.
sophia hsu is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Program in Writing and Communication at Rice University. She received her Ph.D. in English from Rice in May 2017. Her current book project examines the development of the Victorian novel in relation to the history. of the population.
sarah jones is Head of Faculty Services, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Registrar and casual academic (History) at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her research and teaching interests include eighteenth- to twentieth-century British and European history; social and cultural history; life-writing, biography and subjectivity; memory, place, and belonging; travel; gender and diversity; and Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle.
deborah lutz is the Thruston B. Morton Professor of English at the University of Louisville. Her books include Relics of Death in Victorian Literature and Culture (supported by an ACLS fellowship) and The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects (shortlisted for the PEN biography award). She is the editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Jane Eyre (4th edition).
carla manfredi held a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa (2015–16). She has recently published articles and book chapters on Robert Louis Stevenson, photography, and colonialism in Oceania and is currently at work on the first monograph devoted to Robert Louis Stevenson’s photography.
shane mccorristine is an historian with interests in Arctic exploration, the supernatural, and the “night side” of modern life (stories of death, dreams, and madness). He is currently a Lecturer in Modern British History, Newcastle University, UK and is the author of The Spectral Arctic: A History of...