(p. xi) Notes on Contributors
(p. xi) Notes on Contributors
Gordon Braden is Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Renaissance Tragedy and the Senecan Tradition (1985), Petrarchan Love and the Continental Renaissance (1999), and, with William Kerrigan, The Idea of the Renaissance (1989); with Stuart Gillespie and Robert Cummings he is co‐editor of the forthcoming Oxford History of Literary Translation in English: 1550–1660.
Catherine Burroughs is Ruth and Albert Koch Professor of Humanities at Wells College and Visiting Professor of English at Cornell University. In addition to her many articles on British Romantic theatre and drama, publications include Reading the Social Body (co‐ed., 1993); Closet Stages: Joanna Baillie and the Theater Theory of British Romantic Women Writers (1997), and Women in British Romantic Theatre: Drama, Performance, and Society, 1790–1840 (ed., 2000). She has in process a co‐edited book for MLA's Options for Teaching Series called Approaches to Teaching Early British Women Playwrights. She is also a member of the Actors' Equity Association.
Max Cavitch is Associate Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is also a council member at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. He is the author of American Elegy: The Poetry of Mourning from the Puritans to Whitman (2007).
Ross Chambers is the Marvin Felheim Distinguished University Professor, emeritus, in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Since his retirement, he has been focusing on Baudelaire and the poetics of the everyday. His book on AIDS writing is entitled Untimely Interventions (2005).
Lorna Clymer is Professor of English, Emeritus, at California State University, Bakersfield, and was recently a visiting professor at the University of Virginia. She has published essays on early modern British poetry and representations of death. She is co‐editing a forthcoming bibliography of non‐canonical eighteenth‐century British poets; she has edited or co‐edited several collections on early modern literature.
Paul Coates is a Professor in the Film Studies Department of the University of Western Ontario. He has taught at McGill University and at the Universities of Georgia (Athens) and Aberdeen, and his books include The Story of the Lost Reflection (1985), The Gorgon's Gaze (1991), Film at the Intersection of High and Mass Culture (p. xii) (1994), Lucid Dreams: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieślowski (ed., 1999), Cinema, Religion and the Romantic Legacy (2003), and The Red and the White: The Cinema of People's Poland (2005). He is currently completing a book on colour in film for the BFI.
Bonnie Costello is Professor of English at Boston University. She is the author of many articles on modern poetry and four books, including most recently Shifting Ground: Reinventing Landscape in Modern American Poetry (2003) and Planets on Tables: Poetry, Still Life and the Turning World (2008). She is also the General Editor of The Selected Letters of Marianne Moore (1997). Costello has been a recipient of fellowships from the Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations, and she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Jonathan Crewe is the Leon Black Professor of Shakespearean Studies at Dartmouth College. He has published extensively on early modern poetry and prose, and has edited five plays and the narrative poems for the new Pelican Shakespeare.
Stuart Curran is Vartan Gregorian Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a member of the editorial team producing the projected ten‐volume Complete Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley for the Johns Hopkins University Press.
Helen Deutsch is Professor of English at UCLA and the author of Resemblance and Disgrace: Alexander Pope and the Deformation of Culture (1996), and Loving Dr. Johnson (2005). She is currently working on a series of essays on embodiment and lyric form, while conceiving a new book on Swift.
Josh Ellenbogen is an Assistant Professor in the history of Modernism and the history of photography in the University of Pittsburgh's History of Art and Architecture Department.
Jamie C. Fumo is currently Associate Professor of English at McGill University in Montreal. She has published articles on Chaucer and his literary influences, the Ovidian tradition, medieval mythography, and fifteenth‐century English and Scottish literature in edited collections and journals including Viator, Chaucer Review, Studies in Philology, Neophilologus, and Mediaevalia. Her book, The Legacy of Apollo: Antiquity, Authority, and Chaucerian Poetics (forthcoming, University of Toronto Press), assesses medieval English encounters with the pagan god of poetry and truth. Her current research centres upon literary and cultural pathologizations of visual processes in late‐medieval England.
