About the Author
Peter Melville Logan is Professor of English at Temple University, USA and Director of the Center for the Humanities at Temple. He specializes in nineteenth-century British literature, critical theory, the history of the novel, and the history of science. He is the author of Victorian Fetishism: Intellectuals and Primitives (2009) and Nerves and Narratives: A Cultural History of Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century British Prose (1997), as well as articles on Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and other novelists. Olakunle George is Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at Brown University, USA, where he teaches African literary and cultural studies, Afro-Diasporic cultural criticism, and Anglo-American literary theory. He is the author of Relocating Agency: Modernity and African Letters (2003) and articles in Comparative Literature Studies, Diacritics, Novel: A Forum on Fiction, and Representations. Susan Hegeman is Professor of English at the University of Florida, USA, where she specializes in twentieth-century American literature, popular culture, cultural history, and critical theory. She is the author of Patterns for America: Modernism and the Concept of Culture (1999) and The Cultural Return (2012).