Paola Loreto is Professor of American Literature at the University of Milan, Italy, and holds a PhD in American Studies from the University of Rome III, Italy. She is the author of three book-length studies on Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and Derek Walcott, and is a specialist in American poetry.Adele Tiengo obtained her PhD from the University of Milan, Italy, in 2016, with a dissertation on an ecocritical reading of Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy. Her most recent publication is “Extreme Places as Sites of Ecological Exploration: Postmodern Wilderness in Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam” in Textus (2017).Anastasia Cardone has been a PhD Researcher at Leeds University, UK, since October 2017. She works on the representation of birds in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature, with a particular focus on Henry David Thoreau. Silvia Guslandi received her PhD in Anglo-American Comparative Literature from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 2016. She is currently a PhD candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago, USA, and her publications include the Italian edition of John Dos Passos’s War Journals.