ISSUE 5.2 (SUMMER 2009)


Contributor Biographies

Marysa Demoor is Professor of English Literature at the University of Ghent and a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge. She is the author of Their Fair Share. Women, Power and Criticism in the Athenaeum, from Millicent Garrett Fawcett to Katherine Mansfield, 1870-1920 (2000 Ashgate) and the editor of Marketing the Author: Authorial Personae, Narrative Selves and Self-fashioning, 1880-1930 (2004 Palgrave). With Laurel Brake, she has edited The Lure of Illustration in the Nineteenth Century: Picture and Press (Palgrave, 2009) and the Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism (British Library and Academia, 2008). She is Advisor to the Rector of the University of Ghent on Gender and Diversity and Director of the Centre for Gender Studies.

Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi is an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Victorian Studies, University of Exeter. Her publications include the co-edited collections Authorship in Context: From the Theoretical to the Material (Palgrave, 2007) and What is a Woman to Do? A Reader in Women, Work, and Art c.1830-1890 (Peter Lang, forthcoming 2010); and several articles on George Eliot and the nineteenth-century literary market-place. She is currently working on monograph on the latter topic.

Debbie Harrison spent twenty-five years working in the City as a financial journalist, author and academic. In 2008 she completed her PhD at Birkbeck College, University of London: ‘A Victorian Hangover: Narratives of Addiction 1830-1900’. Her current projects include developing the thesis for a monograph; editing a Reader in Medical Humanities; editing new editions of George Gissing’s early urban novels; and a medical humanities project, ‘The pathology of the missionary-doctor’s journey: theorising the relationship between body, mind, place, and text in Livingstone’s unpublished final field diaries’.  She has taught English, Humanities and Film at Birkbeck and Greenwich.

Gwen Hyman is an assistant professor of humanities at the Cooper Union in New York City, where she also directs the Center for Writing. She is the author of Making a Man: Gentlemanly Appetites in the Nineteenth-Century British Novel (Ohio University Press, 2009). 

Lisieux M. Huelman is a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department at Saint Louis University. She earned her M.A. in English and Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from Saint Louis University. Her teaching and research interests include literature of the long nineteenth century in Great Britain, Victorian cultural studies, the rise of the professions, and gender studies.  Her dissertation will focus on the professions as they are presented in fiction and non-fiction during the long nineteenth century (1775-1890).

Kristin Huston is an Interdisciplinary PhD student in English and History at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her research interests include the Brontës and depictions of the female body and sexuality in nineteenth-century art and literature.   

Andrew King is Reader in Print History at Canterbury Christ Church University (UK).  Interested in the interplay of theory and hard data, King has written on both nineteenth-century print media, especially the mass market, and on cross-cultural study, with particular interest in gender.  His books include Victorian Print Media: a Reader (OUP 2005, with John Plunkett), The London Journal 1845-1883 (Ashgate 2004), a three volume collection for Routledge, again with John Plunkett, Popular Print Media 1820-1900 (2004) and Crossing Cultures (Cavalliotti and British Council 1998).  This special issue is one of the results of a year-long Research Fellowship at the University of Ghent (2008-9).

Christine L. Krueger is associate professor of English at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Her new book, Reading for the Law: British Literary History and Gender Advocacy, will be published by the University of Virginia Press in 2010. She is writing a biography of Mary Anne Everett Green, the first editor of state papers for the Public Record Office.

Sarah McNeely is a doctoral student at Texas Christian University, where she studies nineteenth-century British and Irish literature with a focus on periodicals and print culture.  McNeely’s contributions include entries to the Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism and the Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies.

Paul Minoletti is a D.Phil student at the University of Oxford, specializing in gender discrimination in the textile industries during the Industrial Revolution. He previously studied at the University of Manchester.

Nickianne Moody is Principal Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Liverpool John Moores University.  She acts as the Convenor for the Association for Research in Popular Fictions and edits the journal Popular Narrative Media.  Publications include work on most popular genres, nineteenth and twentieth-century fiction, popular culture and more specifically cultures of reading.  Her most recent publications include Children’s Fantasy Fiction Debates for the 21st Century, Reading the Popular in Contemporary Spanish Texts and Judging a Book by Its Cover.  Current research is focussed on the experience and representation of ‘Cyberbullying’, the cultural reception of the ‘Richard and Judy Bookclub’, early Hollywood adaptations of late nineteenth century women writers and a survey of method and theory for the study of Popular Narrative Media: Analysing Print, Play, Film and Television to be published by Liverpool University Press.

James Mussell is Lecturer in English at the University of Birmingham.  He is the author of Science, Time and Space in the Late Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press (Ashgate, 2007) and is one of the editors of the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (ncse) <> (2008).

Lorna Shelley is visiting lecturer in English Literature, University of Wolverhampton.  Her research interests include late nineteenth-century magazines and female journalists, women journalists as characters in fiction, The Yellow Book, John Lane’s publishing, Netta Syrett, Menie Muriel Dowie, Ella D’Arcy. At present she is editing a volume entitled Female Journalists of the Fin de Siècle, a forthcoming publication in the History of Feminism series (Routledge 2010).