Heidi Elisabeth Bollinger is an assistant professor of English at Hostos Community College, City University of New York. Her research interests include African American literature, contemporary American literature, memoir, and genre theory. She has been published in Genre, JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory, a/b: Autobiography Studies, and Callaloo.
Jennifer Conary is an assistant professor of English at DePaul University in Chicago. Her research focuses primarily on the Victorian social problem novel, and she has published articles on works by Benjamin Disraeli, George Gissing, and Charles Dickens. Her current project investigates the intersections between the Victorian Bildungsroman and the social problem novel. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 2008.
Jacqueline George, assistant professor of English at SUNY New Paltz, has written about the history of reading, Romantic subjectivity, and relationships between books and people. Her current research interests include British prose fiction of the 1820s and ’30s as well as topics in the digital humanities.
Rich Pascal has published several articles on Shirley Jackson’s fiction. For several decades he has lectured in various areas of literary and cultural studies, including American Literature, Gothic Narrative, and Indigenous Australian Literature, at the Australian National University. He has held visiting fellowships at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and at the University of New Mexico. Currently he holds the position of Visiting Fellow at the ANU’s School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics.
Harrington Weihl received his master’s degree from West Virginia University in May 2014 and is currently in the process of applying to doctoral programs. His research interests are primarily in representations of space in twentieth-century literature, theories of modernism, and Marxist theory and practice.
Lindsay Wilhelm is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her interests include nineteenth-century critical prose, aestheticism, science writing, and the novel. She is currently working on a dissertation project that examines the ideological overlap between British aestheticism and an optimistic strain of evolutionary discourse premised on certain scientific understandings of the aesthetic. [End Page 524]