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david anthony of the English Department at Southern Illinois University has published a number of essays on masculinity, sensationalism, and popular literary culture in early nineteenth-century America. He is finishing a book manuscript entitled Paper Money Men.

kristin m. comment teaches at the University of Massachusetts–Lowell and Framingham State College. She is currently working on a book-length study of female homoeroticism in nineteenth-century American literature and co-editing with Sharon L. Dean the letters of Constance Fenimore Woolson.

patrick m. erben is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, where he is working on a book manuscript on German-English literary exchanges in colonial Pennsylvania. He is also an assistant professor of English at the University of West Georgia.

michael everton of the English Department of the University of South Florida is writing a book about the business ethics of mid-nineteenth-century American publishers.

jared gardner teaches early American literature and popular culture at Ohio State University. He is the author of Master Plots: Race and the Founding of an American Literature (1998).

sean x. goudie is assistant professor of English at Vanderbilt University and is writing a book on the Caribbean in the imagination of the early republic.

thomas w. krise is professor of English and founding director of the Air Force Humanities Institute at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He published Caribbeana: An Anthology of English Literature of the West Indies, 1657–1777 (Chicago, 1999) and is currently writing a literary history of the Caribbean titled Cockpit of the World: Imagining the West Indies in English Literary Culture.

larry kutchen is assistant professor of English at Trinity University. He is currently finishing a book manuscript titled “The Dark Fields of the Republic”: Pastoral, Georgic, and the Writing of Empire in North America from William Byrd to James Fenimore Cooper.

paul lewis, professor of English at Boston College, when not writing about Charles Brockden Brown is known for his various studies of humor in American literature and culture.

michael mcgiffert is editor emeritus of The William & Mary Quarterly, published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, and [End Page 227] professor emeritus of history at the College of William and Mary. He is a descendent of Isaac Allerton.

john mcwilliams is college professor at Middlebury College. His 20-year labor of love, New England’s Crises and Cultural Memory, has been published this year by Cambridge University Press. His other books (shorter labors of love) include Political Justice in a Republic: James Fenimore Cooper’s America; Hawthorne, Melville and the American Character; and The American Epic.

lucy rinehart, associate professor of English at DePaul University, is currently completing a book-length study of early American theater.

david s. shields, the editor of Early American Literature, is writing a literary history of the six attempted English-British conquests of Central and South America from 1585 to 1807. He is also writing a history of photography and the American stage, 1900–1930.

elisa tamarkin teaches in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine.

bryan waterman, assistant professor of English at New York University, is finishing a book on the Friendly Club and New York City intellectual culture in the 1790s. [End Page 228]



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