A journal of turn-of-the-century theatre

Issue 5 - Winter 2012-13

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Anastassiya Andrianova received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Her dissertation, A Spirit of the Earth: Vitalism in Nineteenth-Century Literature, examines the philosophical ramifications of the Vitalist movement in the works of Butler, Meredith, Tolstoy, and Shaw. She has published poetry, reviews, and essays, and has two forthcoming articles on translation and pedagogy. The latter grew out of her experience teaching global literature and composition at Fordham University and CUNY.

Petra Dierkes-Thrun is a Lecturer in Comparative Literature at Stanford University and the author of Salome’s Modernity: Oscar Wilde and the Aesthetics of Transgression (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011).

Suzanne J. Flynn is an Associate Professor of English at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. She teaches Victorian and early twentieth-century British literature, with special attention to the novel, the fin de siècle, and the intersection of literature and the visual arts. Her scholarly work has focused on the work of Thomas Hardy, a writer whose career spanned the Victorian and modern periods, and whose oeuvre includes novels, short stories, drama, and poetry. Her work on Hardy has been published in a variety of journals, including Modern Language Studies, ELT, The Hardy Review, and most recently in The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Hardy.

Antonius J. Jesenšek is a third year PhD candidate at the School of European Languages and Literatures, the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, from which he also graduated with a M.Litt. (first class honours) in Italian (2009). He began his PhD research in 2010 and is currently working on his thesis entitled The Reception of Bernard Shaw in Italy. During the last three years, he has presented several papers at national and international conferences and symposia and also conducted research in Guelph, Ontario Canada and Italy.

Heather Marcovitch teaches Victorian literature and critical theory at Red Deer College in Alberta, Canada. She is the author of The Art of the Pose: Oscar Wilde’s Performance Theory (Peter Lang, 2010) and the co-editor of two collected essays on television: American Remakes of British Television: Transformations and Mistranslations (Lexington Books, 2011) and Mad Men: Essays on Gender and Generation (Lexington Books, 2012).

John McRae was nominated Special Professor of Language in Literature Studies at the University of Nottingham in 1992, currently has regular Visiting Professorships in China, France, Lebanon, Spain and South Africa, and has lectured in more than sixty countries worldwide. He is co-author of The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland, of which a third edition is in preparation, and he edited the first critical edition of Wilde's Teleny (GMP, 1986), which was celebrated in a special Oscholars volume in 2008. He currently lives in Providence, RI and London.

Maria Pia Pagani is adjunct professor of Theatrical Literature and Theatre at the University of Pavia, Italy. She is author of monographs and many scholarly essays about Eastern European theatre, “fools for Christ” in Byzantine-Slavic tradition, and the art of Eleonora Duse. She is the Italian translator of the doctor, writer, and playwright Mikhail Berman-Tsikinovsky, for whose volume From Russia for Good: A Collection of Plays (2011) and e-book Chekhov on Devon and Other Plays (2012) she has also written introductions. She is a member of the jury for the Italian-Russian Literary Prize “Raduga.”

Sven-Johan Spanberg is Professor Emeritus of English Literature at Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. Aside from research towards his two books on George Meredith, Professor Spanberg is also a scholar of the Victorian period with a particular interest in many of the greats, including Wilde, Yeats, Dickens, Browning, and Rosetti. He is currently working in an article on The Savoy.

Jill Wolfe is a lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education at the University of Tromsø, Norway. Her most recent article, “Merits and Demerits of Ibsen’s Great Play: The Reception of the Novelty Theatre Company (London) Matinée Performance of The Doll´s House Theatre Royal. Brighton England June 20 1889” will come out in Nordlit in cooperation with Septentrio Academic Publishing.Wolfe is currently working on a book-length manuscript titled Old Favourites and New Candidates for Public Favour: Provincial Theatre in the Highlands and Northern Isles of Scotland 1876-1884.