Valerie Kennedy teaches at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. Her publications include Edward Said: A Critical Introduction, published by Polity Press in 2000, and since translated into Chinese Complex Characters, Simplified Chinese, and Korean, with a translation into Arabic in progress. She has also published on Charles Dickens and Joseph Conrad as well as on more recent novelists; her entry on “Orientalism” in the Oxford University Press online bibliography of Victorian Literature appeared in 2012, and an essay on Istanbul and literature is forthcoming. Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou is Associate Professor in English Literature in the School of English at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She teaches and publishes on Realism, Modernism, and the English novel, as well as on feminist and body theory. She has contributed to the Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe in the volumes on Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens. She has also co-edited two special journal issues, “Wrestling Bodies” (Gramma 11, 2003) and “Experiments in/of Realism” (Synthesis 2, 2011), and three collections of essays: The Flesh Made Text Made Flesh: Cultural and Theoretical Returns to the Body (New York: Peter Lang, 2007), The Future of Flesh: A Cultural Survey of the Body (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), and Bodies, Theories, Cultures in the Post-Millennial Era (Thessaloniki: University Studio Press, 2009).