Ellen Davis teaches nonfiction at the Boston University College of Communication and creative writing during summers at Brandeis University. Her poetry and reviews have appeared in AGNI, The Anthology of New England Writers, Borderlands, Defined Providence, Harvard Review, The Prose Poem, and The Emily Dickinson Journal.
Susan C. Harris earned her M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in twentieth century British and Irish literature. Her essay "Don the Robes and Taste Real Power: The Sacred, the Profane, and the Power of Ritual in Two Plays by Brian Friel" has been published in Working Papers in Irish Studies (94-3).
Sylvia B. Henneberg is a doctoral student at the University of Georgia. She received a B.A. in technical translation at the University of Hildesheim, Germany, and an M.A. in Business and in English at the University of Orléans, France. She has a special interest in American women writers and is currently working on American women poets after 1950.
Ide Hejlskov Larsen is a doctoral candidate and teacher at Set Knud's Gymansium (lycee) Odense, Denmark. During 1992-1994 she held a position as a research scholar at the Humanities Research Center, Odense University, Denmark, where she worked on her dissertation, "Idyllic Disharmony: Myths of American Nature and Identity from the Perspective of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson." She has published articles on rock music and Danish poetry and an article on the American poet W.S. Merwin in Den Blå Port. She is co-editor of a book on Nature as Argument (Naturen som argument ) for which she wrote a comparison of David Lynch and Walt Whitman. [End Page 132]
Joel Myerson, Carolina Research Professor of American Literature at the University of South Carolina, recently published Walt Whitman: A Descriptive Bibliography. He is currendy co-editing The Later Lectures of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Katharine Rodier is completing a Ph.D. in English at the University of Connecticut and will become Assistant Professor of English at Marshall University in Fall 1995. She has contributed essays and reviews to American Literature, Review, and other publications. An article on Dickinson and Susan Glaspell is forthcoming in Critical Essays on Susan Glaspell from the University of Michigan Press (ed. Linda Ben-Zvi). Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Poetry East, and other journals. [End Page 133]