David Dowling is Lecturer in English at the University of Iowa, specializing in nineteenth-century U.S. literature. He is the author of Capital Letters: Authorship in the Antebellum Literary Market (University of Iowa Press, 2009) and the forthcoming Chasing the White Whale: Moby-Dick in the Twenty-First Century (University of Iowa Press, 2010). His research appears in The Concord Saunterer, Journal of Popular Culture, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, Leviathan, ATQ, College Literature, and Aethlon.
Elizabeth Hewitt is Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University, Columbus and author of Correspondence and American Literature, 1770–1865 (Cambridge University Press, 2004).
Charles Johanningsmeier is Professor of English at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he teaches a wide variety of American Literature courses. He is the author of Fiction and the American Literary Marketplace: The Role of Newspaper Syndicates, 1860–1900, as well as of numerous articles about the history and reception of fictions published in American periodicals during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Nadia Nurhussein is Assistant Professor of English at University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is currently completing a book on American dialect poetry. [End Page 115]