Shanyn Fiske received her BA from Brown University in 1997 and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. She is the author of the book Heretical Hellenism: Women Writers, Ancient Greece, and the Victorian Popular Imagination (Ohio 2008) as well as articles on Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens, the classicist Jane Harrison, and Victorian adventurer Alicia Little. Her most recent research examines relations between England and China in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her primary field of interest is nineteenth-century British literature and culture. She directs the undergraduate Writing Program and the Classical Studies minor at Rutgers-Camden.