NINETEENTH-CENTURY GENDER STUDIES 

 

Editors/Founding Editors:

Stacey Floyd is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as well as the Director of the Faculty Success Center. She recently published a chapter in Teaching Victorian Literature in the Twenty-first Century and has a forthcoming chapter in MLA's Options for Teaching Laboring-Class Literature. She has also published  “The Specter of Class: Revision, Hybrid Identity, and Passing in Great Expectations” in Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Identity (2012) in addition to New Woman Writers, Authority and the Body (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009) with Melissa Purdue and a selection on working-class literature for Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism in 2011. Her research and teaching interests include representations of the working class in the long nineteenth century as well as women's writing and body studies.

Melissa Purdue is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Minnesota State University, Mankato.  Her current research focuses on late 19th-century supernatural fiction and her most recent article was on Clemence Housman's The Were-Wolf.  She has published New Woman Writers, Authority and the Body (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009) with Stacey Floyd, and a critical edition of Rosa Praed’s Fugitive Anne: A Romance of the Unexplored Bush (Valancourt, 2011). Other recent publications have been in Domestic Fiction in Colonial Australia and New Zealand (Pickering & Chatto 2014) and The Latchkey: Journal of New Woman Studies.

Reviews Editor:

Carolyn Oulton is a Professor of Victorian Literature, and Co-Founder and Director of the International Centre for Victorian Women Writers at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. She is the author of Literature and Religion in Mid-Victorian England: from Dickens to Eliot (Palgrave Macmillan 2003), Romantic Friendship in Victorian Literature (Ashgate 2007), Let the Flowers Go: A Life of Mary Cholmondeley (Pickering and Chatto 2009) and Below the Fairy City: A Life of Jerome K. Jerome (Victorian Secrets 2012). She has recently completed a monograph on Dickens and the Myth of the Reader. She is also the co-editor of Mary Cholmondeley Reconsidered (Pickering & Chatto 2009) and Writing Women of the Fin de Siècle: Authors of Change (Palgrave 2012), and the General Editor of New Woman Fiction 1881-1899 (Pickering & Chatto 2010-2011).

Assistant to the Reviews Editor:

Alyson Hunt is in her second year of a part-time PhD at Canterbury Christ Church University. Her current research explores the role of dress in Victorian short crime stories. Provisionally entitled “Dressed to Kill: Clothing and Adornment in Victorian Crime Fiction” the project explores how dress and clothing acts as a vehicle for social anxieties such as identity, sex and nationality, both illuminating and encrypting these concerns. Under the supervision of Dr. Susan Civale and Professor Carolyn Oulton, Alyson has given three conference papers and is currently working on her first article for publication. She is also the Research Associate for the International Centre for Victorian Women Writers producing a number of exhibitions as part of a research project entitled From Brontë to Bloomsbury: Realism, Sensation, and the New in Women’s Writing from the 1840s to the 1920s. Alyson will co-convene her third conference in July 2016.

Technical Editor:

Joshua Reid is Assistant Professor of Early Modern Studies in English in the Department of Literature and Language at East Tennessee State University. His essay, “Softening the Brows of Dread Renown: Rossetti’s Revision of Dantean Portraiture,” won the 2013 Charles Hall Grandgent Award from the Dante Society of America and was published California Italian Studies in 2017. His work on Early Modern translation appears in Forum for Modern Language Studies and Spenser Review. His current book project, The Italian Romance Epic in English: 1590-1600, will be published by MHRA as part of its Tudor and Stuart Translations Series. He is General Editor for the Manchester Spenser, Manchester University Press's monograph series on Edmund Spenser.

Assistant to the Technical Editor:

Luke Baugher is in his second year of the MA program at East Tennessee State University. His current research examines J.R.R. Tolkien's Beowulf: A Translation and a Commentary from a pedagogical perspective. His essay “Religion: A Gothic Institution with Anti-Gothic Tendencies” was featured as a part of Signum University's Student Showcase. He has posted to scholarly blogs, including the posts “Tolkien Criticism Unbound: A response to Norbert Schürer” and “Tulkas, a question of the influence of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” and has presented two other conference papers.

 


Advisory Board:

Annmarie Adams is William C. Macdonald Professor and Director at the School of Architecture, McGill University, Montreal. Educated as an architect and architectural historian at the University of California at Berkeley, her major areas of research are longterm care, healthcare design, vernacular architecture and gendered space. Adams’s publications include, Architecture in the Family Way: Doctors, Houses, and Women, 1870-1900 (McGill-Queens University Press, 1996) and Designing Women: Gender and the Architectural Profession (University of Toronto Press, 2000), co-authored with sociologist Peta Tancred. Her book, Medicine by Design: The Architect and the Modern Hospital, 1893-1943 was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2008.

