Eve Tavor Bannet is Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Her books include Empire of Letters: Letter Manuals and Transatlantic Correspondence, 1680–1820 (Cambridge, 2005) and The Domestic Revolution: Enlightenment Feminisms and the Novel (Baltimore, 2000). She is currently working on a book about Transatlantic Fictions, which explores the manifold different ways in which letters and stories crossed the Atlantic.
Göran Blix holds a Ph.D. in French from Columbia University, and is currently Assistant Professor of French at Princeton University, where he teaches the literature of the nineteenth century. His special interests include the historical imagination, archeological fiction, and the mutual influence of aesthetics and politics. He has published papers on Zola, Balzac, and Michelet, and on Romantic topics more generally (the prison, private life, palingenesis) and is now completing a book on Pompeii and the uses of archeology in Romantic historical fiction.
Margaret R. Ewalt is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Wake Forest University. Her recent publications include "Crossing Over: Nations and Naturalists in El Orinoco ilustrado. Reading and Writing the Book of Orinoco Secrets," Dieciocho 29.1 (Spring 2006); and "Frontier Encounters and Pathways to Knowledge in the New Kingdom of Granada," The Colorado Review of Hispanic Studies 3 (Fall 2005). She is currently completing a book project that seeks a new and more inclusive model of the Enlightenment, one that rejects the assumption of European centrality by taking into account the Americas and other peripheral areas where modernity was redefined, rather than resisted.
Jennifer Germann received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she is currently a visiting instructor at the University of Washington and at Cornish College of the Arts, both in Seattle. She is preparing a study of Marie Leszczinska and the representation of queenship in eighteenth-century France. [End Page 281]
Howard Irving is Professor of Music at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His essay is part of a larger project on British musical ideology that includes his book, Ancients and Moderns: William Crotch and the Development of Classical Music (Ashgate Press, 1999). His paper was presented at the 2005 SEASECS meeting.
Madeleine Forell Marshall is Senior Fellow at the Segerhammar Center for Faith and Culture and Lecturer in Religion at California Lutheran University. She has taught English and Women's Studies at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, Saint Olaf College and at California State University, San Marcos. Her publications include articles and monographs treating eighteenth-century congregational hymnody and women poets. Her interest in the sounds of spoken English proceeds from her many translations, both for performance and for publication, of eighteenth-century German libretti and hymn texts.
Mary McAlpin is Associate Professor and Chair of French at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She recently published a book on Rousseau's correspondence with a woman reader (Gender, Authenticity, and the Missive Letter in Eighteenth-Century France: Marie-Anne de La Tour and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Bucknell University Press, 2006), and is currently working on a book project concerning physiology and character in the eighteenth-century French novel.
Karen Melvin is Assistant Professor of History at Bates College. Her current research focuses on mendicant orders in the cities of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century New Spain.
Daniel Rosenberg is Associate Professor of History in the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon. With Susan Harding, he is editor of Histories of the Future (Duke University Press, 2005). His current project is entitled, The Graphic Invention of Modern Time.
Ann B. Shteir is Professor of Humanities and Women's Studies at York University. Her book Cultivating Women, Cultivating Science: Flora's Daughters and Botany in England 1760 to 1860 (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996) was awarded the Joan G. Kelly Prize in Women's History. She is the author of essays on women, writing, and 18th and 19th-century science culture, and co-editor of Natural...