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The "Honourable Characteristic of Poetry":
Two Hundred Years of Lyrical Ballads

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About the Contributors to The "Honourable Characteristic of Poetry": Two Hundred Years of Lyrical Ballads

Elizabeth Fay is Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and author of A Feminist Introduction to Romanticism (Blackwell 1998) and Becoming Wordsworthian: A Performative Aesthetic (U of Massachusetts P 1995).

Joel Pace is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He has published articles in Romanticism on the Net and Symbiosis. Currently, he and Marcy Tanter are co-editing a collection of essays which focuses on Wordsworth's reception in America.

Charles Rzepka is Professor of English at Boston University and the author of The Self as Mind (1986) and Sacramental Commodities (1995), as well as numerous essays on Romantic writers. He has also written on The Wizard of Oz, detective fiction, and Anton Chekhov, and is currently at work on Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep and Gothic tradition.

Marcy L. Tanter is Assistant Professor of English at Tarleton State University, where she is primarily an Americanist specializing in the 19th century. She has contributed articles to the Dictionary of Literary Biography and several encyclopedias and is currently working on a project that discusses Wordsworth's influence on his American contemporaries. She is also a member of the editorial board of the Dickinson Hypermedia Archive, which is dedicated to making the writings of Emily Dickinson and her family available to the public via the Internet. The archive is a work in progress and can be accessed at: http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/dickinson/.