Louisa MacKay Demerjian received her Master’s degree in English from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. She edited The Age of Dystopia: One Genre, Our Fears and Our Future (2016), which grew out of a panel held at the annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), of which she is a member.Karen F. Stein is a Professor Emerita of English and of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Rhode Island. She received an MA from Pennsylvania State University and her PhD from the University of Connecticut. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Phi Mu honor societies, she was selected Woman of the Year by both the University of Rhode Island Association of Professional and Academic Women and the Rhode Island Commission on Women. A specialist in modern North American women writers, she has presented conference papers and written books and articles on Margaret Atwood, Toni Morrison, Rachel Carson, and Adrienne Rich, and essays on Octavia Butler, Janet Frame, Susan Glaspell, Margaret Laurence, and Alice Walker. Her publications also include Margaret Atwood Revisited (1999) and Reading, Learning, Teaching Toni Morrison (2009).