LAURA C. BERRY, Associate Professor of English at the University of Arizona, is the author of The Child, the State, and the Victorian Novel (1999) and of articles on issues of custody, wet-nursing, railroads, imprisonment, and social circulation in works by Dickens and the Brontës. Her book-in-progress is tentatively entitled Objects of Nineteenth-Century Realism: How Bodies and Things Become Each Other.
TONI BOWERS, Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, teaches English, Women's Studies, and Comparative Literature. The author of many articles and of the book The Politics of Motherhood: British Writing and Culture, 1680–1760 (1996), she is currently writing a book on eighteenth-century stories of seduction and betrayal and co-editing, with John Richetti, a new abridgement of Richardson's Clarissa.
MELISSA VALISKA GREGORY recently completed her dissertation, "Domestic Terror in Victorian Culture: Narratives of Psychological Violence," at Indiana University, and is currently Assistant Professor of English at the University of Toledo.
LAURA HENIGMAN is Assistant Professor of English and American Studies at James Madison University. She is the author of Coming into Communion: Pastoral Dialogues in Colonial New England (1999).
MIRIAM JONES is Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Humanities and Languages at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John. She has published on ballads, broadsides, and popular culture.
JULIE KIPP is Assistant Professor of English at Hope College. She has published articles on Maria Edgeworth and Friedrich Schlegel, and formerly served as Assistant Editor for Bullán: An Irish Studies Journal and as managing editor of Nineteenth-Century Contexts. She is the author of Romanticism, Maternity, and the Body Politic (2003).