Gill Davies is Head of English at Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Lancashire. This article arose out a module called Looking at London (1880-1910) which she has been teaching to final year undergraduates. Her main research and teaching interests are late Victorian / Edwardian literature, and crime fiction.
Jane Desmarais is a lecturer in English and History of Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her teaching and research is interdisciplinary, focusing on the literature and the visual arts of the 19th century in England and France. She is currently working on A Cultural History of Decadence. Other research interests include the visual arts of the Enlightenment and Romantic eras, Anglo-French cultural relations, c.1870-1914, and psychoanalytical theory (see The Generosity of Acceptance, 2 vols., ed. G Williams, P Williams, J Desmarais and K Ravenscroft, 2003, Karnac Books).
Susan Alice Fischer
Susan Alice Fischer is Associate Professor of English at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. She is Associate Editor of the journal, Changing English: Studies in Reading and Culture, published by Taylor & Francis in the UK. Her recently published work includes essays on women’s London novels and Rodinsky’s Room. She is working on a book about contemporary women writing about London. She received her PhD at the University of London Institute of Education and her first degree at the Università degli Studi di Salerno (Italy).
Dehn Gilmore is a Ph.D student in the English department at Columbia University where she focuses on nineteenth century British literature and visual culture.
Tuomas Huttunen works as a research fellow in the Department of English at the University of Turku, Finland. He is currently preparing his dissertation on the ethics of representation in the works of Amitav Ghosh. His published works include articles on V.S. Naipaul, M.G. Vassanji and Ghosh.
Samantha Matthews is a lecturer in nineteenth-century literature and culture in the Department of English & Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her first book, Poetical Remains: Poets’ Graves, Bodies, and Books in the Nineteenth Century, will be published by Oxford University Press in June 2004.
Alex Murray is undertaking a PhD in English at the University of Melbourne. His thesis is an investigation of the London fiction of Michael Moorcock and Iain Sinclair as a form of ideology critique. He also researches in the areas of late-nineteenth century Decadence and contemporary Critical Theory. His article on Sinclair’s White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings and Jack the Ripper will appear in the next edition of Critical Survey.
Dr. L. J. Nicoletti teaches visual studies and English at Centenary College of Louisiana and directs its Turner Art Gallery, while researching the cultural reception, perception, and representation of victims in the 19th and 20th centuries.
David Skilton is Research Professor in English in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University. He is a specialist in the Victorian novel and nineteenth-century literature. His work combines bibliography and the history of the book with cultural history and criticism. He is currently working on London in art and literature and on urban ruins
Keith Wilson is Professor and former Chair of English at the University of Ottawa, and incoming President of the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English. He has published widely in 19th- and 20th-century British literature, and on Victorian and Edwardian music hall. Recent work includes Thomas Hardy On Stage (Macmillan 1995), a study of Hardy’s relationship with the theatre and of his own experiments in dramatic adaptation, and the Penguin Classics editions of Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge (1997; reissued 2003) and The Fiddler of the Reels and Other Stories (2003; co-edited with Kristin Brady). Work on contemporary British literature includes essays on Alan Sillitoe, Salman Rushdie, and Julian Barnes. He is currently writing a study of 20th-century cultural representations of London.