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(p. xi) Contributors

(p. xi) Contributors

Joshua David Bellin, Associate Professor of English at La Roche College in Pittsburgh, is the author of The Demon of the Continent: Indians and the Shaping of American Literature (2001) and Framing Monsters: Fantasy Film and Social Alienation (2005). He has also published several articles, including “Taking the Indian Cure: Thoreau, Indian Medicine, and the Performance of American Culture,” which received the 2005 Herbert Ross Brown Prize from New England Quarterly. He is currently working on a study of Indian sacred performance and American literature.

Kevin J. Berland, Associate Professor of English at Penn State Shenango, has co-edited The Commonplace Book of William Byrd II of Westover (2001) and William Beckford and the New Millennium (2004). His essays have appeared in Dalhousie Review, Journal of the History of Ideas, and Philological Quarterly, among many other scholarly journals.

Chris Beyers, Associate Professor of English at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, is currently working on a project studying the nexus of culture, economics, and poetics in the colonial Chesapeake area, tentatively entitled Ebenezer Cooke's World: White Men Wanting Money in British America. His essays have appeared in College Literature, Early American Literature, and Southern Literary Journal.

Ronald A. Bosco is Distinguished Professor of English and American Literature at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and General Editor for The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson. He is author or editor of many books, including Nature's Panorama: Thoreau on the Seasons (2005), The Emerson Brothers: A Fraternal Biography in Letters (Oxford University Press, 2006, with Joel Myerson), Emerson Bicentennial Essays (2006, with Joel Myerson), and Hawthorne in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates (2007, with Jillmarie Murphy).

David J. Carlson is Associate Professor of English at California State University, San Bernardino, where he specializes in early American and Native American literature. He is the author of Sovereign Selves: American Indian Autobiography and the (p. xii) Law (2006). His essays have appeared in American Indian Quarterly, Early American Literature, and Studies in Puritan American Spirituality.

Lorrayne Carroll, Associate Professor of English at the University of Southern Maine, is the author of Rhetorical Drag: Gender Impersonation, Captivity, and the Writing of History (2006).

Sarah Fatherly is Associate Professor of History and Director of Women's Studies at Otterbein College. Her areas of expertise are eighteenth-century British American social history and early American women's history. She has recently completed a book-length manuscript focusing on women's involvement in elite class formation in colonial Philadelphia and is now working on a project centered around a woman's diary from the Seven Years' War.

Kevin J. Hayes, Professor of English at the University of Central Oklahoma, is the author of A Colonial Woman's Bookshelf (1996), Folklore and Book Culture (1997), The Library of William Byrd of Westover (1997), The Library of John Montgomerie, Colonial Governor of New York and New Jersey (2000), An American Cycling Odyssey, 1887 (2002), The Library of Benjamin Franklin (2006, with Edwin Wolf 2nd), and A Peep into Korea (2007), among other books. He has received the Virginia Library History Award, presented by the Library of Virginia, and the Virginia Center for the Book and the Distinguished Service Award, presented by the Association for Documentary Editing.

Melissa J. Homestead is Associate Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The author of American Women Authors and Literary Property, 1822–1869 (2005), she is currently working on a study of Catharine Sedgwick's engagements with antebellum print culture and a coauthored study (with Anne L. Kaufman) of the creative partnership of Willa Cather and Edith Lewis.

Susan Clair Imbarrato, Associate Professor of English at Minnesota State University, Moorhead, is the author of Declarations of Independency in Eighteenth-Century American Autobiography (1998) and Traveling Women: Narrative Visions of Early America (2006).

Thomas S. Kidd is Assistant Professor of History at Baylor University. He is the author of The Protestant Interest: New England after Puritanism (2004) and the forthcoming Awakenings: The First Generation of American Evangelical Christianity, for which he received a 2006–2007 NEH fellowship. He is also writing a book on American Christians' views of Islam from the colonial period to the present.

(p. xiii) April Langley is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Missouri. She specializes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Africana and American literature. She has published essays in scholarly journals ranging from A/B: Auto/Biography Studies to Western Journal of Black Studies. She is currently completing a book-length work to be called The Black Aesthetic Unbound: Theorizing the Dilemma of an Eighteenth-Century African-American Literature.

