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Jeffrey Atteberry <jatteber@uci.edu> teaches at the University of California, Irvine, in the Department of Comparative Literature. His work focuses on transatlantic modernisms, and he is currently working on a book manuscript that examines performative understandings of agency that have been developed in response to differing experiences of modernity. He has published articles in Modern Language Notes and Critical Horizons.

Pius Adesanmi <paa12@psu.edu> teaches in the department of Comparative Literature at Pennsylvania State University. He has had several publications in peer reviewed journals, including “Anti-Manichean Aesthetics: The Economy of Space in Maryse Conde's Crossing the Mangrove and Calixthe Beyala's Loukoum” (May 2002).

Randall R. Cherry <cherrytr@club.fr> is a translator and writer living in Paris. He holds a PhD in Anglophone Studies from the University of Paris. His article “Ethel Waters: Long, Lean, Lanky Mama” recently appeared in Nobody Knows Where the Blues Come From: Lyrics and History (2005) and another article “Ethel Waters: Voice of an Era” was published in Temples for Tomorrow (2001). He has translated numerous works into English from French, notably a recently completed translation of the novel Le Nègre by the French surrealist author Philippe Soupault.

Jonathan P. Eburne < jpe11@psu.edu > teaches in the Comparative Literature and English Departments at Penn State University, where he is Josephine Berry Weiss Early Career Professor in the Humanities. He has published essays in PMLA, Modern Fiction Studies, Yale French Studies, Studies in the Novel, Pleine Marge, and Symploke. He is currently completing a book manuscript entitled “Surrealism and the Art of Crime.”

T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting < t.sharpley-whiting@vanderbilt.edu> is currently the Director of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University where she teaches comparative diasporic literary and cultural movements, Francophone Studies, critical race studies, feminist theory, Jazz Age Paris, film, and hip hop culture. Her books include Negritude Women (2002), Black Venus: Sexualized Savages, Primal Fears, and Primitive Narratives in French (1999), Frantz Fanon: Conflicts and Feminisms (1998). She has co-edited three volumes, the latest of which includes The Black Feminist Reader (Blackwell, 2000).

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Jeffrey Louis Decker <jdecker@ucla.edu> is Adjunct Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Made in America: Self-styled Success from Horatio Alger to Oprah Winfrey (1997).

Kimberly J. Devlin <kimberly.devlin@ucr.edu> is the author of Wandering and Return in Finnegan's Wake (1991) and James Joyce's “Fraudstuff” (2002). She has coedited Joycean Cultures/Culturing Joyces (1998) and Ulysses En-gendered Perspectives (1999). She is a professor of English at University of California, Riverside.

Jane Elliott <je509@york.ac.uk> teacahes in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York, England. She is currently completing a manuscript entitled Time Changes: Popular Feminist Fiction and the Failure of the Future.

Scott Herring <tsh12@psu.edu> teaches in the Department of English at The Pennsylvania State University. His essays have appeared in PMLA, Arizona Quarterly, GLQ, and African American Review, among others. He recently completed his first manuscript, “Queer Slumming”, and is currently researching a project on queer anti-urbanism.

Bev Hogue <hogueb@marietta.edu> teaches American and a postcolonial literature at Marietta (Ohio) College. She is the author of “Forgotten Frontier: Literature of the Old Northwest” in Blackwell's Companion to the Regional Literatures of America (2003), and her article “From Mulberries to Machines: Planting the Simulated Garden” will appear in ISLE in 2006.

Sharon Jessee <jessee.shar@uwlax.edu> is Associate Professor of English and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She has published essays on Ishmael Reed and Toni Morrison, including an essay on Paradise forthcoming in The Journal of American Studies.

Jane Lilienfeld<jlilienf@coin.org> is a professor of English at Lincoln a University, an historically black college in Jefferson City, MO. In 2000 her book Reading Alcoholisms was a CHOICE award winner. Her article “Contingencies of Dispersed Identity in Lydia Minatoya's The Strangeness of Beauty” recently appeared...

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