Paul Dean (b. 1953) received his Ph.D. from the University of Manchester, U.K. in 1978 and taught for thirty-six years in independent senior and preparatory schools before retiring in 2015. He has been a contributor to The New Criterion since 1994. His work has also appeared in English Studies (Nijmegen), Essays in Criticism, Renaissance Quarterly, The Review of English Studies, Shakespeare Quarterly, The Use of English, and the London Times Literary Supplement among other publications. He is a member of the Malone Society Council. In 2000 he was invited to become a Founding Fellow of the English Association in recognition of his services to the teaching profession.