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Bruce Boehrer is Bertram H. Davis Professor of English and Frances Cushing Ervin Professor of English at Florida State University. He is the author of several books, including Animal Characters: Nonhuman Beings in Early Modern Literature (2010), Parrot Culture: Our 2500-Year-Long Fascination with the World's Most Talkative Bird (2004), and Shakespeare Among the Animals: Nature and Society in the Drama of Early Modern England (2002). He is founding editor of the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies.

Laura Brown is the Anderson Professor of English and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Cornell University. Her publications include Fables of Modernity: Literature and Culture in the English Eighteenth Century (2001) and Homeless Dogs and Melancholy Apes: Humans and Other Animals in the Modern Literary Imagination (2010).

Lucinda Cole is Associate Professor at the University of Southern Maine, where she teaches courses on early modern literature and animal studies. Her most recent essays have appeared in the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies and in the Routledge Companion to Literature and Science. She is completing a book on early modern vermin.

Erica Fudge is Professor of English Studies at the University of Strathclyde and is the author of four books: Perceiving Animals: Humans and Beasts in Early Modern English Culture (2000), Animal (2002), Brutal Reasoning: Animals, Rationality and Humanity in Early Modern England (2006) and Pets (2008). She was the director of the British Animal Studies Network (funded by the Arts and Humanities Council of the UK) which ran from 2007–2009, and is associate editor for the Humanities of the journal Society & Animals.

Jonathan Lamb is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of The Evolution of Sympathy (2009) and The Things Things Say, forthcoming with Princeton University Press. He is currently working on Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery, an account of the perceptual disturbances, passionate extremes and literary raw materials that come of vitaminosis.

Donna Landry is Professor of English and American Literature and Co-Director of the Centre for Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century at the University of Kent. A Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, she recently published Noble Brutes: How Eastern Horses Transformed English Culture (2008), and has [End Page 107] now embarked upon The Evliya Çelebi Way:

Robert Markley is W. D. and Sara E. Trowbridge Professor of English at the University of Illinois and editor of The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation. The author of more than eighty articles in eighteenth-century studies, science studies, and new media, his recent books include Dying Planet: Mars in Science and the Imagination (2005), and The Far East and the English Imagination, 1600–1730 (2006). He is currently completing a book on climate and culture during the Little Ice Age (c 1500–1800).

Richard Nash, Professor of English at Indiana University, is the author of Wild Enlightenment (2003), winner of the Walker Cowen Prize, and several essays on Animal Studies. He is currently working on a book on the origins of the thoroughbred racehorse and what it means to "invent" an animal.

Cary Wolfe is Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English at Rice Unversity. He is the author and co-editor of several books, including Animal Rites: American Culture, The Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory (2003), Zoontologies: The Question of the Animal (2003), and, most recently, What is Posthumanism? (2009). He is founding editor of the series Posthumanties with the University of Minnesota Press. [End Page 108]



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