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  • Editor’s Note
  • Keith Newlin

With this issue, I am retiring as editor of Studies in American Naturalism. For twenty-six years I served as coeditor with Stephen Brennan of the journal’s predecessor, Dreiser Studies, and then as coeditor and then editor of its successor, SAN. I’ve been privileged to work with a group of engaging and talented contributors, many of whom have emerged as leaders in their field. I thank them for making this journal possible, as I thank the many readers whose advice improved essays. I am also grateful to the Editorial Board for counsel along the way and to the journals staff at the University of Nebraska Press, who have been a joy to work with and who have made it possible to reach readers around the world.

With the next issue, Hannah Huber, of the University of the South, will become Editor. [End Page vii]

Keith Newlin
University of North Carolina Wilmington