Julie Abraham teaches English at Emory University. She is the author of Are Girls Necessary?: Lesbian Writing and Modern Histories. Her book reviews have appeared in the Nation and the Women’s Review of Books.
Charles Bernstein is currently David Gray Professor of Poetry and Letters at SUNY—Buffalo. He is the author of A Poetics and Dark City, and maintains his own Web Site at http://wings.buffalo.edu/epc.
Maria Damon, an associate professor of English at the University of Minnesota, is the author The Dark End of the Street: Margins in American Vanguard Poetry. Her current project is a book on poetic language and American diasporic cultures.
Marianne Dekoven is the author of A Different Language: Gertrude Stein’s Experimental Writing and Rich and Strange: Gender, History, Modernism as well as of numerous articles. Her current project focuses on the 1960s and the emergence of postmodernism. She teaches English at Rutgers University and is Director of the Institute for Research on Women.
Jaime Hovey, a graduate student in Women’s Studies at Rutgers University, is currently at work on a book-length study of nationalism and sexuality in sapphic modernism.
Georgia Johnston is Assistant Professor of English at St. Louis University. Her work has appeared in Studies in the Literary Imagination, Virginia Woolf Miscellanies, and Women’s Studies, and her current project concerns narrative process in twentieth-century autobiography.
Deborah M. Mix is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Purdue University. She is currently completing her dissertation on experimental writing by contemporary American women.
Priscilla Perkins’s essay is part of a book-length study of discourses of intelligence in early twentieth-century American fiction. She is coauthor of a composition textbook entitled Literacies forthcoming from Norton. [End Page 681]
Constance Pierce, Professor of English and Altman Distinguished Fellow in the Humanities at Miami University, has published her work in journals including SubStance, Review of Contemporary Fiction, and Michigan Quarterly Review. Her novel, Hope Mills, will be published by Norton in 1997.
Lisa Ruddick teaches English at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Reading Gertrude Stein: Body, Text, Gnosis. She is at work on Irish Death, a study of fiction, poetry, and religious and political discourses in early twentieth-century Ireland.
Lorna J. Smedman is a graduate student in English at Hunter College. Her work has been published in the William Carlos Williams Review, and her dissertation is on “Gertrude Stein and the Politics of Grammar.”
Florian Vetsch lives in Switzerland and is the author of Martin Heideggers Angang der interkulturellen Auseinandersetzung.