David Gloverread for his first degree at London University, gained his MA from the University of Manitoba and his PhD from the University of Sheffield. He is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Southampton. He is the author of Vampires, Mummies and Liberals: Bram Stoker and the Politics of Popular Fiction (1996) and co-author (with Cora Kaplan) of Gendersin the Routledge New Critical Idiom series.
Avril Horneris Professor of English and Director of the European Studies Research Institute at the University of Salford. Her publications include Daphne du Maurier: Writing, Identity and the Gothic Imagination (with Sue Zlosnik, 1998) and Body Matters: Feminism, Textuality, Corporeality (edited with Angela Keane, 2000). She is currently working on Gothic and the Comic Turn (with Sue Zlosnik) and an edited collection, European Gothic: a Spirited Exchange, 1760–1960.
Kelly Hurleycompleted her PhD in English at Stanford University. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is the author of The Gothic Body: Sexuality, Materialism and Degeneration at the Fin de Siècle (1996) and is presently working on a further book, provisionally entitled Terra Incognita: Late Victorian Imperialism and ‘Lost World’ Fictions.
Nigel Morrisstudied at the Universities of Stirling, California (Santa Barbara), Keele, Aberystwyth and London, and is currently Senior Lecturer in Media Theory at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside. He has published on American and British (including Welsh) cinema and on Lawrence and film. He is completing a book on the films of Spielberg and various entries for A Dictionary of Literary Modernism (both for Greewood Press).
Francesca Orestanostudied at the University of Palermo. She is currently acting Professor of English Literature and Comparative Literature at the University of Milan. She has published widely on Ruskin and Dickens and has recently completed a monograph entitled Slaves to Images: English Literature from Gilpin to Wyndham Lewis.