Eric Gidal is Associate Professor of English at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Poetic Exhibitions: Romantic Aesthetics and the Pleasures of the British Museum (2001) and related articles on eighteenth‐century and Romantic period poetry, aesthetics, and visual culture. His current scholarship explores melancholy and social theory in the literature and philosophy of the European Enlightenment.
Sandra M. Gilbert has most recently published Death's Door: Modern Dying and the Ways We Grieve (2006), and she has also edited Inventions of Farewell: A Book of (p. xiii) Elegies (2000). The author of eight collections of poetry—the latest is Belongings (2005)—she is Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of California, Davis. In 2009 she was the Connie L. Lurie Distinguished Author‐in‐Residence at San Jose State University. With Susan Gubar, she has coauthored The Madwoman in the Attic (1979; 2000) and its three‐volume sequel, No Man's Land (1987, 1988, 1994). She is currently at work on ‘The Culinary Imagination,’ a study of contemporary representations of food.
Jonathan Goldberg is Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor at Emory University; his most recent books include Tempest in the Caribbean (2004), Shakespeare's Hand (2003), and The Seeds of Things (2009).
Erik Gray is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of The Poetry of Indifference (2005) and Milton and the Victorians (2009), and the editor of Tennyson's In Memoriam (2004).
Edward L. Greenstein is Professor of Bible and Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Distinguished Scholar at Bar‐Ilan University in Israel. He has served previously at Tel Aviv University and the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. He has published and lectured widely in the fields of Biblical and ancient Near Eastern studies. Since 1974 he has edited the Journal of the Ancient Near Eastern Society.
Jeffrey Hammond is the Reeves Distinguished Professor in the Liberal Arts and Professor of English at St. Mary's College of Maryland. His books include Sinful Self, Saintly Self: The Puritan Experience of Poetry (1993), Edward Taylor: Fifty Years of Scholarship and Criticism (1993), The American Puritan Elegy: A Literary and Cultural Study (2000), and three books of creative nonfiction.
Anita Helle is Associate Professor of English at Oregon State University. She is the editor, most recently, of The Unraveling Archive: Essays on Sylvia Plath (2007) and of the ‘American Poetry 1940s to the Present’ for American Literary Scholarship. Her essays on women's poetry and elegies have appeared in South Atlantic Review, American Literature, and Feminist Studies.
Elizabeth Helsinger is the John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor in the departments of English and Art History at the University of Chicago. Her books include Ruskin and the Art of the Beholder (1982), Rural Scenes and National Representation (1997), and, most recently, Poetry and the Pre‐Raphaelite Arts: Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Morris (2008). She is presently at work on A Peculiar Music, a study of poetry and song in nineteenth‐century Britain.
Jerrold E. Hogle is Professor of English and University Distinguished Professor at the University of Arizona. The recipient of Guggenheim, Mellon, and other fellowships for research, he has published extensively on Romantic poetry, literary theory, and Gothic fictions of many types and has served as President of the International Gothic Association. His books include Shelley's Process (1988), The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction (2002), and The Undergrounds of The Phantom of the Opera (2002).
Arnold Krupat's most recent articles appear in American Indian Quarterly and Life Writing; his most recent book is All that Remains: Varieties of Indigenous Expression (2009). He is the editor for Native American literatures for The Norton Anthology of American Literature, and teaches in the Global Studies Faculty Group at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.
Anne K. Mellor is Distinguished Professor of English at UCLA and the author of five books on British Romantic writing: Blake's Human Form Divine (1974), English Romantic Irony (1980), Mary Shelley: Her Life, Her Fiction, Her Monsters (1988), Romanticism and Gender (1993), and Mothers of the Nation: Women's Political Writing in Britain, 1780–1830 (2000). She has contributed over fifty essays on Romantic literature to journals and books and has edited or co‐edited ten volumes, including an anthology of British Romantic Writing, British Literature 1780–1830, Mary Wollstonecraft's The Rights of Woman and The Wrongs of Woman, and most recently, Lucy Aikin's Epistles on Women.
