John Fagg is a Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Birmingham. In his monograph On the Cusp: Stephen Crane, George Bellows, and Modernism (University of Alabama Press, 2009) and in his ongoing research, he explores cultural change in American literature and visual art in the decades around 1900. His current project looks at the various ways in which artists, curators, and commentators adapted, revived, and re-imagined the American genre painting tradition in the period 1900 to 1940.
Anna Luker Gilding recently received her PhD in American Studies from King's College London. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century American literature and periodical studies and she is currently writing a monograph on 1830s magazines, with a particular focus on titles edited by women.
Jarad Krywicki is a doctoral candidate and lead graduate instructor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His research examines the intersection of the formal, historical, and material in early American literature.
Matthew Pethers is a Lecturer in American Intellectual and Cultural History at the University of Nottingham. His work on American magazine culture includes an article on periodicals and textual overproduction in Early American Literature and a forthcoming essay on serial fiction in a collection to be entitled New Directions in the History of the Novel (Palgrave Macmillan). He is currently working on a book about the politics, culture, and form of the fragment in early America.
Alpen Razi is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English and the Collaborative Program in Book History & Print Culture at the University of Toronto. He researches in the areas of eighteenth-century British and transatlantic writing and is currently completing a dissertation on representations of New World slave societies in eighteenth-century didactic narratives. His numerous research awards include fellowships and grants from the American Antiquarian Society, the Chawton House Library, and the John Carter Brown Library.
Robin Vandome is a Lecturer in American Intellectual and Cultural History at the University of Nottingham. He is completing a book on conceptions of scientific knowledge in the United States during the latter half of the nineteenth century. [End Page 200]
Christa Holm Vogelius works on nineteenth-century American literature, visual studies, and print culture. She defended her dissertation, "The Culture of Ekphrasis in America's Age of Print, 1830-1880," in 2012 and currently holds a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Alabama, were she is helping to digitize and curate the Williams Collection, a significant visual archive of photography and Americana. Her writing has appeared in the Emily Dickinson Journal, Amerikastudien/ American Studies, and ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance. [End Page 201]