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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.

Iain Crawford is Associate Professor of English at the University of Delaware, where he teaches courses on nineteenth-century British literature. His articles have appeared in journals including SEL, Studies in the Novel, and The Journal of Narrative Technique. He is currently working on a book manuscript titled Editing Scheherazade: Dickens and the Formation of the Victorian Woman Writer.

Helena Ifill completed her PhD thesis at the University of Sheffield in 2009. Her research concerns theories of determinism (such as the influence of heredity and education) in Victorian literature, especially sensation fiction of the 1860s and 1870s.

Lindsy Lawrence is Assistant Professor in the College of Languages and Communication at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.

Richard Scully is Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of New England. His research interests include histories of the visual. Recent publications include: (with Marian Quartly) Drawing the Line: Using Cartoons as Historical Evidence (Monash University ePress, 2009) and [End Page 106] "North Sea or German Ocean? The Anglo-German Cartographic Freemasonry, 1842-1914," Imago Mundi—the International Journal for the History of Cartography.

Rebecca Soares is a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include transatlantic nineteenth-century literature, the Victorian periodical press, and theories of reading and authorship. Her dissertation considers the ways in which the discourse of spiritualism and the supernatural allowed British and American writers of the nineteenth century to imagine the creation and maintenance of a vibrant transatlantic literary community.

Jonathan Stockdale is Assistant Professor of Asian religions at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, specializing in Japanese religion and theories of religion. His book Imagining Exile in Heian Japan, which examines the trope of exile in classical Japanese religion, literature, and law, is currently under review for publication.

Larry Uffelman, Professor Emeritus of English, is a long-time member of RSVP. He specializes in Victorian English literature, especially in periodicals bibliography and in the fiction and careers of Charles Kingsley and Elizabeth Gaskell. He continues to contribute to the checklist of periodicals scholarship published in VPR. [End Page 107]



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