Tony Ballantyne is a professor of history at the University of Otago in New Zealand. His published work has focused on the development of colonial knowledge and cultural networks within the British empire during the long nineteenth century. His recent research primarily focuses on print culture and popular intellectual life in colonial southern New Zealand.
Clinton Bennett completed his PhD in Islamic studies at Birmingham University in 1989. A faculty member at suny New Paltz, New York, he is interested in post-colonial theory and literature, the use of film and literature in teaching, religion’s role in conflict resolution, contemporary Muslim thought, and identity and belonging in multi-cultural contexts. Having served as a Baptist missionary in Bangladesh (from 1979 to 1982), he has also taught at Westminster College, Oxford (from 1992 to 1998) and at Baylor University, Texas (from 1998 to 2001). He has authored ten books, including Victorian Images of Islam (1992), In Search of Muhammad (1998), and Studying Islam (2010). He is editor of the Continuum Studying World Religions series.
Miriam Elizabeth Burstein is associate professor of English at the College at Brockport, suny. She is the author of Narrating Women’s History in Britain, 1770–1902 (2004) and numerous articles on historical and religious fiction. She recently completed a manuscript entitled Victorian Reformations: Fiction, History, Religion.
Jenny Daggers is senior lecturer in the Department of Theology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies at Liverpool Hope University. Her publications include A Postcolonial Theology of Religions: Particularity and Pluralism in World Christianity (Routledge, forthcoming), Sex, Gender and Religion: Josephine Butler Revisited (co-edited with Diana Neal, Peter Lang, 2006), The British Christian Women’s Movement: a Rehabilitation of Eve (Ashgate, 2002) and a number of articles and chapters on feminist theology and women’s history.
Joy Dixon is an associate professor of history at the University of British Columbia. Her study of gender, feminism, and esoteric religion—Divine Feminine: Theosophy and Feminism in England—appeared in 2001. She is currently working on two projects: an introduction to the history of sexuality in modern Europe for the University of Toronto Press, and a book-length study of the intersections between science, religion, and sexuality in late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain.
Emily Doucet is a doctoral candidate at the University of Edinburgh, where she is working on a dissertation on William Morris’s The Earthly Paradise. [End Page 169]
J. Jeffrey Franklin is professor of literature and Associate Dean for Curriculum and Student Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver. His books are The Lotus and the Lion: Buddhism and the British Empire (Cornell 2008), For the Lost Boys (Ghost Road 2006), and Serious Play: The Cultural Form of the Nineteenth-Century Realist Novel (Pennsylvania 1999).
Ron Geaves holds a chair in the Comparative Study of Religion in the Theology and Religious Studies department of Liverpool Hope University. His research interests focus upon the transmigration of Hinduism, Sikhism, and Islam into the UK. In recent works, he has been arguing for the revival of Sufism globally and documenting the history of the Muslim presence in the UK, culminating in his biography of Abdullah Quilliam, Islam in Victorian Britain: The Life and Times of Abdullah Quilliam (Kube, 2010).
Daniel J.R. Grey is Junior Research Fellow in World History at Wolfson College, Oxford. In addition to co-editing special issues of Women’s Writing and Women: A Cultural Review, he has also published articles on child homicide in twentieth-century England and Wales. His book Degrees of Guilt: Infanticide in England 1860–1960 is forthcoming from Liverpool University Press.
Ann Heilmann is professor of English at Cardiff University. The author of New Woman Fiction (2000), New Woman Strategies (2004), and Neo-Victorianism (with Mark Llewellyn, 2010), she has edited three essay collections, including Feminist Forerunners (Pandora, 2003), a critical edition of George Moore’s short fiction (with Mark Llewellyn, 2007), and four multi-volume anthologies on Victorian and Edwardian (anti)feminism. She is now working on a monograph and an essay collection on George Moore (with Mark Llewellyn). She is the general editor of Pickering and Chatto’s Gender and Genre and Routledge’s History of Feminism series.