James Kincaid, Aerol Arnold Professor of English at the University of Southern California, is a widely recognized authority on Victorian literature and culture. He has kindly shared with readers of the Victorian Web three major books: Tennyson's Major Poems: The Comic and Ironic Patterns (1975), Dickens and the Rhetoric of Laughter, and The Novels of Anthony Trollope.

His most recent books are Erotic Innocence: The Culture of Child Molesting (1998) Annoying the Victorians (1995), Child-Loving: The Erotic Child & Victorian Culture (1992), Sympathetic Identifications [monograph] (1993).

Professor Kincaid, who has been a Guggenheim Fellow, won teachng awards, and run two prestigious summer seminars for the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has published in many major scholarly journals and popular periodicals and newspapers, including Critical Inquiry, PMLA, Nineteenth-Century Literature, JEGP, ADE Bullentin, Yale Review, New York Times Book Review, and The New Yorker. He has also served on the editorial boards of PMLA(1977-1980) Victorian Poetry, Nineteenth Century Studies, Dickens Studies Annual, Nineteenth-Century Literature, Journal of Narrative and Life History. He has also been a consultant to the Guggenheim Foundation

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