Nancy West is director of the Honors College at the University of Missouri—Columbia. She has published articles in such journals as Narrative, Nineteenth Century Contexts, The Yale Journal of Criticism, Postscript, and The Yale Journal of Law and Humanities. Her first book, Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia, was published in 2000 by the University Press of Virginia. She completed another book, Tabloid, Inc.: Crimes, News, Narratives (Ohio State UP, 2010) with former University of Missouri graduate student Penelope Pelizzon. Currently, she is working on a history of Masterpiece Theatre.