Dr Ana Parejo Vadillo (Birkbeck, University of London)

Ana Parejo Vadillo is Senior Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture at Birkbeck College, University of London.  Her expertise lies in the fields of poetry; nineteenth-century material culture; and the urban/cosmopolitan.  Recent book publications include Victorian Literature (Palgrave, 2013); Michael Field, The Poet: Published and Manuscript Materials, with Marion Thain (Broadview Press: 2009) and Women Poets and Urban Aestheticism (Palgrave, 2005).

Dr Sarah Parker (University of Stirling)

Sarah Parker is Impact Research Fellow at University of Stirling. She recently published her first monograph, The Lesbian Muse and Poetic Identity, 1889-1930 (Pickering & Chatto, 2013). Her other publications include ‘Fashioning Michael Field: Michael Field and Late-Victorian Dress Culture’ (Journal of Victorian Culture, 2013), ‘Whose Muse? Sappho, Swinburne and Amy Lowell’ in Algernon Charles Swinburne: Unofficial Laureate (Manchester UP, 2013) and ‘“A Girl’s Love”: Lord Alfred Douglas as Homoerotic Muse in the Poetry of Olive Custance’ (Women: A Cultural Review, 2011). She is currently working on her second monograph, entitled ‘Women Poets, Self-Fashioning and Photography at the Fin de Siècle (1880-1914)’.

Dr Marion Thain (University of Sheffield)

Marion Thain is Reader in Literature and Culture at the University of Sheffield, and has published primarily on poetry in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Recent book publications include The Lyric Poem: Formations and Transformations (Cambridge University Press, 2013); Michael Field, The Poet (1880-1914): Published and Manuscript Materials, with Ana Parejo Vadillo (Broadview Press: 2009) and ‘Michael Field’ (1880-1914): Poetry, Aestheticism, and the Fin de Siècle (Cambridge University Press, 2007).


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