Anna Despotopoulou is Professor in English Literature and Culture in the Department of English Language and Literature, University of Athens. She holds degrees in English Studies from the University of Athens (BA), the University of Oxford (M.Phil.), and the University of Reading (Ph.D.). She teaches courses on 19th, 20th, and 21st- century fiction. Her research focuses on Victorian literature and culture, early Modernism, and Henry James. She is the author of Women and the Railway, 1850-1915 (Edinburgh University Press, 2015). She has co-edited the volumes Reconstructing Pain and Joy: Linguistic, Literary, and Cultural Perspectives (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), Henry James and The Supernatural (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), Transforming Henry James (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013), Ruins in the Literary and Cultural Imagination  (Palgrave Macmillan 2019), and the third issue of the e-journal Synthesis on Realism. She has published articles on Henry James, George Eliot, Jane Austen, Christina Rossetti, Rhoda Broughton, Joseph Conrad, and Flora Annie Steel in international academic journals such as The Henry James Review, Modern Fiction Studies, Studies in the Novel, The Review of English Studies, George Eliot-George Henry Lewes Studies, Critical Survey etc. and in books published by Blackwell, the MLA, Palgrave-Macmillan, Rodopi etc. In 2016-17 she was Associate Visiting Research Fellow of the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford. She is the principal investigator of the research project "Hotels and the Modern Subject, 1890-1940" funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation (2020-2022).