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THE CONTRIBUTORS Julia stern is an assistant professor of English at Northwestern University . She has written articles on mourning as historiography in Mary Rowlandson's captivity narrative, melodramatic politics in Poe's fiction, racial masquerade in Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Gothic maternity in Our Nig. She is currently completing a book-length study of the eighteenth-century American novel, No Space For Dissent : Tyrannies of Voice in the Early American Novel, 179 1- 1799. Another book, Life on the Food Chain: Appetite and Identity in American Women's Narrative, 1850-1880 is in progress. Glenn hendler is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario. He has published articles on Louisa May Alcott, postmodernism and television, and in film studies, and is currently at work on a book called Public Sentiments: Popular Fiction and the Public Sphere in Nineteenth-Century America. Robert TORRY, Associate Professor of English at the University of Wyoming, publishes mainly on film. He is currently working on a long essay on transformations of horror narrative in the films of Steven Spielberg. vivĂ­an Wagner teaches in the Department of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. This essay is part of her disserta-, tion, which examines the intersections of European fascism and American culture in the 1930s and '40s, with a focus on male actionadventure genres during and since this period. David R. jARRAWAY is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Ottawa. His book, Wallace Stevens and the Question of Belief, has just appeared in the "Horizons in Theory and American Culture" series published by Louisiana State University Press. His most recent essays have appeared in Journal of American Culture, Contemporary Literature, and Journal of Canadian Poetry, among others. richard HARDACK received his Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Studies in the American Renaissance, Languages of Visibility, and The Black Warrior Review. His dissertation on American pantheism is under consideration at Cambridge University Press. ...


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