ISSUE 7.1 (SPRING 2011)


Contributor Biographies


Jenny Coleman is a senior lecturer and coordinator of the Women’s Studies program at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Her research interests are in the history of feminist thought, media representations of feminists and feminism, and feminist historical biography. She was coordinating editor of Women’s Studies Journal from 2004-2009, has recently published Mad or Bad? The life and exploits of Amy Bock, 1859-1943 (University of Otago Press, 2010), and is currently writing a biography of early women’s rights advocate Mary Ann Colclough (1836-1885).

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).

Katherine Gilbert is an Assistant Professor in English literature at Drury University. She specializes in nineteenth-century English law and literature, and is currently working on Legal Personalities: The Mediating Work of the Lawyer in the Victorian Novel, a manuscript that examines the literary and ethical character of the lawyer in nineteenth-century literature and culture. She is a member of Drury University’s President’s Council on Gender Equity and the 2011-2012 Interim Director of Women and Gender Studies at Drury.

Deborah Hooker is Teaching Associate Professor at NC State University where she  teaches in both the Literature and the Womens’ and Gender Studies Programs.  She is currently working on a literary biography of the twentieth-century American fantasy author, Evangeline Walton.

Jennifer Judge recently completed her doctoral thesis, “Satirizing Habits in Victorian Fiction: Novelistic Satire, 1830s-1890s” (York University, Toronto), a study of the coalescence of satire and culturally prevalent debates about habit in the Victorian novel. She is interested in the role of literary discourses in political and social dissent. Her work on Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s satirical method in The Coming Race (1781) was published in the Journal of Narrative Theory.

Joy Kasson is Professor of American Studies and English and Chair of the Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West: Celebrity, Memory, and Popular History (Hill and Wang, 2000) and  Marble Queens and Captives: Women in Nineteenth-Century American Sculpture (Yale University Press, 1990).  She teaches courses on literature, visual culture, and cultural history.

Andrea Kaston Tange is Associate Professor of Victorian literature and culture in the English Department at Eastern Michigan University. She recently published Architectural Identities: Domesticity, Literature, and the Victorian Middle Classes (University of Toronto Press, 2010), and has authored articles on topics ranging from drawing-room domesticity to poetry and science to internet technology and pedagogy. She is co-editing a four-volume Children and Empire series, containing facsimiles of nineteenth-century texts, for Routledge Press. Her new book project is Palimpsests: Travel and Identity in the Age of Empire.

Richard A. Kaye is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Hunter College and the Ph.D. Program in English at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York.  He is the author of The Flirt’s Tragedy: Desire without End in Victorian and Edwardian Fiction (Virginia, 2002) and is completing a study of the figure of St. Sebastian in nineteenth-century and modern culture.

Sarah Minsloff is a graduate student at Columbia University.  She is the author of “Amy Levy and Identity Criticism: A Review of Recent Work” Literature Compass 4/4(2007): 1318-1329.  She is currently writing her dissertation on poetry and poetics in the Victorian novel.

Suzanne Rintoul is on faculty at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where she specializes in Victorian Fiction. Her research interests include Victorian representations of intimate violence and nineteenth-century women’s life writing. Her most recent publications can be found in Victorians Institute Journal, Mosaic, and Jeunesse.

Elyssa Warkentin is an Assistant Professor of Literature at the University of Calgary – Qatar. She specializes in late-Victorian crime narratives and women’s writing, and her current project is a book-length examination of the life and work of Marie Belloc Lowndes.