Danielle Barkley holds a Ph.D. from McGill University, where she currently works as a course lecturer. Her research interests focus on popular fiction, romance, and genre studies from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She has articles forthcoming from European Romantic Review and Persuasions.
Christopher Bundrick is an associate professor of English at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. His work has appeared in South Central Review and Appalachian Journal.
Amanda Lee Castro is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her current research interests include the global gothic, narrative space, the history of the novel, and postapocalypticism.
Mae Miller Claxton is an associate professor of English at Western Carolina University, where she teaches classes in Southern, Appalachian, and American literature. She is the author of Conversations with Dorothy Allison (UP of Mississippi, 2012). Her work has appeared in Mississippi Quarterly, Southern Quarterly, the Eudora Welty Review, and the South Atlantic Review.
James A. Crank is an assistant professor of American literature at the University of Alabama. His work has appeared in the Southern Literary Journal, Mississippi Quarterly, Southern Studies, and collections such as Agee at 100 and Southerners on Film. He is the author of Understanding Sam Shepard (U of South Carolina P, 2012) and the forthcoming The Morning Watch and Collected Short Fiction of James Agee (U of Tennessee P, 2016).
Sarah Gilbreath Ford is an associate professor of English and director of undergraduate studies in the English department at Baylor University. She is the author of Tracing Southern Storytelling in Black and White (U of Alabama P, 2014). She has published articles in the Southern Literary Journal, Mississippi Quarterly, Early American Literature, Southern Quarterly, and Studies in the Novel.
Jennifer A. Hughes is an assistant professor of English at Averett University where she teaches courses in American literature, women and gender studies, and in the Honors Program. She has published articles on frontier humor, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. She is currently the secretary-treasurer of the American Humor Studies Association. [End Page 134]
Lise Jaillant is a lecturing fellow at the University of East Anglia in the U.K., and she holds a research fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation in Germany. She is the author of Modernism, Middlebrow, and the Literary Canon: The Modern Library Series, 1917–1955 (Pickering & Chatto, 2014). She is currently working on two book projects: Cheap Modernism: European Publishers Series and the Avant Garde and a history of creative writing programs in North America, the U.K., and Australia.
Lynn R. Johnson is an associate professor of Africana studies at Dickinson College. Her research interests are African American literature, Middle Passage studies, and food studies. She has published articles in the Encyclopedia of American Studies, Journal of Pan African Studies, and the Southern Literary Journal and essays in Journeys of the Slave Narrative in the Early Americas and Food on Film: Bringing Something New to the Table.
Dan Walden is an assistant professor of English at Baylor University. His essays have been published in Early American Literature, Atlantic Studies, the Edgar Allan Poe Review, and South Central Review and are forthcoming from The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture. His current book project focuses on coastal spaces as early American literary and cultural contact zones.
Anna Young is a Ph.D. fellow in literature and gender studies at the University of Oslo’s Centre for Gender Research. Her dissertation will deal with the themes of childhood, violence, and gender identity in a selection of British and American novels from the 1950s to the present day. [End Page 135]