Johanna Amos is a doctoral candidate in the history of art at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. Her dissertation considers Pre-Raphaelite model Jane Burden Morris and the role of art in the fashioning of identity during the aesthetic movement. She will be travelling to London in the fall of 2011 on a research fellowship.
Margaret E. Barfield works at the Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California. She is the executive assistant in the Office of the Dean and manager of the Wm. Byrne, Jr. Judicial Clerkship Institute. She and Constance M. Fulmer have made numerous trips to the Bodleian and other Oxford and London libraries as well as other sites to research Edith Simcox; they have also travelled to many places Simcox visited in England, France, Belgium, and Switzerland.
Julie M. Barst is an assistant professor of English at South Dakota State University, where she specializes in nineteenth-century British and Australian literature. Her primary research and teaching interest is British imperialism of the long nineteenth century, especially the varied and complex connections between Great Britain and the colony of Australia. She published "Transporting the Picturesque: Australia Through the Claude Lorraine Glass" in European Romantic Review (2008), and "Sensations Down Under: The Seismic Charge of Australia in Great Expectations and Lady Audley's Secret" in Australasian Victorian Studies Journal (2004); the latter also appeared in the anthology From Wollstonecraft to Stoker: Essays on Gothic and Victorian Sensation Fiction (2009).
Sarah Bilston is an associate professor of English Literature at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. After completing her D.Phil. at Somerville College, Oxford, she was a research fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge, and taught at Yale University. Her first book, The Awkward Age in Women's Popular Fiction, 1850-1900: Girls and the Transition to Womanhood, was published by Oxford University Press in 2004; she is currently working on a second book, under contract with Yale University Press, on the literature of Victorian suburbia. Bilston has also published two works of fiction: Bed Rest (2006) and Sleepless Nights (2009).
Julie F. Codell is a professor of Art History and interim director of Film and Media Studies at Arizona State University, as well as the affiliate in English, Gender, and Women's Studies, Religious Studies, and the Center for Asian Research. She wrote The Victorian Artist (2003) and Images of an Idyllic Past: Edward Curtis's Photographs (1988); edited The Art of Transculturation (2012), Photography and the Imperial Durbars of British India (2011), The Political Economy of Art (2008), Genre, Gender, [End Page 227] Race, World Cinema (2007) and Imperial Co-Histories (2003) and co-edited Encounters in the Victorian Press (2004) and Orientalism Transposed (1998), which is now translated into Japanese (2011).
Constance Crompton is a Ph.D. candidate in York and Ryerson Universities' Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture. Her dissertation, "Making the Man of the Moment: Eugen Sandow and Muscled Masculinity," addresses the intersection of masculinity and popular science in nineteenth-century print culture. She co-directs Lesbian and Gay Liberation In Canada 1964-1975, a pilot infrastructure project of the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory. She will be joining the University of Victoria's Electronic Textual Cultures Lab as a postdoctoral researcher in September 2011.
Laura Faulkner holds a Master's degree from the University of Victoria and works as a freelance writer. She is interested in questions of genre in the works of Hardy, particularly in how surrealist readings of Hardy might influence future film versions of his works.
Anne Frey is associate professor of English at Texas Christian University, and the author of British State Romanticism: Authorship, Agency, and Bureaucratic Nationalism (2010).
Constance M. Fulmer is associate dean of Seaver, the undergraduate College of Pepperdine University. She also holds the Blanche E. Seaver chair of English Literature and is director of the Center for Teaching Excellence. She has been doing research on George Eliot and Edith Simcox for many years, and is currently working with Margaret E. Barfield on a biography of Simcox. She and Margaret enjoy living and working on the beach in Malibu, California.
Catherine J. Golden is a professor of English at Skidmore College where she specializes in...