George Gleason is a retired corporate and environmental lawyer. He now does legal consulting involving the poor, homeless, and mentally ill. His article “My Blue Peninsula” on Dickinson’s use of peninsula imagery appeared in the spring issue of the EDIS Bulletin. He is currently working on a comparative study of Dickinson and the painter Georgia O’Keeffe.
Christa Vogelius is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is working on a dissertation on antebellum poetesses and their representations of the visual arts, tentatively titled The Ekphrastic Turn: Word and Image in Antebellum Popular Print.
Don Gilliland recently completed his PhD at the University of Alabama, where he currently teaches. His dissertation is titled Self, Word, and God in the Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Herman Melville. He also holds an MFA in poetry from Alabama and a JD from Emory Law School.
Maria O’Malley is Assistant Professor of English at Briar Cliff University, where she teaches courses on American literature, multicultural literature, and globalization. She is currently working on a manuscript on conversation in nineteenth-century American literature.
Carol Maier teaches at Kent State University, where she is affiliated with the Institute for Applied Linguistics and the NEOMFA program in Creative Writing. Her recent translations include Nivaria Tejera’s The Ravine (SUNY 2008), Rosa Chacel’s Dream of Reason (Nebraska 2009), and poems of Octavio Armand in Zoland (forthcoming 2010).
Alfred Habegger is the author of two award-winning biographies, both out in paperback: My Wars Are Laid Away in Books: The Life of Emily Dickinson and The Father: A Life of Henry James, Sr. He is currently completing a biography of Anna Leonowens, the English teacher at the Siamese court in the 1860s.
Jennifer Leader is Professor of American Language at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. [End Page 101]