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Linda Frost (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
President (2-year term: Expires 2005)
Linda Frost is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; her specialities include nineteenth-century American literature and culture, women's studies, and creative writing. Her Ph.D. is from SUNY Stony Brook, Her work has focused largely on
nineteenth-century America and issues of national identity, popular culture, periodicals. The book-l ength manuscript she's currently completing is entitled Blinding Whiteness: Race and Nation-Building in Popular American Weeklies, Miscellanies, and Story  Papers,1850-1880. It explores regional constructions of American identity as represented in popular miscellanies and story papers such as New York's Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Philadelphia's Saturday Night, Confederate Richmond's Southern Illustrated News, and San Francisco's Golden Era. She also regularly publishes poetry in little magazines and literary journals and is the founding editor of
the new journal of women's writing, PMS: poemmemoirstory


Susan Belasco (University of Nebraska, Lincoln)
President-Elect (2-year term: Expires 2005)
Susan Belasco is Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. The author of articles and reviews on American women writers and nineteenth-century periodicals, she is the editor of Margaret Fuller's
Summer on the Lakes and Fanny Fern's Ruth Hall. She is the co-editor of "These Sad but Glorious Days": Dispatches from Europe, 1846-1850 by Margaret Fuller; Periodical Literature in Nineteenth-Century America; and Approaches to Teaching Uncle Tom's Cabin. A recipient of a 2003 NEH Summer Stipend, she is working on a study of Toussaint L'Ouverture and the ways in which the representations of the Haitian revolution shaped antebellum American attitudes toward slavery and race.

Ellen Gruber Garvey (New Jersey City University), 
Second Past President
(2-year term: Expires:  2005)

Stephanie Browner, Treasurer (Berea College)


Lawrence I. Berkove (University of Michigan, Dearborn)
(3-year term: Expires 2002)

Judith Yaross Lee (Ohio University)
(3-year term: Expires 2003)

Patricia Okker (University of Missouri, Columbia)
(3-year term: Expires 2004)

Ezra Greenspan (University of South Carolina), 
Second Past President (2-year term: Expires 2003)

Robert Scholnick (College of William & Mary)
(3-year term: Expires 2003)

Susan Williams (Ohio State University), 
(3-year term: Expires 2002)


Ellen Gruber Garvey, Website editor, RSAP


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