Tilar J. Mazzeo is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh. She is the editor of several editions of Romantic-period works, including: Mary Shelley's Lives of the Most Eminent Literary . . . Men of Italy (forthcoming, Pickering and Chatto, 2002), a volume of Middle Eastern travel writing in the series Travels, Exploration, and Empire (Pickering and Chatto, 2001), and an edition of Thomas Medwin's roman a clef account of Claire Clairmont and Romantic manners, Lady Singleton. She is presently completing a book on plagiarism and intellectual property in the Romantic period.