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JVC Online Editors & Contributors

2013 February 1
by lisa hager

JVC Online Editor & Contributors


Lucinda Matthews-Jones, Editor

Lucinda Matthews-Jones is a lecturer in Modern British History at Liverpool John Moores. She completed her PhD, ‘Centres of Brightness: The Spiritual Imagination of Toynbee Hall and Oxford House, 1883-1914’, in 2009. Lucie is currently expanding this research for her first book. Her publications include ‘Lessons in Seeing: Art, Religion and Class in the East End of London, 1881–1898’, Journal of Victorian Culture (2011) and ‘St Francis and the Making of Settlement Masclinity, 1883-1914’ in Sean Brady and John Arnold’s edited collection, What is Masculinity (London, 2011). Since 2008 she has surveyed academic literature on nineteenth-century Britain for the Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature. Beyond the academy, she is something of a book worm and enjoys watching period dramas. Lucie tweets @luciejones83 and you can follow her work on academia.



JVC Online Contributors


Lisa Hager

Lisa HagerLisa Hager is Assistant Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Waukesha. She was JVC Online’s first editor and served at that post from 2009-2013. Her current book project looks at the relationship between the New Woman and the Victorian family. Lisa’s work on steampunk and Firefly is featured in The Philosophy of Joss Whedon. She is a regular book reviewer for English Literature in Transition 1880-1920, and has published articles in Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, Women’s Writing, and Children’s Literature Association Quarterly. Lisa tweets @lmhager and blogs at http://www.lisahager.net/.


Susan Cook
Susan CookSusan Cook is Assistant Professor of English at Southern New Hampshire University. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century fiction and visual culture, and her current book project examines the photographic negative and the rhetoric of visual negativity more broadly in relation to Victorian narrative. She has published in Discourse, English Literature in Transition 1880-1920, and Dickens Studies Annual. Susan also maintains a research blog and tweets @Susan_E_Cook.


Emma Curry
Emma CurryEmma Curry is a PhD candidate at Birkbeck College, University of London. The title of her thesis is ‘Objects and Body Parts: Supporting Characters in the work of Charles Dickens’, and her research explores Dickens’s representations of strange bodies, body parts and fashion accessories across his writing. She also has research interests in the work of Wilkie Collins and Edgar Allan Poe, as well as in modern film, stage and television adaptations of Victorian novels. She is currently working on putting together a blog on Dickens and popular culture. She tweets @EmmaLCurry.
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Gabrielle Malcolm
Gabrielle MalcolmGabrielle Malcolm is the Visiting Research Fellow in English at the International Centre for Victorian Women Writers, Canterbury Christ Church University. Her work there is concerned with the investigation of the Mary Braddon Archive, a major collection of primary source material from the life of the novelist, her family, and associates. Gabrielle has published on Braddon in Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, The Dickensian, and the University of Leeds’ Working Papers in Victorian Studies. Her books include Mary Braddon’s Circe with The Sensation Press, Writing Women of the Fin-de-Siecle: Authors of Change (McMillan, 2011), and within her other field of Shakespeare Studies, Locating Shakespeare in the 21st Century (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012). She is also a reviewer with Victoriographies and The Latchkey. She lives in Wiltshire with her family, near the beautiful city of Bath. Gabrielle tweets @gabymalcolm.


Charlotte Mathieson
Charlotte MathiesonCharlotte Mathieson is a Research Fellow at the University of Warwick’s Institute of Advanced Study, and teaches nineteenth-century literature in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies. Her research centres on travel and mobility in nineteenth-century literature, with a particular interest in Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Charlotte Bronte. She is currently preparing her first monograph Journeys in the Victorian Novel: Gendered mobilities and the place of the Nation, co-editing a collection on Rural Geographies of Gender and Space: Britain 1840-1920, and has several forthcoming publications on Charles Dickens. During 2012 she has participated in the University of Warwick’s Celebrating Dickens project, and also runs her own research blog. Charlotte tweets @cemathieson.


Serena Trowbridge
Serena Trowbridge

Serena Trowbridge is Lecturer in English Literature at Birmingham City University. Her Ph.D. was on Christina Rossetti and Gothic, and her research interests include eighteenth- and nineteenth-century poetry, the Victorian novel, Pre-Raphaelitism, Ruskin, gender and literature, and Gothic. Serena is the Editor of The Review of the Pre-Raphaelite Society and a committee member for the Midlands Interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Seminars. Previous publications include a chapter on Christina Rossetti in Dante in the Nineteenth Century (Peter Lang Ltd, 2011) and Acts of Memory: The Victorians and Beyond (Cambridge Scholars Press in 2010). Forthcoming publications include Christina Rossetti’s Gothic (Bloomsbury, 2013). She blogs at Culture and Anarchy and tweets @serena_t.