- Notes on Contributors
Rhonda Jenkins Armstrong is associate professor of English at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, where she teaches courses in American and Southern literature. Her recent publications include articles on Lee Smith for the Journal of Appalachian Studies and Bobbie Ann Mason for Southern Literary Journal. Her current research focuses on the presence of dead bodies in Southern literature.
Victoria M. Bryan earned her PhD from the University of Mississippi in December of 2014 and is currently a tenure-track faculty member at Cleveland State Community College. Her dissertation addressed burial practices in the United States between the World Wars. She has published in Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry and has work forthcoming in the International Journal of American Studies and Studies in American Jewish Literature.
Beverly Bunch-Lyons is associate professor of history at Virginia Tech, National Capital Region, where she specializes in African American history, women’s history, and entrepreneurship in under-resourced communities. She is the author of Contested Terrain: African American Women Migrate from the South to Cincinnati, Ohio 1900-1950 (Routledge, 2002 & 2014). She is currently writing “Inside the Blood Bucket: Juke Joints on Saturday Night.”
Edward Clough is an associate tutor in American studies at the University of East Anglia. His research focuses on Southern literature and culture from 1800 to the present and engages particularly with the plantation and ruin; his doctoral thesis explored representations of the plantation in the fiction of William Faulkner. He is the author of published articles on Faulkner and lynching and on the HBO series Treme, as well as a forthcoming article on Donna Tartt’s The Little Friend.
Jake Ford is an artist, photographer, and poet living in East Tennessee. His work is forthcoming in Blue Fifth Review. “The Stare” represents a separation or division, whether real or imagined. It targets the inner struggle with misperceptions and outward expression.
John Hayes is assistant professor of history at Augusta University. His research focuses on popular and folk religious expression in the late nineteenth- and twentieth-century South. He is currently completing the book manuscript “Hard, Hard Religion: The Other World of the Poor South.”
Caitlin E. Haynes is an American history and library science master’s candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focuses on gender, identity, and family in the nineteenth-century South, with particular interest in the plantation household.
Amber Hodge is a first-year PhD student in English at The University of Mississippi. She holds Master of Arts degrees in American Studies from the College of William and Mary and in English from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Amber’s current projects focus on American literature and cultural studies in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries with an eye toward minority discourses and bodily representations.
Kodai Iuchi is a second-year graduate student in English at The Pennsylvania State University, focusing on early twentieth-century American literature. His interests extend into the transatlantic and the Caribbean, and he has presented conference papers on Melville’s surprising Caribbean performance in Benito Cereno. [End Page 262]
Joseph Kuhn is author of Allen Tate: A Study of Southern Modernism and the Religious Imagination (Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM, 2009). He is currently working on a project concerning Robert Penn Warren, Katherine Anne Porter, and European politics of the 1930s. He is professor of American literature at the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poland.
J. David Maxson is a PhD candidate in Pennsylvania State’s Department of Communication Arts and Sciences. His current research focuses on commemorations of death and trauma in New Orleans. He is particularly interested in the way that local New Orleanian culture has been leveraged following disasters to rhetorically negotiate public memories of trauma and participate in the re-imagination and reconstitution of sundered communities.
Travis Rozier earned his PhD at the University of Mississippi in May 2015. He currently works at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz as a visiting assistant lecturer in the American studies department. He has an article on Eudora Welty’s Delta Wedding published in Texas Studies in Literature and Language.
Abigail Lundelius Smith earned her PhD in English from the University of South Carolina in...