John Bowen (York)

John Bowen is Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of York. His books include Other Dickens: Pickwick to Chuzzlewit, Palgrave Advances in Charles Dickens Studies and editions of novels by Dickens and Trollope. He has served as President of the Dickens Fellowship and is currently writing Reading Charles Dickens for Cambridge University Press and editing Bleak House for Norton. 


Dennis Denisoff (Tulsa)

Dennis Denisoff is the Ida Barnard McFarlin Chair of English and Film at the University of Tulsa and past president of the North American Victorian Studies Association. He is the author of 6 books and (co-)editor of 9. Recent publications include the edition Arthur Machen: Decadent and Occult Works (2018) and The Routledge Companion to Victorian Literature (2019, co-edited with Talia Schaffer). He has forthcoming a special issue of Victorian Literature and Culture on "Scales of Decadence" and a monograph, Decadent Ecology: Desire, Decay, and the New Paganism, 1860-1920.


Claire Wood (Leicester)

Claire Wood is Lecturer in Victorian Literature at the University of Leicester. She is the author of Dickens and the Business of Death (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and part of the Editorial Board for Dickens Quarterly. Her research interests include Victorian death culture, materiality, and afterlives, and she is currently exploring different forms of death comedy in the work of Dickens and other nineteenth-century writers.