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  • Contributors to this Issue

Yael Halevi-Wise is Associate Professor of English and Jewish Studies at McGill University and author of Interactive Fictions: Scenes of Storytelling in the Novel (2006), an analysis of storytelling acts in which characters argue about how to tell a story, and Sephardism: Spanish Jewish History in the Modern Literary Imagination (2013), which demonstrates that a preoccupation with the history of the Jews expelled from Spain nourishes modern literary representations of national identity from Scott’s Ivanhoe onwards. She is now working on a critical study of the Israeli author, A. B. Yehoshua. Dickens remains a lifelong passion and central focus of her teaching interests.

Kathy Rees completed her PhD (“Reading Gosse’s Reading: A Study of Allusion in the work of Edmund Gosse”) at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, in 2014. She wrote the entry on Gosse for Oxford Bibliographies Online (2014) and has published articles about Gosse’s family in Peer English (2015), about his mother in Grave Notes (2016), and about Gosse’s journalism in a special issue of Nineteenth Century Prose (2016).

Ruth Richardson is Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Life-Writing Research, King’s College, London. She is also a Past President of the Dickens Society. Dickens and the Workhouse (2012) is among her recent publications. [End Page 171]



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