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John A. Dern is an Associate Professor of Intellectual Heritage at Temple University. His publications include Martians, Monsters and Madonna: Fiction and Form in the World of Martin Amis and essays on a variety of subjects in journals such as The Edgar Allan Poe Review, Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, Literature/Film Quarterly, Pennsylvania English, and The Radio Journal. He has also published pedagogical articles in The Teaching Professor newsletter.

Heyward Ehrlich is Emeritus Professor of English, Rutgers Newark. His “Poe Webliography” was first published in Poe Studies in 1999 and is updated regularly online. His edition of Poe’s reviews and notices in Philadelphia magazines is in preparation for the Collected Writings.

Dennis W. Eddings is Emeritus Professor of Humanities at Western Oregon University. An Honorary Member of the Poe Studies Association and Life Member of the American Humor Studies Association, he has published on Poe and Twain and dabbled in Stephen Crane, Samuel Richardson, Patrick F. McManus, and MAD magazine.

Bob Hodges is a Ph.D. student and instructor at the University of Washington. His areas of focus include nineteenth-century American literature and critical theory. He has presented over a dozen papers at academic conferences in the United States and Canada.

M. Thomas Inge is Robert Emory Blackwell Professor of Humanities at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, where he teaches, edits, and writes about Southern literature and culture, American humor and comic art, film and animation, Asian literature, and William Faulkner. Recent publications include Will Eisner: Conversations, Southern Frontier Humor: An Anthology, a volume in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Literature, and William Faulkner: Overlook Illustrated Lives. His books on the comics include Comics as Culture, The Incredible Mr. Poe: Comic Book Adaptations of the Works of Edgar Allan Poe, and with Charles M. Schulz, My Life with Charlie Brown. Inge is the [End Page 263] general editor of two series of books for the University Press of Mississippi, “Conversations with Comic Artists” and “Great Comic Artists.”

Jonathan W. Murphy is an Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M International University. He has contributed articles to The Edgar Allan Poe Review, The Comparatist, and The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, written reviews for Studies in Romanticism, Emerson Society Papers, The Canadian Review of American Studies, and The Romanticist, and has chapters forthcoming in Teaching Hawthorne in the College Classroom and The Slavoj Žižek Dictionary. His book project charts the cartography of the “new yet unapproachable America” that was imagined and contested during the American Renaissance.

Maria Nayef is a Ph.D. candidate at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). She wrote a thesis titled “Poe Propaganda and the Campaign of Defamation: Deconstructing the Myths of Edgar Allan Poe” for her Master’s in Professional Writing and Literature in 2012.

Suzanne Underwood Rhodes is the author of several books of poetry and creative prose, including A Welcome Shore, What a Light Thing, This Stone, Weather of the House, and Sketches of Home. Most recently, her poems have appeared in Spiritus, The Spoon River Poetry Review, The Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Anglican Theological Review. In addition to working full-time for an aviation charity, she is an adjunct professor of English at the Art Institute of Virginia Beach.

Jeffrey A. Savoye is Secretary–Treasurer and Webmaster of the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore. He is the coeditor, along with Burton R. Pollin, of the revised edition of The Collected Letters of Edgar Allan Poe (2008). He has published numerous reviews and articles related to the life and writings of Edgar Allan Poe. He is Honorary Member of the Poe Studies Association and has received both the James Gargano and the Patrick Quinn Awards.

Clayton Carlyle Tarr recently earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, where he focused on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature. He has published articles on Charles Dickens, Christina Rossetti, Thomas Carlyle, and Louisa May Alcott. His current work includes a study of frame narratives in Gothic novels and an essay on war-wounds in the nineteenth century.

Brian Wall is a doctoral candidate in English literature at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on transatlantic nineteenth-century Scottish and American law...


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