James Eli Adams is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia.   He is the author of Dandies and Desert Saints: Styles of Victorian Masculinity (1995) and A History of Victorian Literature (2009), the general editor of the four-volume Encyclopedia of the Victorian Era (2004), the joint editor, with Andrew Miller, of Sexualities in Victorian Britain (1996), and the author of numerous, articles, chapters, and reviews, mostly dealing with Victorian gender and sexuality.  He is a former Chair of the Executive Committee for the MLA Division on the Victorian Period.  From 1993-2000 he co-edited Victorian Studies, where he remains on the Advisory Board.

Christine A. Anderson is Assistant Professor of History at Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary. She received an M.A. and Ph.D. in British history from the University of Kansas.  Her dissertation examined how the cultural environment of the modern metropolis shaped a new femininity and political consciousness for middle-class women in London between 1890 and 1914.  Her research interests include gender, class, and cultural history of Victorian and Edwardian England with a specific focus on the fin-de-siècle, the New Woman, consumerism, women’s suffrage, the performing arts, discourses of modernity and femininity, and feminist theory.

Ann Ardis is a professor of English and Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities at the University of Delaware. She is the author of New Women, New Novels: Feminism and Early Modernism (Rutgers, 1990) and Modernism and Cultural Conflict (Cambridge, 2002) and the co-editor, with Leslie Lewis, of Women’s Experience of Modernity (Johns Hopkins, 2002) and, with Bonnie Kime Scott, of Virginia Woolf Turning the Centuries (Pace, 2000). With Patrick Collier, she is currently editing a collection of essays on Anglo-American print culture, 1880-1940, which Palgrave will publish in 2008. She is also working currently on a single-author study, tentatively entitled "Before the Great Divides: Anglo-American Modernism in the Public Sphere, 1890-1922," about periodicals on both sides of the Atlantic at the turn of the century that sought to engage an increasingly diverse public in discussions of "modern" literature, art, and politics.

Mary A. Armstrong is Associate Professor of English and Chair of Women's and Gender Studies at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. She specializes in the Victorian novel, as well as feminist/queer theories and pedagogies. Her work addresses queer desire and female homoerotics in Victorian fiction and has appeared in journals such as  LIT: Literature, Interpretation, TheoryVictorian Literature and Culture, Nineteenth Century Studies, and Studies in the Novel.

Jessica Barnes-Pietruszynski is an Assistant Professor at West Virginia State University. She received her Ph.D. from Illinois State University and her M.A. from Western Illinois University.  Her dissertation looked at discursive identity construction of the British Empire through gender, specifically in the connection between the fallen woman and the colonized subaltern. Her main interests include nineteenth century British literature, feminist literary and pedagogical theory, and material-historical constructions of gender.

Susan David Bernstein recently moved from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was on the faculty since 1989, to Boston University.  Her research and teaching interests spanVictorian literature and culture, gender and life writing, digital humanities, the Victorian serial novel, the transatlantic nineteenth century including transatlantic Jewish literature.   Her publications include Roomscape: Women Writers in the Reading Room of the British Museum from George Eliot to Virginia Woolf. (Edinburgh, 2013), Confessional Subjects: Revelations of Gender and Power in Victorian Literature and Culture (North Carolina, 1997), editions of two novels by Amy Levy, Reuben Sachs (Broadview, 2006) and The Romance of a Shop (Broadview, 2006), and a collection, co-edited with Elsie B. Michie, Victorian Vulgarity: Taste in Verbal and Visual Culture (Ashgate, 2009). She was a co-organizer of the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) conference in 2012, as well as the faculty advisor for 18th and 19th-Century British Women Writers Association Conference in 2002.

Alison Booth is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. Her research has focused on reception history, feminist studies of the nineteenth century (British and American), and biographical narrative, especially as it forms group representation. Her study of prosopographies or collective biographies of women informed a book, How to Make It as a Woman: Collective Biographical History from Victoria to the Present (U Chicago P, 2004), winner of the WAWH Barbara Penny Kanner Prize, and an annotated bibliography of the 1200 volumes of short lives of women published in English between 1830-1940. The latter has expanded as an online resource supported by the University of Virginia Library. As Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities and as ACLS Digital Innovation Fellow (2014), she is developing the Collective Biographies of Women database and a markup schema for analyzing networked biographical narratives. She is author of Greatness Engendered: George Eliot and Virginia Woolf (Cornell UP, 1992), and editor of Famous Last Words: Changes in Gender and Narrative Closure, as well as Wuthering Heights: a Cultural Edition (Longman) and Norton Introduction to Literature (8th-10th editions). She has completed a book-length study entitled "Homes and Haunts: Transatlantic Literary Tourism, House Museums, and Biography."

