Dr Brian Baker is Senior Lecturer in English and Film in the Department of English, Chester College of Higher Education. He is currently collaborating on a volume on Science and Literature for an American publisher, and is writing a monograph on Iain Sinclair as part of Manchester University Press’s Contemporary British Novelists series.
Dr Erik Bond, is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, specializing in Restoration and 18th-century British Literature with special interests in urban theory, narratology, and the histroy of genre. His research centers upon the nature of eighteenth-century imagination and the literary critic’s role in London.
Dr (Ms) Jayati Gupta teaches English Literature at Presidency College, Calcutta and the University of Calcutta, India.
Dr Emma McEvoy teaches at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and the University of Westminster. She is working on a volume Beginning Gothic for Manchester University Press and has published numerous articles on the 18th Century and Gothic writing.
Dr Michael Meyer teaches at the University of Bamberg, Germany.
Jamieson Ridenhour is a second-year Ph.D. student at the University of South Carolina focusing on Victorian and early twentieth century British literature. He has also published on J. Sheridan LeFanu, Charles Dickens, and London; Jamieson is working on a dissertation exploring the role of London in the Victorian Gothic tradition.
Dr. Catherine Spooner is Lecturer in English at the University of Reading. Her book Fashioning Gothic Bodies is forthcoming from Manchester University Press in 2003.
Bernard Wilson is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Policy Studies, Chuo University, Japan and has lived and taught in Singapore and Japan for most of the last decade. He is due to complete his doctoral thesis in English literature at Flinders University of South Australia in early 2003.