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Valerio Cellai received his education at the University of Pisa and is currently a short-term research fellow in the framework of a project on Lucca’s medieval manuscripts that may be attributed to Dante’s times. His main research interests lie in manuscript studies, digital humanities and Italian literature of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, with a special interest in the Italian novella (Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron, the Motti e Facezie del piovano Arlotto with their respective philosophical and literary backgrounds).

Logan Esdale is the editor of a workshop edition of Gertrude Stein’s Ida A Novel (Yale UP, 2012) and the co-editor of Approaches to Teaching the Works of Gertrude Stein (MLA, 2018). His articles on Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, and Stein address the epistolary genre and related terms (naturalness, adornment) that describe the inseparability of private and public, and his current project is “Gertrude Stein in Letters”, a monograph. He is a Lecturer of English at Chapman University and at California State University, Long Beach.

Amanda Gagel has worked as an editor of scholarly editions since 2008, focusing on authors of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She has served as an editor of the Collected Writings of Frederick Law Olmsted (University of Virginia) and for the Mark Twain Project at the University of California at Berkeley, where she was co-editor of Twain’s autobiography and a number of editions of his novels and personal writings. She is also co-editor of a multi-volume edition of the Selected Letters of Vernon Lee (Routledge, 2016–). Currently she is a Custom Books and Higher Education Editor at XanEdu Publishing.

Espen Grønlie is a PhD fellow at the University of Oslo, writing his dissertation on Ezra Pound and linguistic relativity. Drawing on his study of Romance languages and comparative literature, Grønlie has taught courses at the university, been a literary critic for various Scandinavian newspapers and journals, and translated into Norwegian works such as Dante Alighieri’s De vulgari eloquentia, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti’s first futurist manifesto, and Giorgio Agamben’s Le comunità che viene.

Neil Hultgren is Professor of English at California State University, Long Beach. He has held a year-long postdoctoral fellowship at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at UCLA and a one-month fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center at University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Melodramatic Imperial Writing: From the Sepoy Rebellion to Cecil Rhodes (Ohio University Press, 2014). His recent publications include essays on Richard Marsh and on Guillermo del Toro.

Paola Italia is professor of Italian Literature at the University of Bologna and has published extensively on the textual scholarship of contemporary Italian literature, especially on Carlo Emilio Gadda (whose work she published in both traditional critical editions and in digital form: e.g., Eros e Priapo’s first draft [Milano, Adelphi, 2017], Incendio di via Keplero and Meditazione milanese in Gadda’s Opera omnia directed by Dante Isella and on the website Wiki Gadda that she designed []). She also curated catalogs and a bio-bibliographic exibition of his unpublished manuscripts, books and photos (2001–2003). Another notable achievement is the critical edition of Promessi Sposi’s first draft (Fermo e Lucia, edited by Dante Isella, published in 2006). In a theoretical and methodological key, it is worth citing her volumes Che cosa è la filologia d’autore (with Giulia Raboni, Roma: Carocci, 2010) and Editing Novecento (Roma: Salerno, 2013).

Kristin Mahoney is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Center for Gender in a Global Context at Michigan State University. She has published articles on aestheticism and Decadence in Victorian Studies, Victorian Literature and Culture, Criticism, BRANCH, English Literature in Transition, Literature Compass, Nineteenth-Century Prose, Victorian Review, Victorian Periodicals Review, and Studies in Walter Pater and Aestheticism. A chapter on Ada Leverson and feminist dandyism just appeared in Decadence in the Age of Modernism (Johns Hopkins UP). Her first book, Literature and the Politics of Post-Victorian Decadence, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015...


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