Geneva Cobb Moore is Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Paul W. Mellon Foundation, and the Fulbright Scholar Program. As a Fulbright scholar, she taught American and African American literature at the University of Ghana. She has published essays and book reviews in the Oxford Companion to African American Literature, Auto/Biography Studies, Southern Literary Journal, and Inscribing the Daily: Critical Essays on Women’s Diaries. She is currently revising her book manuscript on black women writers from Phillis Wheatley to Toni Morrison.
Ted Atkinson is Assistant Professor of English at Mississippi State University, where he teaches courses in southern literature and American literature. Atkinson is the author of Faulkner and the Great Depression: Aesthetics, Ideology, and Cultural Politics (U of Georgia P, 2006), and articles published in Mississippi Quarterly, Faulkner Journal, and Studies in American Culture. Atkinson has essays forthcoming in Faulkner and the Returns of the Text: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2008 (UP of Mississippi, 2011) and three other essay collections. He is now at work on a book about Mississippi and the politics of representation in American culture.
Lucy R. Littler received her Ph.D. in English from Florida State University in August 2011 and is currently a lecturer at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Her research and teaching interests include American exceptionalism in the “post” civil rights era and the dynamic meanings of race in contemporary American literature and culture.
Joe Moffett is the author of The Search for Origins in the Twentieth-Century Long Poem: Sumerian, Homeric, Anglo-Saxon (West Virginia UP, 2007) and Understanding Charles Wright (U of South Carolina P, 2008). He coedited a special issue of Genre: Forms of Discourse on “genre poaching” in contemporary literary fiction and has published articles in journals such as LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, The Journal of [End Page 163] the Midwest Modern Language Association, North American Journal of Welsh Studies, and Notes on Contemporary Literature. He is currently working on a book on spirituality in postwar long poems and teaches at Northern Kentucky University.
Daniel Patrick Barlow is a doctoral student in the Department of English and the Graduate Program for Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. His primary research investigates the dissemination of blues music throughout twentieth-century U.S. literature and culture.
Eric Casero is a doctoral student who studies and teaches at the University of Kentucky. His primary interests are cognitive literary theory and modern literature. This is his first academic publication.
Xianfeng Mou recently received her Ph.D. from Purdue University.
Edward J. Piacentino is Professor of English at High Point University in North Carolina and editor of Studies in American Humor. He has published widely and extensively in American literature, most prolifically on the literature and culture of the American South. His most recent book, co-edited with Thomas Inge, is Southern Frontier Humor: An Anthology (U of Missouri P, 2010).
Michael O’Brien is Professor of American Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge. He has written several books on the intellectual culture of the South, including Conjectures of Order: Intellectual Life and the American South, 1810–1860 (2004). His most recent book, Mrs. Adams in Winter: A Journey in the Last Days of Napoleon (2010) was a Nominated Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Biography.
David A. Davis is Assistant Professor of English and Southern Studies at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. He has published more than a dozen essays in journals including African American Review, Mississippi Quarterly, and Mosaic, and he has recently published new editions of Victor Daly’s Not Only War and John L. Spivak’s Hard Times on the Southern Chain Gang. He is currently writing a book about World War I and southern modernism and co-editing a collection of essays on southern literature and foodways. This summer he will co-direct an NEH institute on cotton culture in the South. [End Page 164]
Brandon Gordon is a Ph.D. candidate at UC-Irvine specializing in twentieth-century American literature and modernism. He has previously published an essay on James Baldwin...