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BRYAN ALKEMEYER is Assistant Professor of English at the College of Wooster. His book project, “Shapes of Reason: Animals, Metamorphoses, and Natural History before the Rise of the Ape,” shows how rational elephants, indulgent pigs, political honeybees, and noble horses undermine speciesism more than apes until the eighteenth century.

GABRIEL CERVANTES is Assistant Professor of English at the University of North Texas. His research focuses on the intersection of law and literature in the eighteenth century. He is co-editor of a new edition of Daniel Defoe’s Colonel Jack, and this essay is part of a longer co-authored project on late Enlightenment reform culture and professionalization.

DANIEL DEWISPELARE is Assistant Professor at George Washington University. His research focuses on the history of the English language as well as the rhetoric of metalinguistic writing. Recent articles have appeared in the Journal of British History, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, and Studies in Romanticism.

JULIA V. DOUTHWAITE, Professor of French at the University of Notre Dame, is author of The Frankenstein of 1790 and other Lost Chapters from Revolutionary France (2012), The Wild Girl, Natural Man and the Monster (2002), and Exotic Women: Literary Heroines and Cultural Strategies in Ancien Regime France (1992).

ERIN E. FORBES is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wyoming. Her current book project, “The Criminal’s Genius: Aesthetic Agency in American Literature,” identifies collective understandings of agency at the intersection of criminality and creativity. Her essays have appeared in or are forthcoming from Poe Studies and Modern Philology.

GEORGE E. HAGGERTY is Distinguished Professor and Chair of English at the University of California, Riverside. His recent publications include Horace Walpole’s Letters: Masculinity and Friendship in the Eighteenth Century (2011), and Queer Gothic (2006). He is currently at work on a biography of Horace Walpole.

ELIZABETH KRAFT is Professor of English at the University of Georgia. She is the author of Character and Consciousness in Eighteenth-Century Comic Fiction (1992), Laurence Sterne Revisited (1996), and Women Novelists and the Ethics of Desire 1684–1814: In the Voice of Our Biblical Mothers (2008). Her monograph, [End Page 163] Restoration Stage Comedies and Hollywood Remarriage Films: In Conversation with Stanley Cavell, is forthcoming from Ashgate.

CATHERINE PACKHAM is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Sussex, UK. She is the author of Eighteenth-Century Vitalism: Bodies, Culture, Politics (2012) as well as a number of essays on eighteenth-century topics. She is currently working on a project on Mary Wollstonecraft and political economy.

DAHLIA PORTER is Assistant Professor of English at the University of North Texas. Her articles on inductive method, botanical poetry, topography, and verse-prose composites have appeared in Romanticism, European Romantic Review, and The Afterlives of Eighteenth-Century Fiction. She is co-editor, with Michael Gamer, of Wordsworth and Coleridge’s Lyrical Ballads, 1798 and 1800.

MATTHEW J. RIGILANO teaches at Arcadia University. He is currently working on a book that examines the link between impersonal prose and subjectivity in the long eighteenth century.

TAYLOR SCHEY is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Macalester College. He is currently at work on a book project entitled “After Skepticism: Romanticism and the Poetics of Sufficiency,” which explores how Romantic writers find epistemic limitations to be enabling, rather than a source of crisis and privation. [End Page 164]



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