Jonathan Freedman is a professor of English and American Studies as well as a faculty associate in the Frankel Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Michigan. That is to say, he is interested in many things—and goes to too many meetings. Author of three books—Professions of Taste: Henry James, British Aestheticism and Commodity Culture (Stanford, 1991), The Temple of Culture: Assimilation, Aggression, and the Making of Literary Anglo-America (Oxford, 2000), and Klezmer America (Columbia, 2008), he’s recently been writing essays on realist fiction and economics and working on a book about Jews and decadence.
Vicki Lawrence has many years of experience in journal management and in writing and editing for publications in science, health, medicine, and the arts and humanities. She has an MFA in writing and literature from Bennington College and also writes fiction.
Keith Taylor coordinates the undergraduate creative writing program at the University of Michigan and directs the Bear River Writers’ Conference. He has published his poetry and criticism widely in this country and in Europe, including in The Southern Review, The Iowa Review, The Boston Review, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Hanging Loose, and, of course, Michigan Quarterly Review. Of several books, the most recent is If the World Becomes So Bright (Wayne State University Press, 2009).
Rachel Farrell’s work has appeared in Jezebel, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Ninth Letter, The Offing, Pank, and Virginia Quarterly Review. She’s a graduate of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program and previously served as the Senior Manager of Print & Online Media for Cision US, a global PR and marketing company.
Michigan Quarterly Review is published with financial support from the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan.