Kirstie Blair is a Fellow and Tutor in English at St. Peter's College, Oxford. She has published a number of articles on Victorian poetry and Victorian religion, and has edited a collection of essays on John Keble. She is currently completing her first book, Victorian Poetry and the Culture of the Heart.
Florence S. Boos is Professor of English at the University of Iowa. She is the editor of History and Community: Essays in Victorian Medievalism (1992) and author of The Design of William Morris' The Earthly Paradise (1991).
Antony Harrison, Professor of English at North Carolina State University, has published numerous books, articles, and collections of essays on Victorian poetry. He is also a co-editor of the Blackwell Companion to Victorian Poetry and editor of the now complete, four-volume Letters of Christina Rossetti. Currently, he is finishing The Cultural Production of Matthew Arnold and is at work on a book on Victorian taste.
Linda K. Hughes, Addie Levy Professor of Literature at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, works on Victorian poetry, fiction, and periodicals in the context of gender and publishing history. Her recent work includes two guest-edited special issues of Victorian Poetry (“Whither Victorian Poetry?” [Spring 2003–Winter 2004]); “Women Poets and the Contested Spaces of The Yellow Book,” SEL: Studies in English Literature 44, no. 4 (Autumn 2004): 849–872; and a biography entitled Graham R.: Rosamund Marriott Watson, Woman of Letters (Ohio Univ.Press, 2005).
Emma Mason is a Lecturer in English at the University of Warwick. She is author of Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century and is writing “Nineteenth–Century Religion and Literature: An Introduction” with Mark Knight for Oxford University Press.
Charles LaPorte is an Assistant Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. His present book project examines Victorian poetic ambition in relation to nineteenth–century religious controversies. He has recently published articles in VP and Victorian Literature and Culture.
Jason R. Rudy is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is at work on a manuscript entitled “Electric Meters: Rhythmic Intimacies of Victorian Poetry.”
Herbert F. Tucker is John C. Coleman Professor of English at the University of Virginia, where he co-edits the Press series in Victorian literature and culture and serves as Associate Editor of New Literary History. His teaching anthology Victorian Literature 1830–1900, edited with Dorothy Mermin, remains eligible for course adoption; his Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture is now available on-line via Blackwell's “Literature Compass.” In recent articles he addresses Rossetti's “Goblin Market,” the teaching uses of William Empson's criticism, the bivalve Victorian lyric, and the epic output of Robert Southey. His contribution to this special issue comes from a long-term project on “The Proof of Epic in Britain 1790–1910.”