Alison Booth is Professor of English at the University of Virginia, where she teaches narrative and Victorian literature. She is the author of Greatness Engendered: George Eliot and Virginia Woolf
(Cornell, 1992) and How to Make It as a Woman: Collective Biographical History from Victoria to the Present
(Chicago, 2004) and editor of Wuthering Heights
(Longman) and Introduction to Literature
(Norton). Her research explores both the audience reception of authors and biography of or in groups, in an Anglo-American context. She is currently engaged in a digital project, Collective Biographies of Women
, and a book on literary tourism, biography, and house museums, "Writers Revisited."