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lee clark mitchell teaches American literature and film at Princeton University, where he is Holmes Professor of Belles-Lettres. His books include Witnesses to a Vanishing America: The Nineteenth-Century Response (1981), Determined Fictions: American Literary Naturalism (1989), The Photograph and the American Indian (1994), and Westerns: Making the Man in Fiction and Film (1996). Recent essays have focused on Cormac McCarthy, the Coen brothers, Henry James, and noir fiction. Currently, he is completing a book on close reading in modernist American novels, as well as a study of contemporary film Westerns.

mitchell breitwieser is Professor, and the Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Chancellor’s Distinguished Chair in Writing in the English department at UC-Berkeley, where he teaches American literature. His most recent essays have been on Graham Greene, Herman Melville, and Cotton Mather.

andrew hebard is an Associate Professor of English at Miami University. He is the author of The Poetics of Sovereignty in American Literature, 1885–1910 (Cambridge 2013) as well as numerous articles on race, law, and literature.

amy parsons is Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Culture and Communication at the California State University Maritime Academy. Her primary areas of research and teaching are the roles of transnational capital, maritime labor, race, and sexuality in the antebellum period.

greg chase is a PhD candidate in English at Boston University. His dissertation considers skeptical philosophies of language in the fiction of Faulkner, Wright, Ellison, Woolf, and others.

skip willman is Associate Professor of English at the University of South Dakota. He has published essays on the work of Don DeLillo, Stanley Elkin, Ian Fleming, and Thomas Pynchon, as well as on conspiracy theory. He is coeditor of Ian Fleming and James Bond: The Cultural Politics of James Bond. He is currently completing a project entitled Cold War Catastrophes: Intelligence Failures in Post–World War Two Fiction. [End Page 169]



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