Rebecca Entel is Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Cornell College. Her research focuses on the literature of the Civil War, the slave narrative genre, and the literature of social reform. She is also a fiction writer.
Timothy Helwig is Assistant Professor of English at Western Illinois University, where he teaches courses in nineteenth-century American literature. His research interests and previous publications focus on working-class identity construction and racial sympathy in antebellum sensational fiction and popular print culture.
Molly Knox Leverenz is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at Texas Christian University, where she currently serves as the Research Assistant to the Lillian Radford Chair of Rhetoric and Composition. Her scholarship focuses on print culture, literacy studies, and girls’ literature. She is also interested in discourse communities and transatlantic discourses.
Jon Miller is Associate Professor of English at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. His work as an editor includes Alcohol and Drugs in North America: A Historical Encyclopedia (with David M. Fahey; ABC-CLIO, 2013) and scholarly editions of T. S. Arthur’s Ten Nights in a Bar-Room (Copley, 2002), N. P. Willis’s Sketches at Home and Abroad (University of Akron Press, 2010), and The Akron Offering: A Ladies’ Literary Magazine, 1849–1850 (University of Akron Press, 2013).
Stella Setka earned her PhD from Purdue University. Her dissertation, “Partners in Catastrophe: The Phantasmic in African American, Jewish American, and Native American Trauma Narratives,” examines the way that contemporary ethnic writers use culturally specific forms of the supernatural to connect present-day protagonists with cultural traumas such as enslavement and genocide to stimulate empathy and ethical thinking in the reader. Her essay “Haunted by the Past: Traumatic Rememory and Black Feminism in Gayl Jones’s ‘Corregidora’” is forthcoming in Mosaic. [End Page 103]