Suzanne Daly, associate professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is the author of The Empire Inside: Indian Commodities in Victorian Domestic Novels (University of Michigan Press, 2011), as well as essays on Charlotte Brontë, Dickens, Gaskell, and Trollope. She is currently writing a book about nineteenth-century imperial philanthropy.
Daniel Darvay is a visiting lecturer at Colorado State University-Pueblo, where he has taught classes on British and world literature as well as literary theory and writing. He has published essays on nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature, Gothic culture, and the aesthetics of the sublime. His articles have appeared in journals such as Modern Fiction Studies, Genre, and Philobiblon.
Gregory Phipps’s articles have appeared in The Henry James Review, Philosophy and Literature, Studies in American Naturalism, Literature/Film Quarterly, Aethlon, Clues, and Consider David Foster Wallace. Other articles are forthcoming in Textual Practice and Texas Studies in Literature and Language. His fiction has appeared in The Fiddlehead, Scrivener, Janus Head, and The Loose Canon. He lives in Montreal.
Marinella Rodi-Risberg lectures at the University of Vaasa (Finland), where she also gained her PhD in English, Literary and Cultural Studies. She has previously published on trauma in Jane Smiley and is the co-editor of Deviant Women: Cultural, Linguistic and Literary Approaches to Narratives of Femininity (2014). Her current work examines the representation of trauma in contemporary American women’s fiction.
Beth Tressler is an assistant professor of English at Quincy University and is currently working on a book manuscript entitled, “Ecstasy and Solitude: Reading and Self-Loss in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Psychology.” She earned her doctorate at Boston College in 2013. Her work has also been published in Victorian Literature and Culture.
Amy R. Wong is a PhD candidate in English at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests include Victorian literature, journalism, and print culture; as well as media studies, orality, and poetics. [End Page 137]