Nicholas Robbins


Nicholas Robbins is Lecturer in British Art 1700-1900 at University College London, where his teaching and research focus on the scientific and ecological significance of art. He is currently working on a book, The Late Weather: Art and Climate in Nineteenth-Century Britain. An article related to this project, on John Constable and Luke Howard, was … Continue reading Nicholas Robbins

Pamela Gilbert


Pamela Gilbert is the Albert Brick Professor of English at the University of Florida. Her most recent book, Victorian Skin: Surface, Self, History, focuses on the history of the body, medicine, and realism in the nineteenth century, with special attention to skin and surface. She has written several works related to the history of the … Continue reading Pamela Gilbert

Michelle Foa


Michelle Foa is Associate Professor of Art History in the Newcomb Art Department of Tulane,where she focuses on nineteenth-century French art, visual and material culture, and criticism.She is currently at work on a book on Edgar Degas titled The Matter of Degas, and anotherresearch project explores the network of global developments that reshaped the making … Continue reading Michelle Foa

Efram Sera-Shriar


Efram Sera-Shriar is an historical anthropologist who specialises in Victorian science. He is an Associate Professor in English studies at the University of Copenhagen, where he teaches the history and culture of the English-speaking world. Dr. Sera-Shriar has authored The Making of British Anthropology, 1813-1871 from 2013, and his recent 2022 monograph, Psychic Investigators: Anthropology, … Continue reading Efram Sera-Shriar

Ryan Fong


Ryan D. Fong is an associate professor of English at Kalamazoo College, teaching courses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literatures and in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program. He is finishing a book manuscript titled Unsettling: Indigenous Literatures and the Work of Victorian Studies, which is under contract with SUNY Press. Work from this project has … Continue reading Ryan Fong

Devoney Looser


Devoney Looser, Regents Professor of English at Arizona State University and Guggenheim Fellow, is the author or editor of nine books, including The Making of Jane Austen and The Daily Jane Austen: A Year of Quotes. Her essays have appeared in the Atlantic, New York Times, Salon, Slate, TLS, Entertainment Weekly, and the Washington Post, and she’s played roller derby under the name Stone Cold Jane Austen. Looser’s next book, Sister Novelists: The Trailblazing … Continue reading Devoney Looser