Mark Storey is Assistant Professor of American Literature at the University of Warwick. His research and teaching interests lie broadly in American literature since the nineteenth century, especially the novel, and he is working on a book about American imperialism. He has written on a range of American figures including Mark Twain, Henry James, Sarah Orne Jewett, P.T. Barnum, and, more recently, Gore Vidal. In September 2015 he will be a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University's Houghton Library.