Martin Brooks is a lecturer in professional writing at Staffordshire University. He holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Nottingham, UK, for which he received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Midlands 3 Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (now the Midlands4Cities DTP). He has published articles in journals including English: The Journal of the English Association, English Literature in Transition: 1880–1920, and Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics.
Irmtraud Huber is a lecturer at the English department of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and an Associated Postdoctoral Fellow of the Walter Benjamin Kolleg, Universität Bern. She has previously published primarily on contemporary fiction (Literature after Postmodernism [Palgrave, 2014]; Present-tense Narration in Contemporary Fiction [Palgrave, 2016]), but her current book project focuses on reconceptualizations of time in Victorian poetry. She has guest edited a special edition of European Journal for English Studies (EJES) on Poetry, Science and Technology together with Wolfgang Funk, and has published articles on opium in Victorian poetry and on the relationship between poetry and science in the nineteenth century.
Patricia Murphy is professor emerita of English at Missouri Southern State University. She is the author of four books on Victorian literature, the most recent of which is Reconceiving Nature: Ecofeminism in Late Victorian Women's Poetry (University of Missouri Press, 2019).
Alex Murray is a senior lecturer in modern literature at Queen's University Belfast. His most recent monograph is Landscapes of Decadence: Literature and Place at the Fin de Siècle (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2016), and he has recently published two edited collections: Decadence: A Literary History (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2020), and, with Kate Hext, Decadence in the Age of Modernism (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2019).
E. E. Sheng is a graduate student in philosophy at Corpus Christi College in the University of Oxford. His interests include social philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, and modern intellectual history. [End Page 529]