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Curt Herr earned his Ph.D. in 2008 at New York City’s
Fordham University. He is a tenured professor at
Kutztown University in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Curt has written the critical editions of the Gothic novels
Bungay Castle and The Horrors of Oakendale Abbey
as well as a deluxe edition of the penny dreadful
Varney the Vampire for Zittaw Press. He also serves
on the editorial board for The Journal of Dracula
. He is Associate Editor of the forthcoming online
journal Studies in Gothic Fiction.

Curt is currently working on an edition of James Malcolm Rymer's
Penny Dreadful The Black Monk; or, The Secret of the Grey Turret.

He has also agreed to edit More Ghosts! and The Accusing
for our Gothic Library series.


Madelon Hoedt has completed master courses in book theory
and in English Literature at the University of Leiden in the
Netherlands. She is currently doing Ph.D. research at the
University of Glamorgan.

Her research interests include the book history of the Gothic
and horror theory. She has written an article on the enjoyment
of haunted attractions to be presented at the 2009 conference
of the International Gothic Association.

Madelon has just finished the forthcoming edition of Jaqueline of
for our Gothic Library series.


David Punter is Professor of English at the University of Bristol.
One of the leading authorities of the Gothic, he has published
about 20 books of literary criticism and written hundreds of essays
and articles on Gothic, Romantic writing (especially the poetry of
Blake) and contemporary literature.

David’s books on the Gothic include the two-volume The Literature of
(1980), Gothic Pathologies: The Text, the Body and the Law (1998)
and A Companion to the Gothic (2000).

He is currently chair of the Executive Committee of the International
Gothic Association and of the Editorial Advisory Board of Gothic Studies.

David has agreed to co-edit Ruthinglenne; or, The Critical Moment
(together with Norbert Besch) for our Gothic Library series. He is also
a member of our Editorial Board.


Benjamin F. Fisher is Professor of English at the University of
Mississippi. His teaching and research interests include Gothic
literature, the American Novel and British literature of the 1890s.
He is an outstanding expert of Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel

Benjamin is a member of the Executive Committee of the IGA, and
a past member of The Poe Studies Society. He is a life member in the
Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore, and of the Tennyson, Dickens
and Hawthorne Societies.

He has published widely about such diverse authors as Poe, Melville,
Wharton, Dickens, Riddell and Thomas Hardy, as well as many articles
and books on Gothicism.
Benjamin is the author of The Gothic’s Gothic (1988) and recently
The Cambridge Introduction to Edgar Allan Poe (2008).
He contributed the introduction to W. H. Ireland’s Gothic novel
The Abbess in Varma’s Arno Press series of Gothic novel facsimile
reprints (1974).

Benjamin has agreed to edit The Castle of Ehrenstein by J.P.R.James
for our Gothic Library series. He is also a member of our Editorial


Natalie Schroeder is Associate Professor of English at the University of
Mississippi. Her teaching and research interests include Gothic Fiction,
Victorian Literature, Dickens, and Contemporary women’s literature.

She has written various articles and essays on such authors as Regina
Maria Roche, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Ouida and Stephen King.

She is the editor of Ouida’s Moths for Broadview Press (2005) and the
Northanger Novel Clermont by R.M. Roche (Valancourt 2006).

Natalie has agreed to edit The Mystic Sepulchre for our Gothic Library series.
She is also a member of our Editorial Board.


Pamela Perkins earned her Ph.D. at Dalhousie, Nova Scotia.
She teaches in the Department of English at the University
of Manitoba, specializing in eighteenth century and Romantic

Pam is an outstanding expert of Scottish literature and women’s

She has edited Robert Bage’s Hermsprong for Broadview Press
and recently John Moore’s Zeluco for Valancourt Books.

Pam has agreed to edit an anniversary edition of The Ruins of
Avondale Priory
by Scottish Gothic novelist Isabella Kelly for
our Gothic Library series.


Diane Hoeveler is Professor of English at Marquette University,
Wisconsin. The focus of her scholarship has always been the
late eighteenth and early nineteenth century British literature,
her specialties being Female Gothic, Romanticism, and
Literature and Psychology.

She was President of the International Conference on Romanticism
(2000-2003) and is member of the North American Society
for the Study of Romanticism.

