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BRIAN BAAKI is an instructor in the English Department at the University of Memphis. He received his PhD. in English from the CUNY Graduate Center. He is currently at work on a book manuscript titled A Dark Record: Criminal Discourse and African American Literature, 1721–1864. His articles have been published in Clues: A Journal of Detection and New England Quarterly.

TERI FINNEMAN is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas. Her research focuses on news coverage of US first ladies and women politicians. She also conducts research related to media ethics, journalism history, and oral history. She is the author of Press Portrayals of Women Politicians, 1870s–2000s (2015). She can be reached at

JENNIFER NOLAN is an associate professor of English at North Carolina State University. Her research focuses on literature published in popular American magazines during the first half of the twentieth century. Recent work has appeared in Book History, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, Faulkner and Print Culture, and the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies. She can be reached at

NANCY L. ROBERTS directs the Journalism Program at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Recent works include two pieces in Literary Journalism Studies: "Literary Journalism Past and Future: A Journey of Many Miles in Intriguing Directions" (Fall 2018) and "Meridel Le Sueur, Dorothy Day, and the Literary Journalism of Advocacy during the Great Depression" (Spring 2015), which was recognized as the top article published in the journal in 2015. She can be reached at

JANE SIMONSEN is a professor of history and gender studies at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. She is the author of Making Home Work: Domesticity and Native American Assimilation in the American West, 1860–1919 (2006) and of "Neither 'Baby Factories' nor Squatting 'Primitives': Defining Women Workers through Alternative Childbirth Methods," in the Journal of Women's History (Summer 2015). She can be reached at

BRIAN SWEENEY is chair and associate professor of English at the College of Saint Rose, where he teaches early and long-nineteenth-century American and African American literature, periodical studies, and critical theory. His current book project, For Love or Money: Professionalism, Postsentimentalism, and American Fiction, 1830–1910, examines professionalism, affect, and genre in the nineteenth-century American novel. He co-directs the Digital Colored American Magazine, a digital humanities project undertaken in partnership with the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library ( He can be reached at



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