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Dr. Lesa Scholl is the Dean of Academic Studies at Emmanuel College, University of Queensland, and was awarded her Ph.D. from Birkbeck College, University of London in 2008. The monograph derived from her dissertation, Translation, Authorship and the Victorian Professional Woman: Charlotte Brontë, Harriet Martineau and George Eliot, was published by Ashgate (September 2011), and she co-edited the forthcoming Place and Progress in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell (Ashgate 2015). Her other publications include articles and book chapters on Harriet Martineau, George Eliot, Christina Rossetti, and Henry Mayhew. Her research interests extend to literature as cultural history and economic fictions, and she is currently working on a monograph entitled Hunger Movements in Early Victorian Literature: Want, Riots, Migration.