Anna Jane Barton is Lecturer in English at Keele University. Her doctoral thesis was entitled “Name and the Lyric in the Poetry of Tennyson” and she is currently expanding her cultural and formal study of the proper name in the nineteenth century to include, among others, EBB and Dickens. Other research interests include nonsense poetry and the culture of letter writing.
Arnd Bohm is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. His primary research interests are in literary history (English and German) since 1750. He has recent and forthcoming articles in The Wordsworth Circle, Studies in Romanticism, Deutsche Vierteljahresschrift, and the Hopkins Quarterly.
Ernest Fontana is Professor of English at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Recent publications include the following articles: “Victorian Doors,” exploring the relation of rhyme and meaning, appears in the Spring 2006 issue of Philosophy and Literature; “Too Late-the Pre-Raphaelites, Tennyson, and Browning,” in the Spring 2006 issue of the JPRS, and “Pre-facing Similie Vehicles in the Sonnets of D. G. Rossetti” in a forthcoming issue of Style.
Jude V. Nixon is Professor of English and Director of The Honors College at Oakland University. He is the author of Gerard Manley Hopkins and His Contemporaries: Liddon, Newman, Darwin, and Pater, editor of Victorian Religious Discourse, and editor of the forthcoming The Sermons and Spiritual Writings of Gerard Manley Hopkins, volume 6 of the 8 volumes The Collected Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins (Oxford University Press).
Claire Senior recently defended her dissertation entitled “Troubled Water: Shipwreck, Submergence, and Sentimental Emasculation in the Early Novels of Charles Dickens,” and is currently employed as an adjunct professor at the University of Western Ontario. She has also published in The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies and the Dickens Studies Annual.
Patrick Scott is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, where he also currently serves as Director of Rare Books and Special Collections at Thomas Cooper Library. His books include The Early Editions of Arthur High Clough (1977), and two Clough editions, Amours de Voyage (1978) and The Bothie: The Text of 1848 (1976).
Olivia Gatti Taylor is an independent scholar, editor, and poet. Her recent publications include “Stab at Mother: Self-Made Messiahs, Maternal Suffering, and the Cost of Co-Redemption in Flannery O'Connor's Everything That Rises Must Converge” Magistra (Summer 2005) and “Cultural Confessions: Penance and Penitence in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and The Marble Faun,” Renascence (Winter 2005). Taylor is currently completing a sequence of seventy sonnets that explores the sacramental quality of being and the many ways that human hearts encounter the divine.