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About the Contributors <& Editors James Applewhite has published eight books ofpoetry, including? History ofthe River and Daytime and Starlight. In addition to a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1976, his awards in poetry include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Jean Stein Award for 1992, and the 1 99 5 North Carolina Award in Literature . He is a professor of English at Duke University. Doris BettS is Alumni Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has published several novels and short story collections, including The River to Pickle Beach, Heading West, Souls Raisedfrom the Dead, and Beasts of the Southern Wild. She is the recipient of the G. P. Putnam-University of North Carolina Fiction Award, the Sir Walter Raleigh Award, the North Carolina Award in Literature, and the Medal of Merit in die Short Story from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Gavin James Campbell is a doctoral student in history at the University ofNorth Carolina at Chapel HiU. His dissertation topic is Adanta's musical life in the early twentieth century. Peter Coclanis is George and Alice Welsh Professor of History at the University ofNorth Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among his recent publications is The Shadow ofa Dream: Economic IJfe and Death in the South Carolina Ij)W Country, 16JO—1920. Allan Gurganus is the author of the 1989 novel Oldest Living Confederate Widow TellsAll, for which he won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and letters. He has also written Plays Well With Others, a forthcoming novel, and White People, a collection of stories. For White People he received The LosAngeles Times ISoaV. Prize for best work of American fiction, and he was awarded the National Magazine Prize for his 1993 work, The PracticalHeart. Patrick Huber, whose hometown friends call him Rabbit, is a graduate student in American history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author of "A Short History ofRedneck: The Fashioning ofa Southern Masculine Identity," which appeared in the Winter 1 99 5 issue of Southern Cultures. James L· LelOUdiS is associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Leloudis is coauthor of Like a Family: The Making ofa Southern Cotton Mill World and author of Schooling the New South: Pedagogy, Self, and Society in North Carolina , 1880-/920. He is coeditor for reviews for Southern Cultures. Melton McLaurin, professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington , continues to teach and write about race relations in the American South. He is the author ofSeparate Pasts, Growing Up White in the Segregated South and Celia, a Slave as well as numerous articles on race relations. Jerry Leath Mills was educated at the University of North Carolina and at Harvard. From 1965 until his retirement in 1997, he served on the faculty in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel HiU, where he was professor of English, editor of Studies in Philology, and an associate editor of The Southern IJteraryJournal. He is also coeditor for reviews for Southern Cultures. Robert Morgan is the author of nine books of poetry, including Sigodlin and Green River: New and Selected Poems and has published four books of fiction, most recendy The Hinterlands and The Truest Pleasure. The latter 110 was cited by Publisher's Weekly as one of the best novels of 1995. Winner of theJames G. Hanes Poetry Prize and the Nordi Carolina Award in Literature, Morgan has taught at Cornell University since 1 97 1 . John Shelton Reed is spending 1996-97 as Pitt Professor ofAmerican History and Institutions at the University of Cambridge, where he is a fellow of St Catharine's College. His latest book, with Dale Volberg Reed, is 1001 Things Everyone Should KnowAbout the South. He is coeditor of Southern Cultures. Lynn Moss Sanders, a native of Georgia, completed her doctorate in twentieth-century literature and folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1986. She is an associate professor of English at Appalachian State University in Boone, Nordi Carolina , where she teaches courses in American literature and folklore, and directs the department 's honors program. David Sedaris is a commentator for National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" and die author of the books Barrel Fever and Naked. His stories and essays have appeared in Harper's, The New Yorker, and New York Magazine. A founding member of The Talent Family, he is the coaudior (with his sister, Amy) of the 1 99 5 Obie Award-winning play One Woman Shoe. Harry L. Watson is professor of history at die University ofNorth Carolina at Chapel Hill. His most recent publication is IJberty and Power: The Politics ofjacksonian America. He is also coeditor of Southern Cultures. About the Contributors <Ò° Editors III ...

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ISSN
1534-1488
Print ISSN
1068-8218
Pages
pp. 110-111
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-04
Open Access
No
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