Text: B. F. Fisher IV, “Contributors,” Poe and His Times: The Artist and His Milieu, Baltimore: The Edgar Allan Poe Society, 1990, pp. 277-280 (This material is protected by copyright)


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Maurice J. Bennett, University of Maryland, is author of several studies of Poe. His most recent — on Poe and Borges — appeared in Poe and Our Times: Influences and Affinities (1986).

Joan Dayan, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Queens College and of Comparative Literature and French at CUNY Graduate Center, is author of Fables of Mind: An Inquiry into Poe’s Fiction (1987). She is working on a book, “History and Poetic Language.”

Dennis W. Eddings, Professor of English at Western Oregon State College and Secretary-Treasurer of the Poe Studies Association, has published studies of Poe’s “Dream-Land” and the Dupin tales, and edited The Naiad Voice: Essays on Poe’s Satiric Hoaxing (1983).

Benjamin Franklin Fisher IV, Professor of English, editor of The University of Mississippi Studies in English, specialist in American and Victorian literature, former Secretary-Treasurer for the American Literature Section in MLA and an officer in many more professional organizations, has published and edited many works on Poe, Southern literature, and on other Americans and Victorian-Edwardians. His latest books are Frederick Irving Anderson (1987) and The Gothic’s Gothic (1988).

James W. Gargano, Professor Emeritus of English and former chairman of the Department of English, Washington and Jefferson College, has edited Critical Essays on John W. De Forest (1981) and Critical Essays on Henry James (2 vols., 1987). His studies of American literary figures have appeared in NCF, SR, JEGP, TSLL, AL, CE, SAQ, AzQ, WHR, HJR, and Novel.

Stanton Garner, independent scholar, has taught at public and private institutions in the U.S.A., Brazil, and Portugal. For many years he was General Editor for the Harold Frederic Edition. He has edited The Captain’s Best Mate (1966), the journal of a captain’s wife aboard a whaleship, written extensively on Herman Melville and Harold Frederic, and published articles on O. W. Holmes, T. B. Thorpe, Stephen Crane, Theodore Dreiser, and Lord Byron. He is currently at work on the life of Melville during the Civil War and the making of Battle-Pieces.

Gary Wayne Harner works in the administration at Towson State University and teaches courses in History of Film and writing. He is a Life Member of the Poe Society. [page 278:]

Jerry A. Herndon, Professor of English, Murray State University, has published many studies of American literary figures. An authority on Kentucky writers, he is particularly interested in Jesse Stuart.

David H. Hirsch, Professor of English, Brown University, is author of a book on American fiction and of many studies, including such subjects as Poe, Mary Wilkins Freeman, and issues in criticism. He is editor of Modern Language Studies.

David K. Jackson, a Duke University alumnus, is author of Poe and The Southern Literary Messenger (1934) and co-author with Dwight Thomas of The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe (1987). In 1986 the Poe Studies Association awarded him its highest tribute, Honorary Membership.

Steven E. Kagle, Professor of English, Illinois State University, has published and presented studies of Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and Whitman, among others. he is probably best known for his work on American Diary literature, including this series: American Diary Literature 1607-1800 (1979), Early Nineteenth Century American Diary Literature (1986), and Late Nineteenth Century American Diary Literature (1988). For ten years he served as editor of Exploration, a journal on literature of travel and exploration; recently he has been helping to edit a book of essays on Phillis Wheatley and finishing a novel.

J. Gerald Kennedy, Professor of English at Louisiana State University, has recently published Poe, Death, and the Life of Writing (1987). He is working on a book about the image of Paris in American expatriate writing.

Richard Kopley, Associate Professor of English, Pennsylvania State University, DuBois Campus, is editor of the Poe Studies Association Newsletter, former compiler of “International Poe Bibliography,” and organizer of the conference, “Arthur Gordon Pym and Contemporary Criticism” (1988). His series of articles on Pym appeared in SAF and SAR. He has published a study of “Bartleby, the Scrivener” in ATQ and prepared a study of four hitherto unknown sources for “The Murders in the Rue Morgue.”

Kent Ljungquist, Professor of English, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, is the author of The Grand and the Fair: Poe’s Landscape Aesthetics and Pictorial Techniques, co-editor of Cooper’s The Deerslayer, and author of articles on Poe, Thoreau, Melville, and [page 279:] Cooper. He is also a past Vice President and President of the Poe Studies Association.

Cameron Nickels, Professor of English, James Madison University, is author of studies on American humor and American periodicals. He is currently engaged on a book about American humor.

Glen A. Omans, Professor of English and former chairman of the Department of English, Temple University, is a specialist in Poe and in Victorian literature. His articles have appeared in several periodicals. His book, Passion and Poe, appeared in 1986.

Robert J. Scholnick, Dean of Graduate Studies, Arts and Sciences, and Professor of English, the College of William and Mary, is author of many articles on nineteenth-century American literature and culture. The essay included in this collection is an outgrowth of his Edmund Clarence Stedman (1977). He is completing a full-scale study of Walt Whitman and science.

April Selley, Assistant Professor of English, College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York, has published poetry, as well as articles on Emily Dickinson, H. P. Lovecraft, and J. F. Cooper. She has also delivered several papers about film. Her current project is a book-length study of posthumous narrators in the works of seven American authors, including Poe.

Roberta Sharp teaches English at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Her dissertation treated Poe’s attitude toward science. She is author of articles and reviews on American authors.

David E. E. Sloane studied Poe with Richard Wilbur and Arlin Turner. Professor of English, University of New Haven, he is author of Mark Twain as a Literary Comedian, editor of The Literary Humor of the Urban Northeast, 1830-1890, and American Humor Magazines and Comic Periodicals, and author of articles on Poe in ATQ.

E. Kate Stewart teaches English at University of Arkansas, Monticello. Author of Arthur Sherburne Hardy: American Man of Letters (1986), she has also published articles on Poe, in UMSE and PoeS, as well as essays on American periodicals and American humor.

Bruce I. Weiner, Associate Professor of English and currently chairman of the Department of English, St. Lawrence University, is author of several studies of Poe, including The Most Noble of [page 280:] Professions: Poe and the Poverty of Authorship (1987), and of American magazines. He is at work on a study of early American magazines and the growth of American culture.

Liliane Weissberg teaches in the Department of German, University of Pennsylvania. She has published articles on American and German literature and literary theory, edited a German anthology of Poe’s writings on women, Ligeia und andere Erzählungen, and has forthcoming a monograph on Poe. She is completing a study, “Geistersprache: Philosophical and Literary Discourse in the Late Eighteenth Century.”





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