Anna Brzyski is an Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Art at University of Kentucky. Her research interests focus on Central/Eastern European, in particular, Polish art world during the late 19th and early 20th century. Her work has appeared in Art Criticism, Centropa, 19th Century Art Worldwide, Art and National Identity at the Turn of the Century, edited by Michelle Facos and Sharon Hirsh (Cambridge 2003), and Local Strategies-International Ambitions: Modern Art and Central Europe, 1918-1968, edited by Vojtech Lehoda (Czech Academy of Sciences, forthcoming in 2005). She co-edited with Peter Chametzky a special issue of Centropa (September 2001) entitled "Modernism and Nationalism, Postmodernism and Postnationalism?" and is currently working on two book projects, an anthology Partisan Canons (Duke University Press, forthcoming in 2006) and Art in the Age of Art History. Anna is also the Editor of Eurotexture, the HGCEA [Historians of German & Central European Art and Architecture] newsletter, and the manager of the HGCEA website.

Miriam Elizabeth Burstein is Associate Professor of English at the College at Brockport, State University of New York.  She is the author of Narrating Women's History in Britain, 1770-1902(2004); Victorian Reformations: Historical Fiction and Religious Controversy, 1820-1900 (2013); (ed.), Mrs. Humphry Ward, Robert Elsmere (2013); and articles on historical and religious fiction, controversial literature, and popular history.  She is currently working on a new history of the nineteenth-century religious novel in Britain.

Susan Casteras served for many years as Curator of Paintings at the Yale Center for British Art before moving to Seattle, where she is Professor of Art History at the University of Washington. The author of several dozen books, articles, and essays on Victorian visual culture, she is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships. Her current research focuses on various iconological subjects, including a book on Victorian religious painting.

Anna Clark is a professor of history at the University of Minnesota and the editor of the Journal of British Studies. She is the author of The Struggle for the Breeches: Gender and the Making of the British Working Class (1995) and Scandal: The Sexual Politics of the British Constitution (2004), as well as articles on nineteenth-century domestic violence, politics, and sexuality.

Linda Colley is the Shelby M.C. Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton University. She favors cross-disciplinary history, and in both her writing and her teaching examines Britain’s past in a broader European, imperial, and global context. Born in Britain, she graduated from Bristol University with First Class Honors in history (1972) and completed her Ph.D. in history at Cambridge University (1977). The first female Fellow of Christ’s College, Cambridge, she moved to Yale University in 1982. Her first book, In Defiance of Oligarchy: The Tory Party 1714-1760 (1982), challenged the dominant view by arguing that the Tory party remained active and potent during their years out of power. Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837 (1992), which won the Wolfson Prize for History, shows how the inhabitants of England, Scotland, and Wales came to see themselves as British over the course of the 18th century. In 1998 Professor Colley left Yale to accept a Senior Leverhulme Research Professorship in History at the London School of Economics. Supported by the award, she spent the next five years researching the experiences of the thousands of Britons who were taken captive in North America, South Asia, and the Mediterranean and North Africa between 1600 and 1850 as the British Empire expanded. Captives (2002), the result of this research, uses captivity narratives to investigate the vulnerability of the empire, the complex relations between the imperialists and the societies they sought to invade, and the flexibility of individual identity. She is also the author of Namier (1989), a reappraisal of the Polish-born historian Lewis Namier.

Colette Colligan is Assistant Professor of English at Simon Fraser University. Her essays have appeared in Nineteenth-Century Literature, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Victorian Review, Victorian Literature and Culture, and Lisa Z. Sigel's edited collection International Exposure: Perspectives on Modern European Pornography, 1800-1900 (Rutgers UP, 2005). Her book, The Traffic in Obscenity from Byron to Beardsley: Sexuality and Exoticism in Nineteenth-Century Literature, is forthcoming in 2006 with Palgrave Publishers. She is also at work on a study of "The Pornography of the Real."

Mary Jean Corbett is the John W. Steube Professor of English and Affiliate of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1989.  Her research and teaching interests include English and Irish literatures of the long nineteenth century, especially women’s writing, lifewriting, and the novel. She is the author of Representing Femininity: Middle-Class Subjectivity in Victorian and Edwardian Women's Autobiographies (Oxford UP, 1992); Allegories of Union in Irish and English Writing, 1790-1870: History, Politics, and the Family from Edgeworth to Arnold (Cambridge UP, 2000; paperback, 2008); and Family Likeness: Sex, Marriage, and Incest from Jane Austen to Virginia Woolf (Cornell UP, 2008; paperback, 2010).

