- Elaine Freedgood
Elaine Freedgood is Professor of English at New York University, where she works on Victorian literature and culture, critical theory, and the history of the novel. She is the author of Victorian Writing About Risk: Imagining a Safe England in a Dangerous World (Cambridge, 2000) and The Ideas in Things: Fugitive Meaning in the Victorian Novel (Chicago, 2006). Her current project is called “Worlds Enough: Fictionality and Reference in the Novel.”
- Cannon Schmitt
Cannon Schmitt teaches English at the University of Toronto. The author of Alien Nation: Nineteenth-Century Gothic Fictions and English Nationality (1997) and Darwin and the Memory of the Human: Evolution, Savages, and South America (2009, paperback reprint 2013), he is currently at work on the Victorian novel, the sea, and the literal.