Donald E. Pease Jr.

Prof. Pease is the Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities and chair of the Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies Program at Dartmouth College. He is the founder and director of the Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth; editor of Duke University Press book series The New Americanists, author of several books includingVisionary Compacts: American Renaissance Writing in Cultural Context, and The New American Exceptionalism and editor of several collections, among them National Identities and Postnational Narratives; Cultures of U.S. Imperialism; New Americanists: Revisionist Interventions into the Canon; and Futures of American Studies.

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James E. Dobson

Prof. Dobson is Lecturer and Resident Scholar in the Department of English at Dartmouth College. He also holds appointments in the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, Psychological and Brain Sciences, and the MALS Program. His essays have appeared in Mark Twain Annual, College Literature, and Arizona Quarterly, and he has one forthcoming in Legacy. In his book project, titled “The Awkward Age of Autobiography,” he examines the partial, repetitive, and nonlinear forms taken by American fin-de-siècle autobiography and the relationship between these formal shifts to questions of historiography within the period.

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