Lauren M. E. Goodlad is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She serves as a member of the advisory boards of Victorian Literature and Culture and Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies. She has published extensively on the works of Anthony Trollope, including pieces in The Politics of Gender in Anthony Trollope’s Novels (Ashgate, 2009) and Literature Compass (2010). She is also the author of Victorian Literature and the Victorian State (Johns Hopkins, 2003), Goth: Undead Subculture (Duke, 2007), and, most recently, Mad Men, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style, and the 1960s (Duke, 2013).
Talia Schaffer is Professor of English at Queens College CUNY and the Graduate Center CUNY. She is the author of Novel Craft: Victorian Domestic Handicraft and Nineteenth-Century Fiction (2011); The Forgotten Female Aesthetes; Literary Culture in Late-Victorian England (2001); co-editor with Kathy A. Psomiades of Women and British Aestheticism(1999); editor of Lucas Malet's 1901 novel, The History of Sir Richard Calmady (2003); and editor of Literature and Culture at the Fin de Siècle (2006). She has
published widely on noncanonical women writers, material culture, popular fiction, aestheticism, and late-Victorian texts. She is currently working on a book on ‘familiar marriage,’ a rival to romantic unions in Victorian marriage plots.
Dorice Williams Elliott is Associate Professor of English at the University of Kansas. Her work focuses on the Victorian novel, theories of class, and feminist theory. She has recently received both a fellowship from the Hall Center for the Humanities and a W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. Her publications include The Angel out of the House: Philanthropy and Gender in Nineteenth-Century England (University of Virginia Press, 2002). She is currently researching Australian convict literature.
The Prize is pleased to be continuing its partnership with The Fortnightly Review, which will publish both the winning graduate and undergraduate essays from the 2013 contest. Additionally, the Review will award a modest honorarium to both the graduate and undergraduate winners.
The deadline for entries to both the undergraduate and graduate essay contests is June 1, 2013. Also please note that recent PhD recipients may enter the graduate contest. More detailed information on the criteria for entering the contest is available on the Trollope Prize website.