Joseph Black is Professor in the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His publications include The Martin Marprelate Tracts (2008); The Library of the Sidneys of Penshurst Place (2013), with Germaine Warkentin and William Bowen; Private Libraries of Renaissance England, vol. 7 (2009) and vol. 8 (2013), both with R. J. Fehrenbach; and The Broadview Anthology of Seventeenth-Century English Verse and Prose (2000), with Alan Rudrum and Holly Nelson.
Leonard Conolly is a Professor in the English Department and the former President and Vice-Chancellor at Trent University, a Senior Member of Robinson College, Cambridge, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Among his publications are The Censorship of English Drama 1737-1824 (Huntington Library, 1976), The Oxford Companion to Canadian Theatre (co-edited with Eugene Benson, 1989), The Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English (co-edited with Eugene Benson, Routledge, 2005), and Bernard Shaw’s Mrs Warren’s Profession (Broadview, 2005) in the Broadview Editions series, for which he serves as Series Editor.
Kate Flint, formerly of the University of Oxford and Rutgers University, is currently a Professor in the English Department at the University of Southern California. Her publications include The Victorians and the Visual Imagination (OUP, 2000); Culture, Landscape and the Environment (OUP, 2000); Victorian Love Stories (OUP, 1996); and The Woman Reader, 1837-1914 (OUP, 1993).
Isobel Grundy, until recently Henry Marshall Tory Professor and currently a Professor Emeritus in the English Department at the University of Alberta, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, is also Project Co-Investigator for The Orlando Project: An Integrated History of Women’s Writing in the British Isles (forthcoming 2006). Her publications include Samuel Johnson and the Scale of Greatness (University of Georgia Press, 1986); The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (Yale UP, 1990); and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Comet of the Enlightenment (OUP, 2001).
Roy Liuzza is Professor of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His publications include The Old English Version of the Gospels (Early English Text Society / OUP, 1994 and 2000), Old English Literature: Critical Essays (Yale UP, 2002), and Beowulf: a verse translation (Broadview, 1999). He is the author of more than two dozen scholarly essays and reviews, editor of the quarterly Old English Newsletter, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists.
Jerome J. McGann is John Stewart Bryan Professor, University Professor, University of Virginia. In 2002 he was the recipient of the James Russell Lowell Award for Radiant Textuality as the Most Distinguished Scholarly Book of the Year. His publications include Swinburne: An Experiment in Criticism (University of Chicago Press, 1972); The Romantic Ideology: A Critical Investigation (University of Chicago Press, 1983); The New Oxford Book of Romantic Period Verse (OUP, 1993); The Poetics of Sensibility: A Revolution in Literary Style (OUP, 1996); Radiant Textuality: Literary Studies after the World Wide Web (Palgrave / St. Martin’s, 2001); Byron and Romanticism (CUP, 2002); and most recently, The Scholar’s Art: Literary Studies in a Managed World (University of Chicago Press, 2005).
Anne Lake Prescott is Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor of English at Barnard College, Columbia University. Among her publications are: French Poets and the English Renaissance (Yale UP, 1978), Imagining Rabelais in Renaissance England (Yale UP, 1998), and (co-edited with Betty Travitsky) Female and Male Voices in Early Modern England (Columbia, 2000). Co-editor of the annual Spenser Studies and of Edmund Spenser’s Poetry: Authoritative Texts, Criticism (Norton, 1993), she is also, with Betty Travitsky, editor of a series of facsimile editions of early modern texts by women.
Barry V. Qualls, Dean of Humanities at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, is a Professor and former Chair in the English Department. His works include The Secular Pilgrims of Victorian Fiction: The Novel as Book of Life (Cambridge, 1982) and essays on the Bible as literature.
Claire Waters, formerly of the University of Virginia, is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis. Her publications include Angels and Earthly Creatures: Preaching, Performance, and Gender in the Middle Ages (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004) and essays on medieval hagiography and preaching.