CONRAD BRUNSTROM is Lecturer in English at National University of Ireland Maynooth. He has published on James Beattie and Thomas Sheridan the younger and is currently preparing a full-length study of William Cowper.
RACHEL K. CARNELL, Assistant Professor of English at Cleveland State University, has published articles in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Eigh- teenth-Century Fiction, Studies in the Novel, and Nineteenth-Century Litera- ture. She is currently completing a book on the relationship between eighteenth-century political discourse and the rise of the novel.
RUTH HERMAN is currently finishing her doctoral thesis on Delarivier Manley's political writing at the Open University, having worked for many years in the field of public relations and journalism. She has been previously published on Manley. Other work includes such diverse topics as brewing and popular history. She is also currently working on a book about early eighteenth-century political writing.
THOMAS A. KING is Associate Professor of Restoration and eighteenthcentury British literature, performance studies, and l/g/b/t studies at Brandeis University and author of Queer Articulations: Enacting Masculin- ity and Difference in Early Modern England (forthcoming, University of Wisconsin Press). His essays and reviews have appeared in The Image of Manhood in Early Modern Literature: Viewing the Male, LGSN, Monstrous Dreams of Reason: Writing the Body, Self, and Other in the Enlightenment, The Politics and Poetics of Camp, Strategic Sex, TDR (The Drama Review), The- atre Insight: A Journal of Contemporary Performance Thought, Theatre Jour- nal, and Theatre Studies.
ELIZABETH KUBEK is currently an Assistant Professor of English Literature at Benedictine University. Her work on the literature and culture of the Restoration and the eighteenth century focuses on the intersection between the development of modern political identities and gender epistemologies. The essay in this collection is an excerpt from a longer