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Santa Arias is associate professor of Spanish at the University of Kansas. She has published numerous articles in the field of colonial Latin American studies. Her books include the monograph Retórica, historia y polémica: Bartolomé de las Casas y la tradición intelectual renacentista (UP of America, 2001) and three coedited volumes. She is completing a book entitled Transatlantic Reconfigurations of the Americas: Mapping, Empire and Identity during the Enlightenment and coediting the volume Unequal Encounters: Colonial Politics, Religion and the Rhetoric of the Law with Raul Marrero-Fente.

Joanna Brooks is associate professor and chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University. She is the coeditor with Lisa Moore and Caroline Wigginton of Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revoutions, an anthology of early English, American, French, and Caribbean feminist writings to be published in early 2012 by Oxford University Press.

Michelle Burnham teaches at Santa Clara University. She is the author of Folded Selves: Colonial New England Writing in the World System (UP of New England, 2007) and is currently working on a transoceanic study of late eighteenth-century narrative.

Edward Cahill is an associate professor of English and American studies at Fordham University. His monograph Liberty of the Imagination: Aesthetic Theory, Literary Form, and Politics in the Early United States is forthcoming from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Rachel Carnell is professor of English at Cleveland State University and author of Partisan Politics, Narrative Realism, and the Rise of the British Novel (Palgrave, 2006) and A Political Biography of Delarivier Manley (Pickering & Chatto, 2008).

Kathleen Donegan is an assistant professor in the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley. She is finishing a manuscript entitled “Seasons of Misery: Catastrophe and the Writing of Colonial Settlement.”

Duncan Faherty is associate professor of English at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He is author of Remodeling the Nation: The Architecture of American Identity, 1776–1858 (UP of New England, 2007), and is currently the coeditor of Studies in American Fiction. He is currently at work on a new book-length project about literary production in the canonical interregnum of 1800–1820. [End Page 641]

Robert Fanuzzi is associate professor of English and the director of the American studies program at St. John’s University. The author of recent essays on the antislavery politics of the Franco-American travel narrative and the mixed-race politics of Lydia Maria Child, he contributed an essay on antebellum hemispheric relations to the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to Abraham Lincoln and the entry on “abolition” for Keywords for American Cultural Studies (New York UP, 2007). His current book project is a reappraisal of France’s Americanist literature and foreign policies entitled “Foreign Counterparts: French Colonial Racial Politics and Democracy in America.”

Emily García teaches and writes about Latina/o and early American literatures at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. Her essay “Novel Diplomacies: Henry Marie Brackenridge’s Voyage to South America (1819) and Inter-American Revolutionary Literature” appears in the April 2011 issue of Literature in the Early American Republic. Her essay on early American universalism and exceptionalism appears in the forthcoming collection American Exceptionalisms, edited by Sylvia Söderlind and James Taylor Carson and published by SUNY Press.

Alison Tracy Hale is associate professor of English at the University of Puget Sound. Her essay on the Salem witchcraft trials appeared in the collection Spectral America (U of Wisconsin P, 2004), and her current project explores representations of pedagogy in early American gothic novels.

Keri Holt is an assistant professor at Utah State University. She is currently working on a book examining regional literature and federalism in the early republic, and she has published work on antebellum regional writing in western American literature and in the forthcoming edited collection, The Transformation of War in the Writings in William Gilmore Simms and John Neal: Across the American Renaissance.

Lauren Klein, a PhD candidate in English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, will be starting as an assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology this fall. She is at work on a book project, “Matters of Taste...


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