Paul Allen Miller is Carolina Distinguished Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of South Carolina. He is the former editor of Transactions of the American Philological Association. He is the author of Lyric Texts and Lyric Consciousness: The Birth of a Genre from Archaic Greece to Augustan Rome (1994), Latin Erotic Elegy: An Anthology and Critical Reader (2002), Subjecting Verses: Latin Love Elegy and the Emergence of the Real (2004), Latin Verse Satire: An Anthology and Critical Reader (2005), and Postmodern Spiritual Practices: The Reception of Plato and the Construction of the Subject in Lacan, Derrida, and Foucault (2007).
Timothy Morton is Professor of Literature and the Environment at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of Ecology without Nature: Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics (2007), The Poetics of Spice (2000), Shelley and the Revolution in Taste (1994), three collections of essays (on radicalism, Percy Shelley, and food), and over fifty essays on ecology, Romantic literature, food, and Buddhism. From 2004 to 2006 he was co‐editor of Eighteenth‐Century Studies.
Gregory Nagy is the author of The Best of the Achaeans: Concepts of the Hero in Archaic Greek Poetry (1979; 2nd edn with new introduction, 1999). Other publications include Plato's Rhapsody and Homer's Music: The Poetics of the Panathenaic Festival in Classical Athens (2002), Homer's Text and Language (2004), Homer the Classic (2008), and Homer the Preclassic (2009). He co‐edited with Stephen A. Mitchell the 40th anniversary second edition of Albert Lord, The Singer of Tales (Harvard Studies in Comparative Literature vol. 24, 2000), and co‐authored with Mitchell the new Introduction, pp. vii–xxix. Since 2000, he has been the Director of the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC, while continuing to teach at the Harvard campus in Cambridge as the Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature.
Andy Orchard is currently Provost and Vice Chancellor of Trinity College in the University of Toronto. He has published widely in the field of Anglo‐Saxon, Norse, (p. xv) and Celtic studies. His previous books include The Poetic Art of Aldhelm (1994), Pride and Prodigies: Studies in the Monsters of the ‘Beowulf’‐Manuscript (2003), The Cassell Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend (1998), and A Critical Companion to ‘Beowulf’ (2003), as well as several edited collections, and around seventy articles, reviews, and other publications. In press are The Poetic Craft of Cynewulf and The Poetic Edda.
Thomas Pfau is Eads Family Professor of English and Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Duke University. Having obtained his doctorate in Comparative Literature from SUNY Buffalo in 1989, he has translated and edited writings of Hölderlin (1987), Schelling (1994), and he has edited three essay collections: Political and Cultural Dissolution in Romanticism, a special issue of SAQ (1996), Lessons of Romanticism (1998), and Medium and Message in German Modernism, a special issue of Modernist Cultures. He has published two monographs, Wordsworth's Profession (1997) and Romantic Moods (2005), and essays of his have appeared in a variety of journals and essay collections, including MLN, the Journal of the History of Ideas, Studies in Romanticism, Romanticism, European Romantic Review, New Literary History. At present, he is completing a study of nineteenth‐century developmentalism tentatively entitled Parables of Life: The Concept of ‘Bildung’ and the Transformation of Knowledge, 1780–1924.
Patricia Rae is Professor of English at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and the author of The Practical Muse: Pragmatist Poetics in Hulme, Pound, and Stevens and numerous essays on British and American modernist literature. She is the editor of, and contributor to, the essay collection Modernism and Mourning (2007), and her essay on Spanish Civil War elegies will be appearing in Anindya Raychaudhuri, ed. The Spanish Civil War: History, Memory, Representation (2010).
Jahan Ramazani is Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English at the University of Virginia. He is the author of A Transnational Poetics (2009); The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in English (2001); Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney (1994), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Yeats and the Poetry of Death (1990). He edited the 2003 edition of The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry and, with Jon Stallworthy, The Twentieth Century and After in The Norton Anthology of English Literature (2006).
