Jane Donahue Eberwein takes special interest in Emily Dickinson’s responses to a religious culture rooted in New England Puritanism. Author of Dickinson: Strategies of Limitation and editor of An Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia and Early American Poetry, she is currently co-editing with Cynthia MacKenzie a collection of essays on Dickinson’s letters. Eberwein taught for many years at Oakland University, retiring recently as Distinguished Professor of English emerita.
Linda Freedman is currently a tutor in the American Studies Department of King’s College, London, where she received her doctorate for a thesis titled “Emily Dickinson’s Life of Christ” in 2007. From October 2008 she will be the Keasbey Research Fellow in American Studies at Selwyn College, Cambridge. She is currently writing a book, “Dickinson and Religion,” and she will be contributing an essay called “Dickinson and Contemporary Christology” to the forthcoming book “Dickinson and Philosophy” (ed. Marianne Noble and Jed Deppman). Her related interests cover transatlantic communications in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and the connections between theology and the arts.
Hiroko Uno is Professor of American Literature at Kobe College, Japan. She is author of Emily Dickinson Visits Boston (Kyoto: Yamaguchi Publishing House, 1990), Emily Dickinson’s Marble Disc: A Poetics of Renunciation and Science (Tokyo: Eihosha, 2002) and many articles on Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and William Butler Yeats as well as on Emily Dickinson. She is also the Japanese translator of An Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia edited by Jane Eberwein (Tokyo: Yusho-do, 2007). She organized with Gudrun Grabher and Mary Loeffelholz the 6th international conference of the EDIS held in Kyoto from August 3-5 in 2007.
Sabine Sielke is Chair of North American Literature and Culture, Director of the North American Studies Program, the German-Canadian Centre, and the Forum Women and Gender Studies at the University of Bonn. Her publications include Reading Rape (2002) and Fashioning the Female Subject: (1997), the series Transcription, the (co-)editions The Body as Interface (2007), Gender Talks (2006), 18x15: amerikanische post:moderne (2003), Der 11. September 2001 (2002), Making America (2001), Engendering Manhood (1998), Gender Matters (1997), and Theory in Practice (1994) as well as essays on poetry and poetics, modern, post-modern, and popular culture, literary and cultural theory, gender and African American studies, and the interfaces between cultural studies and the sciences. [End Page 104]
Suzanne Juhasz is Professor Emerita of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the author of books and essays on Emily Dickinson, including Comic Power in Emily Dickinson, with Cristanne Miller and Martha Nell Smith (1993) and The Undiscovered Continent: Emily Dickinson and the Space of the Mind (1983). She is the Founding Editor of The Emily Dickinson Journal. Her most recent book is A Desire for Women: Relational Psychoanalysis, Writing, and Relationships between Women (2003); her latest essay is “Queer Swans: Those Fabulous Avians in the Swan Lakes of Les Ballets Trockadero and Matthew Bourne” (2008).
Alexandra Socarides is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Missouri, where she teaches nineteenth-century American poetry. She is currently working on a book about Dickinson’s fascicles. By treating Dickinson’s compositional practices as integral to her poetics, her project seeks to move beyond literary histories that focus on the poet’s finished product to analyze the struggle with genre that is visible in the poet’s process. Her most recent work appears in A Companion to Emily Dickinson (Blackwell Publishing, 2008).
Jed Deppman is director of the Comparative Literature program at Oberlin College and has published widely on 19th- and 20th-century European and American literature. He is the translator and, with Daniel Ferrer and Michael Groden, coeditor of Genetic Criticism: Texts and Avant-textes (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004) and author of Trying to Think with Emily Dickinson (University of Massachusetts Press, 2008).