Robert Dryden is an Associate Professor of English at Hillyer College, University of Hartford, in West Hartford, Connecticut. He received his B.A. in English from Hampshire College, an M.A. in English from the University of New Orleans, and his Ph.D. in English from Louisiana State University with a concentration in 18th- and 19th-Century British Literature. He has written numerous scholarly articles about Jane Austen and other 18th-Century British Literature subjects, including contributions to the anthology Teaching the Transatlantic Eighteenth Century (Cambridge Scholars Press) and to the forthcoming volume Jane Austen in a New Age: Pleasure, Passion, and Possessiveness in the Global Jane Austen Community (Palgrave Macmillan 2013), of which he is also co-editor.