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), Some Versions of Empson, ed. (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 he has recently finished a book entitled Wordsworth’s Fun. He is currently working on two books: Knowing Edward Lear (for OUP), and On Wonder (for Harvard UP).
Jasmine Jagger is formerly Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the Faculty of English and currently College Lecturer in English Literature at Jesus College, Oxford. Her research explores affective bodies of verse from the long-19th century to the present day. Her essays and articles have been published in Romanticism,
Literary Imagination, The CambridgeQuarterly, Cambridge Humanities
Review, Apollo, Victorian Poetry, andThe Carrollian. She is currently turning her doctoral thesis (Cambridge) into a book on Affective Rhythms in Poetry from the long nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.