Ellen L. Arnold is a Ph.D. candidate at Emory University. She has published an interview with Leslie Marmon Silko in Studies in American Indian Literature and contributed an essay to the collection American Indian Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Contemporary Issues. As well as working on her dissertation, “Reworlding the Word: Contemporary Native American Novelists and the Third Space,” she is completing a book-length manuscript titled Conversations with Leslie Marmon Silko
Amy J. Elias is Associate Professor of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has contributed essays on narrative and history to such journals as Contemporary Literature, Critique, and Postmodern Studies. She has recently completed The Metahistorical Romance: Confronting the Historical Sublime in Fiction since 1960, and is currently at work on a book on contemporary Native American literature and representations of historical trauma.
Diane Glancy, who is of Cherokee and English-German descent, is an associate professor of English at Macalester College. In addition to the novels (Flutie, Pushing the Bear, and The Only Piece of Furniture in the House) and the play War Cries, she has published several short stories, essay collections, and books of poetry. Presently she is working on three novels, The Closets of Heaven, The Library, and An American Language.
Arnold Krupat teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. He is author of The Turn to the Native: Studies in Criticism and Culture, Ethnocriticism: Ethnography, History, Literature, and The Voice in the Margin: Native American Literature and the Canon. At present he is a member of the editorial group working on Native American Literatures: A Norton Anthology.
Kenneth Lincoln is a professor of English and American Indian Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has written several books, including Native American Renaissance, Indi’n Humor: Bicultural Play in Native America, and (with Allogan Slagle) The Good Red Road: Passages into Native America. His book Sing with the Heart of a Bear: Fusions of Native and American Poetry, 1890–1999 is forthcoming from University of California Press.
Patricia Linton teaches at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She has published essays in the journals Studies in American Indian Literature and Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, as well as contributed an essay on Linda Hogan to the forthcoming collection Multicultural Detective Fiction: Murder from the “Other” Side. She is working currently on a manuscript titled Floating Narration: The Relational Self and Narrative Form in Contemporary American Fiction.
W. S. Penn is Professor of English at Michigan State University. A mixblood of Nez Percé descent, he is the author of the novel Absence of Angels and the essay collection All My Sins Are Relatives. He edited the essay collections As We Are Now: Mixblood Essays on Race and Identity and The Telling of the World: Native American Stories and Art. Presently he is at work on a novel, as well as short-story and essay collections.
Nancy J. Peterson is Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Purdue University, where she served as the assistant editor of Modern Fiction Studies for several years. She has published essays on Louise Erdrich, Toni Morrison, and Margaret Atwood, and has edited Toni Morrison: Critical and Theoretical Approaches. Her book about historical memory and contemporary women writers, Against Amnesia, is forthcoming from University of Pennsylvania Press.
Catherine Rainwater teaches at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. She has co-edited two books on women writers, and published several essays on Native American literature. Her essay on Louise Erdrich, published in American Literature, was awarded the Modern Language Association’s Foerster Prize. Her book, Dreams of Fiery Stars: The Transformations of Native American Fiction, was published earlier this year.
Kenneth M. Roemer is Professor of English at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is author of Native American Writers of the United States as well as Approaches to Teaching Momaday’s The Way to Rainy Mountain. At present, he is working on a book-length manuscript titled Utopian Audiences: How Readers Locate Nowhere.
Bernard Selinger teaches in the English Department at Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, University of Regina. He is the author of LeGuin and Identity in Contemporary Fiction, as well as...