James Nagel is the Eidson Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia and a Resident Scholar at Dartmouth College. He is the president of the international Society for the Study of the American Short Story and a former president of the international Ernest Hemingway Society. Early in his career he founded the scholarly journal Studies in American Fiction and the widely influential series Critical Essays on American Literature, which published 156 volumes of scholarship. Among his twenty-four books are Stephen Crane and Literary Impressionism, Hemingway in Love and War (which was made into a Hollywood film starring Sandra Bullock), Hemingway: The Oak Park Legacy, The Contemporary American Short-Story Cycle,Anthology of The American Short Story (Houghton Mifflin), The Blackwell Companion to the American Short Story, edited with Alfred Bendixen, Race and Culture in Stories of New Orleans (2014), and a literary history, The American Short Story, published by Blackwell/Wiley in 2015. He has been a Fulbright Professor as well as a Rockefeller Fellow. He has published some eighty articles in the field and lectured on American literature in fifteen countries.