jason haslam is Professor of English at Dalhousie University. He is the author or editor of several books on prison studies and other topics, including, most recently, the monograph Gender, Race, and American Science Fiction: Reflections on Fantastic Identities (2015), the textbook Thinking Popular Culture (2015), and the essay collection American Gothic Cultures (2016).
ashley c. barnes is Assistant Professor of literature at the University of Texas, Dallas. Her essays have appeared in Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers and in The Henry James Review. She is currently working on a book manuscript that revises the meaning of the love story in American novel history.
david faflik is Associate Professor of English at the University of Rhode Island. A specialist in nineteenth-century American literature and culture, he has placed his writing in a wide range of scholarly journals. He is the author of Boarding Out: Inhabiting the American Urban Literary Imagination, 1840–1860 (Northwestern UP, 2012), and is also the editor of Thomas Butler Gunn’s The Physiology of New York Boarding-Houses (Rutgers UP, 2009). Faflik is now completing a new book project, Missed Reading: Culture, Class, and the Work of Urban Form.
danelle dyckhoff stelzriede is an Assistant Professor of English in the Department of First-Year and Transition Studies at Kennesaw State University. Her research interests include contemporary representations of nineteenth-century US empire-building; spectrality and haunting in narratives of American history and culture; and first-generation college experiences and identities.
spencer morrison is a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta. His work on twentieth-century American literature and culture has appeared in ELH and American Literature, as well as in numerous essay collections. [End Page 127]