Jonathan Dick is a third year PhD student in English at the University of Pennsylvania. He works on nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature and culture and has special interests in realism, the novel, the history of science, theories of figuration, and the history of literary criticism. His research has been supported by the Fulbright program, the Mellon Foundation, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He is currently the Graduate English Association’s funding librarian and is a co-coordinator for the Department’s Modernist and Contemporary Literature reading group. And on the side he occasionally writes plays, the last of which netted him a Robertson Davies prize.