Jessica Damián is an Associate Professor of English.  She served as the former Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Associate Dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Georgia Gwinnett College.  In summer of 2013, she served as a Chawton House Library and University of Southampton Visiting Fellow in the United Kingdom. She is the recipient of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award, the highest honor for faculty across Georgia’s public colleges and universities. Her current book project, Mining Romanticism: British Women Writers and South America, 1770-1860, examines the role which mining played in the construction of the British Empire during the eighteenth and nineteenth century. In particular, she is interested in how women’s writing commented upon, questioned, and critiqued England’s transatlantic exploration and trade in the Americas. In addition to publishing in the area of nineteenth-century transatlantic studies and Caribbean literature, she serves on the Editorial Board of Anthurium: A Caribbean Literary Studies Journal. Jessica holds a Ph.D. from the University of Miami at Coral Gables.

Emily Dotson is an Assistant Professor in English and the QPR Director at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. Her research interests include class, psychoanalysis, and gender.

Mary A. Favret is associate professor of English and adjunct professor in Gender Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington. Her publications include work on gender and genre in Romantic Correspondence: Women, Politics and the Fiction of Letters (Cambridge UP, 1993); At the Limits of Romanticism; Essays in Cultural, Feminist and Materialist Criticism (Indiana UP, 1994), co-edited with Nicola Watson; as well as articles on women writers of the romantic period, such as Wollstonecraft, Austen, Barbauld, Shelley, and Williams. Her current research considers how writing of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century registers a consciousness and feeling of global war.

Hannah Freeman received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed her Ph.D. in English from the University of Kentucky. She is an assistant professor of English and Director of Experiential Learning at the University of Pikeville. Specializing in 19th and 20th century British literature, she is interested in women writers such as George Eliot, Emily Bronte, Olive Schreiner and Jean Rhys, and how these authors explore their relationship to place. Dr. Freeman has presented at numerous conferences and has articles in English Studies in Africa and South Central Review.

Eileen Gillooly is Associate Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Society of Fellows at Columbia University, where she teaches courses in nineteenth-century British literature and culture. She is the author of Smile of Discontent: Humor, Gender, and Nineteenth-Century British Fiction (U of Chicago P, 1999)--winner of the Perkins Prize by the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature (2001)--and of essays and reviews in Victorian Studies, ELH, Feminist Studies, and The New York Times Book Review, among others. She is the editor of Rudyard Kipling (Sterling, 2000), Robert Browning (Sterling, 2001) and (with James Buzard and Joseph Childers) Victorian Prism: Refractions of the Crystal Palace (University of Virginia P, forthcoming, Fall 2006). Current projects include writing a book entitled Anxious Affection: Parental Feeling in Nineteenth-Century Middle-Class Britain and editing David Copperfield (Norton Critical Edition).

Lauren M. E. Goodlad is associate professor of English and a member of the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her teaching and research interests include Victorian and Edwardian literature and culture; gothic genres; critical, feminist, postcolonial, and political theory; cultural studies; and literature in its relation to contemporary understandings of liberalism, globalization, and development. She is the author of Victorian Literature and the Victorian State: Character and Governance in a Liberal Society (Johns Hopkins, 2003), and the co-editor of Goth: Undead Subculture (Duke, 2007). Her articles on Victorian culture have appeared in journals such as ELH, Genre, PMLA, Victorian Literature and Culture, and Victorian Studies. Professor Goodlad is currently at work on Victorian Internationalisms: British Literary Encounters with "the South."

Antony Harrison is University Distinguished Professor and Head of the English Department at North Carolina State University. He has published widely on Victorian and Romantic poetry, with an emphasis on theorized historicist approaches to texts, and on gender issues, intertextuality, and textual editing. He has published books on Swinburne, Christina Rossetti, intertextual relationships among Romantic and Victorian poets, culture and discourse in Victorian poetry, and Matthew Arnold. Harrison has also edited the letters of Christina Rossetti in four volumes, a special double issue of Victorian Poetry on Christina Rossetti, and a special issue of The John Donne Journal on the Metaphysical Poets in the Nineteenth Century. He has co-edited the Blackwell Companion to Victorian Poetry, Gender and Discourse in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Art, The Culture of Christina Rossetti, and served as a completing co-editor for volumes 7-9 of The Correspondence of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. He has been a fellow at the National Humanities Center and also held fellowships from the NEH and ACLS.

Jessica L. Hollis is a Visiting Assistant Professor of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature at Ohio University. Her research and teaching interest include transatlantic literature, the novel, material space, and gender and class studies. She is currently working on a book-length project that explores the spatial origins and consequences of Britain emergent commercial culture, 1660-1800.

