- Notes on Contributors
Rachel Adams is an associate professor of English and American Studies at Columbia University. She is the author of Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination. This article comes from her current research on cultures of the North American continent.
David Bromwich is a professor of English at Yale University. He is the author most recently of Skeptical Music: Essays on Modernn Poetry.
Mary Esteve is an associate professor of English at Concordia University in Montreal, where she teaches courses in American literature and critical theory. She is the author of The Aesthetics and Politics of the Crowd in American Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2003), as well as numerous articles and reviews.
Maria Farland teaches English and American Studies at Fordham University in the Bronx. She has published articles on Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Plath, Edith Wharton, and Emily Dickinson, and is currently completing a book on modern literature and science.
Amy Hungerford is the author of The Holocaust of Texts: Genocide, Literature, and Personification (University of Chicago Press, 2003). She is currently working on two projects: a study of postmodern religion and theory as these relate to American literature since 1945, and a student text, The Cambridge Introduction to the American Novel Since 1945. She is an associate professor of English at Yale University.
Eric Lott teaches American Studies at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class (Oxford University Press, 1993) and The Disappearing Liberal Intellectual (Basic Books, 2006), and his work has appeared in American Quarterly, American Literary History, Representations, The Village Voice, The Nation, and many others.
Sean McCann is an associate professor of English and Director of American Studies at Wesleyan University. [End Page 479]
Mark McGurl is an associate professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Rolland Murray is an assistant professor of English at Brown University. The essay in this volume is from his forthcoming book Our Living Manhood: Literature, Masculinity and Black Power (University of Pennsylvania Press). His most recent project is tentatively titled, Blackness Undone: African American Culture and the End of Identity.
Deak Nabers teaches English at Vanderbilt University and is the author of Victory of Law: The Fourteenth Amendment, The Civil War, and American Literature, 1852–1867 (forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press).
James A. Steintrager is the author of Cruel Delight: Enlightenment Culture and the Inhuman (Indiana University Press, 2004) and is currently at work on a social and literary history of libertinism in early modern France. He is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of California, Irvine.
Michael Szalay is an associate professor of English and Director of the Humanities Center at the University of California, Irvine.
Sarah Winter is an associate professor of English at the University of Connecticut and the author of Freud and the Institution of Psychoanalytic Knowledge (Stanford University Press, 1999). She has recently completed a book manuscript entitled The Pleasures of Memory: Dickens, Liberal Pedagogy, and Novel Reading. She was an editor of The Yale Journal of Criticism from 1992-2002. [End Page 480]