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The Consolation of Philosophy
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The Red Badge of Courage
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A Tale of Two Cities
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Loss and Gain
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Meet the Editors & Critical Minds
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R. V. Young
R. V. Young is Professor of English at North Carolina State University. He is co-founder of the John Donne Journal and was co-editor for 25 years. In 2008 he became the editor of Modern Age: A Quarterly Review. His bilingual edition of Justus Lipsius' Concerning Constancy is forthcoming from Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies. In addition to scholarly books and articles, he has also contributed to journals such as First Things, National Review, The Weekly Standard, the St. Austin Review, and Touchstone, of which he is a contributing editor.
Anthony Esolen is a professor of English at Providence College. His work includes the Modern Library translations of Dante's Divine Comedy (Random House), Ironies of Faith: The Deep Laughter at the Heart of Christian Literature (ISI Books), and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization (Regnery).
Douglas Lane Patey
Douglas Lane Patey is Sophia Smith Professor of English at Smith College, where he teaches courses both in English and the history of science. He has written books on the history of probability, concepts of addiction, and the novels of Evelyn Waugh, as well as articles on John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Johnson, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and the history of divisions between "art" and "science".
Mary Reichardt is Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota. She received a PhD in literature from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has published eight books, including Catholic Women Writers (Greenwood, 2001), Exploring Catholic Literature (Sheed and Ward / Rowman and Littlefield, 2003), the two-volume Encyclopedia of Catholic Literature (Greenwood, 2004), and Between Human and Divine: The Catholic Vision in Contemporary Literature (Catholic University of America Press, 2010).
With a PhD in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Crystal Downing has published on a wide variety of literary topics, from Shakespeare to the Brontës, and has won both national and international awards for her essays on film. Much of her recent scholarship focuses on the relationship between postmodernism and faith. Her first book, Writing Performances: The Stages of Dorothy L. Sayers (Palgrave), was granted the Barbara Reynolds Award for outstanding Sayers scholarship in 2009. Her second book, How Postmodernism Serves (My) Faith (IVP Academic) is used as a textbook in college and seminary classrooms throughout North America.
Downing taught Shakespeare for many years at UCLA before taking a position at Messiah College in Pennsylvania, where she is professor of English and film studies. In addition to presentations at academic conferences, her work on Shakespeare has appeared in College Literature and Literature/Film Quarterly.