Derek Clear, a Ph.D. student in the History Department at Queen Mary, University of London, is currently working on British historiography in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.

Matt Cook is Lecturer in Modern British History at Keele University. He works on the history of sexuality and is author of London and the Culture of Homosexuality (CUP, 2003).

Matt Ffytche recently completed his Ph.D at Queen Mary, University of London, where he is currently teaching in the departments of English and History. His main area of research is the nineteenth-century background to the concept of the Unconscious.

Margaret Homberger received her PhD at Queen Mary, University of London in 2001. She returned to the UK last year after two years teaching English literature at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

James Lister is a research student at Queen Mary, University of London, currently studying how theories of degeneration interlocked with those of gender, with particular reference to ‘New Woman’ novelists and male decadents.

Tracey Loughran is a doctoral research student in cultural history at Queen Mary, University of London. Her research interests include the history of medicine and psychiatry, and she is currently writing a thesis on the British experience of shell shock in the First World War, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board

Daniel Pick teaches in the School of History, Classics  and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London. Publications include Faces of Degeneration: A European Disorder, c. 1848-c. 1918, CUP, 1989, Svengali's Web: The Alien Enchanter in Modern Culture, Yale 1993, Rome or Death: The Obsessions of General Garibaldi (Cape 2005)  and, as co-editor with Lyndal Roper, Dreams and History: The Interpretation of Dreams from Ancient Greece to Modern Psychoanalysis, Routledge 2000.