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Genie Babb is Associate Professor of English at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where she specializes in Victorian literature and performance studies. She has published in such journals as Narrative and TDR: The Drama Review. Her article "Inventing the Bug-Eyed Monster: Devil-Fish and Giant Squid in H. G. Wells's Early Fiction" was recently published in The Wellsian. Her current book project examines the mind-body problem in H. G. Wells's short stories and novellas of the 1890s.

Eitan Bar-Yosef is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He is author of The Holy Land in English Culture, 1799-1917: Palestine and the Question of Orientalism (2005) and co-editor (with Nadia Valman) of The Jew in Late-Victorian and Edwardian Culture: Between the East End and East Africa (2009).

Stefan Berger is Professor of Modern German and Comparative European History at the University of Manchester, where he is also Director of the Manchester Jean-Monnet-Centre of Excellence. Between 2003 and 2008, he directed a European Science Foundation Program entitled "Representations of the Past: the Writing of National Histories in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Europe." His most recent book publications are The Contested Nation (ed. with Chris Lorenz, 2008), Narrating the Nation (ed. with Andrew Mycock and Linas Eriksonas, 2008) and Writing the Nation: A Global Perspective (ed., 2007).

Gordon Bigelow teaches in the Department of English at Rhodes College, in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the author of Fiction, Famine, and the Rise of Economics in Victorian Britain and Ireland (2003).

Karen Bourrier received her PhD from Cornell University in 2009. Her dissertation was on masculinity and disability in the mid-nineteenth-century novel; her work on Victorian disability has also appeared in Dickens Studies Annual. She is currently teaching at Boston University.

Gregory Brophy is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Western Ontario. His current research explores intersections between nineteenth-century technology and Gothic fiction, particularly in light of their shared fascination with automatic writing.

Julie F. Codell, Professor of Art History, Arizona State University, wrote The Victorian Artist (2003); edited The Art of Transculturation (forthcoming 2011), Photography and the Imperial Durbars in India (2010), The Political Economy of Art (2008), [End Page 171] Genre, Gender, Race, World Cinema (2007), and Imperial Co-Histories (2003); and co-edited Encounters in the Victorian Press (2004) and Orientalism Transposed (1998), the latter of which is now being translated into Japanese (2010). She is currently preparing a study of the rhetoric of Victorian painting, the senses, and material culture.

Fiona Coll is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include nineteenth-century intersections of literature, science, and technology; Victorian theories of embodiment; and conceptions of textual agency. She is working on a dissertation that examines the representation of automata in Victorian literature.

Lana L. Dalley, an assistant professor at California State University, Fullerton, has published essays and reviews in Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, Victorian Literature and Culture, and Victorian Poetry and has an essay forthcoming in a collection on Harriet Martineau. She is currently completing her book manuscript, Economic Woman: Gender, Political Economy, and Nineteenth-Century Women's Writing.

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 on sexuality in modern Europe for the University of Toronto Press.

Nadja Durbach is Associate Professor of History at the University of Utah. She is the author of Bodily Matters: The Anti-Vaccination Movement in England, 1853-1907 (2005) and Spectacle of Deformity: Freak Shows and Modern British Culture (2009). She is currently working on a book project tentatively entitled "The Beef Eaters: Beef and Britishness in the Nineteenth Century."

Jennifer Esmail is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of English at Rutgers, the State University of...


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