Alan Ackerman Associate Professor in the English Department of the University of Toronto. He is the author of The Portable Theater: American Literature and the Nineteenth-Century American Stage, and editor of the journal Modern Drama.
Martha Banta Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of five books, including Imaging American Women, Taylored Lives, and Barbaric Intercourse, has served as PMLA editor, and has won the American Studies Association Lifetime Achievement Prize.
Dale M. Bauer Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently completing Sex Expression and American Women Writers, 1860–1940.
Charles Bergman Teaches in the English Department at Pacific Lutheran University. He writes on environmental literature and wildlife conservation, including hunting. He has particular interests in Latin American literature and nature.
Lawrence Buell Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature at Harvard University. His books include The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing, and the Formation of American Culture and Emerson.
Steven Conn The author of History's Shadow: Native Americans and Historical Consciousness in the Nineteenth Century and "Narrative Trauma and Civil War History Painting, or Why Are These Pictures So Terrible," which appeared in the December 2002 issue of History and Theory.
David Espey Teaches modern literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He has held Fulbright Lectureships to Morocco, Turkey, and Japan, and he recently edited an anthology of travel literature, Writing the Journey.
Judith Fetterley Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of English and Women's Studies at the University of Albany/SUNY. She is the author of The Resisting Reader and, with Marjorie Pryse, of the Norton Anthology of American Women Regionalists and of Writing Out of Place: Regionalism, Women, and American Literary Culture.
Frances Smith Foster Teaches at Emory University and is author of Written By Herself: Literary Production by African American Women, 1746–1892. She is currently writing a book on the Afro-Protestant press, family, marriage, and sexual morality.
Loren Kruger Teaches at the University of Chicago. She has written several books, most recently Post-Imperial Brecht, and edited for Theatre Journal and Theatre Research International, including, for the latter, a special issue on performance and diaspora in North America.
Kathryne V. Lindberg Professor of American and African-American literature at Wayne State University. She is the author of Reading Pound Reading: Modernism after Nietzsche. From Claude McKay to Huey Newton: Revolutionary Letters is forthcoming.
H. Daniel Peck John Guy Professor of English and founding director of the Environmental Studies program at Vassar College. He is the author of Thoreau's Morning Work and A World by Itself: The Pastoral Moment [End Page 869] in Cooper's Fiction. This essay is part of a developing study of American landscape in literature and painting, 1830–1930.
Leland S. Person Professor and Head of the English Department at the University of Cincinnati. He has recently published Henry James and the Suspense of Masculinity and a Norton Critical Edition of The Scarlet Letter and Other Writings.
Stephen Yenser He has written critical studies of Robert Lowell and James Merrill and a collection of essays. His books of poems are The Fire in All Things and the forthcoming Blue Guide.