Dr Kate Mitchell is lecturer in English at the Australian National University. Her research is focused on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literary and cultural history with a particular interest in neo-Victorian fiction and historical recollection in fictional narratives. Her monograph, History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Victorian Afterimages was published by Palgrave in 2010, and her articles on historical fiction have appeared in Neo-Victorian Studies and a number of edited collections and journals. With Dr Nicola Parsons (University of Sydney), she co-edited a collection of essays entitled Reading the Represented Past: Literature & Historical Consciousness, 1700 to the Present (Palgrave 2013). She serves on the editorial board of Humanities Research Journal.