Anthony Mandal is Reader in English Literature and Director of the Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research at Cardiff University. His publications include Jane Austen and the Popular Novel: The Determined Author (2007) and a new scholarly edition of Mary Brunton's bestselling Regency novel, Self-Control (2014). He is also one of the General Editors of the New Edinburgh Edition of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson.
Brian Southam was an active figure in Austen studies, in which he played a formative role, until his death in 2010. Among his many books are Jane Austen's Literary Manuscripts(1964, 1966, 2001), two volumes of Jane Austen: The Critical Heritage, 1811–1940 (1968, 1987) and Jane Austen and the Navy (2000, 2005).
Elinor Shaffer, FBA, is Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London, and Director of the Research Project on the Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe. The author of The Fall of Jerusalem: The Mythological School in Biblical Criticism and Secular Literature 1770-1880(Cambridge University Press), and Erewhons of the Eye: Samuel Butler as Painter, Photographer, and Art Critic (Reaktion), and many articles on Coleridge's aesthetics and other topics in European Romantic studies, she was a founder member of the British Comparative Literature Association and editor of the annual journal Comparative Criticism(Cambridge), and has taught in universities in Britain, the United States and Europe.