Holly A. Crocker is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina. She has published numerous articles on medieval and early modern literatures, and she is currently completing a book, The Matter of Virtue: Women’s Ethical Action from Chaucer to Shakespeare.
Rebekah Mitsein is a Ph.D. candidate in the English department at Purdue University where she is completing a dissertation on how Africa and Africans influenced the way Europeans thought about knowledge, about themselves, and about the world during the early Enlightenment. Her work has also appeared in Studies in Travel Writing.
A Professor of English at the University of Miami, Frank Palmeri is the author of Satire in Narrative; Satire, History, Novel: Narrative Forms, 1665-1815; and State of Nature, Stages of Society: Enlightenment Conjectural History and the Origins of Modern Social Thought; and the editor of Humans and Other Animals in Eighteenth-Century Britain. He is currently working on Satire and the Public Sphere: Fiction, Caricature, and Radicalism in Nineteenth- Century England. His work on visual culture and narrative forms includes articles discussing J. B. Weenix, Giandomenico Tiepolo, and George Cruikshank, among others.
Matteo Pangallo is a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. His research has focused upon early modern audiences and amateur playwriting; his current project explores the causes, effects, and interpretations of theatrical failure in the period. In addition to preparing editions for The Malone Society, the Oxford Collected Works of Thomas Heywood, the [End Page 166] MLA New Variorum Shakespeare, and Digital Renaissance Editions, his work has appeared in English Literary Renaissance, Review of English Studies, Early Modern Literary Studies, and The Shakespeare Newsletter, as well as the collections Divining Thoughts: Future Directions in Shakespeare Studies and The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare, and will soon appear in the Blackwell New Companion to Renaissance Drama and Early Theatre. His current monograph project is titled Playwriting Playgoers in Shakespeare’s Theater.
Kate Perillo is a doctoral student in the English department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In her graduate work, she studies British and global modernisms, particularly writers’ representations of global space in twentieth- century London fiction. She is also interested in modernities more broadly, and her work occasionally brings (post)colonial and global studies to bear on earlier British literature.
Erin Peters is a Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Gloucestershire. Her research focusses on cultural memory and trauma narratives in the seventeenth century, especially in connection with the English Civil Wars and the Restoration. She has published essays on the relationship between cultural memory, nostalgia, and national identity and has an essay on seventeenth-century conceptions of psychological disability forthcoming. Her current book project is entitled Commemoration and Oblivion in Royalist Print Culture, 1658–1667.
Tessie Prakas is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Kenyon College. Her research and teaching focus on early modern literature, particularly devotional verse, poetics, and Shakespeare, and on the relationship between music and literature. Her current book project, Poetic Priesthood, considers the work of four seventeenth- century poets in connection with their various conceptions of ministerial practice. [End Page 167]
Leah Thomas is Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Languages and Literature at Virginia State University in Petersburg, where she teaches diverse literatures. One of the founding editors of ABOPublic: An Interactive Forum for Women in The Arts, 1640-1830, she now serves as editorial advisor. Her book project Literary Landscapes: The Geographic Imagination in Early Women’s Fiction of “America” explores the relationship between depictions of “America” in maps and women’s fiction of the long eighteenth century. [End Page 168]