Among Diane’s major publications are Gothic Feminist (1998)
and Romantic Androgyny: The Women Within (1990). For
Valancourt Books she has edited Eliza Parsons’ Northanger Novel
The Castle of Wolfenbach (2006).

True to her Gothic interests, she loves to explore ruins
and old cathedrals in Europe.

Diane has agreed to edit Lusignan; or, The Abbaye of
La Trappe
for our Gothic Library series. She is also a member
of our Editorial Board.


Imke Heuer studied English and History at the Universities of Hamburg,
Perugia and York, where she recently completed her Ph.D. in English and
Related Literature. Her dissertation is entitled “The German’s Tale: German
History, English Drama and the Politics of Adaptation“.

Her research interests include the English reception and appropriation of
German history, theatre and culture in the late 18th and early 19th century
and Romantic literature (particularly Byron’s drama).

Imke has agreed to edit The Three Brothers for our Gothic Library series,
a novel that clearly influenced Byron’s drama The Deformed Transformed.


Jörg Waltje is Associate Professor and Director of the Language Resource
Center at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is an outstanding
expert of the Vampire myth and has published widely in this field. He is
recipient of the 2006 “Lord Ruthven Award” for the best non?fiction work
about vampires. In 1991 he authored the M.A. dissertation “Flights and
Pursuits: Persecution in the Gothic novel”.

Jörg’s literary research still focuses on popular culture and the
theme of Horror in fiction and film, but has branched out into the
field of instructional technology and computer?assisted language

Jörg has agreed to edit Joseph Karl von Train’s novel Die Blutende
(The Bleeding Nun) for our German Schauerroman series.


Nicola Lloyd is currently undertaking doctoral research at Cardiff
University. Her Ph.D. thesis is entitled “Sentimentalism; book history
and print culture”.

Her fields of special interest include the Romantic novel, Gothic
literature and Sensibility, book history and print culture.

Nicola has done extensive research about novelist Mary Julia Young.
She has agreed to edit Young’s Macbethian Gothic Donalda; or, The
Witches of Glenshiel
 for our Gothic Library series to be presented at 
the symposium “Scottish Gothic, 1764-Present” held at Stirling, 
Scotland on October 24th.


Tenille Nowak recently completed her Ph.D. in British Literature at 
Marquette University, Wisconsin (supervised by Diane Hoeveler).

Her dissertation entitled “The Gothic Novel and the Invention of 
the Middle-Class Reader: Northanger Abbey as Case Study”
investigates the thematic and structural connections between
Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and the seven Northanger
Novels, in addition to those novels’ influence on the development
of the Romantic Period’s middle?class reading public.
Currently she is revising her dissertation for possible publication.

Tenille has agreed to edit Isabella Kelly’s The Abbey of Saint Asaph 
for our Gothic Library series to be presented at the symposium
“Scottish Gothic, 1764- Present” held at Stirling on October 24th.


Lisa Kroger is from the University of Mississippi where she is currently
completing her Ph.D. dissertation on the Gothic landscape in the
1790’s novels.

Her scholarly interests include 18th and 19th century British literature,
especially Gothic Fiction. She is particularly interested in women writers.
She has published an essay on Mary Anne Radcliffe’s Manfroné
and has contributed to S.T. Joshi’s Encyclopedia of the Vampire.

Lisa has agreed to edit Mary Charlton’s Phedora; or, The
Forest of Minski
 for our Gothic Library series.


Dale Townshend is from the University of Stirling.
He earned his Ph.D. from Keele University with his thesis
“The Orders of Gothic: Foucault, Lacan and the Subject of
Gothic Fiction, 1764-1806”.

Dale’s particular field of research is British Gothic writing of the  
18th and 19th centuries. Other interests lie in the field of critical
theory, with a focus on French poststructuralism (Roland Barthes,
Michel Foucault).

Recent publications include Gothic: Critical Concepts in Literary
and Cultural Studies
 (2004; co-edited with Fred Botting) and 
Gothic Shakespeares (2008), a collection of critical essays 
co?edited with John Drakakis. He has edited a scholarly edition
of Mary Anne Radcliffe’s Manfroné for Valancourt (2007).

