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Katherine Clay Bassard is associate professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is the author of Spiritual Interrogations: Culture, Gender, and Community in Early African American Women's Writing (Princeton, 1999), as well as numerous essays on African American literature and religion. Her book Turning Cursing Into Blessing: African American Women Writers and the Bible is forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press in 2008.

David Boruchoff, professor in the Department of Hispanic Studies, McGill University, is a familiar figure to attendees of the Summits of Early Ibero- and Anglo-Americanists. He is currently writing a book entitled Renaissance Exploration and the Invention of a New World.

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon is associate professor of English at Northeastern University. She is the author of The Gender of Freedom: Fictions of Liberalism and the Literary Public Sphere (Stanford, 2004) and is currently completing a manuscript titled "New World Drama: Theatre of the Atlantic, 1660–1850," which will be published by Duke University Press.

Jim Egan teaches at Brown University. "The East in British-American Writing: English Identity, John Smith's True Travels, and Severed Heads" appears in Environment and Embodiment in Early Modern England.

Alison Games is an associate professor of history at Georgetown. She is the author of Migration and the Origins of the English Atlantic World (Cambridge, Mass., 1999) and coauthor (with Douglas R. Egerton, Kris Lane, and Donald R. Wright) of The Atlantic World: A History, 1400–1888 (Wheeling, Ill., 2007).

Eliga Gould is an associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, where he teaches early American and British Atlantic history. He is finishing a book on the American Revolution and the legal geography of the Atlantic world.

Christopher Iannini is assistant professor of English at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He has held a Mellon postdoctoral fellowship at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. His articles and reviews have appeared in William and Mary Quarterly and Mississippi Quarterly.

Nicolás Kanellos, Brown Foundation Professor of Hispanic Literature at the University of Houston, is publisher of Arté Publico Press books, and director of the "Recovering the Hispanic Literary Heritage of the United States" project.

Robert S. Levine is professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. His new book, Dislocating Race and Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century [End Page 241] American Literary Nationalism, will be published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2008.

Neil Brody Miller is assistant professor of history at Shippensburg University. He is currently working on a manuscript entitled Calvinism at the Crossroads: Orthodoxy, Enlightenment, and the Transformation of Early Republican Print Culture.

Marion Rust is assistant professor of English at the University of Kentucky. Her book Prodigal Daughters: Susanna Rowson's Early American Women comes out this spring. She is at work on a Norton Critical Edition of Susanna Rowson's novel Charlotte Temple.

Gordon Sayre is professor of English at the University of Oregon. He is the author of The Indian Chief as Tragic Hero: Native Resistance and the Literatures of America, from Moctezuma to Tecumseh (Chapel Hill, 2005), and co-editor of the autobiographical narrative of Dumont de Montigny.

Thomas Scanlan is associate professor of English at Ohio University. He is currently working on a book-length study of the idea of happiness in America during the early national period.

David S. Shields, McClintock Professor of Southern Letters at the University of South Carolina, is editor of the newly released Library of America volume American Poetry: The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.

Eric Slauter is assistant professor of English at the University of Chicago and co-director of the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago.

Timothy Sweet is professor of English at West Virginia University. His publications include Traces of War: Poetry, Photography, and the Crisis of the Union (1990) and American Georgics: Economy and Environment in Early American Literature (2002). His essay on Samuel Sewall was awarded the Richard Beale Davis Prize for 2006.

Nanette Tamer, professor of English at Villa Julie College, is an expert in American Horatian poetry.

Bryan Waterman is associate professor of English at New York University and the author...


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