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MELISSA BAILES is Assistant Professor of English at Tulane University, specializing in British literature of the long eighteenth century, the history of science, transatlantic and transnational studies, and women’s writing. Her book, Questioning Nature: British Women’s Scientific Writing and Literary Originality, 1750–1830, is forthcoming from the University of Virginia Press.

MÓNICA BOLUFER is Professor in the Department of Modern History at the University of Valencia. She works on women’s writing, discourses on gender, notions of politeness and sensibility, and transnational connections and circulation (travel, translation, correspondence). She has published articles in Spanish, French, British, and American academic journals and essay collections, including Knott and Taylor’s Women, Gender and Enlightenment (2005), and Jaffe and Lewis’s Eve’s Enlightenment (2009).

LEE KAHAN is Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Indiana University South Bend. He specializes in the eighteenth-century British novel and is currently working on a book about the relationship between developments in novelistic form and information culture during the period.

MICHAEL KEEVAK is professor of Foreign Languages at National Taiwan University. His most recent publication is Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking (2011). A new book, Embassies to China: Diplomacy and Cultural Encounters Before the Opium Wars, is forthcoming from Palgrave.

BILL KNIGHT is Assistant Professor of English at Portland State University, where he teaches eighteenth-century British literature, literary theory, and science fiction. He holds a Ph.D. from Duke University and is the author of essays in The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, Genre, colloquy, and others. His book manuscript, “The Ethics of Genre,” studies the development of ethical philosophy through theories and practices of sublime aesthetics and literary genre from the Scriblerians through Kant.

STEVEN B. MILES is Associate Professor of History at Washington University in Saint Louis. He is the author of The Sea of Learning: Mobility and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Guangzhou (2006) and Upriver Journeys: Diaspora and Empire [End Page 543] in Southern China, 1570–1850 (forthcoming from Harvard University Press). He is currently working on a global history of Chinese diasporas.

JAMES MULHOLLAND is Associate Professor of English at North Carolina State University. His book, Sounding Imperial: Poetic Voice and the Politics of Empire, 1730–1820, was published in 2013. His next project explores the emergence of Anglo-Indian literature during the late eighteenth century.

SCOTT M. SANDERS is Assistant Professor of French in the Department of French and Italian at Dartmouth College. This article is part of a manuscript on musical interventions in the eighteenth-century novel. His research broadly focuses on eighteenth-century music culture and its intersection with philosophical and literary works.

JAMES GRANTHAM TURNER is the James D. Hart Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include Schooling Sex: Libertine Literature and Erotic Education in Italy, France, and England, 1534–1685 (2003) and Eros Visible: Art, Sexuality and Antiquity in Renaissance Italy (forthcoming from Yale University Press).

NICK VALVO teaches at Northwestern University. His research concerns the coextension of economic and religious communities in eighteenth-century Britain. His book project, “The Parish of Parnassus,” argues that the cultural politics of the parish were both spur and context for the development of literary theories of aesthetic disinterest. [End Page 544]



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