Lauren Caldwell recently received her master's degree in English from Stanford University. She is currently working on a study of the eighteenth-century British literary periodical tradition.
Simon Humphries is currently editing Christina Rossetti's work for Oxford University Press and is writing a critical study of Rossetti. His essays on Gerard Manley Hopkins have appeared in Victorian Poetry and in the TLS; essays on Rossetti are forthcoming in Review Of English Studies and in Notes & Queries. He is a member of Linacre College, Oxford.
Antony Harrison is Professor and Head of the English Department at North Carolina State University. He is author of Christina Rossetti in Context, has edited The Letters of Christina Rossetti (4 vols.) and a special double issue of Victorian Poetry on Christina Rossetti (1994), and he has co-edited The Culture of Christina Rossetti (with Mary Arseneau and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra). He has also published Swinburne's Medievalism, Victorian Poets and Romantic Poems, and Victorian Poets and the Politics of Culture. He is currently completing a new book, “The Cultural Construction of Matthew Arnold,” and has begun a large project on Victorian Taste.
Peter Merchant is Principal Lecturer in the Department of English and Language Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He is co-editor, with Suzanne Bray and Adrienne E. Gavin, of Faith, Myth and Literary Creation: Re-Embroidering the Robe (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming), and an edition of Sarah Fyge Egerton's Female Advocate for the Juvenilia Press is to follow.
Michael Sanders is a Lecturer in Victorian Literature at the University of Manchester. He has just completed a monograph on Chartist Poetry provisionally entitled “The Poetry of Chartism: Aesthetics, Politics, History,” which will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2008. He is currently working on a project centered on the mass strikes of 1842.