donald e. pease is the Ted & Helen Geisel and Founding Director of the Futures Of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth. Pease is editor or co-editor of 12 volumes including Cultures of U.S. Imperialism (1992), Futures of American Studies (2002), and Re-Mapping the Trans-National Turn in American Studies (2012), American Studies as Transnational Practice: Turning Towards the Transpacific (2016). Pease is the author of Visionary Compacts: American Renaissance Writings in Cultural Context (1987) and The New American Exceptionalism (2009) and Theodor Seuss Geisel (2010) In 2012 the American Studies Association (ASA) awarded Pease the Carl Bode-Norman Holmes Pearson Prize for Outstanding Contributions to American Studies.
branka arsić is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She is the author of Bird Relics, Grief and Vitalism in Thoreau (Harvard UP, 2016), On Leaving, A Reading in Emerson (Harvard UP, 2010) and Passive Constitutions or 71/2 Times Bartleby (Stanford University Press, 2007).
erik mortenson is an assistant professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey. He is the author of Capturing the Beat Moment: Cultural Politics and the Poetics of Presence, which was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2011, and Ambiguous Borderlands: Shadow Imagery in Cold War American Culture.
peter j. Bellis is Professor of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the author of two books: No Mysteries Out of Ourselves: Identity and Textual Form in the Novels of Herman Melville and Writing Revolution: Aesthetics and Politics in Hawthorne, Whitman, and Thoreau. His current project focuses on representations of 18th- and 19th-century urban America.
robert milder, Professor of English at Washington University, has written extensively on American Renaissance subjects and is the author, most recently, of Hawthorne’s Habitations: A Literary Life (Oxford University Press, 2013). He is presently working on a book on spirituality in the American Renaissance. [End Page 133]