BRIGGS, Julia. British, b. 1943. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: Associated with Hertford College, Oxford, England; writer. Publications: Night Visitors: The Rise And Fall Of The English Ghost Story, 1977; This Stage-Play World: English Literature and Its Background, 1580-1625, 1983; (ed.) Don Crompton, A View from the Spire, 1984; A Woman of Passion: The Life of E. Nesbit, 1858-1924, 1987; (ed. with G. Avery) Children and Their Books: A Collection of Essays to Celebrate the Work of Iona and Peter Opie, 1989. Contributor to periodicals. Address: Hertford College, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3BW, England.