Nicholas A. Allred is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. He holds an M.St. in English from Oxford University and a PhD in Literatures in English from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. His scholarly writing has appeared in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, and the edited collection Scholarly Milton. While at Rutgers, he collaborated extensively with the Center of Alcohol Studies and Rutgers University Libraries on bibliotherapy-inspired projects and initiatives, including “Reading for Recovery”––a guided reading tool for people with addictions developed with funding from the ALA Carnegie-Whitney Award. He is currently at work on his first academic monograph, on connections between the prehistory of addiction and conceptions of fictional character in eighteenth-century British culture.