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Suzy Anger is Associate Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of Victorian Interpretation (2006) and editor of Knowing the Past: Victorian Literature and Culture (2001). She is currently co-editing an anthology on the cultural authority of science in the Victorian period and working on a monograph on theories of consciousness and late-Victorian fiction.

Stephen Arata is the Mayo Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of English at the University of Virginia. He is currently completing a book manuscript on Victorian reading practices.

Katharina Boehm studied English, German, and comparative literature at Freiburg, Canterbury, and Oxford. She is currently completing a PhD dissertation on childhood, health, and science in the works of Charles Dickens at King's College London. She has published work on Dickens's early novels and anatomical science.

Florence S. Boos is a professor of English at the University of Iowa. The author of monographs on Dante G. Rossetti and William Morris's Earthly Paradise and many articles on other Victorian topics, she has edited Morris's Socialist Diary (1982, 1990) and Earthly Paradise (2001), and, most recently, Working-Class Women Poets of Victorian Britain: An Anthology (2008). She is currently preparing a study of memoirs by Victorian working-class women writers.

Rob Breton is an associate professor at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario, where he teaches nineteenth-century literature and culture. He has published a book with the University of Toronto Press titled Gospels and Grit: Work and Labour in Carlyle, Conrad, and Orwell (2005). His current focus is nineteenth-century working-class writing.

Jason Camlot's critical works include Style and the Nineteenth-Century British Critic (2008) and Language Acts: Anglo-Québec Poetry, 1976 to the 21st Century (co-edited; 2007). He is also the author of three poetry collections. His critical articles have appeared in such journals as Postmodern Culture, Book History, and ELH. He is Associate Professor and Chair of English at Concordia University in Montreal.

Janis Dawson is completing her PhD in the Department of English at the University of Victoria. She has published articles on eighteenth-century English juvenile periodicals, nineteenth-century women writers, children's literature, science fiction, and fantasy. Her current research focuses on Victorian girls' books and magazines. [End Page 275]

Dennis Denisoff is a research associate in the English department at Ryerson University in Toronto. His publications include Aestheticism and Sexual Parody (2001) and Sexual Visuality from Literature to Film (2004). He is currently writing a manuscript tentatively entitled "Dissipative Nature: The Eco-Pagan Vein of British Decadence."

Joy Dixon is an associate professor of history at the University of British Columbia. Her first book, Divine Feminine: Theosophy and Feminism in England, appeared in 2001. Her current project, Sexual Heresies: Religion, Science and Sexuality in Britain, 1870-1930, explores the multiple impacts of the new sciences of sexuality on religious belief and on understandings of religious experience. She is also writing a textbook—Sexuality in Modern Europe—for the University of Toronto Press.

Andrew Elfenbein is the Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He is the author of Byron and the Victorians (1995), Romantic Genius: The Prehistory of a Homosexual Role (1999), and Romanticism and the Rise of English (2009); he has also edited The Picture of Dorian Gray (2007) for Longman and a forthcoming edition of Dracula.

Sandy Feinstein is Honours Coordinator and Associate Professor of English at Penn State Berks. She has published on alchemy and chemistry in medieval and early modern works from Chaucer's Canon's Yeoman's Tale to Milton's Paradise Lost. Teaching with collegial biologists and chemists has contributed to this direction in her scholarship.

Christine Ferguson is a lecturer in English literature at the University of Glasgow, where she specializes in Victorian literature. She is the author of numerous publications on Victorian literature and science, including Language, Science, and Popular Fiction in the Victorian Fin-de-Siecle: The Brutal Tongue (2006). In the summer of 2009, she will take up a C.P. Snow Fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Len Findlay is...


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