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Martha Nell Smith is Professor of English and Founding Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH at the University of Maryland. Her publications include three award-winning books—Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Dickinson, coauthored with Ellen Louise Hart (1998), Comic Power in Emily Dickinson, coauthored with Cristanne Miller and Suzanne Juhasz (1993), Rowing in Eden: Rereading Emily Dickinson (1992)—and articles and essays in American Literature, Studies in the Literary Imagination, South Atlantic Quarterly, Women's Studies Quarterly, Profils Americains, San Jose Studies, The Emily Dickinson Journal, and A Companion to Digital Humanities. With Mary Loeffelholz, she is editing the Blackwell Companion to Emily Dickinson (forthcoming in 2007). The recipient of numerous awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), the Mellon Foundation, and the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) for her work on Dickinson and in new media, Smith is also Coordinator and Executive Editor of the Dickinson Electronic Archives projects at the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH) at the University of Virginia (http://; also at With Lara Vetter, Smith is a general editor of Emily Dickinson's Correspondence: A Born-Digital Inquiry, forthcoming (spring 2007) from the Mellon-sponsored University of Virginia Press Electronic Imprint. With teams at the University of Illinois, University of Virginia, and University of Nebraska, Smith is working on a Mellon-sponsored data mining and visualization initiative, NORA Smith also serves on the editorial board and steering committee of NINES (Networked Interface for Nineteenth Century Electronic Scholarship; and is on numerous advisory boards of digital literary projects such as The Poetess Archive Smith co-chairs the Modern Language Association's Committee on Scholarly Editions (CSE).

John Bryant is Professor of English at Hofstra University and author of A Companion to Melville Studies (Greenwood, 1986), Melville and Repose: The [End Page 167] Rhetoric of Humor in the American Renaissance (Oxford 1993), and The Fluid Text: A Theory of Revision and Editing for Book and Screen (Michigan, 2002). His edited volumes include Typee (Penguin 1996, 2005), the Modern Library editions of Melville's Tales, Poems, and Other Writings (Random House, 2001), and The Confidence-Man (2003), and (with Haskell Springer) the Longman Critical Edition of Moby-Dick (2006). He is also General Editor of the Longman Critical Edition series as well as of the Pearson Custom Library of American Literature. As the editor of the Melville Society, he founded and edits Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies, and serves as the editor of the Americanist board of NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-century Electronic Scholarship). His fluid-text edition of Herman Melville's Typee appears in the Rotunda electronic imprint (University of Virginia, 2006) and his study of Typee based on manuscript findings, titled Melville Unfolding: Sexuality, Politics, and the Versions of Typee, is forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press.

Sherri Geller is Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the graduate program in English at Bucknell University. In earlier articles, she examined the interaction between the pseudo-nonfictional framing device and the embedded text in Nashe's Summer's Last Will and Testament (ELR 1995), Spenser's Shepheardes Calender (Spenser Studies 1999), and Baldwin's versions of the Mirror for Magistrates (Opening the Borders: Inclusivity in Early Modern Studies 1999). She is currently continuing her work on the reception and editing history of the Mirror's frame tale and other early modern pseudo-nonfictional framing devices.

Ingrid Satelmajer is Lecturer in English and the Program in University Honors at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has published articles on nineteenth-century poetry and periodical culture in Book History, American Periodicals, and The Blackwell Companion to Emily Dickinson.

Augusta Rohrbach is Associate Professor at Washington State University and Editor of ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance. She is the author of Truth Stranger than Fiction: Race, Realism and the US Literary Marketplace (Pal-grave 2002), completed while a Bunting...


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