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  • Contributors

Alison Chapman is Professor of English at the University of Victoria, Canada, and is the author, most recently, of Networking the Nation: British and American Women's Poetry and Italy, 1840–1870 (Oxford Univ. Press, 2015). She is the editor of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funded Digital Victorian Periodical Poetry ( and Nineteenth-Century Literature in Transition: The 1870s (Cambridge Univ. Press, forthcoming), and is working on a monograph on Victorian poetry, poetics, and place.

Ewan Jones is Associate Professor of English at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Coleridge and the Philosophy of Poetic Form, and has published widely on prosody, poetry of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the digital humanities. He is shortly to take up a Leverhulme Research Fellowship, to investigate close reading as a form of attentional practice.

A. J. Nickerson is Katherine Jex-Blake Research Fellow and College Lecturer in English at Girton College, Cambridge. She is currently writing a book on Gerard Manley Hopkins for Bloomsbury. She is also coeditor of Walter de la Mare: Critical Appraisals, forthcoming with Liverpool University Press.

Cornelia Pearsall is Professor of English at Smith College and the author of Tennyson's Rapture: Transformation in the Victorian Dramatic Monologue (Oxford Univ. Press, 2008) and editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Tennyson's Poetry (forthcoming). She is currently completing two books: Tennyson and Genocide: Poetry and the Expansion of Empire and Firing Lines: War Poetry and the Force of Form from Tennyson to Plath.

Seamus Perry is Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, and a fellow of Balliol College. He is editor of William Empson's Some Versions of Pastoral (2020) and Matthew Arnold (2020). His books include Alfred Tennyson (2005) and, as editor with Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Tennyson Among the Poets (2009).

Michael J. Sullivan is Research Fellow in English at Christ Church, Oxford, and General Editor of The Complete Works of Alfred Tennyson for Oxford University Press. He is currently completing the first book-length study of Tennyson's manuscript revisions, and their role in the development of his style. He is the author of articles on the poetics and verse cultures of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and his work has been published in Essays in Criticism, Literary Imagination, The Tennyson Research Bulletin, and The Byron Journal.

James Williams is Senior Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of York. He is the author of Edward Lear (Northcote House, 2018) and coeditor, with Matthew Bevis, of Edward Lear and the Play of Poetry (Oxford Univ. Press, 2016), as well as essays on topics in Victorian poetry and on individual writers including Alfred Tennyson, Lewis Carroll, Charles Darwin, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, and Dorothy Parker.

Jane Wright teaches in the Department of English at the University of Bristol, UK. She has published widely on Victorian poetry, and has a particular interest in the work of Tennyson and the Brownings.