Chris Beyers is Professor of English at Assumption College. His many publications on poetry include A History of Free Verse and the essay, “Naturalism and Poetry,” in The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Naturalism. With John Serio, he is the editor of the corrected edition of Wallace Stevens’s Collected Poems.
Anita Duneer is Associate Professor of English at Rhode Island College, where she teaches American and postcolonial literatures. She is at work on a book about Jack London and the sea, which merges interests in maritime literature and literary naturalism. Her recent publications on literary seafaring have appeared in American Literary Realism, Studies in American Naturalism, esq: A Journal of the American Renaissance, and the mla’s Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jack London.
Cara Erdheim Kilgallen is Assistant Professor of English and director of Writing Across the Curriculum at Sacred Heart University. An avid athlete involved in competitive figure skating and tennis, she feels particularly passionate about American sports writing as a new area of research in American literary naturalism. In addition to sports narrative, her scholarship focuses on environmental theory and disability studies. While working on a long term project about American literature, disability, and sports, she has published in the fields of twentieth-century American literature, African American writing, literary naturalism, ecocriticism, and cultural food studies.
Carol S. Loranger is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of English Language and Literatures at Wright State University. Her scholarship focuses on such groundbreaking and controversial American writers as William S. Burroughs, Thomas Pynchon, and Theodore Dreiser. She is a member of the associate board for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, serving on its Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award Committee and maintaining its online bibliography. [End Page 182]
Roark Mulligan is Professor of English at Christopher Newport University, where he teaches literature and writing. He has authored essays that have appeared in American Literary Realism, Dreiser Studies, English Education, and Studies in American Naturalism. In 2010, he published the Dreiser Edition of The Financier (University of Illinois Press), and in 2016, he completed a scholarly edition of The Titan (Winchester University Press), the second volume in Theodore Dreiser’s Trilogy of Desire.
Donald Pizer, Pierce Butler Professor of English Emeritus at Tulane University, has published widely on late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature. [End Page 183]