Cynthia Huff is a professor in the Department of English at Illinois State University. She is the author of British Women's Diaries: A Descriptive Bibliography, editor of Women's Life Writing and Imagined Communities, and co-editor of Inscribing the Daily: Critical Essays on Women's Diaries. She has published articles in such journals as Biography, a/b, Victorian Review, and Prose Studies. She is working on a study of the construction of Victorian families in life writing.

Parmita Kapadia is an Assistant Professor of English at Northern Kentucky University. She specializes in colonial and post-colonial appropriations of canonical British texts. In particular, she focuses on Shakespeare productions from the Indian sub-continent. She has published on the use of traditional, indigenous stage practices in Shakespeare productions, the application of Sanskritic theatrical conventions on the contemporary Bombay stage, and the construction of an "Indian" nationhood in the Hindi cinema. She is currently working on a book project on international Shakespeares.

Shuchi Kapila teaches British and Postcolonial Studies at Grinnell College. She has taught at Miranda House (Delhi University, Delhi, India), Cornell University, and Kenyon College before coming to Grinnell. She received her B.A (Hons.), M.A. and M.Phil degrees from Delhi University, and a Ph.D. in English from Cornell University. Her research interests include colonial and postcolonial studies, Victorian fiction, South Asian fiction, and literary theory. She has published articles in Interventions, Victorian Studies, and Nineteenth-Century Contexts, and recently published Educating Seeta: The Anglo-Indian Family Romance and the Poetics of Indirect Rule (Ohio State UP, 2010).

Meegan Kennedy is an Associate Professor of English at Florida State University. Her research interests include the history of the novel, Victorian medicine and science, and Victorian visual culture. Her book Revising the Clinic: Vision and Representation in Victorian Medical Narrative and the Novel was recently published by Ohio State University Press, and she is currently working on Victorian microscopy and theories of the eye.

Claudia C. Klaver, Associate Professor of English at Syracuse University, specializes in Victorian literature and culture and gender theory. She is the author of A/Moral Economics: Classical Political Economy and Cultural Authority in Nineteenth-Century England (Ohio State University Press, 2003), “Imperial Economics: Harriet Martineau’s Illustrations of Political Economy and the Narration of Empire” (forthcoming in Victorian Literature and Culture), “Domesticity Under Siege: English Women and Imperial Crisis, Lucknow, 1857” (Women’s Writing 8: 2001), and other articles on Victorian culture. She is co-editor of Other Mothers: Beyond the Maternal Ideal (Ohio State UP, 2008) with Ellen Rosenmen and is working on a book manuscript on the affective knowledges produced by first-person memoirs of public events in Victorian Britain.

Dejan Kuzmanovic is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. His teaching and research interests are focused on 19th- and 20th-century British literature, gay and lesbian literature, as well as psychoanalytic and queer theories. He is currently working on transforming his doctoral dissertation "Seduction Rhetoric, Masculinity, and Homoeroticism in Wilde, Gide, Stoker, and Forster" into a book manuscript. He is also researching and contemplating the notion of "queer ethics."

Christopher Lane is Professor of English at Northwestern University. He is the author of five books on nineteenth-century British literature and culture: The Ruling Passion (Duke, 1995), The Burdens of Intimacy (Chicago, 1999), Hatred and Civility: The Antisocial Life in Victorian England (Columbia, 2004, 2006), Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness (Yale, 2007), and, forthcoming, The Age of Doubt: Tracing the Roots of Our Religious Uncertainty (Yale, 2011). He is also editor of The Psychoanalysis of Race (Columbia, 1998) and a co-editor of Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis (Chicago, 2001). His teaching and research interests focus chiefly on late-Victorian fiction, psychology (including psychoanalysis), and intellectual history.

Philippa Levine is the Mary Helen Thompson Centennial Professor in the Humanities and Co-Director of the Program in British Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She has published widely on Victorian feminism in England and on sexuality and medicine in the British Empire. Among her recent publications are The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Imperial Histories (2012) and The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics (2010). She is at work on a book on nakedness.

Kathrin Levitan is an Associate Professor of History at the College of William and Mary. Her book, A Cultural History of the British Census: Envisioning the Multitude in the Nineteenth Century, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011. She is now working on a project on letter writing in nineteenth-century Britain and the British Empire.

Ruth Livesey is Deputy Director of the Centre for Victorian Studies and a lecturer in the Department of English at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research interests focus upon gender and the history of ideas in later nineteenth century culture. She has published articles on gender, philanthropy and urban exploration in the Journal of Victorian Culture and Women's History Review and more recent work on William Morris and socialist aesthetics has appeared in Victorian Literature and Culture. She is currently completing a book manuscript, Politics, Aesthetics and the New Life: Socialism and the Gender of Literary Culture in Britain, 1880-1914, which is due to appear in the British Academy Postdoctoral Monograph series with Oxford University Press.

