Matthew Bevis is Professor of English Literature and Fellow at Keble College, Oxford. His books include The Art of Eloquence: Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, Joyce (OUP, 2007), and Comedy: A Very Short Introduction (2012). His essays have appeared in the London Review of Books, Harper’s, Raritan, and Poetry magazine, and his most recent book is entitled Wordsworth’s Fun (Chicago UP, 2019). He is currently working on two monographs: Knowing Edward Lear (for OUP), and How I Wonder (for Harvard UP).
Jasmine Jagger is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Roehampton, London. Her first book, Rhythms of Feeling: Edward Lear, T. S. Eliot, and Stevie Smith, is being published by OUP in June 2021. She is currently working towards an edition of the complete correspondence between Edward Lear and the Tennyson family, and a second book entitled Radical Rhymesters: the Female Comic
Spirit in Victorian Verse. She has
published in: Romanticism,
Victorian Poetry, Literary
Imagination, The Cambridge
Quarterly, and Apollo Magazine.