Andrew Mangham is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Reading in the UK. He is the author of Violent Women and Sensation Fiction: Crime, Medicine and Victorian Popular Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) and editor of a number of books including Wilkie Collins: Interdisciplinary Essays (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007), The Female Body in Medicine and Literature (Liverpool University Press, 2011) and The Cambridge Companion to Sensation Fiction (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). He is currently working on a study of Dickens, medicine and the philosophy of science.Maria Rosaria La Marca obtained her degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Salerno, with a thesis titled “Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness: Solitude and Estrangement in an Unknown Environment.” In 2007, she got an offer of admission to study for a PhD in Italian Studies at the University of Reading in the UK. She taught students with disabilities for two years and has been teaching English and/or French at secondary schools for several years. La Marca is the editor of The Eyes upon Criticism (Gli occhi sulla critica; Zona, 2010), a work collecting authoritative reviews and critical judgments on the work of Menotti Lerro and Gianni Rescigno. La Marca completed her Masters studies in Didactics of English Literature and she is about to complete a Master in Didactics of Foreign Languages. She writes for the daily newspaper Il Nuovo Salernitano, contributing literary reviews, among them “Pomezia Notizie” and “Annali Storici di Principato Citra.” She copy-edited the anthology The Poets without Sky (I Poeti Senza Cielo; Il Melograno, 2007) and some of her creative works are inserted in the anthology Le Solitudini di Aradollo (www.nuoviautori.org, 2007).