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Isobel Armstrong, FBA, has written extensively on Victorian poetry, notably Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics (1993), and a collection of nineteenth-century women's poetry for Oxford University Press, edited with Joe Bristow (1996). She returned to poetry in her Victorian Glassworlds. Glass Culture and the Imagination 1830-80 (2008), which won the MLA's James Russell Lowell Prize in 2009. She is working on a short book on the novel and a reading diary of Victorian poems. She is Emeritus Professor of English (Geoffrey Tillotson Chair) at Birkbeck, University of London.

Amy Billone is Associate Professor of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is the author of Little Songs: Women, Silence, and the Nineteenth-Century Sonnet (The Ohio State University Press, 2007). In 2005, she wrote the Introduction, Notes and For Further Reading sections of the Barnes and Noble Classics edition of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan. She has published essays on nineteenth-century poetry and also on children's literature for journals such as Victorian Poetry, Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, Children's Literature and SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900. She is currently working on a book about dreams and the supernatural from Romanticism to the present. Billone has published poems widely.

Kenneth Crowell is a doctoral candidate in the English department at Purdue University specializing in Nineteenth century poetry. His dissertation, "'Indispensable Latest Addenda': Matters of Fact and the Materiality of the Poetic in the Nineteenth Century," examines the relationship between narrative, lyric, and poetic theory during the Long Nineteenth century.

Valentine Cunningham is a Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford University, and senior Fellow and Tutor in English at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. His Victorian publications include Everywhere Spoken Against: Dissent in the Victorian Novel (Oxford, 1975), an Oxford World's Classics edition of Adam Bede (1996), and The Victorians: An Anthology of Poetry and Poetics (Blackwell, 2000). His most recent book was Reading After Theory (Blackwell, 2002). Victorian Poetry Now: Poets, Poems, Poetics will appear in 2011 from Wiley-Blackwell.

Marysa Demoor is Professor of English Literature at the University of Ghent and a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge. She is the author of Their [End Page 595] Fair Share. Women, Power and Criticism in the Athenaeum, from Millicent Garrett Fawcett to Katherine Mansfield, 1870-1920 (2000 Ashgate) in which she is the first to uncover the importance of poets such as Mathilde Blind and Augusta Webster as reviewers; she is also the editor of Marketing the Author. Authorial Personae, Narrative Selves and Self-fashioning, 1880-1930 (2004 Palgrave). With Laurel Brake she has edited The Lure of Illustration in the Nineteenth Century. Picture and Press (Palgrave, 2009) and the Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism (British Library and Academia, 2009, co-winner of the Colby prize 2010).

Brian Donnelly is a Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests are in late Victorian literature and art, and he is the author of several articles on the Pre-Raphaelites, Victorian poetry, and sensational fiction. He is currently completing a book on the poetry and painting of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

John Holmes is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Reading. He is the author of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Late Victorian Sonnet Sequence: Sexuality, Belief and the Self (Ashgate, 2005) and Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution (Edinburgh University Press, 2009), and the co-editor of Horae Amoris: The Collected Poems of Rosa Newmarch (Rivendale Press, 2010). He is currently editing a collection of essays on science in twentieth-century poetry and is beginning work on a project on epic and modernity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Anne Nichols received her Ph.D. in English from Wayne State University. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Rochester College in Rochester Hills, MI, where she also directs the honors program. She specializes in nineteenth-century British and American literature and is interested in theology and current literature. She is currently working on a book, Domestic Theology: Nineteenth-Century Women Writers and the Women of...


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