Li-Hsin Hsu has recently completed her PhD at the University of Edinburgh. She is currently teaching at National Chengchi University in Taiwan. Her research interests include Emily Dickinson, Transatlantic Studies, Orientalism, and Eco-criticism. Currently her research centers on the role of tourism and consumption in nineteenth-century literature.
Masako Takeda is Professor of English at Osaka Shoin Women’s University and has been visiting professor in Amherst and Boston through the Ministry of Education of Japan, ACLS, and Fulbright, as well as a former executive member of the Emily Dickinson Society of Japan. Her publications include Emily no Shi no Ie (Emily’s House of Poetry―Living in Amherst), From Japan to Amherst: My Days with Emily Dickinson, and translations into Japanese of Love Poems of Emily Dickinson and Dickinson’s Letters. She is also the translator and co-editor, with extensive notes, of selected English Sonnets, now in its third volume; Emerson’s poems; and John Hollander’s Rhyme’s Reason.
Adam Katz is a PhD student in the Poetics Program of the University at Buffalo (SUNY) English Department. He received an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in 2007 and a BA from Cornell in 2005. He has published poetry in Abraham Lincoln, Aufgabe, and elsewhere. He lives in Toronto with his wife and little daughter.
Yanbin Kang received her PhD at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2008). She is Associate Professor of English at Guilin University of Electronic Technology (China). This essay is a part of her project supported by the EDIS Scholar in Amherst Award (2009), China’s National Philosophical and Social Science Foundation (2010), and China’s Scholarship Council Fellowship (2012). She is a translator of Dickinson’s work and her research interests include American renaissance literature, cognitive poetics, and transcultural studies.
Jesse Curran received her PhD from Stony Brook University in 2012, where she currently teaches in the Department of English and the Sustainability Studies Program. Her dissertation, “From Mourning to Meditation: Theorizing Ecopoetics, Thinking Ecologym,” won the annual departmental award for Best Dissertation. Her current research and writing continue to explore the nexus between meditative awareness, ecopoetics, and sustainability praxis. [End Page 135]
Cuihua Xu is Associate Professor of English at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in Guangzhou, China. She is interested in what Emily Dickinson says between her lines and in translating her works into Chinese.
Coleman Hutchison is Associate Professor of English at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Apples and Ashes: Literature, Nationalism, and the Confederate States of America and is currently editing the Cambridge History of American Civil War Literature.
Jine Wang is Associate Professor at Shandong Normal University in China. She received her PhD at Shandong University in 2011, with the dissertation “On the Consciousness of Loneliness in Emily Dickinson’s Poetry.” She is also the author of several Chinese articles on Dickinson, and she is currently working on a project on the ecological wisdom reflected in Dickinson’s poetry.