ISSUE 10.1 (SPRING 2014)


Contributor Biographies


Adelene Buckland is a Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature at King’s College London. She is the author of Novel Science: Fiction and the Invention of Nineteenth-Century Geology (2013) and co-editor, with Beth Palmer, of A Return to the Common Reader: Print Culture and the Novel, 1850-1900.

S. Brooke Cameron currently holds a Limited-Term Appointment as Assistant Professor of English at Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario. Her research interests concentrate on Victorian and Modernist Literature, with a particular focus on the intersection between gender and economics in women’s writing. She is at work on a book project entitled Feminine Bonds: Economics and Feminism in English Writing, 1880-1938.

Christine DeVine is the Mary E. Dichmann/BORSF Professor of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is the author of Class in Turn-of-the-Century Novels of Gissing, James, Hardy and Wells (2005), and the editor of Gissing’s abridgement of Forster’s Life of Dickens (2005), and of several collections of essays including Nineteenth-Century British Travelers in the New World (2013).

Clare Walker Gore is a third-year PhD candidate in the faculty of English at Selwyn College, Cambridge. She took her BA and MPhil at Cambridge, and is writing her thesis on representations of disability in the fiction of the long nineteenth century, particularly the work of Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Charlotte M. Yonge and Dinah Mulock Craik. She has contributed a chapter to the forthcoming collection Queer Victorian Families: Curious Relations in Literature (Routledge), on representations of disability and family in the work of Craik and Yonge.

Elsie B. Michie is Chair and Professor of English at Louisiana State University. Her books include The Vulgar Question of Money: Heiresses, Materialism, and the Novel of Manners from Jane Austen to Henry James (2011), Outside the Pale: Cultural Exclusion, Gender Difference, and the Victorian Woman Writer (1993), and Victorian Vulgarity (2009), co-edited with Susan David Bernstein. She has published widely on Victorian literature and is currently working on a book about Frances Milton Trollope’s impact on Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, provisionally entitled Trollopizing the Canon.

Janet C. Myers is Professor of English at Elon University, where she pursues research interests in the nineteenth-century novel, Victorian material culture, and gender studies.  She is the author of Antipodal England: Emigration and Portable Domesticity in the Victorian Imagination (SUNY, 2009) and the co-editor with Deirdre McMahon of a forthcoming collection, The Objects and Textures of Everyday Life in Imperial Britain (Ashgate).  Her work on Victorian emigration and Australian literature has also appeared in Victorian Literature and Culture, Novel: A Forum on Fiction, and Journal of Commonwealth Literature.  She is currently working on a project that explores the materiality of women’s private spaces in the long nineteenth century.