Anastasia Eccles is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at Stanford University specializing in the eighteenth-century novel and the history and phenomenology of reading. Her dissertation develops a theory of literary participation by examining structures of shared agency like sympathy, complicity, and absorption in Romantic fiction.
Nicholas Gaskill is assistant professor of English at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. He is an editor of The Lure of Whitehead (2014) and the author of several essays on pragmatism and aesthetics. He is finishing a book on modern US literature and theories of color perception.
Christopher Grobe is assistant professor of English at Amherst College, where he is a generalist in drama and performance studies. His research focuses on the entanglement of literature, performance, and media cultures from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. His first book, Performing Confession: From Robert Lowell to Reality TV, will be published in the fall of 2017. His current work concerns the relationship between media technologies and the rise of realist acting on stage and screen. His essays have appeared in PMLA, Theater, and Theatre Survey, as well as in several edited collections.
Ben Highmore is Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex. His most recent books are The Great Indoors: At Home in the Modern British House (2014) and Culture: Key Ideas in Media and Cultural Studies (2016). His book The Art of Brutalism: Rescuing Hope from Catastrophe in 1950s Britain is forthcoming in 2017.
David James is Reader in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Queen Mary, University of London. Author, most recently, of Modernist Futures (2012), his edited volumes include The Legacies of Modernism (2012), The Cambridge Companion to British Fiction since 1945 (2015), and Modernism and Close Reading (forthcoming 2017). He coedits the book series Literature Now. He is currently completing a book on the work of consolation in contemporary writing.
William Cook Miller is assistant professor of English at the University of Rochester. His current book project, provisionally titled Counter-Enthusiasms, focuses on the problem of false prophecy as it influences then-innovative and now-pervasive attitudes toward language in early enlightenment thought. [End Page 633]
Bryony Randall is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Glasgow. She is coeditor with Laura Marcus of The Collected Short Fiction of Virginia Woolf, and a volume of Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage (both forthcoming), and is founder of the New Modernist Editing Network. Key publications include Modernism, Daily Time and Everyday Life (2007) and, as coeditor with Jane Goldman, Virginia Woolf in Context (2013). [End Page 634]