Dr. John Bidwell—Astor Curator of Printed Books and Bindings, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, N.Y. He has published extensively on American papermaking and nineteenth-century book arts and is presently curating an exhibition of Henri Matisse’s livres d’artiste.
Dr. Vera Camden—Professor of English at Kent State and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. In addition to publications on seventeenth-century English spiritual narratives, she works on contemporary “auto-graphic” narratives by writers/artists including Alison Bechdel.
Dr. Ellen Gruber Garvey—Professor of English, New Jersey City University. She is the author of Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance (2013), which looks at making meaning through scrapbooking by women and African Americans during the 19th and early 20th century, and was just announced as the recipient of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing’s 2014 Highly Commended Award.
Dr. J. Keith Vincent—Associate Professor of Japanese, Boston University. Author of Two-Timing Modernity: Homosocial Narrative in Modern Japanese Fiction (2012), he translated the Lacanian critic Saito Tamaki’s study of Japanese anime and “otaku” culture, Beautiful Fighting Girl (2011), and is working on a study of the early twentieth century genre of literary sketching called “shaseibun.”
Julian Waters—calligrapher, type designer and educator. He has designed alphabets for Adobe, including “Waters Titling,” and his clients include National Geographic, the US Postal Service, and various publishers, design firms, and institutions. Waters has been a typographic designer for memorials, museum exhibition information graphics, and public spaces including Jefferson’s Monticello and William Cochran’s “The Dreaming.” He teaches and lectures worldwide for organizations of professional calligraphers and designers.
Dr. Heather Wolfe—Curator of Manuscripts, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC. She has edited multiple volumes focusing on early modern English handwritten texts, including The Pen’s Excellencie (2002) and “hybrid books,” which personalize mixtures of print texts and handwritten ones, such as The Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608 (2007).