Dale is main organiser of the symposium “Scottish Gothic,
1764- Present”, held at Stirling on October 24th, an event
which was the initial idea of Udolpho Press.

He has agreed to edit Richard Sickelmore’s Mary-Jane for our
Gothic Library series.


Jeffrey Kahan is Professor of English at the University of
La Verne in southern California.

He is an outstanding expert of Shakespeare and the Shakespeare
forger and Gothic novelist William Henry Ireland.

Among his many publications are critical editions of Much Ado
About Nothing, King Lear
 and Pericles.  In 2004, Jeffrey completed
a three-volume set entitled Shakespeare Imitations, Parodies and

For Zittaw Press he edited the Gothic novels Gondez the Monk;
Rimualdo (2005) and The Abbess (2006) by William Henry Ireland.

Jeffrey has agreed to edit Ireland’s The Catholic for our Gothic
Library series. He is also a member of our Editorial Board.


Kathryn Ready has a Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa 
with a thesis about Anna Aikin Barbauld.

She is teaching  British literature at the University of Winnipeg.
Her research interests are primarily in the 18th century and
Romantic period with a special emphasis on the recuperation
of neglected women writers such as Mary Robinson, Hannah
More and Charlotte Smith. Kathryn’s current research also 
focuses on the connections between literature and religion,
politics, and science.

Kathryn has agreed to edit Jane Porter’s early attempt at a 
Gothic novel, The Spirit of the Elbe, for our Gothic Library
series to be presented at the symposium “Scottish Gothic,
1764- Present” held at Stirling on October 24th.


Neil K Fitzgerald is an American literary historian collaterally
related to Charles Brockden Brown. Altough currently living in
Phoenix, he is a longtime and active shareholder in The Library
Company of Philadelphia.

He received his doctorate from the Program in American
Civilization at Brown University, New England, and was
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at The McNeil Center for Early American 
Studies of the University of Pennsylvania. He has also a special
expertise in evaluating rare books and art objects.

Neil has agreed to edit Sally Keating Wood’s Gothic novel Julia  
and the Illuminated Baron
 on the occasion of the author’s 250th
anniversary, and John Neal’s Logan, both for our American Gothic


Hans Richard Brittnacher is Professor of German literature at the 
University of Berlin. 

His principal research interests are the literature of the Phantastic
and the era of Goethe, and he has published widely in these
fields. He is also an outstanding expert of Friedrich Schiller. 

Mr. Brittnacher has agreed to edit a three-volume set of Schiller’s 
Geisterseher (Ghost-seer), its prequel by Morvell as well as the sequel 
by Follenius, and a couple of Ghost-seer adaptations.


Mark Bennett is a Ph.D. student at the University of Glamorgan. His
doctoral thesis investigates the relationship between genres of
Travel Writing and Gothic Fiction in the 19th century.

He is particularly interested in the development of the Gothic 
within Victorian Fiction and has a longstanding fondness for the
writers of the Sensation novel, especially Wilkie Collins and
M. E. Braddon, as well as for the literary and editorial work 
of G.W.M. Reynolds.

He is also the author of a chapter surveying the current teaching of
Victorian Literature in British and North American universities,
published in the Victorian Literature Handbook, edited by Alex
Warwick and Martin Willis.

Mark has agreed to edit Dusseldorf; or, The Fratricide for our
Gothic Library series.

Janina Nordius has taught at Gothenburg University, Sweden,
where she was Associate Professor of English Literature.
Her present research interests include the long 18th century, Gothic 
and Colonial literature, and Victorian Fiction.
Janina has published a book about John Cowper Powys and edited 
the Gothic novel  Swedish Mysteries by Anna Maria Mackenzie for
Valancourt Books.
In addition, she has written some twenty articles and essays on topics
such as “Sophia Lee’s The Recess and Colonial Gothic”, “Gothicizing
and Colonial Encounter in Charlotte Smith’s The Old Manor House”,
and Cynric R. Williams’s Jamaican Gothic Hamel, the Obeah Man.
Janina has agreed to edit Anna Maria Mackenzie’s Mysteries
for our Gothic Library series.


