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Mirka Horová is Senior Lecturer in English at the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague. She has written on Byron, the Norwegian Romantic poet Wergeland, and edited several essay collections and journals on Romanticism and other topics, including a special issue of The Byron Journal (‘Byron and the Bible’, 2015). She is currently preparing a monograph on Byron’s plays for publication and continues to organise the traditional spring Byron conference (currently at Newstead Abbey). Her work on this article was supported by the European Regional Development Fund-Project ‘Creativity and Adaptability as Conditions of the Success of Europe in an Interrelated World’ (No. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000734).

Adam McCune teaches in the English Department and the Honors College at Baylor University, and his research focuses on representations of childhood and youth in nineteenth-century British literature. He has helped to organise the Jane Austen Summer Program at the University of North Carolina every year since its founding, and has also served the William Blake Archive as Project Director of the digital archive of the journal Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly.

Alexander Regier is Associate Professor of English at Rice University and editor of the scholarly journal SEL Studies in English Literature 1500–1900. He is the author of Exorbitant Enlightenment: Blake, Hamann, and Anglo-German Constellations (Oxford University Press, 2018) and Fracture and Fragmentation in British Romanticism (Cambridge University Press, 2010). He co-edited Wordsworth’s Poetic Theory: Knowledge, Language, Experience (Palgrave, 2010) and has edited special journal issues on ‘Mobilities’ and ‘Genealogies’. His articles on Romanticism, rhetoric, William Wordsworth, Walter Benjamin, ruins, contemporary poetry, the aesthetics of sport, and other topics have appeared in a wide variety of journals.

Dennis Weißenfels is a research assistant in the section of British Literature and Culture at the University of Duisburg-Essen. He has published on Byron, Thomas Moore, and English nationalism. Very recently, he has handed in his Ph.D. thesis on the narrative construction of early nineteenth-century English nationalism. Currently he is continuing his research on Byron and Romanticism, and he has further extended his research interests to video game studies and cognitive literary studies.

Adam White is an editor at The Open University. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Manchester and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His first monograph is John Clare’s Romanticism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).



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