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Contributors Louise Henson has recendy completed her PhD at the University of Sheffield on Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, andVictorian science andhas articles forthcoming on both these authors and various aspects ofscientific thinking. Jed Mayer teaches at Washington University in St. Louis, where he is also working towardsthecompletion ofhisdoctoralthesis, "LegislatingLanguage: Poetryand Popular Speech in Victorian England." Lyssa Randolph is at the University College Worcester researching her PhD thesis, "New Woman and the New Science: Feminist Fiction in the Literary Market," an investigation ofthecultural capital ofevolutionarydiscourses ofeugenics andheredity in the literary field ofthe late nineteenth-century. Jenny Bourne Taylor is currently Reader in English at the University ofSussex. Her work on the interconnections between Victorian literature and psychology include In the Secret Theatre ofHome: Wilkie Collins, Sensation Narrative andNineteenth-Century Psychohgy (Routledge, 1988) and (ed. with Sally Shutdeworth) EmbodiedSelves: An Anthohgy ofPsychohgical Texts (Oxford University Press, 1998). ElisabethWadge is completing a PhD at Newnham College, Cambridge, researching the impact ofspiritualism on late nineteenth-century literature. She is also studying the relationship between psychical research and more "orthodox" scientific fields in the same period. Herearlierworkhas focussedon various formsofthe occult, including literary representations ofmedieval paganism and early modern witchcraft. Martin Willis is a Lecturer in Nineteenth Century Literature at University College Worcester. His areas ofinterest are literature and science and Science Fiction. He has previously published articles on E.T. A. Hoffmann, Mary Shelley and H.G. Wells, among others. Presently he is engaged in research on literary and cultural representations ofclairvoyance and is completinga bookonVictorian Science Fiction. Catherine Wynne is a lecturer in nineteenth-century English literature at University College Scarborough with research interests in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish and British fiction, especiallytheworkofBram Stoker andArthur Conan Doyle. Her publications to date include "Arthur Conan Doyle and Psychic Photographs," HistoryofPhotography(1998) and"Mollies, FeniansandArthurConan Doyle,"Jouvert: AJournalofPostcohnialStudies (1999). Victorian Review (2000) 119 ...


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