Sally Brooke Cameron currently teaches at Dawson College (in Montreal Canada). Her research interests concentrate on Victorian and Modernist literature and the ways in which economics and women’s lives intersect in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century writing. She is currently at work on a book project entitled Feminine Bonds: Economics and Feminism in English Writing, 1880-1938, which will survey feminist models of aesthetic and economic collaboration. She also has published and forthcoming articles in Victorian Literature and Culture, English Literature in Transition, Studies in the Novel, and Victorian Review.
Sarah H. Ficke is Assistant Professor of English at Marymount University. Her publications include “Pirates and Patriots: Citizenship, Race, and the Transatlantic Adventure Novel” in Transatlantic Literary Exchanges, 1790-1870: Gender, Race, and Nation, and “‘Liber Carminum’: Literary Culture in the Dusenbery Journal” in the scholarly digital edition Verses and Fragments: The James L. Dusenbery Journal (1841–1842). She is the web manager for the Journal of Popular Romance Studies, and her current research focuses on race in popular fiction of the nineteenth century.
Jason Nabi is concluding his doctorate at the University of Virginia. His dissertation, “The Ode’s Last Stand: An Irregular Approach to Modern Verse,” resumes the history of the ode in English after the Romantic perfection of the form and traces the ode’s survival into subsequent literary eras.
Rebecca Rainof is Assistant Professor of English at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Her forthcoming first book, Fictions of Maturity, charts a counter-tradition to the bildungsroman: Victorian plots of adulthood and midlife. Her second book-in-progress, “Van Gogh and the Victorians,” uncovers how Van Gogh responded to Golden Age Dutch painters by way of an unexpected intermediary source: his favorite Victorian writers.
Philip J. Stewart, retired lecturer, University of Oxford, is the translator of a novel by Naguib Mahfouz, author of Unfolding Islam, and a contributor on various topics in academic books and journals. He is currently collecting material for a book on the poets connected with Boars Hill (Arthur Clough, Matthew Arnold, Robert Bridges, Margaret Woods, John Masefield, Robert [End Page 269] Graves, Edmund Blunden, Robert Nichols, Siegfried Sassoon, Elizabeth Daryush) and himself lives on Boars Hill.
Marion Thain is Reader in Literature and Culture at the University of Sheffield. She has published primarily on aestheticism, Decadence, poetry, and poetics. Publications include Michael Field: Poetry, Aestheticism and the Fin de Siècle (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007; paperback, 2010) and the forthcoming The Lyric Poem: Formations and Transformations (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013). [End Page 270]