Reid Barbour is Roy C. Moose Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has published widely on early modern England, including books on prose fiction, classical reception, religion, and law; a biography of Sir Thomas Browne; and an edition (with David Nor-brook) of Lucy Hutchinson's translation of Lucretius. He is currently working (with Brooke Conti) on the Oxford edition of Browne's Religio Medici.
Matthew Harkins is Associate Professor of English at the College of St. Benedict / St. John's University, where he teaches courses on early modern English literature, Shakespeare, and Milton. His scholarly work addresses ideas of youth and age in early modern English literature, with articles focusing on Shakespeare's plays and the poetry of Andrew Marvell.
Rana A. Hogarth is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work focuses on medical and scientific constructions of race during the era of slavery and beyond. Her scholarship brings together the fields of African American History, History of Medicine, and Atlantic World History. Her first book, Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780–1840 (University of North Carolina Press, 2017) examines how White physicians defined blackness as a medically significant marker of difference in slave societies of the American Atlantic.
Gavin Hollis is Associate Professor of English at Hunter College, City University of New York, where he teaches courses on Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature. He is the author of The Absence of America: The London Stage 1576–1642 (2015), the inaugural book in the Early Modern Literary Geographies series from Oxford University Press.
Sujata Iyengar is Professor of English at the University of Georgia. Her books include Shades of Difference: Mythologies of Skin Color in Early Modern England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005), Shakespeare's Medical Language: A Dictionary (Bloomsbury/Arden, 2014), and the edited collection Disability, Health, and Happiness in the Shakespearean Body (Routledge, 2015). Recent essays include "Intermediating the Book Beautiful: Shakespeare at the Doves Press" (Shakespeare Quarterly, 2016), part of her ongoing project, "Shakespeare and the Art of the Book." With Christy Desmet, Suajta Iyengar co-founded and co-edits Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation.
Craig Koslofsky is Professor of History and Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Working in the history of everyday life, he has published Evening's Empire: A History of the Night in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and The Reformation of the Dead: Death and Ritual in Early Modern Germany, 1450–1700 (Macmillan Press/St. Martin's Press, 2000). His current book project is a history of human skin in the early modern world.
Jessica Malay is Professor of English Renaissance Literature at the University of Huddersfield, UK. Her recent publications include The Case of Mistress Mary Hampson (Stanford University Press, 2014), which engages in a discussion of the perils of disastrous marriages in the seventeenth century and includes Mary Hampson's recently discovered autobiography. Malay has edited the first print edition of Anne Clifford's Great Books of Record (Manchester University Press, 2015) as well as Anne Clifford's Autobiographical Writing 1603–1676 (Manchester University Press, 2018).
Cristina Malcolmson is Professor Emerita of English at Bates College. Her most recent book is Studies of Skin Color in the Early Royal Society: Boyle, Cavendish, Swift (Ashgate/Routledge, 2013). She has published "The 'Empire of Man over the Inferior Creatures': British Women, Race and Seventeenth-Century Science," in The History of British Women's Writing, 1610–1690, edited by Mihoko Suzuki (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), and "Parliament and Slavery, 1660–c. 1710," with Ruth Paley and Michael Hunter, in Slavery and Abolition 31.2 (2010). She co-edited with Matteo Pangallo and Eugene Hill the first edition of The Amazon by Edward Herbert for the Malone Society Collections XVII (2016).
Twyla Meding is Associate Professor of French in the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at West Virginia University, where she teaches courses on French literature, culture, and language, in French and in English translation. She is the author of more than two dozen scholarly articles on early modern French and European literature, with...