jackie amorim is a PhD candidate at the University of Florida. Her research centres on the intersections among Victorian commodity culture, representations of the British Empire, and images of the gendered/raced body. Her dissertation traces how Latin American and Caribbean commodities were used by the Victorians to make sense of England’s imperial relationship to the Americas, as well as how colonial cultures were appropriated, commodified, and consumed by the Victorians.
suzanne bailey is a professor of English at Trent University in Peterborough, Canada. She is the author of Cognitive Style and Perceptual Difference in Browning’s Poetry (2010) and has published on a range of issues in Victorian intellectual history in Victorian Poetry, Victorian Studies, Women’s Writing, and other journals. Her most recent work appears in Mosaic and the University of Toronto Quarterly.
sarah bissell has recently completed a PhD at the University of Glasgow on objects, bodies, and epistemologies in Victorian women’s ghost stories. She has presented conference papers on masculinity and supernatural fiction, Victorian corpses, and female writers’ appropriations of the late-century Gothic, and has published on Charlotte Riddell and Rudyard Kipling. She is currently writing a chapter on the ghost story’s links to science and medicine. Her other research interests include sensation fiction and neo-Victorian literature.
jamie l. bronstein teaches British history and American history at New Mexico State University. She is the author of four books, including Caught in the Machinery: Workplace Accidents and Injured Workers in Nineteenth-Century Britain (2009) and, with Andrew T. Harris, Empire, State and Society: Modern Britain since 1830 (2013). She is currently working on a history of the emotional lives of working people in Victorian Britain.
catherine burton is a doctoral candidate in literature at Lehigh University, where she teaches undergraduate courses in composition, literature, and publishing. She is currently completing her dissertation, which argues that nineteenth-century authors regularly relied on canaries to support conventional domestic ideology as well as dramatize the violent acts of domestication that rendered that ideal unviable. Her work seeks to demonstrate how authors grapple with the ethical implications of non-human animal representation and posits that, ultimately, literature is an ideal mode through which to lay bare and raise provocative questions about the limits of the human. [End Page 181]
keith clavin recently completed a PhD in Victorian studies at Auburn University. His research interests include economic history and criticism, literary form, and visual culture. He teaches at Roger Williams University, in Rhode Island, and Bentley University, in Massachusetts.
catherine england holds a PhD from the University of South Carolina in nineteenth-century British literature. Her work focuses on marriage-plot novels and issues of genre, gender, and social status. Most recently, she contributed to a collaborative Broadview Press edition of Helen Maria Williams’s Peru and “Peruvian Tales” (2014). She is an assistant professor at Francis Marion University.
marc milton ducusin is a PhD candidate and course instructor at McGill University, specializing in gender and sexuality in the Victorian novel. He is completing a dissertation titled “Queer Doubles: Sexology and the Sensation Novel,” which looks at novels by Braddon, Wood, Collins, Reade, and Hardy in light of sexological writings by Havelock Ellis and Edward Carpenter. He has previously published work on sensation fiction in Critical Survey and has a chapter in a forthcoming collection from Pickering & Chatto.
allison fieldberg is an instructor of English literature at The King’s University and at MacEwan University, both in Edmonton, specializing in Victorian literature and nineteenth-century women’s writing (particularly the work of Charlotte and Anne Brontë). She received her PhD from the University of Alberta in 2012 and holds an ma from Western University, a bed from the University of Calgary, and an llb from the University of Victoria. Her current research project focuses on Charlotte Brontë’s experience of migraine and hyperemesis gravidarum and the literary representations of illness in the Brontë literary canon.
paul fyfe is an assistant professor in the Department of English and a faculty member in the Communications, Rhetoric, and Digital Media Program at North Carolina State University. His research and teaching areas include Victorian studies, the history of print and...