Erin Louttit


Erin Louttit is an independent scholar. She lives in the Netherlands, where she has taught at Radboud University. Her PhD was awarded by the University of St Andrews for her thesis “Rudyard Kipling and Victorian Buddhism,” and her research interests in include literary faiths, gender, popular culture, the supernatural, and Victorian literature and culture. Her … Continue reading Erin Louttit

Frances Thielman


Frances Thielman is working towards a PhD in English literature at Texas A&M University.  She studies representations of illness, public health in Victorian literature, and has other general research interests in the medical humanities, disability studies, and print culture.  Her article “Jane Eyre and Public Health: A Closer Look at the Lowood School Epidemic” appeared in … Continue reading Frances Thielman

Jude Wright


Jude Wright is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Loyola University Maryland. His research is focused on British literature of the long nineteenth century with an emphasis on epistemology and the relationship between realism and fantasy. His work has been published in Victorians Institute Journal, and Cahiers victoriens et edouardiens. He has just completed a book entitled Of That Transfigured … Continue reading Jude Wright

Gerardo Del Guercio


Gerardo Del Guercio has taught at the Royal Military College of Canada (St-Jean) and Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf. He is the author of The Fugitive Slave Law in The Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin: American Society Transforms Its Culture (Edwin Mellen, 2013). Additionally, he has published essays on Benjamin Franklin, Henry James, Nathaniel … Continue reading Gerardo Del Guercio

Julia O’Toole


Julia O’Toole is currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Historical Musicology at Boston University, completing her dissertation Comedy and National Identity in the Music of Antonín Dvořák’s Comic Operas. Dvořák’s oeuvre encompasses almost every category of sacred and secular music, including songs, chamber music pieces, large choral-orchestral works, symphonies, and symphonic poems. Yet in a 1904 interview, … Continue reading Julia O’Toole

Arnold Schmidt


Arnold Anthony Schmidt, Ph.D., Professor of English at the California State University, Stanislaus, received his B.A. and M.A. in English from the State University of New York at New Paltz and his Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University. Schmidt’s film credits include serving as Assistant Producer on “The Silence,” an American Film Institute production nominated … Continue reading Arnold Schmidt