Dianne Sachko Macleod is a Professor Emerita of Art History and a former affiliate of the Women and Gender Studies Program at the University of California at Davis. She was educated in Canada before obtaining her Ph.D. in the History of Art from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a Fulbright and National Endowment for the Humanities scholar. Her articles have appeared in journals specializing in art history, aesthetics, history, and literature. Her book, Art and the Victorian Middle Class: Money and the Making of Cultural Identity (Cambridge University Press, 1996) was awarded the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History by the American Philosophical Society and voted best book in 19th-century studies by the Historians of British Art (U.S.A.). She has also co-edited a collection of essays, Orientalism Transposed: The Impact of the Colonies on British Culture (1998). Her book, Enchanted Lives, Enchanted Objects: American Women Collectors and the Making of Culture, 1800-1940 (2008), was also awarded the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History and was a finalist for the Association of American Publishers PROSE Award and the Modernist Studies Association Book Prize. Her most recent publication is a study of the British-born patron Frederick Layton in connection with the 125th anniversary of his donation to the city of Milwaukee.

Jodie Mader is an assistant professor at Thomas More College in northern Kentucky Her research centers on the antiwar movement during the South African War, 1899-1902, the role of women in war, and most recently women in modern British and American history. Dr. Mader holds a BA from Thomas More College, an MA from the University of Cincinnati, and a PhD from the University of Kentucky, specializing in Modern British history. She has published several books reviews (including H-Net) and presented at many conferences in the United States.

Teresa Mangum is the director of the University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and a professor of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. She edited A Cultural History of Women: Volume 5: The Age of Empire, 1800-1920 (Bloomsbury, 2013) and authored Married, Middlebrow, and Militant: Sarah Grand and the New Woman Novel (U Michigan, 1998). Her guest-edited issues of journals include a Nineteenth-Century Contexts volume on “Politics and Public Display: Britain, America, and France” (2009) and an issue of Victorian Periodicals Review (2006) on the teaching of periodicals. Mangum co-directs a faculty cluster on digital public humanities, co-edits a book series “Humanities and Public Life” for the University of Iowa Press, and is a member of the board of directors of the National Humanities Alliance.

Gail Marshall is Professor in Victorian Literature, and Director of the Victorian Studies Centre, at the University of Leicester. She is the author of numerous articles on Victorian literature and culture, as well as books on Victorian fiction and theatre, the most recent of which is Shakespeare and Victorian Women (Cambridge, 2009). She is the general editor of Pickering & Chatto’s series, Lives of Shakesperian Actors, and is currently editing Shakespeare and the Nineteenth Century for Cambridge University Press. Her current monograph project is on the literature, culture, and historiography of 1859.

Sara L. Maurer is an assistant professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. She has published articles on Maria Edgeworth's Irish novels, the paradox of wifely ownership in Anthony Trollope's Palliser series, and the rhetoric of land law in Victorian Ireland and India. Her current book project is entitled Possessive Dispossessions: Narratives of Ownership in the Nineteenth-Century English and Irish Novel.

Maureen McKnight is Assistant Professor of English at Cardinal Stritch University, where she teaches literature and film. Her research focuses on the cultural work of memory, studies in the emotions, as well as gender and multiculturalism. She has published articles in The Southern Quarterly and Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies.

Anne K. Mellor is Distinguished Professor of English and Women's Studies at UCLA. She is the author of books on the art and poetry of William Blake, on English romantic irony, on Mary Shelley's life and fiction, on Romanticism and gender, and on women's political writing in England, 1780-1830. She is currently producing editions of Wollstonecraft and of Lucy Aikin, and working on the intersections of race and gender in British Romantic women's writing.

Julie Melnyk received her BA in English and Mathematics summa cum laude from Haverford College, her M.Phil from Oxford University (English Literature 1789-1880), and her PhD in English from the University of Virginia. Now Associate Director of the Honors College at the University of Missouri, Columbia, she continues her research into 19C women's religious writing. In addition to producing numerous articles and scholarly presentations on this topic, she has edited two collections of original scholarly essays: Women's Theology in 19th-Century Britain (1998) and, with Nanora Sweet, Felicia Hemans: Reimagining Poetry in the 19th Century (2001). Her book on Christianity, Community, and Subjectivity in Victorian Women's Religious Literature is currently under consideration at Cambridge University Press, and she is working on a book for general readers on religion in Victorian Britain.

