James Chandler is Barbara E. and Richard J. Franke Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of English and in the Committee on Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago, where he also serves as Director of the Franke Institute for the Humanities. His publications include England in 1819 (1998) and Wordsworth's Second Nature (1984). He is co-editor of Questions of Evidence (1992) and Romantic Metropolis (2005). He recently completed work on two edited volumes, the Cambridge History of British Romantic Literature and, with Maureen McLane, the Cambridge Companion to Romantic Poetry (both forthcoming, 2008). He is now finishing a book about the history of the sentimental mode in literature and cinema.