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Lisa Arnold is assistant professor of English at the American University of Beirut, where she directs the writing program and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in writing. She is particularly interested in the history of writing instruction worldwide, writing pedagogy and program administration, historiography as rhetorical practice, and multilingual and transnational literacies. She has published articles in JAC, College English, and College Composition and Communication.

Kirsten Bartholomew Ortega is assistant professor of contemporary American poetry studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She teaches courses in contemporary poetry studies, twentieth-century American literature, and African American literature, including a senior seminar on the Harlem Renaissance. Pedagogically, she is interested in ways to design literature courses that employ the English studies model to achieve academic rigor along with possible practical implementation for students.

Clark Barwick is lecturer of communication at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he teaches courses in African American literature, American studies, and writing. His research focuses on the Harlem Renaissance, jazz, and American modernism. He is the recipient of the 2014 IU Trustees Teaching Award.

Michael Borgstrom is associate professor in and chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University. He is the author of Minority Reports: Identity and Social Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (2010), with additional work in such venues as PMLA, ESQ, Journal of Homosexuality, and African American Review. He is currently at work on a new project that examines issues of queerness and cultural tension in American literary history.

Jacqueline Jones Campaore is associate professor of English at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina, and author of the forthcoming book Unmasking the New Negro: Harold Jackman and the Harlem Renaissance. She regularly teaches courses in composition, introduction to literature, and African American literature. Her areas of specialization are the [End Page 409] Harlem Renaissance and the American novel. She was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso from 2010 to 2011.

Shawn Anthony Christian is associate professor of English and African American studies at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, where he teaches a range of courses for the English department, as well as in American Studies; African, African American, and Diaspora Studies; and Women and Gender Studies programs. His specific research areas are the Harlem Renaissance, African American print culture, and the literature of the long civil rights movement.

Adam Parker Cogbill is a graduate student in rhetoric and composition at the University of New Hampshire. He also holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts, and his research combines his interest in fiction, rhetoric, genres, and pedagogy. His writing has appeared in several publications, including The Common and Ampersand. He lives in Dover, New Hampshire, with his dog, Whiskey.

Susan Cook is assistant professor of English at Southern New Hampshire University. Her work focuses on Victorian literature and visual culture, and she has recently published essays on photography, cartography, and the Victorian novel. She teaches composition, Romantic and Victorian literature, and courses on gender and text.

Meaghan Elliott is a doctoral student of English composition and rhetoric at the University of New Hampshire and adjunct writing instructor at Granite State College. She has a BA from Hope College, an MFA from the University of Wyoming, and an MA from the University of New Hampshire. Her research interests are feminist rhetorics and portrayals of domesticity in popular culture. She is also a published poet and lives in Dover, New Hampshire.

Jerry Farber is professor emeritus of English and comparative literature at San Diego State University and currently lecturer in English at the University of San Diego. His books include A Field Guide to the Aesthetic Experience (1982). He has published articles on a number of subjects, including literary theory, aesthetics, humor, and teaching. His article “Teaching and Presence” appeared in the Spring 2008 issue of Pedagogy.

Teresa Gilliams, associate professor of English at Albright College, earned her PhD in African American literature from Howard University. Her research and teaching focus broadly on the cultural and discursive practices that mark bodily differences, particularly the ways in which those practices establish [End Page 410] selfhood and nationhood in twentieth-and twenty...


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