- Essay Contributors
Karen Caines is currently undertaking a D.Phil in Classical Languages and Literature at the University of Oxford. The title of her thesis is 'I'm classic now: Byron's Engagement with Antiquity'.
Anne Falloon has already contributed two essays to this journal, 'Byron's Week in Middleton' (41.1, 2013) and 'John Claridge: 'my dearest friend'' (42.2, 2014). Based near Rochdale, she continues to be interested in the 'after lives' of minor characters in Byron's life. Her latest research focuses on his servants, Fletcher and Zambelli, and their shared family. It involved sifting through the British Library's Zambelli Papers, the Devon Archives and a farming family's Edwardian photographs. She is currently working on the tangled relationship between friends of the poet's youth, John Cam Hobhouse and John Claridge.
Kirsteen McCue is Professor of Scottish Literature and Song Culture and Co-Director of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow. She has published widely on Romantic song culture and is editor of James Hogg's Songs by the Ettrick Shepherd and Contributions to Musical Collections and Miscellaneous Songs and editor of the forthcoming Robert Burns's Song for George Thomson for the new Oxford Works of Robert Burns. She has just completed, with Pam Perkins, a new edition of Women's Travel Writings in Scotland for the Chawton House Library series.
Michael P. Steier lives and works in New Jersey. He earned his doctorate from the University of Delaware, where he studied under Donald H. Reiman and Charles E. Robinson. His scholarship has previously appeared in Studies in Romanticism. He is currently at work on The Wren and the Eagle, a critical reassessment of the friendship and literary relationship of Byron and Leigh Hunt.
David Woodhouse is Treasurer of the Byron Society. His 1995 Ph.D. thesis was entitled Shades of Pope: Byron's Development as a Satirist. He has published numerous newspaper and journal articles on literature, finance and sport. He is co-author of a series of books published by Faber & Faber—Football Lexicon (2004), Racing Lexicon (2005), Cricket Lexicon (2006)—and of the Mark My Words column which ran in the Independent on Sunday from 2007 to 2009. [End Page vi]