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STEPHEN AHERN is Professor of English at Acadia University. His work on the cultural politics of emotion in the eighteenth century includes two recent books, Affect and Abolition in the Anglo-Atlantic, 1770–1830 (2013), and Affected Sensibilities: Romantic Excess and the Genealogy of the Novel, 1680–1810 (2007). Under contract is a new book project entitled "Affect Theory and Literary Critical Practice: A Feel for the Text."

KATIE BARCLAY is a Discovery Early Research Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellow in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Adelaide. She is the author of the award-winning Love, Intimacy and Power: Marriage and Patriarchy in Scotland, 1650–1850 (2011), as well as numerous articles on emotion and family life. This essay arises from a recently completed project on representations of the family in the British press and how they shaped an "emotional public."

MICHAEL EDSON is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wyoming. His articles have appeared in European Romantic Review, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and Studies in the Literary Imagination. His edited collection, Annotation in Eighteenth-Century Poetry, will be published in 2017. His essay in this special issue derives from a larger project exploring the affective aspects of poetic reception in eighteenth-century England.

ALEKSONDRA HULTQUIST is an Honorary Researcher for the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions and a faculty member at Stockton University. Her work focuses on the literature and culture of the long eighteenth century, especially women writers, and she has published and taught internationally. She is a Managing Editor of ABO: Interactive Journal for Women and the Arts 1640–1830 and is finishing her monograph, "The Amatory Mode: Amatory Fiction and Its Passionate Legacy, 1680–1820."

M. WADE MAHON is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. His research focuses on the eighteenth-century elocution movement and its contributions to rhetorical theory. He has published in Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Reader, and Pedagogy, and is currently examining elocutionary education in late eighteenth-century Ireland. [End Page 383]

JEAN I. MARSDEN is Professor of English at the University of Connecticut. Her publications include The Re-Imagined Text: Shakespeare, Adaptation, and Eighteenth-Century Literary Theory (1995), Fatal Desire: Women, Sexuality, and the English Stage, 1660–1720 (2006), and a recently completed book project, "Theaters of Feeling: Performance and Emotion on the Eighteenth-Century Stage."

JEAN MCBAIN is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Melbourne, where she is working on a thesis provisionally entitled "Liberty, Licence and Libel: Press Freedom and British Periodicals, 1695–1740." Jean's work has encompassed book history projects on William Caxton's print house, the publishing history of Jonathan Swift's later poems, and the uses and manipulations of reader letters by Daniel Defoe in the Review.

ROBERT PHIDDIAN teaches in Renaissance and eighteenth-century literature and has a special interest in political satire, parody, and humor. He researches political satire, from the eighteenth century to current Australian political cartoons. He is author of Swift's Parody (1995) and 30 scholarly articles, and editor (with Haydon Manning) of Comic CommentatorsContemporary Political Cartooning in Australia (2008) and (with Heather Kerr and David Lemmings) of Passions, Sympathy and Print Culture: Public Opinion and Emotional Authenticity in Eighteenth-Century Britain (2016).

KATHRYN TEMPLE, Associate Professor at Georgetown University, is currently completing a book on legal emotions in eighteenth-century England. She works at the interaction of affect and institutional structures. Her next book, about the relationship between narratives of survival and neoliberalism, is entitled "Culture of Survival."

The Editors wish to thank Sydney Hunt for her editorial assistance with this issue. [End Page 384]



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