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  • Biographies

Anne Anderson, FSA, is an Hon. Research Fellow at the University of Exeter; Fellow of the Henry Francis Du Pont Museum and Library, Winterthur, DE; Fletcher Jones Fellow of the Huntington Library, CA; and Cumming Ceramics Research Fellow (2007 and 2010). She is a consultant at the Leighton House Museum, where she contributed to the reopening exhibition in 2010, “Bric-a-brac hunting for the Palace of Art.” She has contributed papers to The Places and Spaces of Fashion, 1800–2007 (Routledge, 2009), Material Cultures, 1740–1920: The Meanings and Pleasures of Collecting (Ashgate, 2009); Rethinking the Interior c. 1867–1896: Aestheticism and the Arts and Crafts (Ashgate, 2010); and Fashion, Interior Design and the Contours of Modern Identity (Ashgate, 2010).

Rob Breton is Associate Professor of English at Nipissing University where he teaches nineteenth-century literature and culture. His research interests are mainly in working-class writing, Chartist fiction, and the radical presses of the 1830s. He is the author of Gospels and Grit: Work and Labour in Carlyle, Conrad, and Orwell (University of Toronto Press) and articles on working-class writing in Victorian Studies, Journal of Victorian Culture, and VIJ.

May Caroline Chan is Assistant Professor of English Literature at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Her specialties lie in travel literature and Rudyard Kipling. Her most recent essays are “Orientalism Multiplied: Rudyard Kipling’s View of Easternness in India and East Asia” in On and Off the Page: Mapping Place in Text and Culture (2009) and “Canton 1857” in the upcoming Victorian Review special forum, “Beyond Britain.” [End Page 455]

Jennifer J. Connor is Associate Professor of Medical Humanities in the Faculty of Medicine, with a cross-appointment in the Department of History, at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her publications include her book, Guardians of Medical Knowledge (Scarecrow Press, 2000), and articles in Book History, History of the Book in Canada volumes (University of Toronto Press), and Libraries & Culture. A former co-editor of the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, since 2007 she has been editor of another bilingual journal, the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada.

David Finkelstein is Research Professor of Media and Print Culture at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, with research interests in book history and the Victorian periodical press. His publications include The House of Blackwood: Author-Publisher Relations in the Victorian Era (2002), and the co-authored An Introduction to Book History (2005), and he is editor of Print Culture and the Blackwood Tradition (2006), which was awarded the Robert Colby Book Prize in 2007.

Judith Fisher is professor of English at Trinity University, San Antonio, TX. She works primarily in Victorian fiction. Her most recent publication is a scholarly edition of William Makepeace Thackeray’s last complete novel, The Adventures of Philip, published by the University of Michigan Press. She is currently working on “The Empire of the Tea-Table: A Literary History of Tea, 1660–1900.”

Kellie Holzer is an instructor in the English Department at the University of Washington. She specializes in the literature and culture of the British Empire and is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Tying the Knot: Marital Fictions in India and England 1753–1907.

Brian Maidment is Research Professor in the History of Print Culture at Salford University. He has a long standing interest in Victorian periodicals and was an Associate Editor for The Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Journalism, to which he contributed many entries. He is currently completing a book called Comedy, Caricature and the Social Order 1820–1850 for Manchester University Press.

Kristine Moruzi is a Grant Notley Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, where she is examining representations of girlhood in Canadian children’s literature between 1840 and 1940. This project builds on her dissertation, “Girls of the Period: Constructing Girlhood in the Periodical Press, 1850–1915,” which she completed at the University of Melbourne and which is forth [End Page 456] coming from Ashgate Press. Refereed publications based on her research have appeared in Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, Australian Journal of Victorian Studies, Women’s Writing, and an edited collection on Antifeminism and the Victorian...


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