John Gerlach is Professor of English at Cleveland State University. He has published a book of short fiction, Toward the End: Closure and Structure in the American Short Story, as well as articles on nineteenth-century American literature. "Reading Dickinson: Bolts, Hounds, the Variorum, and Fascicle 39" appeared in volume III, number 2, of this journal.
James R. Guthrie teaches courses in nineteenth-century American literature as an Associate Professor at Wright State University. He holds an M.F.A. and a Ph.D. in English from SUNY Buffalo. His articles about Dickinson have appeared in such journals as ESQ, The Explicator, and the Emily Dickinson Bulletin. He also contributed a chapter to the MLA's Approaches to Teaching Dickinson's Poetry. Recently, at the EDIS conference in Innsbruck, Austria, he presented a paper concerning Dickinson and Emerson.
Elizabeth Horan teaches English and Comparative Literature at Arizona State University and is completing a book on legal and business aspects of Emily Dickinson publication. Her previous essays on Dickinson editors appear in the collection Into Print: American Women and Print Culture (Ed. Susan Albertine, University of Tennessee Press 1995) and in Amherst Magazine (1989). She has also published a prize-winning book and several articles on the Chilean poet, educator, and diplomat Gabriela Mistral.
Mary Loeffelholz is Associate Professor of English at Northeastern University and the editor of Studies in American Fiction. She is the author of Dickinson and the Boundaries of Feminist Theory (1991) and Experimental Lives: Women and Literature 1900-1945 (1992), as well [End Page 125] as articles on Milton, Gertrude Stein, Dickinson, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and other nineteenth-century American women writers.
John Mulvihill is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Drake University, where he teaches composition and courses in poetry and contemporary American and British literature. He is currently revising and expanding his dissertation, a historical and interpretive study of titling and titles in British and American poetry.
David Sullivan is a half-time lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an instructor at Cabrillo Community College in Aptos. He is currently revising a manuscript for publication that examines interpersonal ethics in the addressed poems of Emily Dickinson and the modern Pasadena poet, Killarney Clary. He has published articles on Emily Dickinson, James Joyce, and the Vancouver poet Robin Blaser. [End Page 126]