ISSUE 7.3 (WINTER 2011)


Contributor Biographies


Mary Wilson Carpenter is Professor Emerita from the Department of English, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON. She is the author of Health, Medicine and Society in Victorian England (ABC-CLIO, Praeger Imprint, 2010), Imperial Bibles, Domestic Bodies: Women, Sexuality and Religion in the Victorian Market (Ohio UP, 2003), and George Eliot and the Landscape of Time: Narrative Form and Protestant Apocalyptic History (The University of North Carolina Press, 1986).

Neil Cocks is a lecturer in the Department of Language and Literature at the University of Reading. Previous publications include work on pedagogy, art theory, literary theory and children’s literature. He is currently writing a book about the queer child and nineteenth century English Literature. 

Constance Crompton is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Electronic Textual Cultures Laboratory at the University of Victoria. She is co-director (with Michelle Schwartz, archivist at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives) of an infrastructure pilot project of the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory at the University of Alberta and is a research collaborator with The Yellow Nineties Online at Ryerson University. Her research interests include gender studies, digital humanities, Victorian periodicals and popular culture, the literatures of transition (1880-1920), and nineteenth-century science.

Lynda A. Hall is an Assistant Professor of English at Chapman University in Orange, California.  Her research primarily focuses on nineteenth-century British literature, with a special interest in Jane Austen and the English Gothic novel.  She also studies traumatic memory and how it is manifest in fiction.  She has published several papers in the Jane Austen Society of North America’s journal, Persuasions, and is currently working on a book about Jane Austen and value (Working title: Sense, Pride and the Market Economy: Tracing Value(s) within Jane Austen’s Writing.)

Jacob Jewusiak is a Ph.D. candidate in English at The University at Buffalo. His dissertation, “Forms of Attention: Marginality and Temporality in the Mid-Victorian Novel,” analyzes the way Victorian novelists manipulate temporality as a means of enabling or disabling attention to marginalized social groups. In it, he argues that narrative devices that appear purely formal, such as the time of hesitation and delay, the length of the triple decker, and the representation of simultaneous events, serve as means of adjusting the attention of the reader away from the linear narrative of individual development and toward the synchronic awareness of marginalized others.

Josephine Lee is a professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and the author of The Japan of Pure Invention: Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). She has also written Performing Asian America: Race and Ethnicity on the Contemporary Stage (Temple, 1997) and co-edited  Re/collecting Early Asian America: Essays in Cultural History (Temple, 2002) and Asian American Plays for a New Generation (Temple, 2011). Other published work includes essays and reviews on modern drama, theater history, performance, cultural theory, and Asian American studies.

Elizabeth Carolyn Miller is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Davis. Her book, Framed: The New Woman Criminal in British Culture at the Fin de Siècle, was published in 2008, and she is currently completing a book manuscript titled Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late-Victorian Print Culture. Articles related to these two projects have appeared in Literature Compass, Feminist Studies, Modernism/modernity, Victorian Literature and Culture, The Henry James Review, The Journal of William Morris Studies, and elsewhere.

Deborah Denenholz Morse is Professor of English and Murphy Faculty Fellow at The College of William and Mary.  She is the author of Women in Trollope’s Palliser Novels, the forthcoming Reforming Trollope: History and Englishness in the Novels of Anthony Trollope, and the co-edited collections The Erotics of Instruction (with Regina Barreca), Victorian Animal Dreams: Representations of Animals in Victorian Literature and Culture (with Martin Danahay), and The Politics of Gender in the Novels of Anthony Trollope (with Margaret Markwick and Regenia Gagnier).  Deborah Morse is now writing a book with Margaret Markwick entitled Secret Trollope that will be published by Ashgate.  Morse has published more than twenty-five  essays on the Brontes, Gaskell, Trollope, Maxine Hong Kingston, A.S. Byatt, Mona Simpson, Kay Boyle, Elizabeth Coles Taylor, and Catherine Cookson.  She has been the recipient of five teaching awards during her tenure at William and Mary and was recently one of two College nominees for the Baylor Cherry Great Teachers Award. 

Mary Mullen teaches at the College of Wooster.  Her research examines the relationship between history, literature, and politics in nineteenth-century English and Irish writing.  She is currently working on a book manuscript titled, “Anachronistic Forms: The Nineteenth-Century Novel’s Ambivalent Modernity” and has a forthcoming article in Victorian Poetry.

Tamara S. Wagner obtained her PhD from Cambridge University and is currently Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Her books include Financial Speculation in Victorian Fiction: Plotting Money and the Novel Genre, 1815-1901 (2010), Longing: Narratives of Nostalgia in the British Novel, 1740-1890 (2004),and Occidentalism in Novels of Malaysia and Singapore, 1819-2004 (2005), as well as edited collections on Consuming Culture in the Long Nineteenth-Century (2007; paperback edition 2010), Antifeminism and the Victorian Novel: Rereading Nineteenth-Century Women Writers (2009), and Victorian Settler Narratives: Emigrants, Cosmopolitans and Returnees in Nineteenth-Century Literature (2011). Her current projects include a special issue on the Nineteenth-Century Pacific Rim for the journal Victorian Literature and Culture and a study of Victorian narratives of failed emigration.