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KATHLEEN BONSALL has a broad interest in the arts. After working in the film and television industry for many years, she studied and received her B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado at Boulder. A book of her poems and other writing are currently being edited for publication. She recently moved to Los Angeles to work on a creative project that will include her discovery of items related to Emily Dickinson and Catherine Scott Anthon.

RICHARD E. BRANTLEY is Alumni Professor of English, Emeritus, at the University of Florida. His publications explore how the empirical and evangelical language of experience complicates the tough and tender tone of Anglo-American Romanticism. His works include: Wordsworth’s “Natural Methodism” (1975); Locke, Wesley, and the Method of English Romanticism (1984), which won the Conference on Christianity and Literature award; Coordinates of Anglo-American Romanticism: Wesley, Edwards, Carlyle, and Emerson (1993); Anglo-American Antiphony: The Late Romanticism of Tennyson and Emerson (1994); Experience and Faith: The Late-Romantic Imagination of Emily Dickinson (2004); and Emily Dickinson’s Rich Conversation: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013).

PAUL CRUMBLEY is a past Emily Dickinson International Society President and Professor of English at Utah State University. His most notable publications include Emily Dickinson’s Fascicles: A Spectrum of Possibilities (coedited and contributed to with Eleanor Elson Heginbotham, 2014) and two monographs on Dickinson: Winds of Will: Emily Dickinson and the Sovereignty of Democratic Thought (2010) and Inflections of the Pen: Dash and Voice in Emily Dickinson (1997). He is also contributing coeditor for Body My House: May Swenson’s Work and Life (2006), and coeditor of The Search for a Common Language: Environmental Writing and Education (2005).

PÁRAIC FINNERTY is Reader in English and American Literature at the University of Portsmouth. He is the author of Emily Dickinson’s Shakespeare (2006) and co-author of Victorian Celebrity Culture and Tennyson’s Circle (2013). His next book, Dickinson and her British Contemporaries: Victorian Poetry in Nineteenth-Century America, is forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press.

LINDA FREEDMAN is a lecturer in British and American literature at University College London. She is the author of Emily Dickinson and the Religious Imagination (2011) and is currently completing a book on William Blake and America. Her research interests cover nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and American [End Page 118] literature, transatlantic relations, and the interdisciplinary connections between literature, theology, and the visual arts.

KAREN L. KILCUP, the Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has published numerous essays and eleven books on American literature, including Over the River and Through the Wood: An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century American Children’s Poetry (2014, with Angela Sorby); and Fallen Forests: Emotion, Embodiment, and Ethics in American Women’s Environmental Writing, 1781–1924 (2013), for which she received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. A past President of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers, she has also been named a National Education Association Distinguished Teacher.

CATE L. MAHONEY is a PhD student in the English department at Princeton University. She is currently planning her course of study in 19th and 20th century American poetics and has a keen interest in nerves, anxiety, mourning, comfort, and the work of Emily Dickinson.

DANIEL MANHEIM is Professor of English at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. He is the editor of The Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin. His work on Dickinson and other nineteenth-century authors has appeared in such publications as The New England Quarterly, ESQ, and, most recently, Literary Imagination. His essay on Emily Dickinson and gift culture appeared in the Fall 2011 issue of the Emily Dickinson Journal.

CECILY PARKS is the author of the poetry collections Field Folly Snow (2008) and O’Nights (2015). Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Kenyon Review, The New Yorker, The Yale Review, and elsewhere. Her essays and reviews appear in Boston Review, The Emily Dickinson Journal, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies of Literature and Environment, Legacy, and Los Angeles Review of Books. She is Assistant Professor of English at Texas State University and lives in Austin, Texas.

VIVIAN POLLAK is Professor of English and...


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