Vivian Delchamps is an English PhD candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles who works at the intersections of disability studies, bioethics, and the health humanities. Her dissertation examines authors' engagements with medical diagnosis in nineteenth-century America, arguing that doctors and patients performed literary experiments to probe diagnosis's value as a form of knowledge production.
Gerard Holmes is completing a PhD in English at the University of Maryland, College Park, with a dissertation titled "'Discretion in the Interval': Emily Dickinson's Musical Performances," supported by a Mellon / ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, and with research support from the American Antiquarian Society and the University of Maryland Graduate School. He will coguest-edit, and contribute an essay to, the December 2020 issue of Women's Studies, and contribute a chapter to the forthcoming Oxford Handbook to Emily Dickinson. He recently contributed an essay, "What Academic Humanists Can Learn from Nonprofits," to the Public Humanities as / and Comparatist Practice cluster of Post 45 / Contemporaries. He is a member of the Modern Language Association's Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Humanities, and holds a Certificate in the Engaged and Public Humanities from Georgetown University.
Daniel A. Nelson is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Rochester. His dissertation is titled "Non-Teleological Poetics: The Meaning of Not Meaning in Thoreau's Journal and Dickinson's Poems."
Emily Seelbinder, Professor Emerita, retired in May 2019 after thirty years at Queens University of Charlotte, where she taught a variety of courses in American literature, including "Emily Dickinson & Her Descendants." Her scholarly interests include Dickinson's use–and abuse–of scripture, her early and lifelong enchantment with George Eliot's early work, and contemporary composers' settings of Dickinson's poems and letters. [End Page 161]