Adam Barrows <email@example.com> is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Carleton University in Ottawa. His book, The Cosmic Time of Empire: Modern Britain and World Literature, will be published in the fall of 2010 by the University of California Press in its Flashpoints series. His writing has appeared in the journals Literature Compass, Radical Teacher, and Constellations.
Lisa Botshon teaches American literature and Women’s Studies at the University of Maine at Augusta. She co-edited Middlebrow Moderns: Popular American Women Writers of the 1920s (2003). Her research and writing focuses on a range of topics, including race and ethnicity in women’s authorship, issues in contemporary feminism, the graphic novel, and pedagogy. Among her work in progress is an exploration of early-twentieth-century narratives concerning back-to-the-land projects in the United States.
Katherine Joslin <firstname.lastname@example.org> is most recently the author of Edith Wharton and the Making of Fashion (2009), a book that initiates a new series called Reading Dress. Her other books include Jane Addams, A Writer’s Life (2004; paperback, 2009) and Edith Wharton in the Women Writers Series (1991; paperback, 1994). She is a professor of English at Western Michigan University.
James M. Mellard <email@example.com> is Presidential Teaching Professor, Emeritus, at Northern Illinois University. He is the author of The Exploded Form: The Modernist Novel in America; Doing Tropology: Analysis of Narrative Discourse; Using Lacan; Reading Fiction; and, most recently, Beyond Lacan (2006). A former editor of the journal Style, he now lives in Boerne, Texas.
Brian Russell Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org> teaches in the Department of English at Brigham Young University. His African American Review article on black diplomat and playwright Henry Francis Downing received the 2009 Darwin T. Turner Award. His book-length manuscript treats interlocking modes of literary, racial, and diplomatic representation during the New Negro era.
Stephen Hong Sohn <email@example.com> is an Assistant Professor of English at Stanford University. He is the co-editor of Transnational Asian American Literature: Sites and Transits (2006) and has edited a special issue of MELUS (The Society for the Study of the Multi-ethnic Literature of the United States) on [End Page 469] the topic of “Alien/Asian: Imagining the Racialized Future” (2008). He is at work on a manuscript that examines contemporary Asian American literature.
Janine Tobeck <firstname.lastname@example.org> teaches in the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Wisconsin– Whitewater. Her article “No Redeeming Value: The Violence of/ toward Realism in Wise Blood” will appear in a forthcoming collection devoted to O’Connor’s novel. She is currently working on a manuscript about “bad” characters in post-World War II American literature. [End Page 470]