Charles C. Nickerson in Professor of English Emeritus at Bridgewater State University. From 1999 to 2001 he was founding chair of the Commonwealth Honors Program created to evaluate and link honors programs throughout public higher education in Massachusetts. He holds degrees from Harvard and Oxford, and his articles have appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, Victorian Studies, Studia Neophilologica, the Book Collector, the Disraeli Newsletter, and elsewhere.