We are grateful for the support, advice, and insight we’ve received from Bill Irwin, David Ramsay Steele, Carolyn MadiaGray, and all the folks at Open Court. We’re also appreciative of the patience, flexibility, and hard work of the contributors to this collection. This has been a long process, and we’ve been fortunate to have so many fine scholars stick with us over these many months. This work has benefited from the commentary of Nancy Balmert, Dan Fox, Kris Greene, Leo Greiner, Steve Knaster, Joel Morrison, and Rachel Robison, each of whom read early versions of the essays in this collection. Hubbell King and Terry Thiel offered invaluable administrative assistance throughout the process. Finally, we are grateful to our colleagues at Southern Oregon University and Weber State University for generally supporting projects such as this one, as well as providing helpful feedback on particular aspects of this work.