Joseph Valente is UB Distinguished Professor in the Department of English at the University at Buffalo. He is author of The Myth of Manliness in Irish Nationalist Culture, 1880-1922, Dracula’s Crypt: Bram Stoker, Irishness, and the Question of Blood, James Joyce and the Problem of Justice: Negotiating Sexual and Colonial Difference, and Quare Joyce. He is editor of the annotated edition of Dracula by Bram Stoker and has edited (with Marjorie Howes) Yeats and Afterwords and (with Amanda Anderson) Disciplinarity at the Fin de Siècle.
Margot Gayle Backus holds a John and Rebecca Moores Professorship in the Department of English at the University of Houston. She is author of The Gothic Family Romance: Heterosexuality and Child Sacrifice in the Anglo-Irish Colonial Order and Scandal Work: James Joyce, the New Journalism, and the Home Rule Newspaper Wars.