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Anna Clark ( is a professor of history at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Desire: A History of Sexuality in Europe (2008), Scandal: The Sexual Politics of the British Constitution (2003), and The Struggle for the Breeches: Gender and the Making of the British Working Class (1995), as well as numerous articles such as “Twilight Moments” and “Anne Lister and the Construction of Lesbian Identity.” This article is part of a larger project on Victorian individuality.

Daniel J. Cohen ( is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University and the Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. He is the author of Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007) and co-author of Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005). His next book, The Ivory Tower and the Open Web, is forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press.

Frederick W. Gibbs ( is an assistant professor of history at George Mason University and director of digital scholarship at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. His research and teaching focus on digital history and the history of science and medicine. He is currently finishing a manuscript on late medieval and early modern medical conceptions of poison.

Ryan Heuser ( is Project Manager of the Stanford Literary Lab, responsible for designing, programming, and developing its research projects, tools, and corpora. He is currently leading a project modeling sentence stylistics, co-directing an ongoing project tracing large-scale language developments in the nineteenth-century British novel, and developing a metrical-phonological parser for English and Finnish.

Alvin Jackson ( is Sir Richard Lodge Professor of History and Head of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. The second edition of his Ireland 1798–1998: War, Peace and Beyond (Wiley-Blackwell) appeared in 2010. His latest book is The Two Unions: Ireland, Scotland and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707–2007 (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Long Le-Khac ( is a graduate student in the Stanford University Department of English. As researcher in the Stanford Literary Lab, he is co-directing an ongoing project tracing large-scale language developments in the nineteenth-century British novel. He is currently completing a dissertation on formal, political, and affective minorness in Asian-American literature. [End Page 185]

Maurice S. Lee ( is an associate professor of English at Boston University. He is the author of Slavery, Philosophy, and American Literature, 1830–1860 (Cambridge UP, 2005) and the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Frederick Douglass (Cambridge UP, 2009). His latest book is Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (Oxford UP, 2012).

Franco Moretti ( is the Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Stanford University and the co-founder of the Stanford Literary Lab. His books include Signs Taken for Wonders, Atlas of the European Novel, and Graphs, Maps, Trees.

Martha Nussbaum ( is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. She is the author of The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age, forthcoming in 2012 from Harvard University Press.

Andrew Stauffer ( is an associate professor of English at the University of Virginia, where he directs the NINES digital initiative ( and teaches in the Rare Book School. He is the author of Anger, Revolution, and Romanticism (Cambridge UP, 2005) and the editor of works by Robert Browning and H. Rider Haggard. His current project is The Troubled Archive of Nineteenth Century Literature.

Linda M. Austin ( is the author of The Practical Ruskin (1991), Nostalgia in Transition, 1780–1917 (2007), and several articles on nineteenth-century literature and culture. She is currently working on the effects of various forms of automatism on developments in the literary and fine...


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