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andrew berry, an evolutionary geneticist, is currently a lecturer in organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard University. His interest in the history of science developed in part through a desire to bring the human dimension of science into undergraduate classes. To that end, with Darwin scholar Janet Browne, he teaches a course that explores both the development of evolutionary thinking and the current state of the theory. He has published an anthology of Wallace’s writing (Infinite Tropics, Verso, 2002) and has written the introduction to The Malay Archipelago (2014), the first of Wallace’s books to be published by Penguin Classics.

tina young choi is an associate professor of English and a member of the graduate faculty in Science and Technology Studies at York University, in Toronto, and president of the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario. Her publications include Anonymous Connections: The Body and Narratives of the Social in Victorian Britain (2015) and articles on nineteenth-century literary, scientific, and material culture. She is currently at work on a book-length project on contingency and Victorian narrative.

constance clark is an associate professor of humanities and arts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she teaches the history of science and technology. Her research focuses on the history of life sciences and evolutionary thought, the history of natural history museums and science popularization, the history of visual images in science and technology, and media representations of science and technology. In 2008, she published God—or Gorilla: Images of Evolution in the Jazz Age (Johns Hopkins up).

fiona coll is an assistant professor of literature and technology at suny Oswego. Her research is focused on the mutual constitution of machine and human being during the nineteenth century. She is currently working on a book project that explores how the automaton, a technological object that gave material form to fantasies of human exceptionalism, emerged as a discursive tool in nineteenth-century writing about the limits of human agency. Her writing can be found in Victorian Review, in the University of Toronto Quarterly, and at The Floating Academy.

gowan dawson is a professor of Victorian literature and culture and director of the Victorian Studies Centre at the University of Leicester, UK. He is the author of Show Me the Bone: Reconstructing Prehistoric Monsters in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America (U of Chicago P, 2016); Darwin, Literature and Victorian Respectability (Cambridge up, 2007); and co-author of Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: Reading the Magazine of Nature (Cambridge up, 2004). With [End Page 213] Bernard Lightman, he is the editor of Victorian Scientific Naturalism: Community, Identity, Continuity (U of Chicago P, 2014) and Victorian Science and Literature (8 vols., Pickering and Chatto, 2011–12).

christine ferguson is a senior lecturer in Victorian literature and culture at the University of Glasgow, where her research currently focuses on the literary production of the nineteenth-century occult revival. She is the author of two monographs—Language, Science, and Popular Fiction in the Victorian Fin de Siècle and Determined Spirits: Eugenics, Heredity, and Racial Regeneration in Anglo-American Spiritualist Writing, 1848–1930—and co-editor of the multi-volume primary-source collection Spiritualism: 1840–1930 (Routledge, 2014). Her new project, Open Secrets: The Public Spheres of the Victorian Occult, investigates the exoteric face of the late Victorian occult revival.

martin fichman is a professor emeritus of history and humanities at York University. His main research interests are the history of evolutionary biology and the Victorian cultural context of science and technology. His primary focus is the life and work of Alfred Russel Wallace, and he has published two Wallace biographies, most recently An Elusive Victorian: The Evolution of Alfred Russel Wallace (U of Chicago P, 2004), as well as numerous articles and essays on Wallace and on various aspects of nineteenth- and twentieth-century science and culture.

robert finnigan is a PhD student at the University of Sunderland currently researching Anglo-Irish contributions to Aestheticism and Decadence in the fin de siècle. His research interests include Pre-Raphaelitism, Aestheticism, Decadence, and the Irish Gaelic Revival, as well as forgotten, neglected, and repressed authors. For several years, he has been involved in North East Irish Culture...


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