Lesley Higgins's research and teaching interests include modernist and Victorian literary culture, gender studies and feminist critique, textual studies, and poetry. She is the author of The Modernist Cult of Ugliness: Aesthetic and Gender Politics (New York: Palgrave, 2002) and co-editor of Victorian Aesthetic Conditions: Pater Across the Arts (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Walter Pater: Transparencies of Desire (Greensboro: ELT Press, 2004). For Oxford University Press, she is co-general editor of the eight-volume Collected Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Her edition of Hopkins’s Oxford Essays, 1863-1868 appeared in fall 2006; the Diaries and Journals, and the “Dublin Notebook,” are forthcoming. Her essays can be found in Southern Review, College Literature, Gender in Joyce, Rethinking Marxism, English Literature in Transition, Victorian Studies, and The Hopkins Quarterly. Together with colleague Marie-Christine Leps, she is developing a project concerning the Critical Fictions of Virginia Woolf, Michel Foucault, and Michael Ondaatje.