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Chip Badley (he/him) is a lecturer in the English department at the University of California, Davis. He is at work on a book project concerning aesthetics and queer sexuality in nineteenth-century American literature. A former managing editor of Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (Duke University Press), he researches and teaches visual culture, gender and sexuality studies, critical race and ethnic studies, cognitive literary studies, and psychoanalysis. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Early American Literature, the Edith Wharton Review, the Eudora Welty Review, the Henry James Review, J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Nineteenth Century Studies, and the Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens. His work has been supported by the American Antiquarian Society, the American Philosophical Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. During 2022-23, he is a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Postdoctoral Fellow at the Library Company of Philadelphia.