ISSUE 11.1 (SPRING 2015)


Contributor Biographies


Jean Fernandez is Associate Professor of English at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She is the author of Victorian Servants, Class and the Politics of Literacy, (Routledge, 2009). Her work has appeared or is scheduled to appear in Literature Interpretation Theory, Victorian Poetry, Victorian Literature and Culture, New Hibernia Review, The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature, and Victorian Review. She is currently working on a book project, The Poetics of Imperial Space.

Audrey Jaffe is the author, most recently, of The Affective Life of the Average Man: The Victorian Novel and the Stock-Market Graph (2010).  She is Professor of English at the University of Toronto.

Aaron S. Kaiserman is a doctoral candidate at the University of Ottawa. His dissertation tracks developments in the representation of Jews during the long eighteenth century in relation to the rise of the novel, especially the emergence of gothic and historical fiction. Other areas of interest include nineteenth century women’s writing, science in literature, and theories of childhood. Aaron has also published an article in Lumen (vol 32), “(De)Radicalism: Rootlessness and the Subversive Power of Money in Godwin’s Caleb Williams and St. Leon.

Emily R. Lyons is a PhD candidate in English Literature at the University of Arizona. She studies Victorian literature and the history of science, Victorian popular and science fiction, and postcolonial literature and theory. She is currently at work on her dissertation, which charts the operation of male visual authority as it develops in nineteenth-century British literature pre- and post-Darwin.

Don James McLaughlin is a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania. In other adventures, he recently had the honor of helping with an exhibit at the Library Company of Philadelphia titled, “That’s So Gay: Outing Early America.” His dissertation in progress is titled “Phobia’s Parable: Viral Affect and the Medicalization of Fear in Anglo-American Literature, 1786-1885.”

Patricia Murphy is Professor of English at Missouri Southern State University.  She is the author of Time Is of the Essence: Temporality, Gender, and the New Woman (2001) and In Science’s Shadow: Literary Constructions of Late Victorian Women (2006).  A book on the New Woman is forthcoming.

Mary Trotter is an Associate Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and she serves as Chair of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s MA/PhD Program in Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies. Her publications include Ireland’s National Theaters: Political Performance and the Origins of the Irish Dramatic Movement (Syracuse University Press, 2001) and Modern Irish Theatre (Cultural History of Literature Series, Polity Press, 2008). She is a member of the editorial board of Modern Drama as well as Past President of the American Conference for Irish Studies.