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Josephine Browne is a Sessional Academic at Griffith University, Australia, and Open Universities Australia, teaching literature and social work. She is a fiction writer and social welfare worker, with research interests focusing on masculinities, animal studies, and Narrative Therapy. She is a member of the Australian Women and Gender Studies Association.

Colin Cavendish-Jones studied at Magdalen College, Oxford and at the University of St. Andrews. His principal research interests are European Nihilism, the Victorian religious unsettlement, and the reception of Classical literature in the nineteenth century. He has published on a variety of nineteenth and early twentieth-century writers, including Pater, Wilde, Trollope, Hardy, Chesterton and Proust.

José Díaz Lage earned his BA and PhD at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and his MA at Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London. He has taught at the Universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo; since 2013, he has been a lecturer at the International University of La Rioja. Most of his research is devoted to Anglo-American modernism and its relationship to the avant-gardes, as seen in the work of Mina Loy, Djuna Barnes, and Wyndham Lewis. He has also published on George Gissing’s fiction, specifically on New Grub Street and Demos.

Nikolai Endres is Professor of English at Western Kentucky University, where he specializes in classics, world literature, and gay and lesbian studies. He has published on Oscar Wilde and Victorian sexualities.

Jennifer Fuller is Assistant Lecturer at Idaho State University, Idaho Falls. Her research interests consider the connections between nineteenth-century British authors and their environments. Her book Dark Paradise: Pacific Islands in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2016. Her current project explores perspectives about islands in popular culture. [End Page 108]

Brittany Reid, PhD is a Lecturer in the Department of English and Modern Languages at Thompson Rivers University, British Columbia. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century literature, theater history, and sport literature. She has a forthcoming co-authored chapter on the history of masculinity in hockey for the Handbook of Masculinity and Sport.

Beth Torgerson is Professor of English at Eastern Washington University. In addition to Reading the Brontë Body: Disease, Desire, and the Constraints of Culture (Palgrave 2010) and her book chapter “Harriet Martineau, Victorian Sciences of Mind, and the Birth of Psychology” in Harriet Martineau and The Birth of Disciplines (Routledge 2017), she has published in Victorian Review, Nineteenth-Century Literature, The Martineau Society Newsletter, The Brontë Messenger, and Disability Studies Quarterly.

Lin Young is a PhD Candidate and Teaching Fellow at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Her article, “To Talk of Many Things: Chaotic Empathy and Taxidermy Anxiety in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” was awarded the 2016 Hamilton Prize by Victorian Review, where it was also published. Her dissertation research on Victorian ghost fiction and object theory was awarded the 2018 Mary Eliza Root Prize from the Victorian Popular Fiction Association. [End Page 109]



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