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Sydney Bufkin is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Washington and Lee University. She is currently working on a project about genre, narrative time, and the reception of the American purpose novel.

Elizabeth Della Zazzera is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation examines the politics of literary periodicals in Restoration Paris.

Evelyn Ellerman directs the Communication Studies program at Athabasca University as well as the University’s e-Lab. She is president of the Canadian Communication Foundation, which maintains a website detailing the history of Canadian radio and television. As part of her research program, Dr. Ellerman has a long-time interest in the kinds of theory that can account for colonial print culture.

Devin Griffiths is an Assistant Professor in English Literature at the University of Southern California. Previous work on Romantic science and nineteenth-century historiography has appeared in SEL and ELH. His current project, on historical fiction’s contribution to comparative history and nineteenth-century scientific naturalism, is titled “Between the Darwins.”

John B. Hench is retired as vice president for collections and programs at the American Antiquarian Society. He is the author of Books as Weapons: Propaganda, Publishing, and the Battle for Global Markets in the Era of World War II (Cornell University Press, 2010), which was awarded the SHARP George A. and Jean S. DeLong Prize for Book History in 2011.

Bernadette A. Lear is Behavioral Sciences and Education Librarian at Pennsylvania State University’s Harrisburg campus. She is past chair of the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association and current chair of the Pennsylvania Library Association’s Archives and History Committee. Her research focuses on the history of libraries in Pennsylvania. Lear’s article “Yankee Librarian in the Diamond City: Hannah [End Page 360] Packard James, the Osterhout Free Library of Wilkes-Barre, and the Public Library Movement in Pennsylvania” (Pennsylvania History, Spring 2011) won LHRT’s 2012 Donald Davis Article Award and the Pennsylvania Historical Association’s 2013 Robert G. Crist Prize.

R. W. McCutcheon completed a PhD in Classics at the University of Toronto in 2013 with a dissertation on the social materiality of Cicero’s correspondence. His research focuses on the interaction of textual culture and Roman social relations in the late republican and early imperial eras. He is currently a visiting assistant professor at the University of Toronto.

Anthony McGrath is an independent scholar. After a first degree in mathematics and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, he pursued a career in banking and international finance. Realising the error of his ways, he returned to academia and took a degree in Humanities with History of Art followed by an MA in the History of Art. The MA dissertation, Challenging Hogarth: A Revisionist Account of the Authorship of the Court Room at the Foundling Hospital London, won the Association of Art Historians Dissertation Prize. His PhD thesis (Sussex University, 2012) was Books in Art: The Meaning and Significance of Images of Books in Italian Religious Painting 1250–1400. Current research interests include the history of medieval books, trecento altarpieces, and the role of light in medieval theology, philosophy, and art.

L. Ashley Squires is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Languages at the New Economic School in Moscow, Russia. Her research explores the intersections of American literary and religious history, and her work has appeared in Studies in the Novel and American Literary Realism.

Amanda Watson, a former CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Academic Libraries, is the Librarian for English and Comparative Literature at New York University. She is currently working on a book-length project provisionally titled Original and Selected: Commonplace Books, Readers, and Poems in Nineteenth-Century America.

Gillian Wright is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Literature at the University of Birmingham. Her monograph, Producing Women’s Poetry, 1600–1730: Text and Paratext, Manuscript and Print (Cambridge University Press), and a collection of essays, Chaplains in Early Modern [End Page 361] England: Patronage, Literature and Religion, co-edited with Hugh Adlington and Tom Lockwood (Manchester University Press), were both published in 2013.

Elizabeth Yale is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa...


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