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Timothy Dow Adams teaches at West Virginia University and co-edits a/b: Auto/Biography Studies. He is the author of Telling Lies in Modern Autobiography and is at work on “Photographic Memories,” a book about photography and autobiography.

Timothy Sweet’s Traces of War: Poetry, Photography, and the Crisis of The Union was published by JHUP in 1990. He is currently working on a study of representations of American agriculture.

Sidonie Smith is the author of many publications including A Poetics of Women’s Autobiography: Marginality and the Fictions of Self-Representation (1987), Subjectivity Identity, and the Body: Women’s Autobiographical Practices in the Twentieth Century (1993), and co-editor (with Julia Watson) of two collections on autobiography. Another collection, co-edited with Gisela Brinker-Gabler, is forthcoming in 1996 and she is currently completing a book on women’s travel narratives.

Charles Martin is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Queens College, CUNY. He has published essays in Mosiac, The Griot, and The Yale Journal of Criticism; his photo publications have appeared in Public Culture, Vozes, Shots, Flare, Unity, and Issue as well as an illustration in The Practice of Writing (1994). He has had several solo exhibitions of his photography and is currently working on a series of essays that consider the complexity of relationships at work.

James Guimond is Professor of English at Rider University. His American Photography and the American Dream was published in 1991 and he is currently working on melodrama in American literary and political culture.

Susanna Egan is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. She has published articles on various aspects of autobiography and a book entitled Patterns of Experience in Autobiography. She is currently working on a book on the genres of contemporary autobiography.

Michal Sapir is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at New York University.

Allan Stoekl is an Associate Professor of French at Pennsylvania State University. His publications include Agonies of the Intellectual (1992), Politics, Writing Mutilation (1985), and Georges Bataille: Visions of Excess, Selected Writings 1927–39. He is currently engaged in a study on the end of history in the postwar period.

Lorraine York is the author of Front Lines: The Fiction of Timothy Findley (1990), and The Other Side of Dailiness: Photography in the works of Alice Munro, Timothy Findley, Michael Ondaatje, and Margaret Laurence (1988). Her current project is a book on contemporary women’s collaborative art.

Joanne Leonard’s work has appeared most recently in Discourses of Sexuality: From Aristotle to AIDS (1992), The Female Body (1991), and Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (1991). She is currently working on a collage series related to separation from and passage into adulthood of a teenage daughter and another based on the myth of Demeter and Persephone. She holds the 1993–94 C. P. Bauer Faculty Fellowship at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities.


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