James J. Barnes is Professor of History at Wabash College, and Patience P. Barnes is a Research Associate there. Together they have published five books and numerous articles on the history of the book trade, Anglo-American relations in the nineteenth century, and Anglo-German relations in the twentieth century.
Bill Bell is Co-director of the Centre for the History of the Book at the University of Edinburgh. He is a general editor of A History of the Book in Scotland, to be published in four volumes by Edinburgh University Press, and was for several years a member of the editorial team of The Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Volumes 19–24). He is joint editor of two forthcoming collections, Across Boundaries: The Book in Culture and Commerce (Oak Knoll) and Nineteenth-Century Media and the Construction of Identities (Macmillan), and has written widely on nineteenth-century literature and culture.
Julie F. Codell is Director of the School of Art and Professor of Art History at Arizona State University. Her numerous articles on Victorian art have appeared in Victorian Studies, Art History, Victorian Periodicals Review, Dickens Studies Annual, the Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, Victorian Poetry, and the Oxford Art Journal, as well as several encyclopedias and anthologies of collected essays. She co-edited Orientalism Transposed: The Impact of the Colonies on British Culture (London: Ashgate, 1998). She is preparing a book-length study entitled Lives of the Artists: Artists’ Lifewritings and the Political Economy of Art and Artists in Britain, 1880–1914.
Stephen M. Colclough is a Research Fellow with the Book History and Bibliography Research Group in the Department of Literature at the Open University in London. He has published articles on the history of reading and on the life, work, and reading experiences of the poet John Clare. Currently he is working on the research project “Was There a Reading Revolution? Change in the British Reading Experience, 1700–1740, 1800–1840.”
Eike Barbara Dürrfeld received an M.A. in Conservation from Camberwell College of Arts in London. As a Ph.D. candidate in the History of the Book at the University of Mainz, she is completing a dissertation on the historiography of book fastenings and furniture entitled “Wissenschaftliche Analyse einer zentralen Frage der Einbandforschung: Plädoyer für eine wissenschaftliche Erforschung der Buchschließen und Buchbeschläge aus Sicht deutscher Einbandforschung.” Her research interests include the history of bookbindings and bookbinding techniques.
Simon Eliot has recently taken up the post of Professor of Publishing and Printing History at the University of Reading. He is Associate Director of the History of the Book Research Centre based at the University of London, and currently is President of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing. He is also editor of the journal Publishing History and general editor of the monograph series History of the Book—On Demand Series (HOBODS). He is co-editor (with David McKitterick) of the volume covering 1830–1914 in The History of the Book in Britain (Cambridge University Press) and Co-director of the Reading Experience Database (RED), as well as an associate editor of The New Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press). His publications include a microfilm edition (co-editor, John Sutherland) of the Publishers’ Circular, 1837–1900 (1988), Some Patterns and Trends in British Publishing, 1800–1919 (1994), and a forthcoming book on Sir Walter Besant and the professionalization of authorship.
Andrea Finkelstein has a Ph.D. in Early Modern European Intellectual History from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is now an Assistant Professor in the History Department at Bronx Community College (CUNY). The University of Michigan Press has just published her first book, Harmony and Balance: An Intellectual History of Seventeenth-Century English Economic Thought (2000).
Peter France is Professor (Emeritus) of French at the University of Edinburgh. He has published numerous studies and translations of French and Russian literature, and is the editor of the New Oxford Companion to Literature in French (1995) and the Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation (2000). He is married to Siân Reynolds.
Ann Haugland teaches in the School of...