Gowan Dawson is Senior Lecturer in the Victorian Studies Centre at the University of Leicester. He is the author of Darwin, Literature and Victorian Respectability (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and coauthor of Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: Reading the Magazine of Nature (Cambridge University Press, 2004). Currently he is writing a new book titled “Show Me the Bone”: Fragmentary Fossils, Functionalist Palaeontology and the Reconstruction of Prehistoric Creatures in Nineteenth-Century British and American Culture. He is also general editor, with Bernard Lightman, of an eight-volume series, Victorian Science and Literature (forthcoming from Pickering and Chatto).
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