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  • Notes on Contributors

MELISSA BAILES is Associate Professor of English at Tulane University, specializing in British literature of the long eighteenth century, the history of science, and women’s and gender studies. Her book, Questioning Nature: British Women’s Scientific Writing and Literary Originality, 1750–1830, won the BSLS 2017 Book Prize.

TONY C. BROWN, Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, has published on various topics—from Joseph Conrad to North American burial mounds, Enlightenment aesthetic theory, and Aristotle’s political theory—while currently completing a book manuscript entitled “Statelessness: On Almost Not Existing.”

DANIEL DIEZ COUCH is Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Fine Arts at the United States Air Force Academy. He is currently at work on a book manuscript that examines the history of literary fragments, entitled “American Fragments: The Political Aesthetic of Literary Ruins in the Early Republic.” His work has previously appeared in Early American Literature, Studies in American Fiction, and Early American Studies.

ROBERT MITCHELL is the Marcello Lotti Professor of English, Chair of the Department of English, and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science and Cultural Theory at Duke University. His research focuses on the intersection of literature and science in eighteenth-century and British Romantic literature.

PATRICK R. O’MALLEY is Professor of English at Georgetown University. He is the author of Liffey and Lethe: Paramnesiac History in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-Ireland (2017) and Catholicism, Sexual Deviance, and Victorian Gothic Culture (2006), along with essays on literary works by authors including Maria Edgeworth, Sydney Owenson, John Henry Newman, George Eliot, Oscar Wilde, and Thomas Hardy.

DAMIEN TRICOIRE is Assistant Professor at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. Among others things, he has published a monograph criticizing narratives making the Enlightenment the origins of modernity (Falsche Freunde [2015]), a book exploring the French-Malagasy encounters and the production of knowledge in the Enlightenment era (Der koloniale Traum [2018]), and edited a volume about Enlightenment Colonialism (Enlightened Colonialism [2017]).

The Editors wish to thank the following editorial assistants for this issue: Brynn L. Fitzsimmons, and Sydney Hunt.



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