General Editor/Early 19th C. Literature
Paul Lauter is Allan K. and Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professor of Literature at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is the editor of Reconstructing American Literature (Feminist Press), author of Canons and Contexts from Oxford University Press, and president-elect of the American Studies Association.
Juan Bruce-Novoa is Professor of Chicano and Mexican Literatures at the University of California at Irvine and has taught previously at Yale University, the University of California at Santa Barbara, the Universities of Mainz and Erlangen in Germany, and Trinity University. Widely published in the area of Chicano literatures, Professor Novoa is a founding member of ADECLAN (the Association for the Study and Dissemination of Latin Cultures of North America), which is based at the Charles V Institute in Paris.
Jackson R. Bryer is Professor of English at the University of Maryland, where he teaches courses in modern and American dramatic literature, the modern American novel, and bibliography and research methods. He is co-editor and co-founder of Resources for American Literary Study, vice-president of the Eugene O'Neill Society, president of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society, and a member of the board of directors of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation. Widely published, he is the co-editor of Selected Letters of Eugene O'Neill and Dear Scott/Dear Max: The Fitzgerald-Perkins Correspondence; and is the editor of The Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: New Approaches in Criticism; Sixteen Modern American Authors: A Survey of Research and Criticism; and Conversations with Lillian Hellman.
Women's Literature/Late 19th Century
Elaine Hedges, Professor of English and Coordinator of Women's Studies at Towson State University, is the author of numerous books and articles on American women writers and women's culture, including Hearts and Hands: The Influence of Women and Quilts on American Society; In Her Own Image: Women Working in the Arts; and Ripening: Selected Writing of Meridel LeSueur. She is the editor of the first modern edition of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wall-Paper.
Anne Goodwyn Jones is Associate Professor of English at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She has published widely in southern literature, including Tomorrow Is Another Day: The Woman Writer in the South and the forthcoming Theory and the Good Old Boys.
Asian American Literature
Amy Ling is Director of the Asian American Studies Program and Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has lectured and published widely on Asian American literature, most notably, Between Worlds: Women Writers of Chinese Ancestry, a literary history, and Chinamerican Reflections, a chapbook of poems and paintings. She has also edited six books on multicultural literature and Asian American studies.
Native American Literature
Daniel Littlefield, Jr., Professor of English at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has published widely in the area of American Indian studies and is a past President of the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures. He has written Alex Posey: Creek Poet, Journalist, and Humorist (1992) and edited Alex Posey's Fus Fixico's Letters (1993). He is currently editing the short stories of Francis La Flesche.
Wendy Martin is the Chair of the Department of English and Professor of American Studies at the Claremont Graduate School. The author of numerous articles and reviews, she has written or edited An American Triptych: The Lives and Work of Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, and Adrienne Rich; An American Sisterhood: Feminist Writings from the Colonial Times to the Present; and We Are the Stories We Tell. Other publications include a collection of critical essays on Kate Chopin and a monograph on Mary McCarthy. She is a contributor to The Columbia History of American Literature and the founding editor of Women's Studies; An Interdisciplinary Journal.
Charles Molesworth is Chairperson of the English Department at Queens College and has published extensively in the area of modern and contemporary American literature. He is the author of Marianne Moore: A Literary Life (Atheneum, 1990).
Carla Mulford teaches early American literature and culture at the Pennsylvania State University. The Founding President of the Society of Early Americanists, Mulford has published a number of articles on English and American literature, and she formerly served editorial posts on The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography and Resources for American Literary Study. She has published John Leacock's First Book of the American Chronicles of the Times, 1774-1775 (1986), and her critical edition "Only for the Eye of a Friend": The Poetry of Annis Boudinot Stockton is in press. Her edition of Hannah Webster Foster's The Coquette and William Hill Brown's The Power of Sympathy will be published by Penguin in 1996. She is currently writing a study of Franklin's attitudes toward European imperialism, African Americans, and Native Americans called Benjamin Franklin and the Discourse of Empire.
Raymund Paredes is Professor of English and also Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Development at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published widely in the area of Chicano literature and American views of Mexico. His essays have appeared in journals such as MELUS, The New Mexico Historical Review, and Western American Literature. He has served as editor of Aztlan, a journal of Chicano studies. He is the editor of several books, including New Directions in Chicano Scholarship.
Linda Wagner-Martin is Hanes Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is the author or editor of more than thirty books on modern American literature and biography. President of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation, she is co-editor of The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States. Wagner-Martin has received Guggenheim, NEH, ACLS, Rockefeller, and Bunting Institute Fellowships.
Native American Literature
Andrew Wiget is Associate Professor of English and Director of the New Mexico Heritage Center at New Mexico State University. Past President of the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures, he is the author of Native American Literature (Twayne) and Critical Essays on Native American Literature (G. K. Hall).
African American Literature
Richard Yarborough is Associate Professor of English and a Faculty Research Associate with the Center for Afro-American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Yarborough has published widely on Afro-American literature and is general editor of the Northeastern University Press Library of Black Literature reprint series.