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190 Contributors Katharine Anderson is a historian of science inYork University’s Science andTechnology Studies program. She has published Predicting the Weather: Victorians and the Science of Meteorology (Chicago, 2005). She is now working on a book about the history of oceanography and marine environments between the wars, but often finds herself collecting distracting material on the Victorian period. William Baker is Distinguished Research Professor, Department of English, and Distinguished Research Professor, University Libraries, Northern Illinois University, co-editor of TheYear’s Work in English Studies (Oxford), and editor of George Eliot–George Henry Lewes Studies. His latest publications include A Wilkie Collins Chronology (Palgrave, 2007) and a study of Jane Austen, due to appear in 2008. Current projects include work on Charles Reade and volume 4 of an ongoing edition of George Henry Lewes’s and George Eliot’s letters (English Literary Studies). Jennifer Blair is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She is working on a book-length project called Catching Fire, a cultural history of the event of fire as it is addressed in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Canadian literary and architectural writing. Jennifer has published articles in English Studies in Canada and A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies, and she is a co-editor of ReCalling Early Canada (U of Alberta P, 2005). William Byers is Professor of Mathematics at Concordia University, Montreal. He is the author of How MathematiciansThink: Using Ambiguity,Contradiction,and Paradox to Create Mathematics (Princeton UP, 2007). Jim Cheshire is a specialist in the design and material culture of the nineteenth century. Recent publications include Stained Glass and the Victorian Gothic Revival (Manchester UP, 2004) and “Space and theVictorian Ecclesiastical Interior,” in Craft,Space and Interior Design (Ashgate, forthcoming 2008). He is currently working on a curatorial project that explores how the poetry of Alfred LordTennyson was transformed into visual culture.This will culminate in 2009 with an exhibition in Lincoln and the publication of a related catalogue, which he is editing. Michael Tavel Clarke is an assistant professor of English at the University of Calgary. His specialty is American literature and culture since the Civil War. His book, These Days of LargeThings:The Culture of Size in America,1865–1930 191 Contributors (U of Michigan P, 2007), addresses the American obsession with bigness at the turn of the twentieth century. He is currently working on a new book on the cultural history of the little guy. Anne Clendinning is an associate professor of modern British and European history at Nipissing University, North Bay. Her publications include Demons of Domesticity:Women and the English Gas Industry,1889–1939 (Ashgate, 2004). She is currently completing a monograph on the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley. Colette Colligan is an assistant professor in the Department of English, Simon Fraser University. She works in the fields of nineteenth-century literature and culture, media history, and obscenity studies. She is the author of TheTraffic in Obscenity from Byron to Beardsley: Sexuality and Exoticism in Nineteenth-Century Print Culture (Palgrave, 2006). She has also published on nineteenth-century sexuality and imperialism in journals such as Nineteenth-Century Literature, Victorian Literature and Culture, and Nineteenth-Century Contexts. She is currently working on a monograph entitled Obscenity,Media,and Realism,1880–1930 and, with Margaret Linley, is co-editing a collection of original essays entitled Image,Sound,andTouch in the Nineteenth Century. Tess Cosslett is Reader inVictorian Studies and Women’s Writing at Lancaster University, England. She is the author of (among other things) Woman to Woman: Female Friendship in Victorian Fiction (Harvester, 1988), Women Writing Childbirth: Modern Discourses of Motherhood (Manchester UP, 1994), and, most recently, Talking Animals in Nineteenth-Century Children’s Fiction (Ashgate, 2006). Anthony Cummins wrote his doctoral thesis,“TheTransmission of Émile Zola in England, 1877–1895,” at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford. He teaches Victorian literature and is interested in the significance of French novels in nineteenth-century Britain. Linda Dryden is Reader in Literature and Culture at Napier University, Edinburgh. She is author of Joseph Conrad and the Imperial Romance (2000) and The Modern Gothic and Literary Doubles: Stevenson,Wilde and Wells...

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ISSN
1923-3280
Print ISSN
0848-1512
Pages
pp. 190-194
Launched on MUSE
2015-10-07
Open Access
No
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