Mary Chapman has published essays on American literature and culture in American Literary History, American Transcendental Quarterly, Legacy and other journals. She edited Sentimental Men: Masculinity and the Politics of Affect in American Culture (U California P 1999) and Ormond (Broadview P, 1999). Currently, she is currently completing a study of American suffrage literature and modernist print culture, and editing an anthology of American suffrage literature.
Michael H. Epp is an Assistant Professor (limited term) in the Department of English Literature at Trent University. His current research engages the relationship between literature, lyceums, and print culture in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States and, more broadly, issues of the “public” in literary and cultural history.
Grace Farrell is the Rebecca Clifton Reade Professor of English at Butler University in Indianapolis where she teaches American literature and culture and women’s studies. Author of essays on nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction and books on Isaac Bashevis Singer, she recovered Lillie Devereux Blake’s 1874 novel, Fettered for Life, published by the Feminist Press. Her most recent book is Retracing a Life Erased, a cultural biography of Blake published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2002.
Roxanne Harde completed her doctorate at Queen’s University. She is now an Assistant Professor at Augustana University in Canmore, Alberta. Her work, which centres on women’s religious writing, has appeared in several journals, including Christianity and Literature, Legacy, Studies in Puritan American Spirituality, and Mosaic, and in collections such as Upon Further Review: Sports in American Literature (Greenwood, 2004) and Things of the Spirit: Women Writers Constructing Spirituality (Notre Dame, 2004).
Maia Joseph is an independent scholar interested in connections between the production of public space and literary representation. She resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Victoria Lamont teaches American Literature at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. She has published articles on popular westerns by women, frontier mythology, and related topics in a/b: auto/biography studies, Western American Literature, Legacy, and Science-Fiction Studies.
Angela Mills is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. She researches in the area of nineteenth-century American literature and culture, with a specific interest in writing produced in and about the nineteenth-century experimental and reform communities. She has published and delivered papers on Louisa May Alcott, Helen Stuart Campbell, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. She is currently at work on a full-length study of the figuration of women’s work and women’s rights in experimental communities, 1870–1920.
Shelly Rosenblum received her PhD in English from Brown University and is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia. [End Page iii]