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Notes on Contributors Joseph Rezek is Assistant Professor of English at Boston University and Associate Editor of Studies in Romanticism. He is the author ofLon­ don and the Making of Provincial Literature: Aesthetics and the Transatlantic Book Trade, 1800—1850 (U of Pennsylvania P, 2015). He has published essays in ELH, ALH,Jiq, Early American Studies, Early American Litera­ ture, Symbiosis, and Essays in Criticism. His latest publication, drawn from his current book project Early Black Writing and the Politics of Print, is a contribution to a forum in Early American Literature about Henry Louis Gates, Jr., entitled, “Print, Writing, and the Difference Media Make: Revisiting The Signifying Monkey After Book History. ” Virginia Jackson is the Endowed Chair of Rhetoric and Critical Theory in the Departments of English and Comparative Literature at University of California, Irvine. She is the author of Dickinson’s Mis­ ery: A Theory ofLyric Reading (Princeton, 2005), which won the Chris­ tian Gauss Prize and the MLA Prize for a First Book. She is the editor of On Periodization: Selected Essays from the English Institute (ACLS E-Book, 2010; Meredith McGill, series editor) and, with Yopie Prins, the co-editor of The Lyric Theory Reader: A Critical Anthology (Johns Hopkins, 2014). Her next book, Before Modernism: The Invention of American Poetry is forthcoming from Princeton University Press. Her essays have appeared in PMLA, MLQ, Victorian Poetry, SiR, NineteenthCentury Literature, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. In her current project, she is thinking about versions of nineteenthcentury America in the work of a few contemporary black poets in the US. Elizabeth A. Bohls is Professor of English and Associate Head of the English Department at the University of Oregon. She is the au­ thor of Women Travel Writers and the Language ofAesthetics, 1716—1818 (Cambridge, 1995); Romantic Literature and Postcolonial Studies (Edinburgh, 2013); Slavery and the Politics ofPlace: Representing the Colo­ nial Caribbean, 1770—1855 (Cambridge, 2014); and co-editor with Ian Duncan of Travel Writing 1700-1850 (Oxford World’s Classics, 2005). Her articles have appeared in edited collections and in such journals as Eighteenth-Century Studies and European Romantic Review. 445 446 NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS Denise Gigante is Professor of English at Stanford University. Her essay in this issue is part ofa larger transatlantic project on the dispersal of Charles Lamb’s library in New York, titled The Book Madness: A Story of Book Collectors in America, to be published by Harvard Uni­ versity Press. She has a longstanding interest in Lamb and has pub­ lished a chapter on him in relation to the twin discourses of taste and gastronomy in Taste: A Literary History (Yale, 2005); she also includes some of his essays in her anthology, The Great Age of the English Essay (Yale, 2008). Her most recent book is The Keats Brothers: The Life of John and George (Harvard, 2011). Mark Ittensohn is a doctoral candidate in the English department at the University of Zurich. His dissertation examines the poetics of the Anglo-American frame tale in the early nineteenth century, focus­ ing on the genre’s relation to print culture, transnationalism and socia­ bility. He has been awarded full-time research fellowships by the Uni­ versity of Zurich as well as the Swiss National Science Foundation, and he currently serves on the editorial board for Variations, an aca­ demic journal in the field of comparative literature, published by Peter Lang. Jennifer J. Baker is Associate Professor of English at New York University, where she specializes in eighteenth- and nineteenthcentury American literature, culture, and intellectual history. She is the author of Securing the Commonwealth: Debt, Speculation, and Writing in the Making ofEarly America (Johns Hopkins, 2005) and has published essays on Benjamin Franklin, Cotton Mather, Herman Melville, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Revolutionary-era women writers. She is currently writing a book on American Romanticism and the life sciences. ...


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