Sarah Bull is a doctoral student in the English department at Simon Fraser University. Her dissertation, “Obscenity and Sexology in British Print Culture: 1837–1914,” examines the dissemination of medical and scientific works through the Victorian pornography trade and reflects her research interests in Victorian print and media culture, obscenity, and the history of science.
Keridiana Chez received a PhD in English from the Graduate Centre of the City University of New York, in 2012. She is working on a book entitled The Making of Man’s Best Friend: Dogs in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America and is under contract to publish a scholarly edition of Margaret Marshall Saunders’s Beautiful Joe (1893), believed to be the first animal viewpoint novel published in the United States.
Anne Clendinning is an associate professor of modern British history at Nipissing University. Her research on women, gender, domestic technology, and commercial exhibitions has appeared in the Canadian Journal of History, Women’s History Review, and Victorian Review and is the subject of her book Demons and Domesticity: Women and the English Gas Industry, 1889–1939 (2004). She is currently completing a monograph about the British Empire Exhibition held at Wembley in 1924–25.
Julie Codell, Professor of Art History, Arizona State University, and affiliate in English, gender studies, and Asian studies, is the author of The Victorian Artist (2003), editor of Transculturation in British Art (2012), The Delhi Coronation Durbars (2012), The Political Economy of Art (2008), and Imperial Co-Histories (2003), and co-editor of Encounters in the Victorian Press (2004) and Orientalism Transposed (1998), now being translated into Japanese. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Yale British Art Centre, the Getty Foundation, the Huntington Library, the Harry Ransom Centre, and the American Institute for Indian Studies.
Patricia Comitini is an associate professor of English at Quinnipiac University. She is the author of Vocational Philanthropy and British Women’s Writing (2006) as well as articles on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature. She is currently working on a book on aesthetics and addiction, and how that intersection constructs the ideological practice of writing and reading literature.
Lana L. Dalley is an associate professor of English at California State University, Fullerton. She has published articles on women and political economy in Victorian Literature and Culture, Victorian Poetry, and Victorians Institute Journal, and is the author of Harriet Martineau: Authorship, Society, and Empire (2010). [End Page 245] She recently co-edited a forthcoming volume entitled Economic Women: Essays on Desire and Dispossession in Nineteenth-Century British Culture.
Georgina Downey is a visiting research fellow in art history at the University of Adelaide. Her research interests include the representation of the domestic interior, artists’ studios, artists’ travel, cosmopolitanism, and art movements from the decadents through the belle époque. She is completing an edited volume entitled Domestic Interiors: Representing Home from the Victorians to the Moderns (forthcoming 2013). Her writing has appeared in the Journal of Australian Studies, Australian Cultural History, Broadsheet, Artlink, and Photofile.
Shanta Dutta is Professor and Head of the Department of English at Presidency University, Kolkata, India. She obtained her BA, MA, and MPhil degrees in English from the University of Calcutta, India. She obtained her PhD at the University of Leicester in 1996, on a three-year Commonwealth academic staff scholarship. In 2011, she was a Fulbright senior research fellow at Yale University. She has taught at several institutions, including Loreto College, Rabindra Bharati University, the University of Calcutta, and Jadavpur University (where she was Professor and Head until July 2012). She has published articles in the Thomas Hardy Journal and is one of the vice-presidents of the Thomas Hardy Association. Her book Ambivalence in Hardy: A Study of His Attitude to Women was published by Palgrave in 2000 and reprinted by Anthem in 2007.
Ian Hesketh is the author of The Science of History in Victorian Britain (2011) and Of Apes and Ancestors: Evolution, Christianity and the Oxford Debate (2009). He is also the assistant editor of The Oxford History of Historical Writing (5 vols., 2011–12). He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for the History of European...