david greenham is director of Research and Scholarship and an associate professor of English literature at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He is a board member of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society. Dr. Greenham has published widely on Emerson, including recent essays on Emerson's letters, his originality, and Schelling's influence. His book Emerson's Transatlantic Romanticism was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2012. His current research is on Emerson and metaphor. Dr. Greenham is also interested in pedagogies of close reading. His undergraduate guide to the subject, Close Reading: The Basics, was published by Routledge in August 2018.
sean keck is an assistant professor of English at Radford University, where he teaches courses in American literature and creative writing. His research explores literary encounters with other media (audio and film), with particular interest in representations of race and environment. In his current book project, Reverb: American Literature and Sonic Media, he places realist and modernist texts in conversation with telephone, phonograph, gramophone, and radio artifacts and discourses, arguing that this cross-media archive makes audible the multisensory channels through which racial ideology circulates. His articles and reviews have appeared in the Journal of American Studies, the Mark Twain Annual, and the Wallace Stevens Journal. [End Page 562]
lauren kimball is a PhD candidate in English at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, where she also teaches literature. She was a 2015 Dissertation Fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. Her dissertation, directed by Professor Meredith McGill, is on the role of poetry within the literature and spaces of labor in the antebellum US, including the navy frigate, Lowell textile factory, and Fourierist agrarian commune. She is a coauthor of "Nineteenth-Century Poetic Genres in Transatlantic Context: A Dialogue" in Teaching Transatlanticism: Resources for Teaching Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Print Culture, ed. Linda Hughes and Sarah Robbins (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2015).
brad rittenhouse is the coordinator of the Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a C19 literary scholar working at the intersection of social and technological history, aesthetics, and information science. He also has a quantitative project that uses meso-scale analysis to look for examples of encyclopedic writing outside the predominantly white male canon. He hopes to find examples of encyclopedic narrative that do not prioritize empirical or masculinist structures and subject matter and, in the process, diversify this literarily prestigious subgenre. The project is called TMI and can be found at tmi.gatech.edu. [End Page 563]