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  • Contributors

Jeanne Boydston

Jeanne Boydston is Robinson-Edwards Professor of American history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she works on the history of women and gender in the early American republic.

Rachel Ida Buff

Rachel Ida Buff is associate professor of history and director of comparative ethnic studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is working on, among other things, the access of undocumented students to public higher education.

Richard J. Ellis

R. J. Ellis is chair of the American and Canadian Studies Department at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. He has published widely on American studies topics. His two most recent monographs are Liar! Liar!—Jack Kerouac Novelist (1999) and Harriet Wilson's Our Nig: A Cultural Biography (2003). He is the editor of Comparative American Studies: An International Journal and currently serves on the ASA's International Committee.

Joseph Entin

Joseph Entin is an assistant professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, where he also teaches in the American studies program. He is completing a book titled Sensational Modernism: Disfigured Bodies and Aesthetic Astonishment in Depression-Era U.S. Fiction and Photography. He has published essays in The Yale Journal of Criticism, Novel: A Forum on Fiction, New Labor Forum, Radical Teacher, and The Novel and the American Left: New Essays on Depression-Era Fiction (2004).

Andrea Friedman

Andrea Friedman is associate professor of history, and women and gender studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She is author of Prurient Interests: Gender, Democracy, and Obscenity in New York City, 1909-1945 (2000) and is at work on a book about master-slave rhetoric and cold war politics. [End Page 1273]

Paul Giles

Paul Giles is a reader in American literature and director of the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford. His books include Atlantic Republic: The American Tradition in English Literature (forthcoming), Virtual Americas: Transnational Fictions and the Transatlantic Imaginary (2002), Transatlantic Insurrections: British Culture and the Formation of American Literature, 1730-1860 (2001), American Catholic Arts and Fictions: Culture, Ideology, Aesthetics (1992), and Hart Crane: The Contexts of The Bridge (1986). He is also president of the International American Studies Association and associate editor of Comparative American Studies: An International Journal. He is working on a book titled The Deterritorialization of American Literature.

David Herzberg

David Herzberg is an assistant professor of history at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is currently revising a manuscript on the cultural, medical, and economic history of psychotropic (mood-altering) medicines in modern America, tentatively titled Designer Consciousness: Medicine, Marketing, and Identity in American Culture from Miltown to Prozac.

Sheila Hones

Sheila Hones is an associate professor in the Area Studies Department of the University of Tokyo.

Gene Jarrett

Gene Jarrett is assistant professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is editor or coeditor of three forthcoming collections: African American Literature beyond Race: An Alternative Reader; with Henry Louis Gates Jr., New Negro Criticism: Essays on Race, Representation, and African American Culture; and with Tom Morgan, The Complete Stories of Paul Laurence Dunbar. He has recently completed a monograph on the problematic relationship between race and realism in African American literary history.

Peter Kvidera

Peter Kvidera is assistant professor of English at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has published articles in New England Quarterly and American Literature and is completing a book-length study of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century immigrant writers titled Unsettling America: Immigrant Narratives and Regional Transformations. [End Page 1274]

Julia Leyda

Julia Leyda is an assistant professor in the Department of English Literature at Sophia University in Tokyo.

Daryl J. Maeda

Daryl J. Maeda is an assistant professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research interests include comparative racializations, radical social movements, and Asian American history. His current book project, Asian American Cultural Formation, examines the formation of Asian American racial identity from the 1930s to the 1970s.

Robert E. May

Robert E. May, professor of history at Purdue University, is the author of Manifest Destiny's Underworld: Filibustering in Antebellum America (2002) and two other books...


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