Editorial Board


Editorial Team

Joint Editors

Studies in Walter Pater and Aestheticism is jointly edited by Joseph Bristow, Rebecca N. Mitchell and Charlotte Ribeyrol.

Joseph Bristow

Joseph Bristow is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. His recent books include (with Rebecca N. Mitchell) Oscar Wilde’s Chatterton: Literary History, Romanticism, and the Art of Forgery (Yale University Press, 2015) and an edited collection, Oscar Wilde and the Cultures of Childhood (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). He is completing a study of the Crown prosecution of Oscar Wilde. From 1997 to 2007, he was joint editor of Nineteenth-Century Literature (University of California Press), and from 2010 to 2015 he was joint editor of the Journal of Victorian Culture.

Rebecca N. Mitchell

Rebecca N. Mitchell is Reader of Victorian Literature and Culture and Director of the Nineteenth-Century Centre at the University of Birmingham. She has published widely on Oscar Wilde, Victorian realism, print culture, and fashion. Her recent books include Fashioning the Victorians (Bloomsbury, 2018), Drawing on the Victorians: The Palimpsest of Victorian and Neo-Victorian Graphic Texts, co-edited with Anna Maria Jones (Ohio University Press, 2017) and Oscar Wilde’s Chatterton: Literary History, Romanticism, and the Art of Forgery, co-authored with Joseph Bristow (Yale University Press, 2016). She is currently co-editing Wilde’s Unpublished, Incomplete, and Miscellaneous Works for the Oxford English Text edition of the Complete Works of Oscar Wilde.

Charlotte Ribeyrol

Charlotte Ribeyrol is Associate Professor at the Sorbonne in Paris and a Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France. Her main field of research is Victorian Hellenism and the reception of the colours of the past in nineteenth-century painting and literature. Her most recent Pater-related publications include: Testing New Opinions: New Perspectives on Walter Pater, eds. A-F. Gillard-Estrada, M. Lambert-Charbonnier, C. Ribeyrol, (Routledge, 2018);  “‘A World of Material Splendour’: Walter Pater and the Paradox of Greek Sculptural Polychromy”, ed. Philippe Jockey, KERMES 101-102 (2018): pp.89-98;  “Hellenic Utopias: Walter Pater and Pausanias” in Pater the Classicist: Classical Scholarship, Reception, and Aestheticism, eds. S. Evangelista, C. Martindale, E. Prettejohn (Oxford University Press, 2017), pp.201-218 ; and The Colours of the Past in Victorian England, ed. C. Ribeyrol (Peter Lang, 2016).

Book Review Editor

Reviews editor for Studies in Walter Pater and Aestheticism is Catherine Maxwell.

Catherine Maxwell

Catherine Maxwell is Professor of Victorian Literature at Queen Mary University of London, and author of The Female Sublime from Milton to Swinburne: Bearing Blindness (Manchester University Press, 2001), Swinburne (Northcote House, 2006), Second Sight: The Visionary Imagination in Late Victorian Literature (Manchester University Press, 2008), and numerous articles on Victorian literature. She was a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow for 2014–2016, during which time she completed Scents and Sensibility: Perfume in Victorian Literary Culture (Oxford University Press, 2017), which received the 2018 ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) award for Literatures in English.

Production Editor

Sylvia Vance, Toronto

Editorial Board

  • James Eli Adams, Columbia University
  • Elisa Bizzotto, IUAV University of Venice
  • Laurel Brake, Birkbeck University of London
  • B. Bullen, Kellogg College, Oxford
  • Bénédicte Coste, University of Burgundy, Dijon
  • Stefano Evangelista, Trinity College, Oxford
  • Lesley Higgins, York University, Toronto
  • Catherine Maxwell, Queen Mary University of London
  • Noriyuki Nozue, Osaka City University
  • Robert Seiler, University of Calgary
  • Jonah Siegel, Rutgers University