Herman Asarnow is professor of English and chair at the University of Portland in Oregon, where he teaches poetry, Renaissance and eighteenth-century literature, and satire. He is the author of Glass-Bottom Boat (2007), a collection of poems. His poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in such magazines as the Southern Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Prairie Schooner, Pleiades, Cincinnati Review, Teaching Professor, and North Dakota Quarterly. He has also published translations of the work of Argentine/Spanish poet Noni Benegas. In 2009, he was awarded the Hugh Ogden Poetry Prize by Trinity College in Connecticut.
Adam Breckenridge is a doctoral student in rhetoric and composition at the University of South Florida in Tampa. The primary focus of his research is on creative writing pedagogy, and he is also a published fiction and creative nonfiction author.
Nils Clausson has taught in the English department at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, since 1984, serving as coordinator of first-year English and of the department's writing center for four years. His main areas of interest are Victorian and early-twentieth-century British literature. He has published on Oscar Wilde, Benjamin Disraeli, Matthew Arnold, H. G. Wells, D. H. Lawrence, Joseph Conrad, and Charles Dickens.
Ann Evans teaches writing at Montclair State University, where she received her MA in applied linguistics in 2006. She also has an MA in English from New York University, received in 1964. One of her interests is uniting these two areas of study. She speaks six languages and has spent thirteen years living in Europe, most particularly in Greece. Her article in this issue was inspired by a request from the University of Zimbabwe in Harare to address its linguistics department; her presentation suggested that the principles of linguistics should be included in the high-school curriculum. [End Page 439]
Cara Hersh is assistant professor of English at the University of Portland in Oregon. She regularly teaches medieval and Renaissance literature and introductory literature classes. She has also taught an interdisciplinary course with a mathematics professor on the relationship and competition between numbers and words. She received her PhD from Duke University, and her work on bureaucracy in late medieval literature has appeared in the Chaucer Review and Modern Philology.
Molly Hiro is assistant professor of English at the University of Portland in Oregon, where she teaches courses in American literature, African-American literature, and women's writing. She received her PhD from UCLA in 2005, has articles published or forthcoming in Novel and Arizona Quarterly, and works on issues of race and emotion in American literature.
Joseph J. Letter received his PhD from Louisiana State University in 2006. He is currently a senior postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Department of English at Tulane University. He has published articles in College English, Reflections, Early American Literature, and American Literature. His research interests include composition pedagogy, service-learning, and nineteenth-century American literature.
Paul Lynch is assistant professor of English at Saint Louis University, where he teaches first-year writing and the history of rhetoric. His work has also appeared in College Composition and Communication, KB Journal, and Rhetoric Review. His research interests include argument, Jesuit rhetoric, and the relationship of rhetoric and ethics.
Cameron Hunt McNabb is pursuing a PhD, specializing in medieval and early modern drama, at the University of South Florida in Tampa, where she has taught composition and rhetoric and introduction to drama and has assisted in teaching the Bible as literature, modern literature, and Shakespeare for the theater. In 2009, she won the provost's commendation for outstanding graduate teaching assistant and the Joseph Bentley Teaching Fellowship. She has a forthcoming article on Beowolf in Neophilologus, and she has published two notes on Hamlet and four theater reviews, including one of the American Shakespeare Center's productions of Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in Shakespeare Bulletin. [End Page 440]
Sean Ross Meehan is assistant professor of English and director of writing at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. He is the author of Mediating American Autobiography: Photography in Emerson, Thoreau, Douglass, and Whitman (2008). The research blog for his work in progress on Emerson's engagement with education can be...