- Notes on Contributors
kristina bross, in the Department of English at Purdue, studies the figuration of “Indians” in early American writings.
d. britton gildersleeve teaches in the Department of English at Oklahoma State University. Her essays have appeared in Paideuma, Calyx, Tulsa Studies of Women’s Literature, and the Bulletin of Bibliography.
larry kutchen received his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently working on a book-length project based on his dissertation, “‘The Dark Fields of the Republic’: Pastoral, Georgic, and the Writing of Empire from Cotton Mather to James Fenimore Cooper.”
edward larkin teaches in the Department of English at the University of Richmond. He is particularly concerned these days with the writings and cultural significance of Thomas Paine.
keely mccarthy recently received her doctorate in English at the University of Maryland, College Park. She currently teaches American literature at Temple University. Her article on Samson Occom is part of a larger project on Native Americans, missionaries, and the language of conversion in eighteenth-century British America.
david s. shields has co-edited with Carla Mulford a collection of essays in honor of J. A. Leo Lemay entitled Finding Colonial Americas. He was recently named chair of the Advisory Board to the American Antiquarian Society’s Program in the History of the Book. [End Page 459]