The New Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Works of Robert Louis Stevenson has four General Editors, who are working together to oversee the project and its various aspects. Below are some brief bios …
Stephen D. Arata is Mayo Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Virginia, US. His writing and teaching deal with British literature and culture c. 1820–1940, with a particular emphasis on the 1880s and 1890s. His publications include articles on Victorian literature, society and science, and a monograph entitled Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siècle (1996). He has also edited various scholarly texts and essay collections, including A Companion to the Novel (forthcoming 2010); Stevenson and Conrad (2008); H. G. Wells, The Time Machine (2008), George Gissing, New Grub Street (2007); and Wiliam Morris, News from Nowhere (2002). His current work, a book-length project entitled Paying Attention: The Discipline of Reading in Great Britain, 1850–1900, looks at the emergence of (and cultural meanings and uses of) various forms of ‘professional’ and intensive reading in the last part of the 19th century and early part of the 20th.
Richard Dury was previously Associate Professor at the Università di Bergamo, Italy. He is a founding editor of the Robert Louis Stevenson website originally based in Bergamo, the basis for an AHRC-funded resource directed by Professor Linda Dryden (University of Napier). In addition to his work on the history of the English language, he has written numerous articles on Robert Louis Stevenson, and his publications include The Annotated Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1993, 2005) and a critical edition of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (2004), as well as co-edited essay collections on European Stevenson (2009), English Historical Linguistics (2006) and Robert Louis Stevenson: Writer of Boundaries (2004).
Penny Fielding is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, UK. She is interested in literature of both the 18th and 19th centuries, with a particular emphasis on Scottish writing. She has written on theories of language and theories of space and place in Scotland, as well as Romantic and Victorian literature. Her publications include Writing and Orality: Nationality, Culture and Nineteenth-Century Scottish Fiction (1996), Scotland and the Fictions of Geography: North Britain, 1760–1830 (2008) and a scholarly edition of Sir Walter’s Scott’s The Monastery (2000). She has recently finished editing the Edinburgh Companion to Robert Louis Stevenson, and is starting work on a project on fiction and espionage from the French Revolution to the Cold War.
Anthony Mandal is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff University, UK. His research deals with book history, the gothic and the 19th century. He has written articles on Jane Austen, the early-19th-century literary marketplace and 21st-century fiction. He is the author of Jane Austen and the Popular Novel: The Determined Author (2007); developer of a Database of Mid-Victorian Illustration (2007) and British Fiction, 1800–1830: A Database of Production, Circulation & Reception (2004); co-editor of The Reception of Jane Austen in Europe (2007) and The English Novel, 1830–1836 (2003); and founding editor of the online journal Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780–1840. He is currently working on a scholarly edition of Mary Brunton’s Self-Control (1811) and a study of Romantic fiction that draws on recent bibliographical research.