Matthew Beaumont is a senior lecturer in the Department of English at University College London. He is the author of Utopia Ltd.: Ideologies of Social Dreaming in England, 1870-1900 (2005) and the co-author, with Terry Eagleton, of The Task of the Critic: Terry Eagleton in Dialogue (2009). He has recently produced an edition of Walter Pater's Studies in the History of the Renaissance (2009). He has also co-edited a collection of essays, Restless Cities (2010).
James M. Brophy is Professor of modern European history at the University of Delaware. In addition to numerous articles on modern German history, he has written Capitalism, Politics, and Railroads in Prussia, 1830-1870 (1998) and Popular Culture and the Public Sphere in the Rhineland, 1800-1850 (2007) as well as co-edited the two-volume Perspectives from the Past: Sources in Western Civilization (2009). He is currently working on a history of nineteenth-century German publishers.
May Caroline Chan is an assistant professor of English literature at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. She received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005. Her research interests include the narratives of Victorian travellers in China and Rudyard Kipling's early writings from his journalistic career in India. She has published essays on Isabella Bird's travels in the Yangtze Valley and on Rudyard Kipling's views of Easternness in India and East Asia.
Craig Clinton is Professor of theatre at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. His publications include studies of works by Tennessee Williams, William Inge, John Arden, and Trevor Griffiths. Clinton's plays have been produced regionally and in New York City at Playwrights Horizons and the Manhattan Theatre Club. His recent book, Mrs. Leslie Carter, a biography of the American stage star, was published in the fall of 2006 by McFarland and Company. McFarland will release his latest biography, Cora Urquhart Potter, in the fall of 2010.
H.G. Cocks is a lecturer in history at Nottingham University. He is author of Nameless Offences (2003), Classified (2009), and numerous articles on modern British history as well as co-editor of The Modern History of Sexuality (with Matt Houlbrook).
Paul Delany is Professor Emeritus of English at Simon Fraser University. His books include Literature, Money and the Market from Trollope to Amis (2002) and George Gissing: A Life (2008). [End Page 251]
William Deverell is Professor of history at the University of Southern California and Director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West. With Greg Hise, he is co-editor of The Blackwell Companion to Los Angeles (2010). He is author of Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of Its Mexican Past (2005). He is currently at work on a book examining the post-Civil War American West.
Ross G. Forman is an assistant professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore. He is currently completing a book on Britain's relationship to China and the Chinese during the long nineteenth century. Recent publications include "Room for Romance: Playing with Adventure in Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World" (2010) and the chapter on "Empire" for the Cambridge Companion to the Fin de Siècle (2007). He was also the editor, with Suzanne Daly, of a special issue of Victorian Literature and Culture on food and drink (2008).
Douglas M. Haynes is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, where he specializes in modern Britain. Modern medicine remains a major area of his research. Imperial Medicine (2001) examines the construction of British medicine as a political project constituted within the territorial and cultural formation of Victorian imperialism. As discussed in the forum, the terms under which James Africanus Beale Horton entered medicine reveal the geographies of power that yielded a profession that was simultaneously opened and closed. This insight informs his current research on the regulation of overseas-trained doctors in the post-World War II domestic profession.
Greg Hise is Professor of history at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has authored, co-authored, or co-edited five books (three with William Deverell) and...