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American Literary History 13.4 (2001) 823

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David Haven Blake Assistant Professor of English at The College of New Jersey, his essays on American politics and poetry have appeared in a range of journals including Prospects, Symbiosis, and Michigan Quarterly Review. He is currently writing a book about Whitman and publicity.

Wai Chee Dimock Professor of English and American Studies at Yale University, she is the author of Empire for Liberty: Melville and the Poetics of Individualism (1989); Residues of Justice: Literature, Law, Philosophy (1996); and co-editor of Rethinking Class: Literary Studies and Social Formations (1994). She is now at work on a new book, "Literature for the Planet."

Loren Glass Assistant Professor of American Literature and Cultural Studies at Towson University, he is currently completing a book titled "More Than Authors: Authorial Celebrity in the Modern United States, 1880–1980."

Jennifer Henderson A postdoctoral fellow in the Department of English at the University of Toronto and an editor of the journal Tessera, her essays have appeared in Open Letter, Studies in Canadian Literature, and Canadian Journal of Film Studies. Her book "Conducting Selves: Feminism and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Canada" is forthcoming.

Gavin Jones Assistant Professor of English at Stanford University, he is author of Strange Talk: The Politics of Dialect Literature in Gilded Age America (University of California Press, 1999).

Jeff Karem Assistant Professor of English at Cleveland State University, he has written articles on the relationship between regionalism and globalism in American literature. This essay is an outgrowth of his current book, which focuses on questions of authenticity in the representation of regional and ethnic cultures in the American South and Southwest.

Franny Nudelman Assistant Professor of English at the University of Virginia, she has published essays on Harriet Jacobs, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Oprah Winfrey, and is currently writing a book titled "John Brown’s Body: Violence, Slavery, and the Culture of War."

Grantland S. Rice Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations at Harvard Law School, he is the author of the Transformation of Authorship in America (University of Chicago Press, 1997). He is currently at work on a new book tentatively titled "The Velvet Prison: The Fate of Political Writing in America."

Tobin Siebers Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan, he is director of the Program in Comparative Literature and of the Global Ethnic Literatures Seminar. His most recent books are The Subject and Other Subjects, Among Men, and The Body Aesthetic: From Fine Art to Body Modification. He is completing a book on disability studies.



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