Grace Lavery is Associate Professor in the Department of English at UC Berkeley, where she specializes in Victorian literature and culture, trans feminist studies, and contemporary popular cultures. Her book Quaint, Exquisite: Victorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan was published in 2019 by Princeton University Press, and she has articles published and forthcoming in ELH, Novel: A Forum on Fiction, Modernism/modernity, Comparative Literature Studies, Differences, and Critical Inquiry. She is currently writing two books: one on the forms of closure specific to the sitcom genre; the other on nineteenth- and twentieth-century ideas about technique and skill.
It’s been nearly a year now since the publication of M/m’s special issue on Weak Theory, a year of conversations both here on Print Plus—and, as Aarthi Vadde and Melanie Micir point out, across a range of other professional and para-professional spaces of engagement. Many thanks to all who have taken part!