Grace Moore lectures at the University of Melbourne, where she is also a senior research fellow at the ARC’s Centre for Excellence in the History of Emotions (2013-2017). She is the author of Dickens and Empire, which was shortlisted for the 2006 NSW Premier’s Award for Literary Scholarship and her most recent book is The Victorian Novel in Context (Continuum, 2012). She is at present working on a book-length study of settlers and bushfires, Arcady in Flames. Grace is developing a research interest in emotions and the environment, which has led to work on Anthony Trollope and Australian ecology. She also writes on crime fiction, neo-Victorianism, literary adaptation and piracy, and is an occasional contributor to the Centre for the History of Emotions blog: http://historiesofemotion.com.