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Kirstie Blair holds a Chair in English at the University of Stirling. She is the author of Victorian Poetry and the Culture of the Heart and Form and Faith in Victorian Poetry and Religion. She has published several articles on working-class poetry and poetics and recently co-edited an essay collection, with Mina Gorji, on Class & the Canon: Constructing Labouring-Class Poetry and Poetics, 1780–1900. She is currently working on a new project on “local” poets in Victorian Scotland.

Alison Chapman is an Associate Professor at the University of Victoria, Canada. She is the editor of the Database of Victorian Periodical Poetry [] and the author of Networking the Nation: British and American Women’s Poetry and Italy 1840–1870 (forthcoming from Oxford Univ. Press). Previous publications include The Afterlife of Christina Rossetti and the co-edited collection A Companion to Victorian Poetry.

Caley Ehnes is an English Instructor at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, British Columbia, and a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Victoria, where she is completing a dissertation on periodical poetry titled “Writing with ‘one hand for the booksellers’:Victorian Poetry and the Illustrated Literary Periodical of the 1860s.” She has published articles on the poetry of Good Words and Once a Week and is currently working on an article-length project that examines the periodical contexts of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “L. E. L.’s Last Question.”

Andrew Hobbs is a Research Associate in the School of Journalism & Digital Communication, University of Central Lancashire. His interest in provincial print culture is reflected in his work as an assistant editor of the Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Journalism. His most recent publication is an essay on “The Deleterious Dominance of The Times in Nineteenth-Century Scholarship,” in the Journal of Victorian Culture (2013).

Linda K. Hughes, Addie Levy Professor of Literature at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, is the author of The Cambridge Introduction to Victorian Poetry (2010) and co-editor with Sharon M. Harris of A Feminist Reader: Feminist Thought from Sappho to Satrapi (4 vols., Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013), which includes several Victorian poems. She is currently co-editing, with Sarah Robbins, Teaching Transatlanticism [End Page 183] (Edinburgh Univ. Press), which includes an essay by Alison Chapman; and is Associate Editor of the Blackwell Victorian Encyclopedia along with editor Dino Felluga and Associate Editor Pamela Gilbert.

Claire Januszewski is an MA student in English Literature at the University of Leeds. Her main research interest is late nineteenth century Gothic and she will be incorporating this interest into her end of year dissertation which will consider the role of the nineteenth century governess from a profoundly “unheimlich” Freudian perspective.

Lorraine Janzen Kooistra is Professor of English and Co-Director of the Centre for Digital Humanities at Ryerson University in Toronto. She has published numerous articles, chapters, and books on Victorian illustration; her most recent monograph is Poetry, Pictures, and Popular Publishing: The Illustrated Gift Book and Victorian Visual Culture 1855–1875 (Ohio Univ. Press 2011). A co-editor of The Yellow Nineties Online, she is currently prototyping a methodology for marking up textual ornaments in aesthetic periodicals.

Kathryn Ledbetter is Professor of English at Texas State University. She is author of Victorian Needlework (2012); British Victorian Women’s Periodicals: Civilization, Beauty, and Poetry (2009); Tennyson and Victorian Periodicals: Commodities in Context (2007); “Colour’d Shadows”: Contexts in Publishing, Printing, and Reading Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers (with Terence Hoagwood, 2005); and The Keepsake (1829), a facsimile edition, with introduction and notes (with Terence Hoagwood, 1999). She has published articles in various newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals, including Studies in the Literary Imagination; Victorian Poetry; Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America; The Journal of Modern Literature; and Victorian Newsletter.

Brian Maidment is Professor of the History of Print at Liverpool John Moores University. He has written widely on nineteenth-century mass circulation literature, with a particular interest in periodicals. Most of his recent work has centered on illustrated print culture published between 1820 and 1850, and his new book Comedy, Caricature and the Social Order 1820–1850 (Manchester Univ. Press, 2013) offers an overview of comic visual...


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