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Theresa M. Kelley is Marjorie and Lorin Tiefenthaler Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Here recent book, Clandestine Marriage: Botany and Romantic Culture (Johns Hopkins, 2012), was awarded the 2012 British Society for the Science and Literature award for the best book in the field. She is the author of Reinventing Allegory (Cambridge, 1997), winner of the 2012 SCMLA Prize for the best scholarly book by an SCMLA scholar, and Wordsworth’s Revisionary Aesthetics (Cambridge, 1988). She writes on Romantic poetics, aesthetics, visual culture, and philosophy. Her published essays range widely to consider John Keats, Mary Shelley, Charlotte Smith, Percy Shelley, William Blake, G. W. F. Hegel, J. W. von Goethe, and Theodor Adorno. She is writing two books, a study of how Romantic writers narrate possible futures, entitled Reading for the Future, and an investigation of color theory and global practice in the decades on both sides of 1800.

Jill H. Casid is a historian, theorist, practicing artist, and Professor of Visual Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she founded and served as the first director of the Center for Visual Cultures. Her contributions to the transdisciplinary field of visual studies include her monographs Sowing Empire: Landscape and Colonization (Minnesota, 2006,) which received the College Art Association’s Millard Meiss award, and Scenes of Projection: Recasting the Enlightenment Subject (Minnesota, 2015), as well as the coedited volume Art History in the Wake of the Global Turn (Yale, 2014). Recent articles have appeared in Women and Performance, TDR, and the Journal of Visual Culture and she has contributed essays to, among other volumes, The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History (Princeton, 2015), Architecture is All Over (Actar, 2015), A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century (Routledge, 2011), Landscape Theory (Routledge, 2007), and The Global Eighteenth-Century (Hopkins, 2005). She is currently completing her third single-author book, Forms-of-Life: Bioethics and Aesthetics at the Vital Edge and co-editing a volume of essays, The Deaths and Afterlives of Queer Theory with Michael Jay McClure.