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Adam Bradford is Associate Professor of English at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches and researches nineteenth-century American literature. He is the author of Communities of Death: Whitman, Poe, and the American Culture of Mourning (2014).

Amy Branam Armiento is Associate Professor of English at Frostburg State University and President of the Poe Studies Association. She specializes in transatlantic nineteenth-century literature with an emphasis on Edgar Allan Poe.

Blake Bronson-Bartlett is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at The University of Iowa. His research has appeared in Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, ESQ, and J19. He is the editor of Mabbott Poe (, an online resource based on the research papers of Poe scholar Thomas Ollive Mabbott.

Andrew Dykstal is a professional editor and author and an unaffiliated scholar. He received his MA in English from the University of Virginia and his BA in English and political science from Hillsdale College. His research interests tend toward modern and contemporary American literature.

Alexander (Alec) T. Hammond, creator of the frontispiece to this volume, is a visual artist, film production designer, and theater set and costume designer. He has designed filmed work that runs the gamut from small independent projects, to large studio features, to television. And he has designed for theater directors JoAnne Akalaitis and James Bundy, to name a few, on works by playwrights from Shakespeare to Suzan-Lori Parks. Hammond received the 2009 Statue award for career achievement from the Princess Grace Foundation. His visual art has featured in numerous shows in Los Angeles, New York, and Amherst.

Alexander Hammond is Associate Professor Emeritus of English at Washington State University. A former editor and coeditor of Poe Studies, he has focused his scholarship on Poe's literary career, especially his early fiction, and he is currently working on a guide to WSU's Palmer C. Holt Poe Source Collection. Recent scholarship includes a 2018 essay in the Poe Review on the [End Page 136] influence of Henry Colburn's Silver Fork school on Poe's Folio Club tales and a chapter in the 2019 Oxford Handbook of Edgar Allan Poe.

Christa Holm Vogelius is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Copenhagen. She is working on a monograph about ideas of originality and gender in mid-nineteenth-century American literature. [End Page 137]



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