Dr John Holmes is Professor of Victorian Literature and Culture at the University of Birmingham. He was educated at Lincoln College, Oxford, and Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, and holds a D. Phil. from Oxford on Victorian poetry. He is the author of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Late Victorian Sonnet Sequence: Sexuality, Belief and the Self (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005), Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009) and a range of articles on Victorian and Renaissance literature.
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