Anna Creadick is Associate Professor of English at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where she teaches courses in twentieth-century American literature, southern fiction, and cultural studies. She is the author of Perfectly Average: The Pursuit of Normality in Postwar America (UMass Press, 2010), as well as articles in Mosaic and Appalachian Journal. Her current project is an investigation of the class politics of reading at midcentury.
Jacky Dumas is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of English at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. As Comparative Classicist, he is completing his book project which investigates re-establishing the original socio-historical concept of hubris into current culture.
Joseph M. Flora, Atlanta Professor of Southern Culture emeritus at UNC-Chapel Hill, was named Honorary Member at the 2012 SAMLA meeting. During February 2013, he was visiting professor at the University of Connecticut. "Ernest Hemingway and T. S. Eliot: A Tangled Relationship," his most recent publication, appeared in the Fall 2012 issue of The Hemingway Review.
Taylor Hagood is Associate Professor of American Literature at Florida Atlantic University. His publications include Faulkner's Imperialism: Space, Place, and the Materiality of Myth and Secrecy, Magic, and the One-Act Plays of Harlem Renaissance Women Writers. Currently, his work focuses on disability in literature and culture, especially in the United States South, and he is co-editing the collection Undead Souths: Beyond the Gothic with Eric Gary Anderson and Daniel Cross Turner.
David Havird is Professor of English at Centenary College of Louisiana. He studied under James Dickey at the University of South Carolina in the early 1970s and has published several other articles on Dickey including an essay memoir, "In and Out of Class with James Dickey," in the Virginia Quarterly Review. A poet himself, with poems in The New Yorker, Poetry, Sewanee Review, Yale Review, and elsewhere, he is most recently the author of the collection Map Home (Texas Review P, 2013). [End Page 141]
Joshua M. Hall earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University in August 2012 for a dissertation on the philosophy of dance. His articles appear in journals including Philosophy and Literature, Journal of Aesthetic Education, Asian Philosophy, and Philosophy Today; his poetry, published under the moniker "J.M.Hall," appears in various publications including Lilliput Review, Chiron Review, and Category 2: Installment Two. He also has twenty years' experience as a dancer and choreographer. His current research includes a co-edited anthology on philosophical practices inclusive of aesthetics in U.S. prisons entitled Philosophy Imprisoned, and a book manuscript on various canonical philosophers' accounts of dance.
Christina Henderson is a doctoral candidate at the University of Connecticut. She has a forthcoming article on Maria Stewart and abolitionism in MELUS. Her dissertation, Cities of the Future: Literary Utopias, World's Fairs, and the Making of American Progressivism, remaps the history of literary progressivism by bringing nineteenth-century urban literature into dialogue with international expositions.
Sharon P. Holland is Associate Professor of English and African American Studies at Duke University. She is the author of two books: The Erotic Life of Racism (Duke UP 2012), Raising the Dead: Readings of Death and (Black) Subjectivity (Duke UP 2000), and co-author with Tiya Miles of Crossing Waters, Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country (Duke UP 2006). Her articles and book chapters have appeared in numerous publications including The Minnesota Review, PMLA, and A Companion to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (Blackwell 2007).
Jessica Hooten Wilson is an Assistant Professor of English at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR. She has published several articles and book reviews on Flannery O'Connor and is currently writing a monograph on Walker Percy.
Michael Kreyling is Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of numerous books on Eudora Welty and Southern Literature. [End Page 142]
Erin Sheley is a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the George Washington University, where she is also a doctoral candidate in English literature. Her legal scholarship focuses on how narrative affects the individual and cultural experience of criminal harm and has appeared in a number of journals including the Indiana Law Journal, the University of Cincinnati Law Review...