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Sophie Bell is an Associate Professor at St. John’s University in the Institute for Writing Studies. Her essay, “‘So Wicked’: Revisiting Uncle Tom’s Cabin’s Sentimental Racism through the Lens of the Child,” appeared in the volume The Children’s Table: Childhood Studies and the Humanities. Another essay, “’Whiteboys’: Autoethnography, Internalized Racism, and Composition at the University’s Gateway,” is forthcoming in the volume Anti-Racist Activism: Teaching Rhetoric and Writing. She is currently working on a book about the insights her students’ writing offers into the particular contradictions of race in the 21st century.

Lydia R. Cooper is an assistant professor at Creighton University where she teaches American and Native American literature. Her book on Cormac McCarthy, No More Heroes: Narrative Perspective and Morality in the Novels, was published by LSU Press as part of the Southern Literary Studies series. Her work on McCarthy and on other modern and contemporary American and Native American writers has appeared in journals such as Studies in the Novel, Studies in American Indian Literature, Western American Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment.

George Gordon-Smith is a doctoral candidate at Emory University working at the intersections of race and disability in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American and African American literature. His work appears in various book chapters including the forthcoming MLA Approaches to Teaching Charles W. Chesnutt and Nineteenth-Century Sentimentalism Revisited. He is currently working on a manuscript on race and disability for the University of Minnesota Press.

Fiona McWilliam received her doctorate in English from Florida State University in 2014. She is currently a lecturer in the department of English at the University of Texas, [End Page 145] San Antonio. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture and the Journal of the Short Story in English.

Mark Storey is Assistant Professor of American Literature at the University of Warwick. He is the author of Rural Fictions, Urban Realities: A Geography of Gilded Age American Literature(Oxford University Press, 2013), and is currently working on a new project which traces classical Roman allusions in American writing since the late eighteenth century in order to re-examine the relationship between fiction, imperialism, and the historical imagination.

Joshua Tendler is a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Pennsylvania State University. He recently defended his dissertation Sublime Insolvency: The Aesthetics of Failure and American Literature After the Panic of 1837. [End Page 146]



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