JESSICA L. JESSEE received her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in May 2014. Her dissertation on representations of performance in nineteenth-century American women’s poetry addresses the work of Emily Dickinson, Sarah Piatt, Achsa Sprague, Fanny Kemble, and Adah Menken. Jessica presented a paper on Dickinson at MLA (2013) and contributed an entry, “Angels,” to Wendy Martin’s All Things Dickinson: An Encyclopedia of Emily Dickinson’s World (2014).
GREG SEVIK teaches in the Department of English at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. He has published articles and literary translations in journals such as The Hopkins Quarterly, Clues, and Inventory. He has also served as a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant in Vreden, Germany. His book project explores the aesthetics of materiality in the poems of Emily Dickinson, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Georg Trakl, and Christine Lavant.
SALLY BAYLEY is a Teaching and Research Fellow at the Rothermere American Insititute, University of Oxford and a Lecturer in English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She has published Home on the Horizon: America’s Search for Space, from Emily Dickinson to Bob Dylan (2011), as well as two books on Sylvia Plath. Since 2007 she has collaborated with filmmaker Suzie Hanna and sound composer Tom Simmons in creating animated films, including “Letter to the World” (2010), an imaginative, documentary interpretation of Emily Dickinson’s paper-world.
URSULA CACI is a doctoral student at the University of Basel, Switzerland. In her dissertation “Locating Gender in Space: Emily Dickinson’s Conception of Gender,” she combines theoretical approaches from gender studies and feminist geography with literary criticism. The project’s main focus is on how Dickinson’s poetic language productively creates room for female identification beyond patriarchal definition. She has published “Der Affekt als Effekt in Emily Dickinsons Briefen an den Master,” and from June 2012 to May 2013, she spent a year as a visiting scholar at the University at Buffalo, SUNY.
BAIHUA WANG (王柏华) is Associate Professor and Director of Comparative Literature and World Literature at the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Fudan University, China. Together with two of her students, she has published a Chinese translation of My Wars Are Laid Away in Books: The Life of Emily Dickinson, by Alfred Habegger. With Martha Nell Smith and Cristanne Miller, she is currently co-organizing a symposium on Dickinson which will be held in Shanghai, as well as a collaborative translation project of Dickinson’s poems. [End Page 111]
ALEXANDRA SOCARIDES is Associate Professor of English at the University of Missouri, where she teaches nineteenth-century American literature and culture as well as the history of poetics. Her first book, Dickinson Unbound: Paper, Process, Poetics, was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. She has published a number of articles on Dickinson, most recently in Emily Dickinson in Context (Cambridge UP, 2013) and Dickinson’s Fascicles: A Spectrum of Possibilities (Ohio State UP, 2014).
GARY LEE STONUM is Oviatt Professor Emeritus in the English Department at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of The Emily Dickinson Sublime and co-editor of Emily Dickinson and Philosophy and edited the Emily Dickinson Journal from 1999 to 2005.