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Melissa Adams-Campbell is an assistant professor of early American literature at Northern Illinois University. She is currently completing a monograph entitled “New World Courtship: Transatlantic Alternatives to Companionate Marriage,” which explores how eighteenth-and early-nineteenth-century Anglophone novelists such as Frances Brooke and Leonora Sansay draw on travelers’ reports of courtship and marriage customs in the circum-Atlantic world.

Eve Tavor Bannet is George Lynn Cross Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma. Recent publications include Transatlantic Stories and the History of Reading, 1720–1820 (Cambridge, 2011); “Charles Brockden Brown and England,” in Julia M. Wright and Kevin Hutchings, eds., Transatlantic Literary Exchanges (Ashgate, 2011); “Adulterous Sentiments in Transatlantic Domestic Fiction, 1770–1805,” in Toni Bowers and Tita Chico, eds., Atlantic Worlds in the Long Eighteenth Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012); and with Susan Manning, Transatlantic Literary Studies (Cambridge UP 2012).

Ashley Barnett is a graduate student at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She is writing her graduate thesis on the colonization of indigenous Native American corn as it is represented in early colonial American literature.

Bridget Bennett is professor of American literature and culture in the School of English, University of Leeds. Her most recent book was Transatlantic Spiritualism and Nineteenth-Century American Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). She is currently working on a book on home and crisis in US American literature.

Allison Margaret Bigelow is assistant professor of colonial Latin American literatures in the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at the University of Virginia. From 2012 to 2014, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture at the College of William and Mary, where she revised her book manuscript, tentatively titled “Cultural Touchstones: Mining, Refining, and the Languages of Empire in the Early Americas.”

Angela Calcaterra is an assistant professor of English at the University of West Florida. She is working on a book project that rethinks stereotypes of Indians in pre-1900 American literature in light of native representational practices, media, and sites of knowledge production.

Lorrayne Carroll is an associate professor of English and a member of the Women and Gender Studies Faculty at the University of Southern Maine, where she teaches courses in early American studies, literacy studies, cultural studies, [End Page 623] and women and gender studies. Her book Rhetorical Drag: Gender Impersonation, Captivity, and the Writing of History (Kent State UP, 2007), examines the work of male authors who wrote as women in early American captivity narratives. Currently she is coauthoring a book about how the IMF, World Bank, and WTO use language to mask the real consequences of their economic policies and how cultural texts in countries disciplined by the agencies challenge those policies.

Julie Crawford is an associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She has published on a wide range of early modern authors, from Shakespeare, Fletcher, and Sidney to Cavendish, Wroth, and Clifford, and on topics ranging from the history of reading to the history of sexuality. She is the author of a book on cheap print and the English Reformation, called Marvelous Protestantism (Johns Hopkins UP, 2005) and the recently completed Mediatrix: Women, Politics and Literary Production in Early Modern England, which will appear from Oxford UP in early 2014. She is currently completing a book entitled “Margaret Cavendish’s Political Career.”

Adam Gordon is an assistant professor of English at Whitman College, specializing in print culture, the history of the book, and the development of literary criticism in America. Before coming to Whitman College, he served as the 2011–2012 John B. Hench Post-Dissertation Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society. His current book project, “Cultures of Criticism in Antebellum America,” examines the relationship between authors and critics within the expanding print culture of mid-nineteenth-century America.

Elizabeth Hopwood is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Northeastern University, where she is completing her dissertation, “Eating the Atlantic: Race, Gender, and Gastronomic Borders in 19th Century U.S. and Caribbean Literature.” She is currently a research fellow at Northeastern’s NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, working on developing a digital...


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