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Peter Bailey ( is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Manitoba and Affiliate Professor of History at Indiana University. His publications include Popular Culture and Performance in the Victorian City (1998) and London Low Life: Street Culture, Social Reform and the Victorian Underworld, co-edited with Judith Allen and Sean Shesgreen (2010). His current projects include a social history of music hall and the variety stage, 1840–1950.

Trev Broughton ( is Senior Lecturer in English and Related Literature at the University of York, and co-editor of Journal of Victorian Culture. She is working on a book on Victorian biography. Her most recent publications include "Life Writing and the Victorians" in Juliet John ed. Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture and "Anxiety in Action: Letters of Advice between the Constables of East Bergholt in the Early Nineteenth Century," on the Constable correspondence, in Nineteenth-Century Studies.

Stewart J. Brown ( is Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Edinburgh. His books include The National Churches of England, Ireland, and Scotland 1801–1846 (2001) and Providence and Empire: Religion, Politics and Society in the United Kingdom 1815–1914 (2008). His current book project is a study of the established Churches in the United Kingdom, 1846–1922.

Ann C. Colley ( is SUNY Distinguished Professor at SUNY College at Buffalo. Most recently she is the author of Wild Animal Skins in Victorian Britain: Zoos, Collections, Portraits, and Maps (2014). Her other books are: Victorians in the Mountains: Sinking the Sublime (2010), Robert Louis Stevenson and the Colonial Imagination (2004), The Idea of Nostalgia and Recollection in Victorian Culture (1998), Edward Lear and the Critics (1993), The Search for Synthesis in Literature and Art (1990), and Tennyson and Madness (1983).

Philipp Erchinger ( is Lecturer in English at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany. He has recently completed a book on ways of knowing in Victorian literature and science. His essays have appeared in Literature Compass, REAL: Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature, and in Connotations.

Christine Ferguson ( is Professor in English Literature at the University of Stirling. Her most recent monograph is Determined Spirits: Eugenics, Heredity and Racial Regeneration in Anglo-American Spiritualist Writing, 1848–1930 (2012), and she is currently Principal Investigator on the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) network project "Popular Occulture in Britain, 1875–1947."

Donald Gray ( is an emeritus member of the Department of English at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is the editor of the Norton Critical Edition of the [End Page 376] Alice books (2013) and co-editor (with Mary Favret) of an edition of Austen's Pride and Prejudice (2016). Currently he is revising an essay on George Eliot and her publishers and reading around in the history of the book.

Onni Gust ( is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Nottingham. Onni has published on British imperial identity formation during the "long" eighteenth century in the Journal of British Studies and Gender and History and is currently finishing a monograph of ideas of "home" and "exile" in the British imperial imagination.

Amanda E. Herbert ( is Assistant Director at the Folger Institute of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, where she heads the Fellowships Program. Her first book, Female Alliances: Gender, Identity, and Friendship in Early Modern Britain (2014) won the Best Book Award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. Her current project is entitled "Spa: Faith, Public Health, and Science in Early Modern Britain." She is on Twitter @amandaeherbert.

Timothy Larsen ( is McManis Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College, Illinois and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. He has been a Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford. His books include Crisis of Doubt: Honest Faith in Nineteenth-Century England (2006), A People of One Book: The Bible and...


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