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Timothy Aubry <> is an English professor at Baruch College. His articles have appeared in Critical Matrix and the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies. He is now working on a manuscript devoted to middlebrow culture and the therapeutic worldview in the postwar United States.

Robert Fallon <> teaches in the Music Department at the University of California, Berkeley. His study of French composer Olivier Messiaen's opera Saint François d'Assise is forthcoming in the volume Messiaen Studies (Cambridge UP, 2007). He has lectured and written program notes for the San Francisco Opera and has published articles in Tempo, Notes, and the edited collections Jacques Maritain and the Many Ways of Knowing (Catholic University of America Press, 2002) and Olivier Messiaen: Music, Art and Literature (Ashgate, forthcoming 2007).

Dean Franco <> is the author of Ethnic American Literature: Comparing Jewish American, Chicano, and African American Writing (2006). His recent essays appear in PMLA, Cultural Critique, and Studies in American Jewish Literature. He is at work on a book, Jewish Literature Since 1969: Pluralism, Postmodernism, and the Multicultural Encounter, and a series of essays on “experience” in Chicano literature and theory. He teaches in the English Department at Wake Forest University.

Yogita Goyal <> is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. from Brown University and was a Scholar-in-Residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. She has published essays and reviews on African-American and postcolonial literature in Diaspora, New Formations, and Wasafiri. She is currently working on a manuscript that examines nationalism and literary form in Black Atlantic fiction.

Carola Hilfrich <> teaches in the Department of General and Comparative Literature and the Program in Cultural Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of “Lebendige Schrift.” Repraesentation und Idolatrie in Moses Mendelssohns Philosophie und Exegese des Judentums (2000) and co-editor of Zwischen den Kulturen. Theorie und Praxis des interkulturellen Dialogs (1997). Among her work in progress are a co-edited volume on the interrelations of ethnography and literature and a book on contemporary autoethnographic fictions.

Chuck Jackson <> is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Houston-Downtown. His work has been published in African American Review and The Journal of Popular Film and Television. His is currently completing a book manuscript that examines representations of race, terror, and the state in modern and contemporary US literature and culture.

Candice M. Jenkins <>is an assistant professor of English at Hunter College, The City University of New York. Her research and teaching consider intersections of gender, sexuality, and class in African-American literature, particularly that of the 20th century. “Pure Black” is based on a chapter from her first book, Vulnerable Subjects: Narrating Black Intimacy, forthcoming in 2007 from the University of Minnesota Press. She is now at work on a new manuscript, which examines the shifting politics of class privilege in contemporary African-American fiction.

Lenore Kitts <>, a comparatist of literature and music, draws her article from her book in progress “Lay It Down: The Specter of Slave Music in Toni Morrison's Beloved,” which will include her 2005 interview with Toni Morrison about the Margaret Garner libretto. She has read papers at national meetings of literary and musical societies and published in her first field of scholarship, the Italian Renaissance. She currently directs a project on Nazi atrocities in Italy at the UC Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center.

Stéphane Robolin <> is an assistant professor in the Africana Studies Program at Williams College, where he teaches courses on African and African diasporic literatures. Author of several essays, he is currently at work on a study of the literary and cultural connections between South Africans and African Americans entitled Constructive Engagements.

Andrew Scheiber <> is Professor of English at the University of St. Thomas. He has published articles on a range of American and African-American authors, from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Walter Mosley...


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