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Anne Baker is Associate Professor of English at North Carolina State University. The author of Heartless Immensity: Literature, Culture, and Geography in Antebellum America (Michigan, 2006), she is currently at work on a biography of Susanna Rowson.

Jennifer Desiderio is an Associate Professor at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. She is the coeditor of the Broadview edition of Hannah Webster Foster's The Coquette and The Boarding School. She has an article on Judith Sargent Murray in American Periodicals and has given talks on Charles Brockden Brown, Maria S. Cummins, and gossip in the eighteenth century.

Eileen Razzari Elrod is Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies at Santa Clara University, where she currently serves as Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development. The author of Piety and Dissent (Massachusetts, 2008), her work has recently appeared in the collection Imagining Transatlantic Slavery (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2010).

Steven Epley is Associate Professor of English at Samford University. He is currently at work on a book project about biblical influences on Susanna Rowson. His work has appeared in Papers on Language and Literature, XVIII: New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century, and The Journal for Peace and Justice Studies.

Granville Ganter is an Associate Professor of English at St. John's University in Queens, New York. He is interested in early national oratory and edited the speeches of the Seneca diplomat, Red Jacket. He is currently working on women's oratory before 1848.

Jared Gardner is Associate Professor of English at the Ohio State University. He is the author of Master Plots: Race and the Founding of an American Literature (Johns Hopkins, 1998) and two forthcoming volumes, Projections: Comics and the History of 21st-Century Storytelling (Stanford, 2011) and The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture (Illinois, 2012). [End Page 285]

Desirée Henderson is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas Arlington. She is the author of Grief and Genre in American Literature, 1790-1870 (Ashgate, 2011) and has published essays in Early American Literature, Legacy, and the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review.

Peter Leavenworth is an independent scholar in early American history from Madbury, New Hampshire, and is currently working on a book project on the formation of popular musical tastes and the nascent music business of the early Republic.

Christopher J. Lukasik is an Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Purdue University. The author of Discerning Characters: The Culture of Appearance in Early America (Pennsylvania, 2010), he is now at work on a new book project entitled "The Image In the Text: Intermediality, Illustration, and Nineteenth-Century Literature."

Carla Mulford teaches early modern studies, early American studies, and Native American studies at Penn State University (University Park). She has published widely in these fields. Her most recent book publication, The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Franklin (2009), is a mere prelude to her long book (nearing completion) on Franklin, Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire.

Jeffrey Richards was Department Chair and Eminent Professor of English at Old Dominion University. He authored numerous books and articles on early American theater and literature, including Drama, Theater, and Identity in American New Republic (Cambridge, 2005) and Theater Enough: American Culture and Metaphor of the World Stage (Duke, 1991). His interests in the larger narrative of American literature ranged broadly from Mercy Otis Warren to Eugene O'Neil, and from Hannah Webster Foster to Edgar Allan Poe.

Karen Roggenkamp is Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University, Commerce. She is the author of Narrating the News: New Journalism and Literary Genre in Late Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers and Fiction (Kent State, 2005) as well as numerous articles on children's literature and print culture in the nineteenth century.

Marion Rust, Associate Professor of English at the University of Kentucky and book review editor of Early American Literature, is the author of Prodigal Daughters: Susanna Rowson's Early American Women (North Carolina, 2008) and editor of Susanna Rowson, Charlotte Temple: A Norton Critical Edition (2011). [End Page 286]

Ed White is Associate Professor of English at the University of Florida. He is the author of The Backcountry and the City: Colonization and Conflict in...


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