Peter Hühn is Professor Emeritus of English and American Literature
at the University of Hamburg.
His research interests include theory and history of English poetry, 
with a special emphasis on the 16th and 17th century, and Yeats; 
British and American Crime and Detective Fiction, and Narratology.
He has written a great number of essays and articles on Detective
and Crime novels, including an article on Patricia Highsmith and Ruth
Rendell; as well as on poets ranging from Shakespeare to the 20th
century Irish poets Yeats, Heaney and Muldoon.

Peter Hühn has agreed to edit William Hutchinson’s early
novel The Hermitage (1772) for our Gothic Library series.

Stephanie Sommerfeld is lecturer in the Department of English
at the University of Göttingen. She is currently completing her
Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Supreme Fictions of Sublimity: Poe
and Fitzgerald”.
Stephanie’s research and teaching focuses on American Literature 
with a special emphasis on Brockden Brown, Poe, Emerson and
Fitzgerald. She has written a number of essays and articles, and
has given conference papers, on these and many other American  
writers. She is also a member of the Poe Studies Association, the
Modern Language Association and the Charles Brockden Brown Society.
Stephanie has agreed to edit Count Roderic’s Castle for our
Gothic Library series, and Isaac Mitchell’s The Asylum for our
American Gothic series. 

Kory Willis Lloyd is an adjunct Professor of English at the College
of Southern Idaho.
He recently completed his Masters of English from National University,
California, and plans to pursue doctoral work in 18th and 19th century
Kory’s Gothic fiction interests include the influences surrounding 
M. G. Lewis’s work and the German Schauerroman. Other literary 
interests involve modern pulp fiction and creative writing.
For Zittaw Press’s German Schauerroman series (under the direction 
of Franz Potter and Norbert Besch) he edited The Bravo of Venice in
2008. He is currently the Web Editor of the forthcoming online
journal Studies in Gothic Fiction.
Kory has just finished his scholarly edition of Montoni; or, The
Confessions of the Monk of Saint Benedict
 for our Gothic Library
series, and he has agreed to edit Edward Mortimer’s other novel
Friar Hildargo as well.

Richard Fusco is Professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University in
He is a specialist in 19th century American Fiction and in short?story
narrative theory. He has published a number of monographs in 
this field about such authors as Poe, Maupassant, Henry James,
Bierce, Hawthorne, Dickens, Wilkie Collins and Jack London.
Among his most significant works are editions of The Collected
Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant
 (2008) and of The Red Badge of
Courage and Selected Short Fiction
 by Stephen Crane (2003). He has
also written the book Maupassant and the American Short Story: 
The Influence of Form at the Turn of the Century 
Rich has agreed to edit Robert Montgomery Bird’s novel Nick of
the Woods
 for our American Gothic series.
Heide Crawford is Assistant Professor at the Department of Germanic Languages
and Literatures at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
Her primary teaching and research interests are the Enlightenment
and the Age of Goethe. Her specific interests include the
representation of cultural history and folklore in poetry and other
literary genres. Directly related to these fields are her current
research projects on the origins of the literary vampire, as well as
the representation of magic, the occult and the Faust legend.
Heide has agreed to edit Der Vampyr oder die Todtenbraut by Theodor
Hildebrandt for our German Schauerroman series. In addition she
will work on Kahlert’s Der Geisterbanner (with Rainer Godel) and
Tschink’s Der Geisterseher (with Norbert Besch).


Franz  J Potter has a Ph.D. in English from the University of East
Anglia in Norwich, England (supervised by Victor Sage). He is
currently an Assistant Professor at National University in San
Bernardino, California.
His interests include Gothic Fiction, Early American Novels and the
History of Publishing.

Franz has written extensively on the Gothic chapbook, his favourite
writer Sarah Wilkinson and Francis Lathom. He is the author of
The History of Gothic Publishing, 1800?1835. Exhuming the Trade
(2005)  and editor of The Monster Made By Man (2004), as well as
a number of Gothic novels and chapbooks.

He is proprietor of Zittaw Press and General Editor of the forthcoming
online journal Studies in Gothic Fiction.

Franz has agreed to edit The Brothers; or, The Castle of Niolo
by Robert Huish for our Gothic Library series.