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Katherine Bode is a senior lecturer in literary and textual studies in the Digital Humanities Hub at the Australian National University. She has published widely on gender in contemporary Australian fiction and on quantitative and digital approaches to literary and book history. Her latest monograph, Reading by Numbers: Recalibrating the Literary Field, will be published by Anthem Press in June 2012.

Kathy Roberts Forde is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina. She is the author of Literary Journalism on Trial: Masson v. New Yorker and the First Amendment (University of Massachusetts Press, 2008) and associate editor of American Journalism. Her articles on American press history have appeared in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, American Journalism, and Literary Journalism Studies, among other journals. She is currently working on a book-length reading and publication history of James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, to be published by the University of Massachusetts Press.

Katherine A. Foss, an assistant professor at Middle Tennessee State University, earned her Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Minnesota in 2008. Her research and teaching explore constructions of difference, particularly in regard to disability issues, health responsibility discourse, and gender and victimization. Her work has appeared in various peer-reviewed journals, including Disability Studies Quarterly, Communication Quarterly, Women & Health, the International Breastfeeding Journal, and the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication’s Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture Project.

Pieter François is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Oxford University. He is preparing a book-length study on British travelers and expatriates in nineteenth-century France and Belgium. [End Page 301]

Alan Galey is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, where he also teaches in the collaborative graduate program in book history and print culture. He is coeditor of Shakespeare, the Bible, and the Form of the Book: Contested Scriptures (Routledge, 2011), and has published several articles on the intersections of textual studies and the digital humanities. He is currently completing a book-length study of Shakespeare and the history of information technology.

Michael Gavin is an A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rice University Humanities Research Center. He has published articles on eighteenth-century British literature and culture and is currently completing a book on the origins of English literary criticism.

Elizabeth le Roux lectures in publishing studies at the University of Pretoria. She previously worked in scholarly publishing, most recently as director of the University of South Africa Press. She is currently working on her doctoral studies, focusing on the social history of university presses in apartheid South Africa. She has also worked as a freelance translator and editor, and has published several articles on publishing history, literature, and the media in Africa.

Gaby Mahlberg is lecturer in early modern British history at Northumbria University in Newcastle Upon Tyne. She is the author of Henry Neville and English Republican Culture in the Seventeenth Century: Dreaming of Another Game (Manchester University Press, 2009), and has coedited, with Peter G. Stillman and Nat Hardy, a special issue of Utopian Studies (17.1, 2006) on Neville’s Isle of Pines. She has also published a variety of articles and book chapters on early modern intellectual and cultural history, in particular seventeenth-century English republicanism and utopianism.

Paula McDowell is associate professor of English at New York University, where she specializes in eighteenth-century British literature and print culture and book history. She is the author of The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace, 1678–1730 (Clarendon Press, 1998) and Elinor James: Printed Writings (Ashgate Press, 2005). Her current book project, “Fugitive Voices: Print Commerce and the Invention of the Oral in Eighteenth-Century Britain,” is under advance contract with the University of Chicago Press. [End Page 302]

Kinohi Nishikawa is an assistant professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. He has completed a book manuscript on the rise of black pulp fiction in post–civil rights America and now is writing a cultural history of African American...


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