jesse alemán is an assistant professor of English at the University
of New Mexico, where he teaches nineteenth-century American and Chi-
cano/a literatures. His articles appear in MELUS, Recovering the U.S.
Hispanic Literary Heritage Project (vol. 3), Aztlán, and several book col-
lections. His introduction to and republished edition of Loreta Janeta
Velazquez’s 1876 Civil War account, The Woman in Battle, was published
in 2003. He is currently working on a manuscript on the pulp fiction of
the U.S.-Mexican War.
robert h. brinkmeyer jr. is Professor and Chair of English at the
University of Arkansas. He has published widely in twentieth-century
southern literature; his most recent book is Remapping Southern Litera-
ture: Contemporary Southern Writers and the West (2000). He recently
received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship to work on a book on
European totalitarianism and the white southern imagination.
debra rae cohen is an assistant professor of English at the University
of Arkansas and the author of Remapping the Home Front: Locating Citi-
zenship in British Women’s Great War Fiction (2002).