- Contributors to this Issue
Lydia Craig is a PhD candidate in the Nineteenth-Century Studies program at Loyola University Chicago, writing a dissertation on the fraught depiction of social upstarts in early Victorian novels. Currently she serves as co-chair of the Dickens Society communications committee. She has published recent articles on digital media and textual studies in Dickens Quarterly, Victorians Journal, and in the collection Dickens and Women ReObserved (Edward Everett Root, 2020).
Iain Crawford is Professor of English and Faculty Director of the Undergraduate Research Program at the University of Delaware. His Contested Liberalisms: Martineau, Dickens and the Victorian Press was published by Edinburgh University Press earlier this year, and he is currently working on a new project examining the transatlantic representation of the American Civil War in the British press.
Emma Curry is an Honorary Junior Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham. She completed her PhD thesis, titled "Language and the Fragmented Body in the Novels of Charles Dickens," in 2016 at Birkbeck, University of London. She has published articles on digital Dickens projects in 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century and the Journal of Victorian Culture's "Digital Forum."
Michael Hollington, retired Professor of English and Comparative Literature, has held chairs in France, Australia and elsewhere. He is the author of Dickens and the Grotesque (Croom Helm, 1984) and many other books and articles. He is currently working on "Dickens Among the Modernists."
Maria Ioannou is Lecturer Adjunct at the Cyprus University of Technology. She has both a legal and a literature background, and worked as an attorney before turning to English and completing her PhD in Victorian Studies. She has published a number of articles on Dickens and other Victorian writers, including George Eliot and the Brontës. Currently, she is researching the history of the English legal system and the ways case authorities might interconnect with Dickens's plots and themes.
John O. Jordan is Research Professor of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Director of the Dickens Project. He is the author of Supposing Bleak House (U of Virginia P, 2010) and co-editor with Robert L. Patten and Catherine Waters of The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens (Oxford UP, 2018).
Helena Kelly is currently an independent scholar, her most recent academic position being a stipendiary lectureship at Mansfield College, Oxford. She is the author of Jane Austen, the Secret Radical and forthcoming articles include "The Dating of Martin Chuzzlewit" (Notes and Queries) and "The Fraud at the Navy Pay Office at Chatham: Some Additional Information" (The Dickensian). She is writing a book on Charles Dickens.
Christian Lehmann is an Associate Professor in the Division of Literature at Bard High School Early College–Cleveland. He also serves on the teaching faculty at the Dickens Universe in Santa Cruz, CA. His current project is "Dickens and Classical Antiquity."
Goldie Morgentaler is Professor of English at the University of Lethbridge in southern Alberta, where she teaches 19th-century British and American Literature, as well as modern Jewish literature. Most recently, she is the editor and primary translator of Confessions of a Yiddish Writer and Other Essays by Chava Rosenfarb, which won a Canadian Jewish Literary Award in 2019.
David Paroissien is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham.
Jeremy Parrott is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham, an antiquarian bookseller and bibliographer. His most recent book is The Collected Dickens: A Bibliography of the Lifetime U.K. editions of Charles Dickens's works (Kakapo Press, 2020) and his comprehensive guide to the First Series of All the Year Round will be published as soon as circumstances permit.
Justin Thompson is a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland. His research focus is nineteenth-century women's writing and imperial state formation.