rita de maeseneer is a professor of Latin American literature at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. She is the author or editor of thirteen books, including, most recently, Seis ensayos sobre narrative dominicana contemporánea (2011), Devorando a lo cubano (2012), and El canon en el Caribe Hispano y el Cono Sur (2014).
alma kuhlemann is a certified Spanish medical interpreter and translator at Family Health Centers in Louisville, Kentucky. She received her PhD in Spanish from The Ohio State University. Her most recent academic publication is “On the Darker Side of ‘Paradise’: Reading Gender Roles in Marcela Serrano’s Hasta siempre, mujercitas through the Lenses of Domestic and Gothic Fiction,” in Chasqui: revista de literatura latinoamericana.
matt seybold is an assistant professor of English at Elmira College, home of the Center for Mark Twain Studies. His work, which focuses on the intersection of print culture and economic rhetoric in the nineteenth century, has been published in Mark Twain Annual, Mark Twain Journal, and Western Humanities Review.
vanessa steinroetter is an assistant professor of English at Washburn University, specializing in antebellum and mid-nineteenth-century American literature, periodicals, and their reception. Her recent scholarship includes “‘Reading the List’: Casualty Lists and Civil War Poetry” (ESQ, 2013) and “Daughters of a Reading People: Representations of African American Girlhood and Female Literacy in the Christian Recorder” in the forthcoming collection Saving the World: Girlhood and Evangelicalism in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature. [End Page 126]