Ben De Bruyn is an associate professor in comparative literature at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. He is the author of the first book-length account of Wolfgang Iser’s reception theory (De Gruyter, 2012) and has published articles on modernist and contemporary literature for journals including English Studies, Neohelicon, and Oxford Literary Review. His most recent publication is the co-edited volume Literature Now. Key Terms and Methods for Literary History (Edinburgh UP, 2016).
Susan Civale is a senior lecturer in English literature at Canterbury Christ Church University. She is a Romanticist with research interests in women writers, life writing, and authorial and textual afterlives in the nineteenth century and beyond. She is currently working on a monograph entitled Women’s Life Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century: Reputation and Authorship (Manchester UP), which includes case studies of Burney, Wollstonecraft, Robinson, and Hays.
LuAnn McCracken Fletcher is a professor of English at Cedar Crest College, where she teaches courses in British literature spanning the medieval through the Victorian period, as well as neo-Victorian literature. Previous publications include her co-edited Victorian Prose: An Anthology (Columbia UP, 1999) and articles on Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, and J. K. Rowling.
Christopher Pittard is a senior lecturer in English literature at the University of Portsmouth, UK. His publications include articles in Victorian Periodicals Review, Clues: A Journal of Detection, and Women: A Cultural Review, and the book Purity and Contamination in Late Victorian Detective Fiction (2011). His next book is The Cambridge Companion to Sherlock Holmes (Cambridge UP, 2017), co-edited with Janice Allan (Salford).
Aubrey Porterfield received her PhD in English from Vanderbilt University in 2014. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Queen’s University Belfast, she returned to Vanderbilt to work as a lecturer in the English Department and a pre-major academic adviser in the College of Arts & Science. Her teaching and research interests include literary modernism, cultural appropriation, translation, and the imbrication of race and class in nineteenth- and twentieth-century travel literature.
Logan Wiedenfeld is a PhD candidate in English at Louisiana State University. With interests in the Bildungsroman, modernism, and film studies, he is dissertating on the relationship between ontology and “character-system” in the modernist Bildungsroman. He has published articles in the James Joyce Quarterly and Film International. [End Page 401]