Jane Donahue Eberwein is author of Dickinson: Strategies of Limitation (1985), editor of An Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia (1998), and co-editor with Cindy MacKenzie of Reading Emily Dickinson's Letters: Critical Essays (2011). She is particularly interested in the poet's response to her Connecticut Valley religious culture. Eberwein is Distinguished Professor Emerita of English at Oakland University.
Eleanor Elson Heginbotham is Professor Emerita of English at Concordia University, Saint Paul, and author of Reading the Fascicles of Emily Dickinson: Dwelling in Possibilities (2003), and of articles on Dickinson topics ranging from her Milton and her Shakespeare to her absorption in contemporary culture. She has taught on three continents, including a year as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Hong Kong. She has been a twenty-five-year member and one-time Board member of EDIS; is co-editing with Paul Crumbley a collection of essays on Dickinson's manuscript books: "Dickinson's Fascicles: A Spectrum of Possibilities"; and teaches now in the Washington, D.C. area.
Margaret H. Freeman is Professor Emerita of English at Los Angeles Valley College and co-director of the Myrifield Institute for Cognition and the Arts. She is a founding member and past president (1988-92) of the Emily Dickinson International Society. Her many publications in cognitive poetics and Emily Dickinson mark the expansion of her research from studies in cognitive linguistics to include phenomenology, cognitive science, and aesthetics. A selection of her papers may be found on the Social Science Research Network at: http://ssrn.com/author=1248859. She is currently developing her theory of aesthetic iconicity in the arts, with particular reference to poetry.
Barbara Mossberg is President Emerita of Goddard College, Professor and Director of Integrated Studies, California State University Monterey Bay, and Union Institute affiliated faculty. She has published Folio Foreign Woman Writer (1976); Emily Dickinson: When A Writer Is A Daughter (1982), Choice Outstanding Academic Book; The Transforming Leader (2012); Fictional Leaders (2012); Passion for Place (2012); and The Soul Does Not Specialize (2012). She has lectured on Dickinson in twenty countries, as Senior Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer, Bicentennial Chair of American Studies (University of Helsinki), and U.S. Scholar in Residence (USIA federal appointment), with research support of ACLS, NEH, University of Oregon Jane Grant Award, California State University, and others. She is advisory board editor to literary journals, hosts Poetry Slow Down (BarbaraMossberg.com), [End Page 114] and serves the City of Pacific Grove (CA) and the Lilly Conference as Poet in Residence, and UCLA as Visiting Scholar.
Suzanne Juhasz is Professor Emerita of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is a founding member of EDIS and the Founding Editor of the Emily Dickinson Journal. Her work on Dickinson includes The Undiscovered Continent: Emily Dickinson and the Space of the Mind (1983); Comic Power in Emily Dickinson (with Cristanne Miller and Martha Nell Smith, 1993); and, as editor, Feminist Critics Read Emily Dickinson (1983). Recent articles are "The Irresistible Lure of Repetition and Dickinson's Poetry of Analogy" and "The Amplitude of Queer Desire in Dickinson's Erotic Language."
Peter Schmitt is the winner of the 2012 Julia Peterkin Prize in Poetry from Converse College, and the author of five collections of poems, including Renewing the Vows (2007). Since 1986, he has taught literature and creative writing at The University of Miami.
Marianne Noble is Associate Professor of Literature at American University. She is the author of The Masochistic Pleasures of Sentimental Literature (2000) and numerous articles on Dickinson, Stowe, the gothic, and sentimentalism. She is currently writing a book entitled "Sympathetic Dialogue and the Quest for Genuine Human Contact in American Romantic Literature," with chapters on Stowe, Hawthorne, Dickinson, Whitman, and Douglass. She is co-editing with Gary Stonum a collection of essays forthcoming from Cambridge UP in 2013 entitled "Emily Dickinson and Philosophy."
Tim Morris is Professor of English at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the author of You're Only Young Twice: Children's Literature and Film (2000); Making the Team: The Cultural Work of Baseball Fiction (1997); and Becoming Canonical in American Poetry (1995). Recent articles and book chapters are "The Friendly Confines of Prose: Chicago Cubs in Fiction...