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Christina Accomando ( is a professor of Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies and English at Humboldt State University. Her scholarship focuses on the law and literature of slavery and resistance, and contemporary issues of race, gender, and US law. She is the author of "The Regulations of Robbers": Legal Fictions of Slavery and Resistance (Ohio State UP, 2001), and her essays have appeared in Still Seeking an Attitude: Critical Reflections on the Work of June Jordan (Lexington Books, 2004), the Norton Critical Edition of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (2001), Red Dirt Revival: A Poetic Memoir in 6 Breaths (Red Dirt Publishing, 2003), and journals including MELUS, African American Review, Feminism & Psychology, and The Antioch Review.

Sterling Lecater Bland, Jr. ( is an associate professor in the departments of English, African American and African Studies, and American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. His teaching and research interests include nineteenth-century American literature, African American literature and culture, narrative theory, and jazz studies. He is the author of Voices of the Fugitives: Runaway Slave Stories and Their Fictions of Self-Creation (Greenwood, 2000), Understanding Nineteenth-Century Slave Narratives (Greenwood, 2016), and "Narration on the Lower Frequencies in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man" in Narrative, Race, and Ethnicity in the U.S., edited by Jennifer Ho, James J. Donahue, and Shaun Morgan (Ohio State UP, 2017). Most recently, his work has appeared in the journals South Atlantic Review and American Studies.

Sarita Cannon ( is associate professor of English at San Francisco State University where she teaches twentieth-century American literatures. Her scholarship has appeared in Interdisciplinary Humanities, The Black Scholar, Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies, Callaloo, and CEA Critic. A global citizen committed to cross-cultural exchange, she travels frequently and has presented her work at conferences in Spain, Japan, South Africa, Tunisia, Morocco, Ghana, and Australia. Her book manuscript, tentatively titled Black-Native Autobiographical Acts: Navigating the Minefields of Authenticity, examines the empowering and calcifying effects of discourses of authenticity in black-Native self-inscriptions in the past century.

Melissa Dennihy ( is assistant professor of English at Queensborough Community College, City University of New York (CUNY). Her research interests include contemporary multi-ethnic US literatures, the intersections of literature [End Page 230] and linguistics, and community college pedagogy. Dennihy's work has been published in MELUS, Pedagogy, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, Southern Studies, and numerous essay collections.

Lucas Dietrich ( is an adjunct professor of humanities at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His book in progress combines interests in late nineteenth-century American literature, critical ethnic studies, and book history, exploring relationships between US writers of color and the predominantly white publishing industry. His research has been supported by a Northeast Modern Language Association Fellowship at the Newberry Library, a Directors' Scholarship at Rare Book School, and an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. He has published reviews in ESQ and Reception and articles in MELUS and Book History.

Jessie LaFrance Dunbar ( specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American and African diasporic literatures; she has secondary interests in Russian and AfroCuban history, literature, and cultures. Her current book project, Democracy, Diaspora, and Disillusionment: Black Itinerancy and the Propaganda Wars, suggests that scholars recalibrate the earliest notable era of Russian influence on African American politics from the twentieth century to the nineteenth century.

Jacqueline Emery ( is an assistant professor of English at SUNY College at Old Westbury, where she teaches courses in Native American and multi-ethnic American women's literature. She is editor of Recovering Native American Writings in the Boarding School Press (U of Nebraska P, 2017). Her research has appeared in American Periodicals and Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers.

Gordon Fraser ( is assistant professor of English at North Dakota State University, where he is the founding director of the American Studies Colloquium. His scholarship has appeared in such journals as American Quarterly, PMLA, J19, and Novel. In 2015, he was the winner of...


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