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Karen Bourrier is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Calgary. She is the author of The Measure of Manliness: Disability and Masculinity in the Mid-Victorian Novel (University of Michigan Press, 2015). Her articles have appeared in Victorian Literature and Culture and Nineteenth-Century Contexts.

Andrea Broomfield is Professor of English at Johnson County Community College (Overland Park, Kansas). She is co-author of Prose by Victorian Women: An Anthology (1996), Food and Cooking in Victorian England (2006), and most recently, Kansas City: A Food Biography (2016). She teaches courses on food writing and on food culture and history.

Edward H. Cohen is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English at Rollins College. His most recent work has appeared in Book Collector, English Literature in Transition, Prose Studies, Scottish Literary Review, Victorians Institute Journal, and Victorian Studies. He is co-editor of A Song of Glasgow Town: The Collected Poems of Marion Bernstein (Glasgow: Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 2013).

Matthew C. Connolly is a doctoral student in English at Ohio State University, where he studies nineteenth-century British literature and periodical history. His research addresses Victorian reading practices, literature and the mass market, and the politics of textual form.

Claire Furlong was recently awarded a PhD from the University of Exeter. Her doctoral thesis explores responses to modern science in early Victorian popular periodicals. She now teaches in the English Department at Bath Spa University and is working on a project on mid-Victorian family magazines. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, she worked as a solicitor. [End Page 177]

Anne R. Fertig is a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and previously was a Fulbright postgraduate scholar at the University of Glasgow. She is co-editor of A Song of Glasgow Town: The Collected Poems of Marion Bernstein (Glasgow: Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 2013).

Erica Haugtvedt is a PhD candidate in English at Ohio State University. Her research focuses on the serial Victorian novel and its narrative extensions (adaptations, continuations, illustrations, and merchandising) in the penny press, on the stage, and in the marketplace. She argues that serial reading invited nineteenth-century readers to imagine an ongoing story world with fictional characters who persisted between parts. She sees these Victorian reading practices as setting the foundation for what would eventually become fan fiction and fandom in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Jane J. Lee is Assistant Professor of English at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where she teaches courses on Victorian literature and culture. Her research interests include print culture; publishing histories; education and pedagogy; and Victorian reading theories and practices.

Rebecca N. Mitchell is Lecturer of Victorian Literature at the University of Birmingham (UK). She is the author of Victorian Lessons in Empathy and Difference (Ohio State UP, 2011), co-editor of the anniversary edition of George Meredith’s Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside (Yale, 2012), and co-author—with Joseph Bristow—of Oscar Wilde’s Chatterton: Literary History, Romanticism, and the Art of Forgery (Yale, 2015). A co-edited collection, Reading the Palimpsest of Victorian and Neo-Victorian Graphic Texts, is forthcoming from Ohio University Press.

Solveig C. Robinson is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Publishing and Printing Arts Program at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. In addition to publishing many articles on Victorian women writers and the Victorian press, she is the editor of A Serious Occupation: Literary Criticism by Victorian Women Writers (Broadview Press, 2003) and the author of The Book in Society: An Introduction to Print Culture (Broadview Press, 2013).

Molly Youngkin is Professor of English at Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles. Her publications on the nineteenth-century press include Feminist Realism at the Fin de Siècle: The Influence of the Late-Victorian Woman’s Press on the Development of the Novel (2007), an essay in Wilde Discoveries: Traditions, Histories, Archives (2013), and several articles in Victorian Periodicals Review. [End Page 178]



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