Dale M. Bauer is professor of English at the University of Illinois. She has written on Bakhtin and feminism and on Edith Wharton’s politics; her most recent book is Sex Expression and American Women Writers, 1860–1940 (University of North Carolina Press, 2009). Bauer is the editor of The Cambridge History of American Women’s Literature (2012).
Nancy Bentley is professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Her most recent book is Frantic Panoramas: Mass Culture and American Literature, 1860–1920 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009). She is currently writing a book titled New World Kinship and the Novel.
Robin Bernstein is associate professor of African and African American Studies and of Studies in Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University. Her book Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights (New York University Press, 2011) won the Outstanding Book Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and the Lois P. Rudnick Book Prize from the New England American Studies Association and was a runner-up for the American Studies Association’s John Hope Franklin Publication Prize, among other honors. She is currently writing a book titled Paradoxy: Lesbians and the Everyday Art of the Impossible.
Hester Blum is associate professor of English at Penn State University and the author of The View from the Masthead: Maritime Imagination and Antebellum American Sea Narratives (University of North Carolina Press, 2008), which won the John Gardner Maritime Research Award. Her edition of William Ray’s Barbary captivity narrative Horrors of Slavery was published by Rutgers University Press in 2008. Blum is at work on a book titled Polar Imprints: The Print Culture of Arctic and Antarctic Exploration.
Stuart Burrows is associate professor of English at Brown University, where he teaches classes on nineteenth- and [End Page 215] twentieth-century American fiction and poetry. His first book, A Familiar Strangeness: American Fiction and the Language of Photography, was published by the University of Georgia University Press in 2008. He is currently at work on two projects: the first, The Third Person: Narrating the Subject of Modern Literature, is a study of consciousness in the modern novel; the second, Media Materiality: An Account of Representational Space, focuses on intersections between film, fiction, and modern art.
Max Cavitch is associate professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is also an associate fellow at the Center for Bioethics. He is the author of American Elegy: The Poetry of Mourning from the Puritans to Whitman (University of Minnesota Press, 2007) and of numerous articles on topics in literature, cinema, and psychoanalysis in American Literary History, Common-Place, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Early American Literature, Senses of Cinema, Screen, Slant, and Victorian Poetry. He is a member of the executive council of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and co-edits the center’s Early American Studies book series, which is published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Raúl Coronado is associate professor of English with a courtesy appointment in Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago. He is author of A World Not to Come: A History of Latino Writing and Print Culture to be published by Harvard University Press in spring 2013.
Peter Coviello is professor of English at Bowdoin College, where he has served as chair of the departments of English, Africana Studies, and Gay and Lesbian Studies. His work has appeared in American Literature, ELH, GLQ, Raritan, The Believer, and elsewhere. He is the editor of Walt Whitman’s Memoranda during the War (Oxford University Press, 2004) and author of Intimacy in America: Dreams of Affiliation in Antebellum Literature (University of Minnesota Press, 2005) and of the forthcoming Tomorrow’s Parties: Sex and the Untimely in Nineteenth-Century America (New York University Press, 2013).
Elizabeth Maddock Dillon is professor of English at Northeastern University and co-director of the Dartmouth Future of American Studies Institute. She is the author of The Gender of Freedom: Fictions of Liberalism and the Literary Public Sphere (Stanford University Press, 2004) and the forthcoming New World Drama: Performative Commons and the Atlantic Public Sphere, 1649–1849 (Duke University Press, 2013). [End Page 216]
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