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, New York Review of Books, Raritan, and Poetry, and his most recent book is Wordsworth’s Fun (Chicago UP, 2019). He is currently working on Knowing Edward Lear (for OUP), and Then Again: Notes on the Not Unwonderful (for Harvard UP).
Jasmine Jagger is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Department of English, University of Roehampton, London. She is the author of Rhythms of Feeling: Edward Lear, T. S. Eliot, and Stevie Smith (OUP, 2022) and a number of essays on Edward Lear and other writers. She is currently working with Peter Swaab on an edition of the complete correspondence between Edward Lear and the Tennyson family (also for OUP). Her essays have appeared
in Romanticism, Victorian Poetry, Literary Imagination, The
Cambridge Quarterly, and Apollo Magazine.