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Contributors Charlene Avallone is an independent scholar, having served on the faculties of the Universities of Notre Dame and Hawaii. Her publications treat early U.S. writers—Catharine Sedgwick, Margaret Fuller, Elizabeth Peabody, and Herman Melville, among others—as well as the gender and racial limitations of the American Renaissance critical tradition. Kathryn Conner Bennett is a doctoral candidate in the American studies program at the College ofWilliam and Mary. ATruman Scholar, she studies nineteenthcentury literature, the history of the book, and cultural and intellectual history. Her work includes essays on filmic treatments of La Bohème, feminist critiques of science, and Charles Brockden Brown and rape trial narratives. She is writing a dissertation on the history of the New York Ledger. Melissa J. Homestead is Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of English and program faculty in women’s and gender studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She is the author of American Women Authors and Literary Property, 1822–1869 (Cambridge University Press, 2005), which includes a discussion of E. D. E. N. Southworth’s conflicts with her husband over her copyrights. She is also coeditor of Clarence; or, A Tale of Our Own Times by Catharine Sedgwick (Broadview, 2011) and the essay collection Willa Cather and Modern Cultures (University of Nebraska Press, 2011), and the author of essays on American women authors from Susanna Rowson to Bess Streeter Aldrich. She is currently at work on “The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather and Edith Lewis,” a book about the relationship between the American novelist and the magazine editor and advertising writer with whom she shared a home in New York City for four decades. Annie Merrill Ingram is Professor of English and the Thomson Professor of Environmental Studies at Davidson College, where she teaches courses in American literature and interdisciplinary environmental studies. She is coeditor of Coming into Contact: Explorations in Ecocritical Theory and Practice (University of Georgia Press, 2007) and has published essays on E. D. E. N. Southworth 308 Contributors and other American women writers, environmental literature, and experiential learning. Her current research combines her interests in environmental studies and American studies in an exploration of nineteenth-century American women’s botanical material culture and literature on flowers. Paul Christian Jones is Associate Professor of English at Ohio University, where he teaches courses primarily on nineteenth-century American literature. His most recent publication is Against the Gallows: Antebellum American Writers and the Movement to Abolish Capital Punishment, which contains a chapter on Southworth ’s anti-gallows writing. His previous work on Southworth includes a chapter in his book Unwelcome Voices: Subversive Fiction in the Antebellum South and essays in ATQ, Southern Literary Journal, and Legacy. He is currently working on a book-length project about Southworth’s engagement with national politics in her life and her fiction. Beth L. Lueck is Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin –Whitewater. Her coedited book Transatlantic Women: Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Great Britain (with Brigitte Bailey and Lucinda L. Damon-Bach) examines the cultural, intellectual, and geographical circulation of American women writers in a transatlantic world (University Press of New England, 2012). She has also published on early American travel writing, including The American Writer and the Picturesque Tour: The Search for National Identity , 1790–1860. President of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society, she directed the international conference Transatlantic Women: Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers in Great Britain, Ireland, and Europe (2008). She teaches courses in American literature, nineteenth-century women writers, Gothic literature, and the Civil War. Vicki L. Martin is a Ph.D. student at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She began her studies after retiring from over thirty years of teaching English in the Nebraska community college system. She is currently reading for her written comprehensives on antebellum American women’s novels (1820–1865) with an emphasis on serial novels and plans a dissertation on Southworth. Kenneth Salzer is a visiting lecturer of English at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches American literature. His previous essay on Southworth—“Call Her Ishmael: E. D. E. N. Southworth, Robert Bonner, and the ‘Experiment’ of Self-Made”—appears in Popular Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and the Literary Marketplace (Cambridge Scholars, 2007). His essay on the fugitive Contributors 309 slave Ellen Craft will be published in Transatlantic Women: Essays on 19th-Century American Women Writers in Great Britain, Ireland, and Europe (2012). He is currently editing the 1855 autobiography of Lucy Ann Lobdell, who lived...


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