Rosemary Ashton OBE, FRSL, FRSA, FBA is Emeritus Quain Professor of English Language and Literature at UCL, having retired in September 2012 after 38 years teaching there. She is the author of critical biographies of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, George Eliot, G.H. Lewes, and Thomas and Jane Carlyle, and of two books on Anglo-German intellectual and cultural relations in the 19th century, The German Idea: Four English Writers and the Reception of German Thought 1800-1860 (1980) and Little Germany: Exile and Asylum in Victorian England (1986). Her most recent books are an account of the interconnected careers of radical writers in the circle of the publisher John Chapman, 142 Strand: A Radical Address in Victorian London (2006), and Victorian Bloomsbury (2012), a study of 19th-century reforming individuals and institutions in the fields of education (from kindergarten to university), medicine, art, religion, and culture in the Bloomsbury area. This book exploits original research done for the UCL Leverhulme-funded Bloomsbury Project led by Rosemary Ashton between 2007 and 2011. The Bloomsbury Project identifies and describes over 300 reforming institutions founded in Bloomsbury during the 19th century, giving information about archival resources for the institutions. It also has information about all Bloomsbury’s streets and squares and essays on more than 100 reform-minded Bloomsbury individuals.
Paul Delany is Professor Emeritus of English at SFU. His books include D. H. Lawrence's Nightmare (1979); The Neo-pagans (1987); Literature, Money and the Market (2002); Bill Brandt (2004) and George Gissing (2008). Fatal Glamour, a biography of Rupert Brooke, is scheduled for April 2015 with Yale University Press.
Christine Froula is Professor of English, Comparative Literature Studies and Gender Studies at Northwestern University. Her books include Modernism's Body: Sex, Culture, and Joyce (Columbia UP, 1996) and Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Avant-Garde: War, Civilization, Modernity (Columbia UP, 2005). She has held fellowships from, among others, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Association of University Women. She is a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University and President of the International Virginia Woolf Society from 1997-2000.
Mary Ann Gillies teaches and publishes in late nineteenth and early twentieth century British literature and Anglo-American modernism. She is the author of Henri Bergson and British Modernism (McGill-Queen’s, 1995); The Professional Literary Agent in Britain:1880-1920 (Toronto, 2007); co-author with Aurelea Mahood of Modernist Literature: An Introduction (Edinburgh, 2007); and co-editor with Helen Sword and Steven Yao of Pacific Rim Modernisms (Toronto, 2009). She is currently at work on a book about Emily Carr and Katherine Mansfield and is beginning a project on trauma theory and detective fiction.
Dr. Sarker is Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies/English at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota. Her most recent publication is on Woolf and postcolonialism and is included in Woolf in Context, which was released in February 2012 by Cambridge University Press. Other writings address the larger contexts of post/modernism and post/colonialism and are published in journals such as Literature in Context and Modernism/Modernity. She is currently working on a critical edition of Cornelia Sorabji’s India Recalled (1934), a monograph on interdisciplinarity in academia, and another monograph tentatively titled Natives Making Modernities that features Virginia Woolf.
Jane Stafford is Associate Professor and Programme Director in the English Programme of Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her research is in the area of nineteenth-century, colonial and New Zealand literature. She is the co-author of Maoriland: New Zealand Literature 1872-1914 (2006), the co-editor of Floating Worlds: Essays on Contemprary New Zealand Fiction (2009), the co-editor of The Auckland University Press Anthology of New Zealand Literature (2012); and the co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford History of the Novel, volume 9: The World Novel to 1950.