- Contributors to this Issue
Jonathan Foster is a PhD candidate at Stockholm University. His dissertation examines the relationship between British literature and state administration in the long nineteenth century, focusing on Harriet Martineau, Charles Dickens, H. G. Wells and Joseph Conrad.
Richard Hughes Gibson is associate professor of English at Wheaton College and the author of three books: Paper Electronic Literature: An Archeology of Born-Digital Materials (2021), Charitable Writing: Cultivating Virtue Through Our Words (with James Beitler; 2020), and Forgiveness in Victorian Literature: Grammar, Narrative, and Community (2015). With the designer Jeremy Botts, he co-directs the Manibus Press, an occasional publisher of artists’ books.
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.”
Sophia C. Jochem completed her Ph.D. at Freie Universität Berlin in October 2021. Her thesis re-evaluates the margins of Charles Dickens’s novels from the point of view of feminist methodology. She is also working on a new project, provisionally entitled “Writing with Vegetables,” which brings an ecocolonial approach to bear on Dickens’s urban vegetable patches. An initial paper on this topic, “Fungi and the City,” won the Dickens Society’s Robert B. Partlow, Jr. Prize in 2021.
Ewa Kujawska-Lis is Professor in the Institute of Literary Studies at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland. Her current interest in theoretical and empirical research on translation focuses on literary translation, specifically on early translations of the works by Dickens and Conrad and their contemporary retranslations and refractions. She has written articles for The Dickensian, Dickens Quarterly, The Conradian, and Conradiana on Polish translations and reception of these two authors as well as various aspects of their works.
Trey Philpotts is Professor of English at the University of Central Florida. He is the author of The Companion to Little Dorrit (Liverpool UP, 2003) and The Companion to Dombey and Son (Liverpool UP, 2015), and he has published articles and reviews on Charles Dickens in a variety of locations, including Dickens Studies Annual, Dickens Quarterly, and The Dickensian. He is currently the Associate Editor for Dickens Quarterly and was formerly its Review Editor.
Kathy Rees is an independent researcher based in Cambridge. Her book, Victorian Nonfiction Prose: A Companion (part of the series, “McFarland Companions to 19th Century Literature,” edited by Laurence Mazzeno) is due to be published in Spring 2022.
Andrea Schmidt is a Visiting Assistant Professor of German at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she teaches courses in German, Film, and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her research interests lie primarily in heritage cultures, literary adaptations, and contemporary European film and television industries. Special thanks to Kevin B. Johnson, Allison Schmidt, and Albion College. She would like to dedicate this article to Jane K. Brown and Richard J. Dunn, who both believed in her.