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Helen Deutsch, Professor of English at UCLA, is the author of Resemblance and Disgrace: Alexander Pope and the Deformation of Culture (1996), and Loving Dr. Johnson (2005). She is currently writing a book on Jonathan Swift and Edward Said.

George E. Haggerty is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. His books include Gothic Fiction/Gothic Form (1989); Unnatural Affections: Women and Fiction in the Later Eighteenth Century (1998); Men in Love: Masculinity and Sexuality in the Eighteenth Century (1999); Queer Gothic (2006); and Horace Walpole’s Letters: Masculinity and Friendship in the Eighteenth Century (2011). He is currently at work on a study of friendship in the English literary tradition.

Paul Kelleher is Assistant Professor of English at Emory University. He has published several articles in the fields of eighteenth-century studies and queer theory, and recently has completed a book manuscript entitled “Sentimentalism and the Literary History of Sexuality.” His current project explores the intersections of sympathy and disability, from the eighteenth century to the twentieth century.

Kathryn R. King teaches English at the University of Montevallo where she is Director of Faculty Development and Collaboration. She has published biographies of Jane Barker and Eliza Haywood as well as numerous essays on women writers in the period and is the eighteenth-century section editor for the online journal Literature Compass. She is increasingly interested in queer spaces in women’s lives.

Susan S. Lanser is Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and Women’s and Gender Studies at Brandeis University. Her publications include The Narrative Act: Point of View in Prose Fiction (1982) and Fictions of Authority: Women Writers and Narrative Voice (1992), two edited volumes of eighteenth-century women’s writings, and numerous essays. Her new book project, “The Sexuality of History,” explores the cultural work engaging sapphic representations during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Sally O’Driscoll is Associate Professor of English at Fairfield University. She works on sexuality studies in the eighteenth century. Her work has appeared [End Page 391] in journals such as Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Signs, and The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation.

Laura J. Rosenthal is Professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of Infamous Commerce: Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture (2006) and Playwrights and Plagiarists in Early Modern Drama: Gender, Authorship, Literary Property (1996). She has recently edited Nightwalkers: Prostitute Narratives from the Eighteenth Century (2008) and is currently working on theater and cosmopolitanism in the Restoration and eighteenth century. [End Page 392]



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