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Florence S. Boos is a professor of English at the University of Iowa. The author of monographs on Dante G. Rossetti and William Morris's The Earthly Paradise, she has edited Morris's Socialist Diary, his Earthly Paradise, and, most recently, Working Class Women Poets of Victorian Britain: An Anthology. She is also preparing a Morris Online Edition, in progress at

Scott Dransfield is Associate Professor of English at Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, Virginia. His publications include articles on Charles Dickens, Thomas Carlyle, and Sir Richard Burton. He is currently at work on a project investigating Browning's prosody and the politics of the grotesque

Frank Fennell is Professor of English and Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago. He is author or editor of six books, primarily on Victorian literature, including Rereading Hopkins: Selected New Essays, and he has published numerous articles, especially on Hopkins. His current project is a book on Hopkins and his readers.

Benjamin F. Fisher, Professor of English, The University of Mississippi, is preparing an edition of Ella D'Arcy's correspondence. He also recently published "The 1890s and Edgar Allan Poe" (PoeS 39-40), which attests Poe's importance to many British writers as the close of the nineteenth century.

Linda K. Hughes, Addie Levy Professor of Literature at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, is author of Graham R.: Rosamund Marriott Watson, Woman of Letters (2005) and guest editor of the special issues of VP entitled "Whither Victorian Poetry?" (Winter 2003/Spring 2004). She has recently completed a book-length study of Victorian poetry in the context of print culture.

Clinton Machann is Professor of English at Texas A&M University. Among his publications are The Genre of Autobiography in Victorian Literature (1994), The Essential Matthew Arnold: An Annotated Bibliography of Major Modern Sources (1993), and Matthew Arnold: A Literary Life (1998).

Britta Martens is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of the West of England in Bristol, and review editor of the Browning Society Notes. Her research interests lie mainly in Robert Browning's poetics and cross-cultural aspects of Victorian writing about Europe. She is currently completing a monograph on Browning's poetics in relation to the Romantic legacy. [End Page 373]

Rosemarie Morgan, president of The Thomas Hardy Association, research fellow at Yale University, is author of many essays (from Brontë to Toni Morrison), Women and Sexuality in the Novels of Thomas Hardy (1988), Cancelled Words: Rediscovering Thomas Hardy (1992), and A Student Companion to Thomas Hardy (2007). She is editor of the bi-annual publication of The Hardy Review and is currently editing a companion in a new series for Ashgate: A Research Companion to Thomas Hardy (Ashgate, 2009).

Brandy Ryan recently defended her dissertation, "'All that the heart breaks while it bears': The Conceptual Mourning of Hemans, Landon, Barrett, and Rossetti," at the University of Toronto. Her post-doc research will expand her interest in female poetic relationships to examine the elegies, lyric poems, and letters written by Felicia Hemans, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Maria Jane Jewsbury, Dora Greenwell, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti, Michael Field, Emily Pfeiffer, Adelaide Anne Proctor, and Bessie Rainer Parkes.

David Sassian is a doctoral candidate in English, specializing in Romanticism, at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Andrew Stauffer is an associate professor of English at the University of Virginia, where he also directs the digital initiative NINES ( He is the author of Anger, Revolution, and Romanticism (2005), and has edited works by H. Rider Haggard and (with James Loucks) Robert Browning.

Marjorie Stone, Professor of English, Dalhousie University, Canada, has recently co-edited (with Beverly Taylor) Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Selected, Annotated, Critical Edition, forthcoming from Broadview Press. She is also a volume editor for The Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, under contract with Pickering and Chatto. [End Page 374]



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