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  • Contributors to Volume 40

David Fairer is Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature at the University of Leeds. His most recent book, Organising Poetry: The Coleridge Circle 1790–1798 (Oxford University Press, 2009) traces the development of English poetry during the 1790s, building on the concerns of his previous comprehensive study, English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century, 1700–1789 (Longman, 2003). He is also the author of Pope’s Imagination (Manchester University Press, 1984), The Poetry of Alexander Pope (Penguin, 1989), and, as editor, Pope: New Contexts (1990). He has edited The Correspondence of Thomas Warton (University of Georgia Press, 1995) and the first complete printing of Warton’s History of English Poetry (Routledge, 1998). With Christine Gerrard, he has edited Eighteenth-Century Poetry: An Annotated Anthology (Blackwell, second edition, 2003).

David V. Hagan is assistant professor of French at the University of Iowa. He is currently researching the role of empathy and sympathetic bodily experiences in eighteenth-century accounts of sociability and the development of language.

Emrys D. Jones studied at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge and has recently completed his Ph.D. on politics and friendship in Sir Robert Walpole’s Britain. In 2009 he was George B. Cooper fellow at Yale’s Lewis Walpole Library, and he is currently working on several projects arising from his research there.

Shelley King is Professor of English at Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada) where she specializes in nineteenth-century British Literature and Children’s Literature. Her primary research interests are Amelia Alderson Opie, a woman writer of the Romantic period, and Philip Pullman, contemporary author of fantasy fiction for children and young adults. With co-editor John B. Pierce, she has published The Collected Poems of Amelia Alderson Opie (Oxford University Press, 2009) as well as editions of Opie’s Adeline Mowbray (Oxford World’s Classics, 1998) and The Father and Daughter (Broadview, 2003). She is also co-editor with Yaël Schlick of Refiguring the Coquette: Essays on Culture and Coquetry (Bucknell, [End Page 275] 2008). Her work has appeared in Alden Cavanaugh’s Performing the “Everyday”: The Culture of Genre in the Eighteenth Century (Delaware, 2007) and Miriam Wallace’s Enlightening Romanticism, Romancing the Enlightenment: British Novels from 1750 to 1832 (Ashgate, 2009), and in journals including Eighteenth-Century Studies and Children’s Literature. Current projects include volume 12 of The Cambridge Correspondence of Samuel Richardson.

Laure Marcellesi is Assistant Professor of French at Dartmouth College. An Agrégée de l’Université, she received her Ph.D. from Yale in 2008. Her research focuses on travel literature in the French Enlightenment as well as issues of gender and colonization. She is currently working on Literary Encounters, a book exploring representations of Tahiti in late eighteenth-century France.

Daniel O’Quinn is a Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. He is the author of Staging Governance: Theatrical Imperialism in London, 1770–1800 (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005). He has co-edited the Cambridge Companion to British Theatre, 1730–1830 (2007) with Jane Moody, and has edited the Travels of Mirza Abu Taleb Khan for Broadview Press (2008). His forthcoming book Entertaining Crisis in the Atlantic Imperium, 1770–1784 (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011) explores the mediation of the American War in the British press and in a range of performance venues. His articles on the intersection of race, sexuality, and class in a range of cultural milieus have appeared in various journals including ELH, October, Studies in Romanticism, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Theatre Journal, Documents, European Romantic Review, and Romantic Praxis.

Jessica Richard is Associate Professor of English at Wake Forest University. She has published articles on Rasselas, Belinda, and Frankenstein. She is the editor of The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia (Broadview, 2008) and author of The Romance of Gambling in the Eighteenth-Century British Novel, forthcoming in the Palgrave Studies in Enlightenment, Romanticism, and the Cultures of Print Series.

Mary D. Sheriff is W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a specialist in eighteenth-century French art...


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