Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr. is Professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina. His new book, The Fourth Ghost: White Southern Writers and European Fascism, 1930–1950, is being published this winter by LSU Press.
Deborah Clarke is the author of Robbing the Mother: Women in Faulkner and Driving Women: Fiction and Automobile Culture in Twentieth-Century America, along with numerous essays on Faulkner and on American women’s fiction. She is Professor of English at Arizona State University.
Susan Danielson is Professor of American Literature at Portland State University. Her research focuses on the ways literature reflects, challenges, and complicates socio-cultural and political questions. With Ann Marie Fallon, she has recently edited an essay collection, Literature Matters: Community-Based Learning and the Work of Literature.
Laura Dubek is Associate Professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University. Her articles have appeared in African American Review, MELUS, and Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. She is currently working on a collection of creative essays about teaching.
John Grammer teaches English at the University of the South and directs the Sewanee School of Letters, the University’s graduate program in literature and creative writing. He is the author of Pastoral and Politics in the Old South and of several articles and reviews.
Larry Hershon was born in Liverpool, UK, in 1962. He taught English for twenty years, taking a masters in Modernist Literature and a PhD with his dissertation Transcendence in the Fiction of Carson McCullers in 2004 (Royal Holloway, University of London). He lives in Mallorca, Spain, where he teaches poetry and creative writing, and pursues research. [End Page 161]
Michael Kreyling is Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University, and the author of Inventing Southern Literature. He is currently working on the interactions of memory and southern literature.
Barbara Ladd is the author of Resisting History: Gender, Modernity, and Authorship in William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, and Eudora Welty and Nationalism and the Color Line in George W. Cable, Mark Twain, and William Faulkner, as well as numerous essays and reviews. She teaches at Emory University.
Jeanne Perreault is Professor in the Department of English at the University of Calgary. Recent publications include chapters on Muriel Rukeyser in Modernism on File and Tracing the Autobiographical. She recently co-edited a special issue of ARIEL on “Life Writing in a Postcolonial Context.” She has forthcoming in 2009 a co-edited collection of essays entitled Photographs, Histories, Meanings. At present she is researching the life writings of women war photojournalists.
Edward D. Pickering is a graduate student in English at Yale University, where he is writing his dissertation on nature writing and the legacy of Romanticism. A native of Connecticut, he attended Middlebury College in Vermont before moving to New Haven. His other interests include art history and travel.
Catherine Seltzer is Assistant Professor of English at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she teaches courses in nineteenth and twentieth century American literature as well as courses in Women’s Studies. She has recently completed a manuscript on the fiction of Elizabeth Spencer and is currently working on a project that looks at the intersections of contemporary Irish fiction and the work of “Post-Southern” writers.
Matthew Wilson is Professor of Humanities and English in the School of Humanities at Penn State Harrisburg. He has published Whiteness in the Novels of Charles W. Chesnutt and edited three of Chesnutt’s manuscript novels. For the 2007–2008 academic year, he was Distinguished Fulbright Chair in American Literature and Culture at the University of Lodz, Poland. [End Page 162]
Kelly Wisecup is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Maryland. She was recently a research fellow at the John Carter Brown Library and is currently completing her dissertation on the influence of Native American and African medical knowledge on colonial literatures.
Ethel Young-Minor is Associate Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Mississippi. She is currently engaged in research on Harlem Renaissance dramatists and the black sermon tradition. [End Page 163]