Gary Kelly was educated at the Universities of Toronto (History) and Oxford (English Literature). He has taught at the Universities of new Brunswick and Alberta and is presently Professor of English at Keele University in England, where he has also been Head of Department. He has published The English Jacobin Novel, English Fiction of the Romantic Period, Revolutionary Feminism: The Mind and Career of Mary Wollstonecraft, and Women, Writing, and Revolution 1790-1827, as well as editions of Wollstonecraft's novels and Sarah Scott's Millenium Hall. He is at present writing a survey of women's writing 1785 to 1837 and working on Bluestocking feminism. He is general editor of Longman's History of Women's Writing in English. His other interests of the period are the popular (i.e., plebeian) idiom in language and print and writing for children. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.