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peter coviello is assistant professor of English at Bowdoin College. He is researching race, sexuality, and intimate life in early American literature.

paul giles is reader in American literature at the University of Oxford. His most recent books are Transatlantic Insurrections: British Culture and the Formation of American Literature, 1730–1860 (2001) and Virtual Americas: Transnational Fictions and the Transatlantic Imaginary (2002).

bruce greenfield is associate professor of English at Dalhouse University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is the author of Narrating Discovery: The Romantic Explorer in American Literature, 1790–1855.

mark kamrath is assistant professor of English at the University of Central Florida. An avid inquirer into the history of American periodicals, he was invited to submit a Roundtable essay on the current state of knowledge in the field. He is coeditor of two collections of essays slated to appear shortly—one on periodicals in early America and another on C. B. Brown.

thomas w. krise is associate professor of English and founding director of the Air Force Humanities Institute at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

adam potkay, professor of English at The College of William & Mary, has most recently published The Passion for Happiness: Samuel Johnson and David Hume (2000). He is currently at work on a book on literary and philosophical representations of joy.

gordon sayre of the English Department of the University of Oregon studies narratives of exploration, travel, and relations in North America during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He is author of Les Sauvages Américains (1997) and editor of American Captivity Narratives: An Anthology (2000).

bryce traister is assistant professor of English at the University of Western Ontario. A specialist in the discourse of the early republic, he spent the 2001– 2002 academic year as visiting professor of American literature at the University of California at Berkeley where he took his Ph.D.

bryan waterman is assistant professor of English at New York University and is currently completing a project on the Friendly Club of New York City. [End Page 563]



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