Katherine Ellison is an Assistant Professor of English at Illinois State University and Director of the Island 18 Historical & Digital Literacy Project, an in-progress virtual reconstruction of eighteenth-century London. Her study of literary responses to information multiplicity in the early eighteenth-century media state, Fatal News: Reading and Information Overload in Early 18th-Century Literature, was published by Routledge in 2006. She has also published in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Book History, Educational Research, Academic Exchange Quarterly and has chapters forthcoming in Maternal Pedagogies and Sex and Death in the Eighteenth Century. Ellison has worked as a designer and codewriter on a variety of digital historical projects, including The Civil War in the Illustrated London News, the Emory Women Writers Resource Project, and the The French Revolution Pamphlet Collection. Her current research focuses on late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century intelligence networks and the textual histories of cryptography manuals. Ellison, Holly Faith Nelson, and Kit Kincade are co-editing a forthcoming edition for AMS Press on New Approaches to Defoe.
Holly Faith Nelson is an Associate Professor of English, and a Co-Director of the Gender Studies Institute, at Trinity Western University. She has published widely in the seventeenth and long eighteenth centuries. She co-edited the Broadview Anthology of Seventeenth-Century Verse and Prose, Of Paradise and Light, and Eikon Basilike with Selections from Eikonoklastes. Her most recent co-edited volume, James Hogg and the Literary Marketplace: Scottish Romanticism and the Working-Class Author, was published by Ashgate in 2009. Her articles have appeared in journals such as English Language Notes, Studies in English Literature, Studies in Philology, and Eighteenth-Century Fiction.
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