samuel graber is an assistant professor of Humanities and Literature at Christ College, the Honors College of Valparaiso University, where he coordinates the Freshman Program and teaches interdisciplinary courses on American literature and culture, visual culture, and social thought. His scholarly interests include American literature, the American Civil War, transatlantic studies, memory studies, and religion. His essays have appeared in the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, American Nineteenth Century History, and Literary Cultures of the American Civil War (University of Georgia Press, 2016). His book, Twice-Divided Nation: National Memory, Transatlantic News, and American Literature in the Civil War Era, is under contract with University of Virginia Press.
kevin m. modestino is a lecturer in the English Department at Howard University. He is currently at work on his first book, Providential Visions: The Aesthetics of History, Slave Revolution, and Imperial Time in Antebellum America. This book aims to recontextualize romantic and other forms of antebellum history writing within a hemispheric frame. It reads nationalist history as an aesthetic response to new emancipatory possibilities and violent state reaction in a period that stretches from the Haitian Revolution’s diplomatic disavowal and Seminoles’ defeat in Florida to the collapse of Radical Reconstruction and the massacre of Lakota at Wounded Knee. He is also at work on a second project on ecological thought and race from Alexander Humboldt to Octavia Butler. His research and book reviews have appeared in American Literature, NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, and Studies in American Naturalism, and [End Page 681] he has a film review forthcoming in Science Fiction Film and Television.
tyler roeger is project manager of Assessment, Accreditation, and Faculty Development at Columbia College Chicago. His literature research explores the intersections of gothic and sensational modes and urbanism in nineteenth-century American literature and culture. His work has appeared in Atlantic Studies, Literature in the Early American Republic, and Studies in Gothic Fiction.
anton vander zee is an assistant professor of English at the College of Charleston; he received his PhD from Stanford University in 2012. His current book project, for which “Inventing Late Whitman” lays the groundwork, examines Walt Whitman’s late work and its reception across the twentieth century and beyond. A second related essay exploring late Whitman’s biographical reception across the twentieth century and beyond recently appeared in the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review. In 2011, University of Iowa Press published his edited collection, A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line. His articles on a range of figures from John Milton and Wallace Stevens to C. K. Williams and Mary Ann Samyn have appeared in Modern Philology, the Wallace Stevens Journal, Agni, and Agni Online. [End Page 682]