About the Editors

General Editors

Gary Day is Principal Lecturer in English at De Montfort University. His books include Re-Reading Leavis: Culture and Literary Criticism (1996), Class (2001), Literary Criticism: A New History (2008), and Modernist Literature 1890–1950 (2010).

Jack Lynch is Professor of English at Rutgers University, Newark. His books include The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson (2003) and Deception and Detection in Eighteenth-Century Britain (2008).

Associate Editors

Helen E.M. Brooks is a Lecturer in Drama at the University of Kent. She specializes in eighteenth-century actresses and has published on the relationship between actresses' work and their identities as wives and mothers, female rhetorical performance, and women as theatre managers. She won the 2013 Annibel Jenkins Prize for her essay on amateur theatricals. Her book, Actresses, Gender, and the Eighteenth-Century Stage: Playing Women is forthcoming in 2015.

Bonnie Latimer is Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literature at Plymouth University. She works on the literature of the long eighteenth century, with particular interests in the novel, gender, women's writing and the representation of women, satire, and literature and science. She has published on Alexander Pope, Sarah Scott, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Samuel Richardson. Her publications include Making Gender, Culture and the Self in the Fiction of Samuel Richardson: The Novel Individual (2013), along with several articles on Richardson's fiction, with particular attention to his neglected last novel, The History of Sir Charles Grandison (1753–4). She also contributes the annual essay on the eighteenth-century novel to The Year's Work in English Studies, reviews books and manuscripts for several journals and sits on the JISC Historic Books advisory board.

Lee Morrissey is Professor and Chair of English at Clemson University. He is the author of From the Temple to the Castle: An Architectural History of British Literature, 1660–1760 (1999) and The Constitution of Literature: Literacy, Democracy, and Early English Literary Criticism (2008). His main areas of interest include the history and theory of literary criticism, John Milton, the Enlightenment, the question of modernity, the Anglo-Irish encounter, and relationships among the arts.

Adam Rounce is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Nottingham. He has written on various seventeenth- and eighteenth-century writers, including Dryden, Pope, Swift, and Johnson, and has also recently published a monograph on literary culture and lack of success, Fame and Failure, 1720–1800 (2013).

Norbert Schürer is an Associate Professor in the English department at California State University, Long Beach. His teaching and research focus on British women's writing, book history, and Anglo-Indian literature in the long eighteenth century. Recent publications include the edition Charlotte Lennox: Correspondence and Miscellaneous Documents (2012) and the anthology British Encounters with India, 1750–1830 (with Tim Keirn, 2011). In 2012, Norbert Schürer curated with exhibition "Jane Austen's Bookshop" (with Chris Mounsey and Debbie Welham) at Chawton House Library.

Philip Smallwood is Emeritus Professor of English at Birmingham City University and Visiting Fellow in the School of Humanities at Bristol University. He is the author of books and essays on the history and theory of modern and eighteenth-century criticism including Critical Occasions: Dryden, Pope, Johnson and the History of Criticism (2011), Johnson's Critical Presence: Image, History, Judgment (2004), Reconstructing Criticism: Pope's "Essay on Criticism" and the Logic of Definition (2003). He is also co-editor, with Greg Clingham, of the volume of tercentenary essays, Samuel Johnson after 300 Years (2009), and co-editor of the unpublished cultural and critical manuscripts of the British philosopher R.G. Collingwood (2005).

Christopher Vilmar is Associate Professor of English and Graduate Program Director at Salisbury University, where he teaches widely in British literature. He has written on Samuel Johnson, Andrew Marvell, John Arbuthnot, and Mark Pattison. His current research includes further work on Johnson and eighteenth-century satire more broadly in political, popular, and literary culture.

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