Amy Munson completed her Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2008 and is currently the Director of Instructional Design and an Assistant Professor of English at the United States Air Force Academy. She received her Ph.D. in the fields of eighteenth-century literature and Women's Studies. She holds a B.A. and M.A. from Illinois State University and completed an Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship at Indiana University. Research areas include the novel, medicine and the female body, the works of Frances Sheridan and the development of Great Britain as a nation.

Julie Nash is the Acting Director of the UMass Lowell Honors Program and has been teaching British literature and writing at UMass Lowell since 2002. She is the author of Servants and the Problem of Paternalism in Works by Maria Edgeworth and Elizabeth Gaskell (Ashgate Publishing,  2007), and the editor of two collections of essays, New Approaches to the Literary Art of Anne Bronte (Ashgate Publishing, 2001, co-edited with Barbara Suess) and New Essays on Maria Edgeworth (Ashgate Publishing, 2006). She is also the co-author of the literature for composition textbook, Connections (Cengage, with Quentin Miller). She has published articles on the British authors Aphra Behn, Maria Edgeworth, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Fay Weldon, and she was a guest editor for a special issue on servants and literature of the journal Lit:  Literature, Interpretation, Theory. She is currently writing a book about The Lowell Offering, the first American periodical written and published exclusively by women.

Deborah Epstein Nord teaches in the English Department at Princeton University, where she also served for many years as director of the Program in the Study of Women and Gender. She is the author of The Apprenticeship of Beatrice Webb, Walking the Victorian Streets: Women, Representation, and the City, and the forthcoming Gypsies and the British Imagination, 1807-1930 and editor of a scholarly edition of John Ruskin's Sesame and Lilies. Prof. Nord currently serves on the advisory board of NAVSA (North American Victorian Studies Association).

Katherine Osborne is Assistant Professor of English at Davis & Elkins College, where she teaches British literature and first-year writing.  Her research focuses on gender and material culture in Victorian marriage and friendship.  She has published an article on George Eliot's representations of heirlooms in Nineteenth-Century Literature.

George Micajah Phillips is an Assistant Professor of English and director of the writing center at Franklin College. His research focuses on late Victorian literature, modernism, colonial and postcolonial literature, and climate change. His essays have appeared in Novel: A Forum on Fiction and Hypermedia Joyce Studies.

Mary Poovey is the Samuel Rudin University Professor of English and founder of the Institute for the History of the Production of Knowledge at New York University. Her books include A History of the Modern Fact: Problems of Knowledge in the Sciences of Wealth and Society (Chicago), Making a Social Body (Chicago), Uneven Developments (Chicago), and The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer (Chicago).

Christopher Reese completed undergraduate work at Delta State University in Cleveland and did Master's work at the University of Southern MS in Hattiesburg before coming to the University of Kentucky for doctoral studies. His areas of specialty include the long Eighteenth Century, the history of the novel, comedy/humor studies, novels by women, and especially the work of Jane Austen. His current project examines how middle to late eighteenth century humorous novels challenge or question various forms of national identity.

Ellen Rosenman is a Provost's Distinguished Service Professor in the English Department of the University of Kentucky. She is the author of Unauthorized Pleasures: Accounts of Victorian Erotic Experience (Cornell UP 2003) and co-editor, with Claudia Klaver, of Other Mothers: Beyond the Maternal Ideal (Ohio State UP 2007). She is currently working on a book about the relationship between penny dreadfuls and radical politics, and is co-editing an anthology on the transnational history of feminist thought with Susan Bordo and Cristina Alcalde.

Julia F. Saville, Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is the author of A Queer Chivalry: The Homoerotic Asceticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins (2000) as well as various articles on Victorian poetry and painting. She is currently working on a project provisionally entitled Bathing Boys: An Aesthetics of the Male Nude in Victorian Literature and Culture.

Talia Schaffer is a professor of English at Queens College CUNY and the Graduate Center CUNY. She is the author of Novel Craft: Victorian Domestic Handicraft and Nineteenth-Century Fiction (2011); The Forgotten Female Aesthetes; Literary Culture in Late-Victorian England (2001); co-editor with Kathy A. Psomiades of Women and British Aestheticism (1999); editor of Lucas Malet's 1901 novel, The History of Sir Richard Calmady (2003); and editor of Literature and Culture at the Fin de Siècle (2006). She has published widely on noncanonical women writers, material culture, popular fiction, aestheticism, and late-Victorian texts. She is currently working on a book on ‘familiar marriage,’ a rival to romantic unions in Victorian marriage plots.

