Richard Bucci is an editor with the University of California’s Mark Twain Project. He has edited volumes in the Project’s Works of Mark Twain and Mark Twain Papers series.
John Ivor Carlson is currently digital production editor at Yale University Press. In that position, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, he oversees technical development of the Stalin Digital Archive. Dr. Carlson also serves as adjunct editor on the Piers Plowman Electronic Archive and is both co-editing the Siege of Jerusalem Electronic Archive and editing a digital scholarly edition of the Morte Arthure.
S. W. Reid (1943–2010) was Professor of English at Kent State University, where he founded the university’s Institute for Bibliography and Editing. He was also a member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge. He was textual editor of The Novels and Related Works of Charles Brockden Brown: Bicentennial Edition and chief executive editor of the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad. His present article, in the journal that was the venue for his first publication in 1971, is an outgrowth of his doctoral work at the University of Virginia, where he was the last dissertation student of Fredson Bowers and received his PhD in 1972.
Gerald E. Downs is nearing completion of articles on the textual histories of King Lear, Philaster, and other dramatic publications.
Alan D. Boehm is Associate Professor and Director of Special Collections at James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. His publications include articles on the 1798 first edition of Lyrical Ballads; the Bristol bookseller, Joseph Cottle; and the traditional culture of the English printing house in the late 1600s and 1700s. As a co-director of the University’s Stones River Press, he sets type and prints on a full-scale replica of an eighteenth-century common press.
Michael Winship is Iris Howard Regents Professor of English II at the University of Texas at Austin.
Christian Y. Dupont, formerly director of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia, is now Aeon Program Director for Atlas Systems, Inc., a library software development company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. As an independent scholar, he continues to write and lecture on topics relating to libraries and library history. He is currently completing an essay on the formation [End Page 305] of the Dante collection at Harvard for a forthcoming volume entitled Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century (Oxford, 2010).
G. Thomas Tanselle, formerly the vice president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, is president of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia. His most recent book, Bibliographical Analysis: A Historical Introduction, was published in 2009. [End Page 306]