Katherine Ellison is an Associate Professor of English at Illinois State University and Director of Undergraduate Studies. 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 essays in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Book History, Educational Research, Academic Exchange Quarterly, Maternal Pedagogies, and Sex and Death in the Eighteenth Century (forthcoming). 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 Topographies of the Imagination: New Approaches to Daniel Defoe.
Holly Faith Nelson is Professor and Chair of English and Co-Director of the Gender Studies Institute at Trinity Western University. She has published widely on the literature of the seventeenth and long eighteenth centuries. Her present and forthcoming books include the Broadview Anthology of Seventeenth-Century Verse and Prose, Of Paradise and Light: Essays on Henry Vaughan and John Milton in Honor of Alan Rudrum, Eikon Basilike with Selections from Eikonoklastes, Topographies of the Imagination: New Approaches to Daniel Defoe, Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture, James Hogg and the Literary Marketplace: Scottish Romanticism and the Working Class Author, and Through a Glass Darkly: Suffering, the Sacred, and the Sublime in Literature and Theory. Her articles on authors from Herbert, Shakespeare, Vaughan, Cavendish, and Conway to Defoe, Cowper, Burns, Hogg, and Wordsworth have appeared in essay collections as well as journals such as Studies in English Literature, Studies in Philology, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, English Language Notes, the George Herbert Journal, Connotations: A Journal For Critical Debate, and Studies in Hogg and His World.
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