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Isobel Armstrong is a fellow of the British Academy and Emeritus Professor of English (Geoffrey Tillotson Chair) at Birkbeck, University of London. Among her works are a critical history of Victorian Poetry (1993) and a co-edited anthology of Nineteenth-Century women’s poetry (1996). Her most recent book, Victorian Glassworlds. Glass Culture and the Imagination 1830–1880, won the Modern Language Association’s James Russell Lowell Prize for the best book of 2008

Alison Chapman teaches at the University of Victoria, Canada, and is the author of The Afterlife of Christina Rossetti, the co-author of A Rossetti Family Chronology, as well as the editor or co-editor of several collections of essays, including A Companion to Victorian Poetry and Victorian Women Poets. She is also the editor of a Database of Victorian Periodical Poetry, hosted by Victorian Poetry Network ( and is completing a book about women poets in Risorgimento Italy.

Sandra Donaldson is a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor at the University of North Dakota, teaching classes in English and Women Studies. She is the lead editor of the new edition of the Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Pickering and Chatto 2010) and Associate Editor of Victorian Literature and Culture.

Nicole Garret is a PhD student at Stony Brook University with a focus on British literature and religion. She has recently collaborated with Adrienne Munich and Margaret Kennedy on an article on Victorian Evangelicalism, and with Heidi Hutner on a new edition of Frances Sheridan’s The Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph. Her dissertation is on motherhood, religion, and the novel.

Mary Ellis Gibson is Elizabeth Rosenthal Excellence Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She recently completed a monograph on and an anthology of English poetry in India in the long nineteenth century (Indian Angles and Anglophone Poetry in Colonial India). Her other books include Epic Reinvented: Ezra Pound and the Victorians and History and the Prism of Art: Browning’s Poetic Experiments.

Erik Gray is Associate Professor of English at Columbia University. He is the author of The Poetry of Indifference (2005) and Milton and the Victorians (2009) and is currently working on a book about love poetry.

Stefan Hawlin is Professor of English Literature at the University of Buckingham, England. He is one of the editors of the Clarendon Press Poetical [End Page 625] Works of Robert Browning (Oxford Univ. Press), in which he has co-edited four volumes so far. He has written widely on nineteenth- and twentieth-century poetry. The most recent volume of the Oxford edition is volume 15 (2009), co-edited with Michael Meredith, covering Browning’s last two collections, Parleyings (1887) and Asolando (1889).

U. C. Knoepflmacher, Paton Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature Emeritus at Princeton University, has appeared in Victorian Poetry on four previous occasions. “The Wordsworthian Matrix in Arnold’s Poetry,” published in the journal’s very first, January 1963, number, was followed by his contributions to three special issues in 1984, 1988, and 1992: “Projection and the Female Other: Romanticism, Browning, and the Victorian Dramatic Monologue”; “Arnold’s Fancy and Pater’s Imagination: Exclusion and Incorporation”; and “Idling in Gardens of the Queen: Tennyson’s Boys, Princes, and Kings.” His most recent book in the Victorian field is Victorian Hybridities (2010), a collection of essays co-edited with Logan D. Browning.

Britta Martens is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK. She has written articles and essays about Browning and about the responses of Victorian writers to aspects of European culture. Her monograph Browning, Victorian Poetics and the Romantic Legacy: Challenging the Personal Voice was published in 2011.

Adrienne Munich, Professor at Stony Brook University, wrote her dissertation on Robert Browning and the emblem tradition. Co-editor of Victorian Literature and Culture,she has written about Victorian poetry and art, Queen Victoria, fashion and food, James Joyce and Amy Lowell. Her latest edited collection is about fashion in film. She is now writing about diamonds, mainly Victorian ones.

Erin Nerstad is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation, “The Lyric Varieties of Religious Experience...


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