Andrew Bennett is Professor of English at the University of Bristol, UK. His books include Suicide Century: Literature and Suicide from James Joyce to David Foster Wallace (2017), Wordsworth Writing (2007), Romantic Poets and the Culture of Posterity (1999), Keats, Narrative and Audience (1994), and, as editor, William Wordsworth in Context (2015).
Kirsty Cameron is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Manitoba. Cameron was awarded a 2018 SSHRC doctoral fellowship for her dissertation work on Tennessee Williams. Kirsty is also a creative writer, an English TA, and an itinerant sessional instructor in composition and creative writing at Brandon University.
Leigh Wetherall Dickson is Senior Lecturer at the University of Northumbria, She has published and edited many work on the nature and representation of illness in the long eighteenth century. Her current research interest is the overlap between fame, fashion and illness in the Regency period.
Michelle Faubert is Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba and Visiting Fellow at Northumbria University, UK. Her monographs are Granville Sharp's Uncovered Letter and the Zong Massacre (2018) and Rhyming Reason: The Poetry of Romantic-Era Psychologists (2009); she has also edited two editions for Broadview Press and four volumes and journal issues. She is the Principal Investigator of "Romanticism and Revolutionary Suicide," funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2015–20).
Deanna Koretsky is Assistant Professor of English at Spelman College, where she specializes in transatlantic Romantic-era literatures, critical race theory, and feminist theory. She is currently completing her first book, Death Rights: Romantic Suicide, Race, and the Bounds of Liberalism, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and UNCF/ Mellon. Most recently, she co-edited, with Joel Pace, a special issue of Symbiosis entitled "New Directions in Transatlantic Romanticisms." [End Page 139]
Kelly McGuire is an Associate Professor of English and Gender & Women's Studies at Trent University in Canada, where she specializes in eighteenth-century literature and health humanities.
Shoshannah Bryn Jones Square received her PhD from the University of Oxford in 2017, after which she held a Research Affiliateship with the University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities while also working as a Postdoctoral Fellow. She is currently a faculty member in the Department of English at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, BC. Her research project, "Books, Brains, and Benevolence: An Interdisciplinary Study of Empathy," explores empathy from the perspectives of literature, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, engineering, economics, physics, mathematics, and more. Square's article, "[A] mad excess of love": Hyper-Sympathy, Fidelity, and Suicidality in Mary Shelley's Falkner," will be published in Essays in Romanticism in 2020. [End Page 140]