Jacqueline Pearson is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Manchester. She has been working on Aphra Behn and Restoration women dramatists since the 1980s. She has published on women writers from the 16th to 20th centuries including Aemilia Lanyer, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, Susanna Centlivre, Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Elizabeth Bowen and Angela Carter. She has also worked on women’s reading and book ownership from 16th to early 19th centuries, and is a contributor to The Cambridge Guide to the English Novel, 1660-1820. She is currently working on the 17th-century supernatural, and has published on demonic possession and hypocrisy, ghosts and their afterlife, and narrative. She is also concerning herself with women in book subscription lists.