Joselyn M. Almeida is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her monograph Reimagining the Transatlantic, 1780-1890 (Ashgate, forthcoming) examines the cultural and material exchanges between Britain and the non-anglophone Americas. She has published articles and contributed book chapters on the work of Robert Southey, James Montgomery, and José Blanco White, and on the roles of Francisco Miranda and Simón Bolívar in shaping Britain-Latin America relations.
Alicia Carroll, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Graduate Studies at Auburn University, received her PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. A specialist in nineteenth-century English fiction, she has published the book Dark Smiles: Race and Desire in the Works of George Eliot. She is working on two book projects, a collaborative project entitled Bold Women: Race, Class, Gender and the Art of Quiltmaking and The Greening of Mary De Morgan: Arts and Crafts Ecologies. Her articles on nineteenth-century fiction have appeared in Novel, Nineteenth-Century Literature, JEGP, Dickens Studies Annual, and Women's Studies.
Michael Charlesworth is a garden historian and art historian who teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. His book Landscape and Vision in Nineteenth-Century Britain and France appeared in 2008, and his The English Garden appeared in 1993. At the moment, he is working on a critical look at the life of Derek Jarman.
Ann C. Colley is a SUNY distinguished professor in the English department at Buffalo State College. She is the author of Victorians in the Mountains: Sinking the Sublime (Ashgate, forthcoming); Robert Louis Stevenson and the Colonial Imagination; Nostalgia and Recollection in Victorian Culture; The Search for Synthesis in Literature and Art: The Paradox of Space; Edward Lear and the Critics; and Tennyson and Madness.
Danielle Coriale is a postdoctoral fellow in nineteenth-century British literature and culture at Pennsylvania State University. Her articles have appeared in Nineteenth-Century Literature and SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900. Her book manuscript The Naturalist Imagination: Animals, Agency, and the Victorian Novel examines the diverse field of natural history as a vital resource for British novelists concerned with the representation of human action and moral agency. Focusing on anecdotes that explore the feelings, habits, and instincts of animals, she argues that naturalist inquiry exposed the most profound Victorian anxieties about human character and free will.
Chris Danta is an Australian Research Council postdoctoral fellow in the School of English, Media, and Performing Arts at the University of New South [End Page 147] Wales. He has published essays in New Literary History, Textual Practice, Modernism/ Modernity, Sub-Stance, and Literature and Theology. He has also co-edited a special issue of Sub-Stance on the "political animal." This essay forms part of a book-length project that traces the development of the animal fable after Darwin through writers such as Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells, Franz Kafka, David Garnett, and J.M. Coetzee.
Dennis Denisoff is Chair of English at Ryerson University. His publications include Sexual Visuality from Literature to Film (Palgrave, 2004) and Aestheticism and Sexual Parody (Cambridge UP, 2001). His edited works include The Nineteenth-Century Child and Consumer Culture (Ashgate, 2007), The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Short Stories (Broadview, 2004), and the co-edited collection Perennial Decay: On the Aesthetics and Politics of Decadence (U of Pennsylvania P, 1999). He is currently writing a monograph on the eco-pagan rhetoric of Victorian decadence.
Christine Ferguson is a lecturer in Victorian literature and culture at the University of Glasgow, where her research focuses on the interconnections between science and literature. She is the author of Language, Science, and Popular Fiction in the Victorian Fin-de-Siècle (Ashgate, 2006) and is currently completing a book on the role of eugenics in nineteenth-century spiritualist philosophy and fiction.
Regenia Gagnier is Professor of English and Director of the Exeter Interdisciplinary Institute at the University of Exeter; president of the British Association for Victorian Studies; editor-in-chief of Literature Compass and founder of its Global Circulation Project; and a senior fellow at the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society. She has published widely on the nineteenth century and social...