Gillian Brown teaches English at the University of Utah. She is the author of Domestic Individualism: Imagining Self in Nineteenth Century America and of numerous essays on American literature and culture. She is currently working on a manuscript titled “The Consent of the Governed: Agency and Early American Culture.”
Robert L. Caserio teaches English at Temple University. He has essays forthcoming in Western Humanities Review and in the critical anthologies AIDS and the National Body and Quare Joyce. He has just completed The English Novel 1900–1950: History and Theory. “Queer Passions, Queer Citizenship” is from his current work in progress, Citizen Queen: Homosexual Fiction and Democratic Dogmas in the Twentieth Century.
Jonathan Crewe teaches Renaissance literature and critical theory at Dartmouth College. In addition to numerous articles, he has written Unredeemed Rhetoric: Thomas Nashe and the Scandal of Authorship; Hidden Designs: The Critical Profession and Renaissance Literature; and Trials of Authorship: Anterior Forms and Poetic Reconstruction from Wyatt to Shakespeare. He is currently finishing a book on major topics and problems in contemporary criticism.
Jeremiah Dine, who contributed the cover photo to this issue, is a photographer and writer who lives in Brooklyn, NY. His book, Natural Selection, was published in 1983 by Editions Hansjorg Mayer. The cover photo is part of an online collection of Dine’s work, Reverie, at http://www.walrus.com/~jerd/reverie/reverie.html.
Jonathan Paul Eburne currently teaches in the department of comparative literature at the University of Pennsylvania.
Amy Kaplan is Professor of English and American Studies at Mount Holyoke College. She is the author of The Social Construction of American Realism and of Cultures of United States Imperialism. Her current work focuses on imperial culture in America at the turn of the century.
Carla Kaplan is an associate professor of English at Yale University. She is the author of The Erotics of Talk: Women’s Writing and Feminist Paradigms and the editor of Dark Symphony and Other Works by Elizabeth Laura Adams. Her essays have appeared in American Literature, Modernism/Modernity, American Literary History, Yale Journal of Criticism, and elsewhere. She is currently writing Taxonomic Fever: Modernism, Romance and Identity Politics and editing “Feather Bed Resistance”: The Letters of Zora Neale Hurston.
Mark A. R. Kemp teaches English at the University of Pittsburgh and is currently at work on a manuscript entitled “Backyard and Border Patrols: North American Nationalisms. Literature, and the Impact of Postcolonialism.”
Liam Kennedy, lecturer at the University of Birmingham, has written Susan Sontag: Mind as Passion and has been published in the Journal of American Studies. His current work involves spatial formation and the representation of urban identities.
Donald E. Pease is Avalon Foundation Professor of English at Dartmouth College. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Visionary Compacts: American Renaissance Writings in Cultural Context. He has also edited several collections of essays, including National Identities, Post-Americanist Narratives and Cultures of U.S. Imperialism. He is at work on a study of the Cold War canon and the Civil Imaginary.
Ramchandran Sethuraman teaches English at the University of Illinois. He has articles published in such journals as WLWE, Literature and Psychology, Ariel, and LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory. He is working on a book entitled Postnational Narratives: Visual Politics and Tear(s) of Postcolonial History.