Magdalena Zapedowska works at the Amherst College Writing Center and is teaching at Hampshire College in Spring 2012. Before moving to the United States in 2008, she taught American literature at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century American literature, especially Emily Dickinson and other women poets, the literary culture of New England, nature writing, and the connections between literature and music. Her essays have appeared in the Emily Dickinson Journal, ATQ, the Explicator, and in Polish journals and essay collections. She is the founder of the European Study Group for Nineteenth-Century American Literature.
Enikő Bollobás is Professor of American Literature at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. She has published four books on American literature, including a monograph on poet Charles Olson (1992), an award-winning history of American literature in Hungarian (2005), and a study on performativity in literature entitled They Aren’t, Until I Call Them (2010). Her numerous essays have been published in international scholarly journals such as American Quarterly, Journal of Pragmatics, Paideuma, Language and Style, and Word and Image.
Gillian Osborne is a doctoral candidate in the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is completing a dissertation on Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and unnatural nature writing. She is the recipient of the 2012 Emily Dickinson International Society Graduate Student Fellowship.
Maria Stuart is College Lecturer in American Literature in the School of English, Drama, and Film Studies at University College, Dublin, where she teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature and crime fiction. She is the co-editor (with Domhnall Mitchell) of The International Reception of Emily Dickinson (2009). She is currently working on a book on Emily Dickinson and nineteenth-century biblical scholarship, to be entitled “Contesting the Word: Emily Dickinson and the Higher Critics.”
Tatiana Anikeeva is Associate Professor of English at the Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia. She is especially interested in exploring the reception of Dickinson’s poetry in Russia. She is the author of twelve articles (in Russian) on Emily Dickinson’s poetry. [End Page 123]
Baihua Wang (王柏华) is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and World Literature at the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Fudan University, People’s Republic of China. She teaches courses on world literature, translation studies, and Sino-American literary relations. In her current book project, “Rewriting Classical Chinese Poetry into English,” she examines topics like “How American Poets Rewrite Chinese Classical Elegy: A Case Sudy of Witter Bynner and Kenneth Rexroth.” Together with two of her former students, she is now revising for publication a Chinese translation of My Wars Are Laid Away in Books: The Life of Emily Dickinson, by Alfred Habegger.
Allison Siehnel is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York. She is writing a dissertation on nineteenth-century American representations of travel, with a focus on the development of aesthetic theory from the eighteenth to the nineteenth centuries.
Jane Donahue Eberwein is Distinguished Professor of English, emerita, at Oakland University and author of Dickinson: Strategies of Limitation. She also edited An Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia and co-edited Reading Emily Dickinson’s Letters: Critical Essays with Cindy MacKenzie. She has written extensively on Dickinson’s response to her religious culture.