Marjorie Stone is McCulloch Chair in English and Professor of Gender Studies at Dalhousie University, Halifax. Her publications include Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Macmillan, 1995), Literary Couplings and the Construction of Authorship: Writing Couples, Collaborators, and the Construction of Authorship (co-edited with Judith Thompson, University of Wisconsin Press, 2006), Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806-2006: A Bicentenary Issue (guest-edited special issue of Victorian Poetry, 2006) and Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Selected Poems (ed. with Beverly Taylor, Broadview, 2009). Professor Stone is also volume co-editor for three volumes of The Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (5 vols, Pickering and Chatto, 2010) and is currently working on a book-length study of EBB’s manuscripts.

Margaret Reynolds is Professor of English at Queen Mary, University of London. Her publications include the variorum edition of Aurora Leigh (Ohio University Press, 1992), the Norton Critical Edition of Aurora Leigh (Norton, 1996), Victorian Women Poets: An Anthology (ed. with Angela Leighton, Blackwell, 1995), The Sappho Companion (Chatto and Windus, 2000), The Sappho History (Palgrave, 2003) and an edition of George Eliot’s Adam Bede (Penguin, 2008) . Professor Reynolds is also a regular presenter on BBC Radio.