ISSUE 2.2 (SUMMER 2006)


Contributor Biographies

Sarah Alexander graduated from Millikin University (Decatur, Illinois) in 2000 and earned her M.A. at Illinois State University in 2002. A student of Victorian British literature and feminist theory, she is currently working on her dissertation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Helen Bittel is an Assistant Professor of English at Marywood University, specializing in Victorian literature and children's literature. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.

Richard Dellamora is affiliated with the departments of English and Cultural Studies at Trent University as well as with the graduate program and Centre for Theory, Culture, and Politics. He has published a number of books including Masculine Desire and Victorian Sexual Dissidence, and an edited collection of essays. His most recent book, Friendship’s Bonds: Democracy and the Novel in Victorian England was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2004. He is currently reading women writers of the turn of the last century as part of his work on a book on the writing and career of Radclyffe Hall.

Catherine Delyfer is an assistant professor of English at the University of Montpellier, France. Her areas of interest include late nineteenth-century art and art periodicals, 1890s fiction, and women studies.

Lisa Hager is a Ph.D. candidate in Victorian studies at the University of Florida. She has recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies and is in the final stages of writing her dissertation, which looks at the relationship between the New Woman and the Victorian family. She is a regular book reviewer for English Literature in Transition 1880-1920.

Linda K. Hughes, Addie Levy Professor of Literature at TCU in Fort Worth, is author of Graham R.: Rosamund Marriott Watson, Woman of Letters (Ohio UP, 2005), awarded the Robert Colby Scholarly Book Prize for a work making a significant contribution to the study of nineteenth-century periodicals, and co-author with Michael Lund of The Victorian Serial (1991) and Victorian Publishing and Mrs. Gaskell's Work (1999). She contributes an essay on New Women poets and the marriage question to a special issue of Victorian Literature and Culture devoted to the fin de siècle (34.2 [September 2006]) and is currently completing a book on Victorian poetry in the context of print culture.

Mine Özyurt Kılıç is an instructor at Bilkent University, Department of English Language and Literature, Turkey. She received her PhD degree from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara in 2005. She has published articles and reviews on contemporary novelists like George Orwell, Angela Carter, Salman Rushdie and Jeannette Winterson. The attached article on the New Woman and Angela Carter's novel "Nights at the Circus" is the product of her post-doctoral research she undertook at the University of East Anglia (2005) under the supervision of Prof Victor Sage. She is recently studying the New Woman and the New Woman fiction.

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.

Teresa Mangum is an associate professor of English at the University of Iowa. She is the author of Married, Middle-brow, and Militant: Sarah Grand and the New Woman Novel (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998) and guest editor for a forthcoming issue of Victorian Periodicals Review focused on using Victorian periodicals in teaching. She is also the editor of a forthcoming Broadview edition of Flora Annie Steel’s On the Face of the Waters.

Heather Miner is a graduate student at the Department of English at the University of Virginia. She is interested in the intersection of industry and imperialism in nineteenth-century British literature.

Matthew Potolsky is associate professor of English and director of graduate studies at the University of Utah. He is the author of Mimesis (Routledge, 2006), and co-editor of Perennial Decay: On the Aesthetics and Politics of Decadence (U Penn, 1998).