SueAnn Schatz is associate professor of English at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. Her teaching interests include Victorian literature, women writers, British novel, Romanticism, and feminist literature. She edited and wrote the introduction for The Years That the Locust Hath Eaten (1895) and Joanna Traill (1893) by Annie E. Holdsworth, Vol. 5 New Woman Fiction 1881-99 series (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2011). With Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton, she co-edited Mary Cholmondeley Reconsidered (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2010), to which she also contributed an essay. Schatz also has been published in Poetry Criticism, Philological Quarterly, and Silent Voices: Forgotten Novels by Victorian Women Writers.

Janice Schroeder is an Assistant Professor of English at Carleton University in Ottawa. Her research interests are in Victorian women's journalism and the relationship between print and speech cultures in Victorian England. She is co-editor of the forthcoming Nineteenth-Century British Women's Education, 1840-1900 for Routledge's History of Feminism series. Her work has appeared in such venues as Nineteeth-Century Contexts, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, and Victorian Periodicals Review.

Priya Shah received her Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine in 2008. Her dissertation, Consuming Empire: Desire in Colonial Britain and India, 1789-1872, augments understandings of colonial desire by exploring the links between the consumption of goods and the consumption of bodies mediated through sexual desire, marriage, and theories of governance in colonial India. She is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Women’s Studies at UC Irvine.

Brent Shannon is an assistant professor at Eastern Kentucky University and teaches courses in literature and gender studies. He is the author of The Cut of His Coat: Men, Dress, and Consumer Culture in Britain, 1860-1914. He has published articles on Victorian material culture and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Mrinalini Sinha teaches in the History Department at the University of Michigan. She served as the North American co-editor for Gender and History from 1996 to 2000. Her areas of specialty include colonial India and British imperial history. She is the author of Colonial Masculinity: The 'manly Englishman' and the 'effeminate Bengali' (1995; 1998) and co-editor of Feminisms and Internationalism (1999). She also edited, annotated, and provided an introduction for Katherine Mayo's 1927 text Mother India (1999; 2000). Her forthcoming publications include a book, Specters of Mother India: The Global Restructuring of an Empire, that will be published in 2006; and a new edition of Colonial Masculinity that will also appear in 2006. She is currently working on a monograph on political mobilizations against imperialism in the interwar period.

Mandy Treagus is in the School of Humanities at the University of Adelaide, South Australia, where she teaches both contemporary and late-nineteenth century literary and cultural studies, and media. She has published in the areas of eugenics and early women's sport, Victorian and postcolonial literature and contemporary popular culture. Some of her work has appeared in Kunapipi, The International Journal for the History of Sport, and the Australasian Victorian Studies Journal. She is currently researching Maori and Pacific Islander tours of Europe and the US in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Alison W. Yarrington is the Richmond Professor and Head of the Department of Art History at the University of Glasgow. Professor Yarrington's research interests are in the areas of sculpture c.1750-1914 and British art of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She is the author of The Commemoration of the Hero 1800-1864 (1988), An Edition of the Ledger of Sir Francis Chantrey, RA (1994), co-editor of The Lustrous Trade: Material Culture and the History of Sculpture in England and Italy c.1700-1866, and has written articles on the patronage and practice of nineteenth - and early twentieth-century sculpture. She is currently writing a history of women sculptors and is Director of the regional Public Monuments and Sculpture Association National Recording Project for the East Midlands.


Former Board Members:

Sally Mitchell, now Professor Emerita of English and Women’s Studies at Temple University, is editor of a new series from Praeger, Victorian Life and Times. Her most recent book is Frances Power Cobbe: Victorian Feminist, Journalist, Reformer (University of Virginia Press, 2004). She also wrote The New Girl (Columbia UP, 1995), edited Victorian Britain: An Encyclopedia (Garland, 1988), and has published books and articles on women writers, popular fiction, cheap periodicals and other topics. In addition, she is past president of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, has served a term on the MLA Executive Committee for the Victorian Period, and was for many years a member of the faculty board of review for Temple University Press. Mitchell served on the board from 2005-2015.

Linda H. Peterson is Niel Gray Jr. Professor of English at Yale University. She is the author of Victorian Autobiography (1986), Traditions of Victorian Women’s Autobiography: The Poetics and Politics of Life Writing (1999), and Becoming a Woman of Letters: Myths of Authorship and Facts of the Market (2009). She has edited Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights (St. Martin's, 2003), Elizabeth Gaskell’s Life of Charlotte Brontë (Pickering & Chatto, 2006), Harriet Martineau’s Autobiography (Broadview, 2007), and The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs. M.O.W. Oliphant (Pickering & Chatto, 2012). She has published numerous essays on Victorian poets and prose writers including Harriet Martineau, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, and Alice Meynell. Peterson served on NCGS’s board from 2005-2015.