Maria DiBattista is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton University, and has written extensively on modern literature, popular and pulp fiction, and film. Her books include Virginia Woolf: The Fables of Anon, First Love: The Affections of Modern Fiction, which has two central chapters on Lawrence, Fast Talking Dames, Imagining Virginia Woolf: An Experiment in Critical Biography and Novel Characters: A Genealogy. She is presently co-writing a book with Deborah Nord on Women Novelists on and Public Sphere and, with Emily Wittman, is editing the Cambridge Companion to Autobiography and a more specialized collection of essays, Modernist Autobiography.