Robert B. Stepto is Professor of English, African American Studies, and American Studies at Yale University. He is the author of A Home Elsewhere: Reading African American Classics in the Age of Obama, Blue as the Lake: A Personal Geography, and From Behind the Veil: A Study of Afro-American Narrative. Among his edited volumes are Chant of Saints: A Gathering of Literature, Art, and Scholarship; Afro-American Literature: The Reconstruction of Instruction; and Harper American Literature.
Jennifer Rae Greeson is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Virginia. She is the author of Our South: Geographic Fantasy and the Rise of National Literature and of articles related to various aspects of American literature and culture.