Charlotte Boyce is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Portsmouth, UK. She is the coauthor of Victorian Celebrity Culture and Tennyson’s Circle (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and is currently cowriting A History of Food in Literature from the Fourteenth Century to the Present (Routledge, forthcoming 2015).
Jill Ehnenn is Professor of English at Appalachian State University, where she teaches Victorian Studies and Feminist/Queer Theories. She is the author of Women’s Literary Collaboration, Queerness, and Late-Victorian Culture (Ashgate, 2008). Her ongoing interests include late nineteenth-century British women writers associated with Aestheticism, especially Michael Field and Vernon Lee.
Lakshmi Krishnan is a DPhil. candidate at New College, Oxford, where her thesis examines Swinburne as a critic and writer of the novel. Her recent articles have appeared in the Modern Language Review and Victorian Literature and Culture. Her interests include nineteenth century British and American literature, the relationship between scientific and literary theory, and the Gothic tradition.
Marisa Palacios Knox is a postdoctoral lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley. The essay included in this issue is excerpted from a larger book project, Identification Crises: Victorian Women and Wayward Reading.
Gregory Tate is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Surrey and author of The Poet’s Mind: The Psychology of Victorian Poetry 1830–1870 (Oxford Univ. Press, 2012). He is currently writing a monograph about oppositions between poetry and science in nineteenth-century British culture. [End Page 301]