- Notes on Contributors
Heyward Ehrlich writes the “Poe in Cyberspace” column for the Edgar Allan Poe Review, contributed “Electrifying Poe: Researching Edgar Allan Poe on the Web” to Poe Writing/Writing Poe (AMS, 2013), and is preparing an edition of Poe’s Philadelphia reviews for Collected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe. He also writes on popular culture in James Joyce, serves as vice president and web-master of the James Joyce Society, and is Professor Emeritus, Rutgers–Newark.
Erin E. Forbes is Assistant Professor of American and African American literature at the University of Wyoming, with research interests in materialist aesthetics, religion, and the environment. She is completing a book titled “Criminal Genius: Aesthetic Agency in American Literature,” which examines the intersections of criminality and creativity generated by specific material ecologies—the yellow fever virus, print-culture networks, and the swamp.
Paul Hurh is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arizona. He is the author of American Terror: The Feeling of Thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville (Stanford Univ. Press, forthcoming) as well as articles on Faulkner, Melville, and Poe.
Paul C. Jones, Professor of English at Ohio University, is the author of Unwelcome Voices: Subversive Fiction in the Antebellum South (Univ. of Tennessee Press, 2005) and Against the Gallows: Antebellum American Writers and the Movement to Abolish Capital Punishment (Univ. of Iowa Press, 2011).
Magdalen Wing-Chi Ki is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Hong Kong Baptist University. Recent publications include “Structure and Anti-Structure: Virginia Woolf’s Feminist Politics and ‘The Mark on the Wall,’” English Studies (2010); “The Post-Oedipal Father and The Master Builder,” Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism (2010); “Diabolical Evil and Poe’s ‘The Black Cat,’” Mississippi Quarterly (2009); and “Ego-Evil and ‘The Tell-Tale Heart,’” Renascence (2008).
Dana Medoro is Associate Professor of American Literature at the University of Manitoba. She is the author of The Bleeding of America (Greenwood, 2002), a study of blood and bleeding in twentieth-century American literature, [End Page 136] and she is currently completing a second monograph, titled Antebellum Abortion: Open Secrets in Poe and Hawthorne (Univ. of New Hampshire Press, forthcoming).
Sam Reese is about to complete his PhD on Paul Bowles, mid-twentieth-century American literary culture, and aesthetics of containment at the University of Sydney. He is the author of “‘My work has nothing to do with surrealism’: Paul Bowles, View, and the Surreal Short Story,” Papers of Surrealism (2013).
Arthur Riss, Associate Professor, teaches US literature and culture before 1900 at Salem State University. His current project examines the question of when the Civil War ended. He is the author of Race, Slavery, and Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (Cambridge, 2006).
Jeffrey A. Savoye is the longtime secretary/treasurer and webmaster of the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore. In this role, he is the primary force behind the society’s expansive and well-regarded website (http://www.eapoe.org). In addition to numerous articles on Poe’s life and works, he has coedited the revised edition of The Collected Letters of Edgar Allan Poe (Gordian Press, 2008).
Russell Sbriglia is Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at the University of Rochester, where he teaches courses in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature. He is at work on two book projects: a monograph titled “Dissensus Communis: Conservatism and the Politics of Common Sense in Antebellum American Literature”; and an edited essay collection titled “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Literature but Were Afraid to Ask Žižek.”
Ellen Weinauer is Associate Professor of English and the Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi. She is the coeditor, with Robert McClure Smith, of American Culture, Canons, and the Case of Elizabeth Stoddard (Univ. of Alabama Press, 2003) and the author of articles on Hawthorne, Melville, Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Stoddard, and, most recently, Edgar Allan Poe and E.D.E.N. Southworth. [End Page 137]