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Charles Altieri is a Professor and the Rachael Anderson Stageberg Endowed Chair in the English Department at UC Berkeley. His recent books include Reckoning with the Imagination: Wittgenstein and the Aesthetics of Literary Experience (2015) and Wallace Stevens and the Demands of Modernity: Toward a Phenomenology of Value (2013).

Jeffrey Blevins is a Lecturer in the English Department at UC Berkeley. He is currently at work on a book about paradox and modernist style. His essays have most recently appeared in English Literary History and Victorian Poetry.

Daniel Williams is a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. His articles on aspects of Victorian literature, science, and aesthetics have appeared in Novel, ELH, Victorian Poetry, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, and Genre. He has also published on 20th- and 21st-century British and South African literature. He is currently working on a book about uncertainty in the 19th-century British novel, in connection with developments in science, philosophy, and the law.