Katharine Gillespie is an associate professor of seventeenth-century English and Colonial American literature at Miami University of Ohio. Her research focuses upon writings by women associated with religious and political dissent. She is the author of Domesticity and Dissent in the Seventeenth-Century: English Women Writers and the Public Sphere, published by Cambridge University Press in 2004, as well as articles on Anne Bradstreet, Mary Rowlandson, Elizabeth Cromwell, and Lucy Hutchinson. She is the editor of Writings by Katherine Chidley, published by Ashgate in 2009, and is completing work on a monograph entitled, Lucretia and Beyond: Women Write the English Republic 1625-1681.

Kris McAbee is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock and the Director of the Shakespeare Scene Festival. She is currently writing a book on the figure of the Renaissance sonneteer and is co-editing the second volume of New Technologies and Renaissance Studies.

Michelle O'Callaghan is a Reader in the Department of English Language and Literature and Director of the Early Modern Research Centre at the University of Reading. She is author of The 'Shepheards Nation': Jacobean Spenserians and early Stuart political culture, 1612-1625 (Oxford, 2000), The English Wits: Literature and Sociability in Early Modern England (Cambridge, 2007), and Thomas Middleton, Renaissance Dramatist (Edinburgh, 2009). Her current research project is entitled Making Poetry: Print Culture and the Verse Miscellany in Renaissance England.

Edward "Mac" Test is an Assistant Professor of English at Boise State University. Mac has published several articles on the influences of the New World environment on English Renaissance literature, including "Seeds of Sacrifice: Amaranth, the Gardens of Tenochtitlan and Spenser's Faerie Queene" in A Companion to the Global Renaissance, 1550-1660 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).

Paul Yachnin is Tomlinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Chair of English at McGill University, and Director of the Making Publics (MaPs) Project. Among his publications are the books, Stage-Wrights and The Culture of Playgoing in Early Modern England (with Anthony Dawson); editions, including contributions to The Works of Thomas Middleton, Shakespeare's Richard II (forthcoming; with Anthony Dawson); The Tempest (forthcoming; with Brent Whitted); and four co-edited books: Shakespeare and the Cultures of Performance; Shakespeare and the Eighteenth Century; Shakespeare and Character: Theory, History, Performance, and Theatrical Persons; and Making Publics in Early Modern Europe: People, Things, Forms of Knowledge. His book-in-progress is A World Coming Out: Making Theatrical Publics in Shakespeare's England.


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