Mariaconcetta Costantini is Associate Professor of English at the "G. D'Annunzio" University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy). She contributed essays on Victorian literature to various journals and volumes. Her publications also include essays on twentieth-century fiction and anglophone writers. She is the author of Poesia e sovversione: Christina Rossetti, Gerard Manley Hopkins (2000), Behind the Mask: A Study of Ben Okri's Fiction (2002), and Venturing into Unknown Waters:Wilkie Collins and the Challenge of Modernity (2008).
Lee O'Brien has recently finished a doctoral thesis on nineteenth-century women's poetry at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She has published on Mary Boddington, an early Victorian poet. Her current research concerns an examination of the cultural and formal relation of women's poetry to folklore and myth within the context of nineteenth-century theories of the unconscious.
Kathleen Béres Rogers is Assistant Professor of English at the College of Charleston.
Iain Ross has recently completed his doctorate at Magdalen College, Oxford on Wilde's Hellenism and is now teaching Latin and Greek in secondary school.
Beverly Taylor, Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English & Comparative Literature at UNC Chapel Hill, is co-editor (with Marjorie Stone) of a selected edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's poetry forthcoming from Broadview Press and is one of the team editing EBB's complete works for Pickering & Chatto. She is completing a critical study, "Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the Poetics of Engagement."
Marianne Van Remoortel is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Ghent, Belgium. She completed her doctoral dissertation on the sonnet in the long nineteenth century in 2007 and has published articles on the Della Cruscans and on Sonnets from the Portuguese. From January 2009 onwards she will be working at UGent on a funded project devoted to authorship as cultural performance in the mid sixteenth to early twentieth century.
Carolyn Williams is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, where she is Director of Rutgers Writers House. Her book, "Gilbert and Sullivan: Gender, Genre, Parody," will be published in 2009, after which she will turn her attention to Victorian melodrama. [End Page 515]