Emily A. Bernhard-Jackson is a lecturer in English literature at the University of Exeter. She has published on Lord Byron and Robert Louis Stevenson and is currently at work on a project about the connection between Romanticism and David Bowie.
Laura H. Clarke is an assistant professor of English at Guttman Community College, City University of New York. Her research focuses on the intersections between literature, philosophy, and the arts in the nineteenth century. She is currently completing a monograph titled Robert Browning’s Radical Reformation: Poetry, Politics, and the Idea of Drama, which explores the influence of the German Romantic concept of the poetic state on Browning’s early plays and the development of his dramatic poetics.
Victoria Coulson is a senior lecturer in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York. Her first book, Henry James, Women, and Realism, appeared in 2007 (Cambridge University Press); she has recently completed her second monograph, on the sexual politics of critical theory, and is beginning work on her third, a study of Elizabeth Bowen. Her recent articles address topics such as nineteenth-century psychiatry, Lacanian feminism, the fin-de-siècle epidemic of shoplifting in French department stores, and the reception of the Narcissus myth in theory’s so-called ethical turn.
David Cowles (PhD, University of Chicago, 1985) taught at Brigham Young University for fifteen years and since 2000 has taught at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina, where he is a professor of English. He has published widely on Victorian literature, is in the final stages of coediting and coauthoring the third edition of a theory textbook titled The Critical Experience, and is currently finishing a book about treatments of self-deception in Victorian novels.
Heather Bozant Witcher is an assistant professor at Saint Louis University. Her article on the collaborative life-writing of Mary Godwin and Percy Bysshe Shelley was published in Forum for Modern Language Studies. Her current research focuses on the intersections between the literary archive, creative process, community, and poetic form. [End Page 537]