Dr Barbara Franchi is Assistant Lecturer in English at the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, UK, having obtained her PhD at the University of Kent in 2017. Her research interests are Victorian and neo-Victorian fiction, contemporary literature in English, feminism, postcolonialism and posthumanism. Her publications include ‘Travelling across Worlds and Texts in A. S. Byatt’s Sea Narratives’, in Sea Narratives: Cultural Responses to the Sea, 1600-present (edited by Charlotte Mathieson, 2016), and she co-edited a special issue on “Modernity and Women Travellers in Victorian and neo-Victorian Literature” for Partial Answers: The Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas (2018).Dr Elvan Mutlu, Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature at Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, (Turkey). She received her PhD from the University of Kent, where she wrote a thesis on H. Rider Haggard and his travel texts, and her MA in Victorian Literature from the University of Leeds in 2011. Her research interests cover several aspects of Victorian literature, particularly the Victorian supernatural and late-Victorian romance fiction, British imperial and colonial history, postcolonial theory, travel writing, landscape and identity, the works of agricultural writers, and the contemporary South African novel. She is on the editorial board of International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies and regularly peer reviews for Victorian Network and Readings: A Journal for Scholars and Readers.