Michael Ackland is a Reader in English at Monash University. His publications on Australian colonial culture include The Penguin Book of 19th Century Australian Literature (1993), That Shining Band: A Study of Australian Colonial Verse Tradition (1994), and Henry Kendall: The Man and the Myths (1995).
Barbara Garlick is a Research Associate in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History, the University of Queensland. She has edited or co-edited Victorians and History (AVSA 1991), Stereotypes of Women in Power (Greenwood, 1992), Victorian Journalism (U Queensland P, 1998), and Tradition and the Poetics of Self in Nineteenth-Century Women's Poetry (Rodopi, 2002). Other publications include articles on Victorian women poets and political women writers.
Christopher Lee is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Humanities and International Studies at the University of Southern Queensland. In 1999 he published a scholarly edition of writing from the 1890s, Turning the Century (UQP), and more recently co-edited a collection of essays which maps the post-war history of Australian literary criticism, Authority and Influence (UQP 2001). He has published widely on Australian writing, literary criticism, and cultural history, and is currently the President of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature.
Ian Reid is a Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. He has published papers on English, Australian, American and French literature and on cultural and educational policy and history. He is the author of a dozen books, including Narrative Exchanges (Routledge, 1992). Regarding poetry of the Victorian period, his main current interest is in the influence of Wordsworth on cultural institutions.
E. Warwick Slinn is Associate Professor of English at Massey University, New Zealand. He is the author of Browning and the Fictions of Identity (Macmillan, 1982) and The Discourse of Self in Victorian Poetry (UP Virginia, 1991). He has written essays for several recent Companions to Victorian poetry and literature, and has also published articles on literary theory and performativity.
Meg Tasker is a Senior Lecturer in Literature at the University of Ballarat, Victoria. Her PhD (Monash, 1990) was on the poetry of Arthur Hugh Clough, and she had an article on Clough's Bothie in the 1996 Summer issue of Victorian Poetry. Her research interests are in English and Australian poetry and literary history, and she has published many papers and reference articles on radical poet, journalist, and social critic Francis W.L.Adams (1862–93), including the first critical biography, Struggle and Storm (MUP, 2001).
Ann Vickery is a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University and Temple University in 2001–2002. She has recently completed a research fellowship at Macquarie University investigating constructions of cultural identity in Australian women's poetry. Her book, Leaving Lines of Gender: A Feminist Genealogy of Language Writing, was published by Wesleyan University Press in 2000.