Helen Luu is an assistant professor of English literature at the Royal Military College of Canada (Kingston, Ontario). She has published articles on Felicia Hemans and Augusta Webster and is currently completing a book manuscript that retheorizes dramatic monologue through nineteenth-century women poets.
Caolan Madden is a PhD candidate in English literature at Rutgers University. She is currently at work on a dissertation on performance and the figure of the Poetess in nineteenth-and twentieth-century poetry by women.
Lee O'Brien is a lecturer in the department of English at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Her monograph The Romance of the Lyric in Nineteenth-Century Women's Poetry: Experiments in Form was published by the University of Delaware Press in 2013. Her primary area of research is the cultural politics of genre, particularly in the nineteenth-century lyric as written by women but also in nineteenth-century realism, New Woman fiction, and Golden Age detective fiction. Her current research project in Victorian poetry is the idea of the muse in the poetry of Emily Brontë and Rosamund Marriott Watson.
T. D. Olverson has taught at universities in England and Australia, specializing in the literature and culture of the late nineteenth century. Olverson has published articles and chapters on a range of women writers including Michael Field, Amy Levy, and Emily Pfeiffer and is the author of Women Writers and the Dark Side of Late-Victorian Hellenism.
Patricia Rigg teaches Victorian literature at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. She has published books and essays on Robert Browning and Augusta Webster, as well as essays on A. Mary F. Robinson, who is the subject of a current book project.
Annmarie Steffes is a PhD candidate in the department of English at the University of Iowa. Her dissertation, "Between Page and Stage," examines Victorian and Edwardian women writers' use of the literary drama form as a critique of the masculine-coded nature of nineteenth-century print culture.
Herbert F. Tucker holds the John C. Coleman Chair in English at the University of Virginia, where he serves as associate editor of New Literary History [End Page 125] and editor for the Victorian series at the university press. He has published many essays and reviews on nineteenth-century topics, edited several anthologies, and authored books including Epic: Britain's Heroic Muse, 1790–1910 (rev. 2013), Tennyson and the Doom of Romanticism (1988), and Browning's Beginnings (1980). He is now at work on a study of charm. Readers who share the prosodic interests informing his contribution to this issue of VP are invited to visit the interactive website For Better for Verse: http://prosody.lib.virginia.edu. [End Page 126]