Ben Glaser is a Ph.D. Candidate at Cornell University, and will be a Visiting Assistant Professor at Skidmore College starting Fall 2011. His dissertation, "Modernism's Metronome: The Historical Prosody of Modernist Poetry," explores modernism's vibrant debates over prosody and their impact on modernist verse, focusing on both the rejection and afterlife of "traditional" meters like iambic pentameter.
Jason David Hall, Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Exeter, is the author of Seamus Heaney's Rhythmic Contract (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and co-editor, with Ashby Bland Crowder, of Seamus Heaney: Poet, Critic, Translator (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). His edited volume Meter Matters: Verse Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century will be published by Ohio University Press in 2011, and his current project, a book-length cultural history of nineteenth-century prosody, is provisionally titled "Promiscuous Feet."
Linda K. Hughes, Addie Levy Professor of Literature at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, is the author most recently of Graham R.: Rosamund Marriott Watson, Woman of Letters (2005) and The Cambridge Introduction to Victorian Poetry (Cambridge University Press, 2010), as well as essays on Tennyson and Swinburne (Tennyson Among the Poets: Bicentenary Essays, 2009), illustrated poetry in Once a Week (VP Special Issue, Spring 2010), and Amy Levy's "Xantippe," classical scholarship, and print culture (Philological Quarterly, Summer 2009). This last is part of a new project on Victorian women writers and Germany.
Hazel Hutchison lectures in British and American literature at the University of Aberdeen. Her research focuses on the literature of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her publications include Seeing and Believing: Henry James and the Spiritual World (Palgrave, 2006) and articles on James, D. G. Rossetti and Rupert Brooke. She has edited The Forbidden Zone, by Mary Borden (Hesperus, 2008), and is currently writing a monograph on American writing from the First World War.
Yisrael Levin is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He is the editor of A.C. Swinburne and the Singing Word: New Perspectives on the Mature Work (Ashgate 2010), and has published articles and reviews in Victorian Poetry and Victorian Review. His current project focuses on prosody and religion in Victorian poetry. [End Page 283]
Caroline Levine is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of The Serious Pleasures of Suspense: Victorian Realism and Narrative Doubt (2003), winner of the Perkins Prize for the best book in narrative studies, and Provoking Democracy: Why We Need the Arts (2007). She is currently the nineteenth-century editor for the Norton Anthology of World Literature and is at work on a book on form.
Meredith Martin is Assistant Professor of English at Princeton University, where she teaches courses in nineteenth and twentieth century poetry and historical poetics. She has published articles and reviews in Modernism/Modernity and Victorian Studies and has recently completed a manuscript titled "The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetry and National Culture 1860-1930."
Jason R. Rudy is Associate Professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of Electric Meters: Victorian Physiological Poetics (Ohio University Press, 2009), and has recently edited a special issue on "Victorian Cosmopolitanisms" for the journal Victorian Literature and Culture. His current project examines nineteenth-century British poetry written in the context of emigration and colonialism.
Herbert F. Tucker teaches English at the University of Virginia and does editorial work there with New Literary History and the University Press. His scholarship on Victorian poetry has sustained a neoformalist concern with the cultural poetics of genre and of verbal structure. Besides Epic (2008), recent work along these lines has appeared in this journal and in Victorian Studies, RaVoN, the Journal of Victorian Culture, and several collections: Cambridge History of English Poetry (ed. O'Neill), Conflict and Difference (ed. Birch and Llewellyn), and The Feeling of Reading (ed. Ablow). A maiden-spinster-venture into digital humanities forms the topic of his contribution to the present collection. [End Page 284]