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Joselyn M. Almeida is Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author of Reimagining the Transatlantic, 1780–1890 (Routledge 2011), and editor of Romanticism and the Anglo-Hispanic Imaginary (Brill 2010). She has published essays in journals such as European Romantic Review, Atlantic Studies, The Wordsworth Circle and Literature Compass, and various essay collections, most recently in the Edinburgh Companion to Atlantic Literary Studies, ed. by Leslie Eckel and Clare Elliott (Edinburgh University Press, 2016).

Rolf P. Lessenich is Professor Emeritus of English (and Comparative) Literature in the Department of English, American and Celtic Studies of Bonn University, Germany. He received both his PhD. and his ‘Habilitation’ from the same university. Replacements and visiting lectures at various universities in Europe, America and Asia. His publications include Dichtungsgeschmack und althebräische Bibelpoesie im 18. Jahrhundert (1967), Elements of Pulpit Oratory in Eighteenth-Century England 1660–1800 (1972), Lord Byron and the Nature of Man (1978), Aspects of English Preromanticism (1989), Neoclassical Satire and the Romantic School 1780–1830 (2012). He is preparing a new monograph titled Romantic Disillusionism and the Sceptical Tradition (2017).

Magdalena Ożarska, is Associate Professor at Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland. She is the author of Meanderings of the English Enlightenment: The Literary Oeuvre of Christopher Smart (2008), Lacework or Mirror? Diary Poetics of Frances Burney, Dorothy Wordsworth and Mary Shelley (2013) and Two Women Writers and their Italian Tours: Mary Shelley’s ‘Rambles in Germany and Italy in 1840, 1842 and 1843’ and Łucja Rautenstrauchowa’s ‘In and Beyond the Alps’ (2014). Her research interests include eighteenth- and nineteenth-century English and Polish women’s self writing, animal studies, critical plant studies, food studies, geopoetics and digital humanities.

Carla Pomarè is Professor of English Literature at the University of Eastern Piedmont (Vercelli). Her work focuses on Anglo-American Romanticism, modernist poetry and Shakespeare. She edited and annotated the first complete Italian version of Byron’s Hebrew Melodies (2003) and has recently published the monograph Byron and the Discourses of History (Ashgate 2013). Forthcoming is her translation of Shakespeare’s Richard III.

Jane Stabler teaches English Literature at the University of St Andews, Scotland. Her major publications include Byron, Poetics and History (2002) and The Artistry of Exile: Romantic and Victorian Writers in Italy (2013). She is currently the holder of a Lever-hulme Fellowship for work on the Longman Annotated Poets edition of Don Juan. [End Page vi]

Daniel Westwood is in the third year of his AHRC-funded PhD at the University of Sheffield, having previously studied there for a BA and MA in English Literature. His research interests lie in the poetry of the Romantic period, and his thesis focuses on how the works of Byron, Shelley and Keats interrogate the concept of quest, manipulating traditional quest structures as a means of developing their own unique poetics. [End Page vii]



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