Christine A. Modey is a Lecturer at the Sweetland Writing Center and the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Carla Mulford is Associate Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University, where she teaches early American studies, comparative colonial studies, and Native American studies. Besides serving as one of the founding editors of the groundbreaking Heath Anthology of American Literature, she has edited several other books, including Only for the Eye of a Friend: The Poems of Annis Boudinot Stockton (1995), Teaching the Literatures of Early America (1999), Finding Colonial Americas: Essays Honoring J. A. Leo Lemay (2001, with David Shields), and Early American Writings (2002, with Angela Vietto and Amy E. Winans). She is the recipient of the Richard P. McCormick Prize in History presented by the New Jersey Historical Commission.

Jillmarie Murphy teaches literature and writing at Schenectady County Community College. She has recently completed Hawthorne in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates (2007, with Ronald A. Bosco). She is currently writing a critical study of adult obsession and childhood trauma in the novel.

Steven Olsen-Smith is Associate Professor of English at Boise State University, where he teaches courses on early and antebellum American literature. He is also General Editor of Melville's Marginalia Online. His essays have appeared in ESQ, Leviathan, Nineteenth-Century Literature, and Walt Whitman Quarterly Review.

Naoki Onishi is the Chair of the Division of Humanities at International Christian University, where he teaches courses in early American literature and culture. His work in Japanese includes critical studies of New England Puritan literature and translations of works treating classic American literature and American humor. His essays have appeared in Early American Literature, Humanities, and Japanese Journal of American Studies.

Susan Scott Parrish is Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature and the Program in the Environment at the University of Michigan. Her book, American Curiosity: Cultures of Natural History in the Colonial British (p. xiv) Atlantic World (2006), won the annual Jamestown Prize. Her current projects include work on slavery and portraiture in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world and a new edition of Robert Beverley's History and Present State of Virginia (1705).

Daniel Royot, Emeritus Professor of American Literature and Civilization at the Sorbonne, Paris, has often taught as a visiting professor in the United States. He was a fellow at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, Monticello, in 1998. He has written extensively on American literature, ethnicity, cultural studies, and humor. He is past president of the American Humor Studies Association. His publications include articles in English on Benjamin Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe, James Russell Lowell, Benjamin Shillaber, and Thomas Berger. His book Go West: Histoire de l'Ouest américain, d'hier à aujourd-hui (2004) belongs to the classical Champs collection, Flammarion. Several of his works have been translated into Swedish, Chinese, Turkish, and Korean. He is the editor of a standard anthology of American literature (Presses universitaires de France). His book Divided Loyalties in a Doomed Empire: The French in the West from New France to the Lewis and Clark Expedition (2007) bears on colonial culture set in a comparative perspective.

Karen Schramm is Associate Professor of English at Delaware Valley College, where she teaches courses in literature, communication, semantics, and writing. She has published essays on American literature, history, biography, pedagogy, and environmental studies.

Jason Shaffer teaches in the Department of English at the United States Naval Academy. He is the author of the forthcoming Performing Patriotism: National Identity in the Colonial and Revolutionary American Theatre. His essays have appeared in Comparative Drama, Early American Literature, and Theatre Survey.

E. Thomson Shields Jr. teaches early American literature at East Carolina University. He is also director of the Roanoke Colonies Research Office, for which he edits the Roanoke Colonies Research Newsletter. He has published essays and reviews on Spanish and English literature and culture of colonial North America, on early North Carolina literature, and on Latin and Hispanic American writers.

Frank Shuffelton teaches English and American literature at the University of Rochester. He has written widely on early American literature. His works include Thomas Hooker, 1586–1647 (1977), critically annotated bibliographies on writing about Thomas Jefferson from 1826 to the present, and numerous essays in various journals and edited collections. He has edited A Mixed Race (1993), a collection of essays about ethnicity in early America; The American Enlightenment (1993), another collection of essays; Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia (1999); and The Letters of John and Abigail Adams (2004).

(p. xv) Colin Wells is Associate Professor of English at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. He is the author of The Devil and Doctor Dwight: Satire and Theology in the Early American Republic (2002) and is currently at work on a study of poetry and politics in America from 1765 to 1815.

Ed White teaches at the University of Florida. He is the author of The Backcountry and the City: Colonization and Conflict in Early America (2005). He is currently writing about Charles Brockden Brown's utopian historical sketches and the formation of Crèvecoeur's English and French letters.

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