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Sherif Abdelkarim is Assistant Professor at Grinnell College. He specializes in the history of the English language as well as Old English, Middle English, and Classical and Early Postclassical Arabic literature. His current book project examines the figure of the hypocrite in the ancient and medieval worlds.

Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́ is Humanities Distinguished Professor in the English Department at Ohio State University. His primary research interests, about all of which he has published widely and taught consistently, are Anglophone African literatures, pre-1965 African American literature, and Yorùbá-phone culture and literature. He maintains a keen and abiding interest in deconstruction.

Stephanie Burt is Professor of English at Harvard and the author of several books of poetry and literary criticism, most recently Don't Read Poetry (2019). Her next collection, After Callimachus (a volume of translations and imitations of the ancient Greek poet) will appear in 2020.

Keith Cartwright has published Reading Africa into American Literature (2002) and Sacral Grooves, Limbo Gateways (2013). He is collaborating with Dolores Flores-Silva on a regional literary history of the Gulf of Mexico. Currently Chair of the Department of English at the University of North Florida, he also served as Fulbright-García Robles US Studies Chair at Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico.

Tim Cassedy is Associate Professor of English at Southern Methodist University and author of Figures of Speech: Six Histories of Language and Identity in the Age of Revolutions (2019). His current book project is Printing Madness: The Print Culture of Mental Illness from Phrenology to Inkblots.

Jennifer Chang is the author of two books of poems, The History of Anonymity (2008) and Some Say the Lark, which won the 2018 William Carlos Williams Award. Her current book project considers how migration and immigration affect epistolary poetics and practices. She is Associate Professor of English and creative writing at George Washington University.

Brooke Conti is Associate Professor of English at Cleveland State University. She is the author of Confessions of Faith in Early Modern England (2014), as well as articles on Milton, Donne, Shakespeare, and Sir Thomas Browne. She is currently at work on a second monograph, tentatively entitled Religious Nostalgia from Shakespeare to Milton.

Megan Cook is Assistant Professor of English at Colby College. She is the author of The Poet and the Antiquaries: Chaucerian Scholarship and the Rise of Literary History, 1532–1635 (2019) and co-editor of John Lydgate's Dance of Death and Related Works (2019).

Rita Copeland is the Rosenberg Chair in the Humanities and Professor of Classics, English, and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. Her publications include Rhetoric, Hermeneutics, and Translation in the Middle Ages (1991); Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300–1475 (2009), and the Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature, 800–1558 (2016). She is finishing a book called Emotion and the History of Rhetoric in the Middle Ages, and she is general editor, with Peter Mack, of the forthcoming Cambridge History of Rhetoric.

Irina Dumitrescu is an essayist and scholar of medieval literature and Professor and head of English Medieval Studies at the University of Bonn. She is the author of The Experience of Education in Anglo-Saxon Literature (2018); the editor of Rumba Under Fire: The Arts of Survival from West Point to Delhi (2016); and, with Eric Weiskott, The Shapes of Early English Poetry: Style, Form, History (2019).

Denis Ferhatović is Associate Professor of English at Connecticut College. He has published on the reception and translation of Old English poetry in various journals and two edited volumes. His first monograph, Borrowed Objects and the Art of Poetry: Spolia in Old English Verse, came out the spring of 2019.

Dolores Flores-Silva has published Rosario Ferré y Mayra Montero: entre la espada y la cruz (2009), along with articles on Gulf literary and cultural history in journals such as World Literature Today, Native South, and Australasian Journal of American Studies, among others. From Veracruz, Mexico, she is Professor of Latin American...


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