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NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS Essayists Lisa M. Siefker Bailey is a Lecturer at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus where she teaches a wide variety of writing and literature classes. Her main areas of interest are twentieth-centuryAmerican literature, drama, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She has contributed a chapter, "Absurdly American: Rediscovering the Representation of Violence in The Zoo Story" to Routledge's Edward Albee: A Casebook. June Hadden Hobbs is Professor of English at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, where she chairs the Department of English Language and Literature and serves as Director of Undergraduate Research. She teaches courses in American Studies, composition, rhetoric, and an honors seminar called Death in American Culture. She is the author of "1 Sing for 1 Cannot Be Silent": The Feminization ofAmerican Hymnody, 1870-1920 and a number of articles on tombstone iconography. Hobbs also serves as editor of Markers: Annual Journal ofthe Association for Gravestone Studies. Jennifer L. Holberg teaches English at Calvin College, where she is also associate director of the honors program. She is the founding co-editor of the journal Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture (Duke UP) as well as the editor of Shouts and Whispers: Twenty-One Writers Speak about Their Writing and Their Faith. Currently, Holberg chairs the national advisory board for the Buechner Institute. R. Scott LaMascus is Professor of English and Director of the University Honors Program at Oklahoma Christian University. In addition to teaching literary theory and American literature, he is interested in autobiography and American religious history. He also directs the university's McBride Center for Faith & Literature. Rebecca M. Painter is a professor of Humanities at Marymount Manhattan College, where she has created interdisciplinary courses on moral issues in literature. She has written on Robinson's Gilead in the collection, Virtues and CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE 389 Passions in Literature, Vol. XCVI of Analecta Husserliana: The Yearbook of Phenomenological Research and her essay "Doom, Destiny, and Grace: The Prodigal Son in Marilynne Robinson's Home" will appear in a forthcoming volume of that series. Susan Petit recently retired from the College of San Mateo, where she taught English and French. She is the author of Michel Tournier's Metaphysical Fictions and Francoise Mallet-loris, as well as book chapters and articles on Tournier, Mallet-loris, Beatrix Beck, and Thomas Hardy in a variety of publications. She reviews current French fiction and criticism for French Review. Michael Vander Weele is Professor ofEnglish at Trinity Christian College. He has written articles and book chapters on Dante, Herbert, Bronte, Calvin, and Carver in publications including Religion and Literature, Renascence, 19th Century Studies, Christianity and Literature, Hermeneutics at the Crossroads (2006), The Force of Tradition (2005), and Literature and the Renewal ofthe Public Sphere (2000). Poets Lynn Domina is the author of a collection of poetry, Corporal Works, and the editor ofa collection of essays,Poets on the Psalms. Her recent poetryhas been published in The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, The New England Review, The New York Quarterly, and many other periodicals. Maryanne Hannan has published poetry in numerous publications, including Clare, The Christian Century, Poet Lore, Xavier Review, and Windhover, and in several anthologies, including Letters to the World:Poems from the Wom-Po Listserv. Her poems can be found online at La Fovea, Sotto Voce, and Umbrella. K. A. Hays holds Bucknell University's Emerging Writer Fellowship. Poems from her recently released first book, Dear Apocalypse, appear or are forthcoming in The Best American Poetry 2009, The Yale Anthology of Younger American Poetry, The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, and elsewhere. 390 CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE Sarah Kennedy is the author of six books of poems, most recently Home Remedies, and her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, and Antioch Review. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. A contributing editor at West Branch and Shenandoah, Kennedy teaches at Mary Baldwin College. Hannah Faith Notess is the creative writing editor of TheOtherJournal and the editor of Jesus Girls: True Tales ofGrowing Up Female and...


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