Michael Roberts is the Robert Rich Professor of Latin at Wesleyan University. He has published extensively on late Latin poetry, including The Jeweled Style: Poetry and Poetics in Late Antiquity (1989) and Poetry and the Cult of the Martyrs: The Liber Peristephanon of Prudentius (1993). His most recent book, The Humblest Sparrow: The Poetry of Venantius Fortunatus, appeared in 2009.
Kirk Savage is Professor and Department Chair in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh. His publications include Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape (2009), and Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves: Race, War, and Monument in Nineteenth‐Century America (1997).
Lisa J. Schnell is an Associate Professor of English and the Associate Dean of the Honors College at the University of Vermont. As well as having written several articles and book chapters on early modern women writers, she recently co‐edited (with five other women) a new anthology of women's writing, Women's Worlds: The McGraw‐Hill Anthology of Women's Writing In English Across the Globe (2008).
Vincent Sherry is Professor of English at Washington University in St Louis, where he teaches and writes about Modernist literature in Britain and Ireland. He is currently writing the Blackwell biography of Ezra Pound and a book‐length study of European Decadence and Modernist literature in English. His previous publications include The Great War and the Language of Modernism (2003, rpt. 2004, 2006), James Joyce: ULYSSES (1995, rpt. 1997, 2000; 2nd edn 2004), Ezra Pound, Wyndham Lewis, and Radical Modernism (1993), and The Uncommon Tongue: The Poetry and Criticism of Geoffrey Hill (1987). He has edited The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the First World War (2005) and several volumes on post‐Second World War British and Irish Poets for the Dictionary of Literary Biography (1984, 1985).
Lauren Shohet teaches English at Villanova University. She is the author of Reading Masques: The English Masque and Public Culture in the Seventeenth Century (2010); the editor of the Barnes and Noble Timon of Athens (forthcoming), and numerous articles, on Shakespeare, early‐modern drama, and Milton—including, on elegy, ‘Subjects and Objects in Lycidas’, in Texas Studies in Language and Literature (2005).
Maeera Y. Shreiber is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Utah. She has co‐edited two collections of essays, Mina Loy: Woman and Poet (1998) and Dwelling in Possibility: Women Poets and Critics on Poetry (1997) and has published essays on Jewish American poetry in journals including PMLA and The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature. She has been the recipient of a Stanford University Humanities Center Fellowship as well as an NEH fellowship. Her book, Singing In a Strange Land: A Jewish American Poetics was published in 2007 by Stanford University Press. She is currently working on a book about modernist poetics and religion.
R. Clifton Spargo, a fiction writer and critic, is Associate Professor of English at Marquette University. Formerly the Pearl Resnick Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, he is the author of The Ethics of Mourning (2004) and Vigilant Memory: Emmanuel Levinas, the Holocaust, and the Unjust Death (2006) and co‐editor, with Robert M. Ehrenreich, of After Representation?: The Holocaust, Literature, and Culture (2009). His stories, essays, reviews, and opinion pieces have recently appeared in venues such as The Antioch Review, Glimmer Train Stories, The Connecticut Review, The Yale Review, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan, Mosaic, PMLA, and Raritan.
William C. Watterson's literary specialties include Shakespeare, Spenser, and Renaissance pastoral. His essays have appeared in Hamlet Studies, the Milton (p. xvii) Quarterly, the Virginia Quarterly Review, and the Sewanee Review. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, and Kenyon Review. He has taught English at Bowdoin College since 1976.
Karen Weisman, the editor of this volume, is Associate Professor of English at the University of Toronto and an Associate of the Centre for Jewish Studies. She is the author of Imageless Truths: Shelley's Poetic Fictions (1994), as well as several chapters and articles on Romantic and post‐Romantic poetry and culture. She is currently completing a study of nineteenth‐century Anglo‐Jewish elegy.