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John Paul Riquelme <> is Professor of English at Boston University. His recent book is a casestudies edition of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles; his casestudies edition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula is forthcoming (2001). Additional works include Teller and Tale in Joyce’s Fiction: Oscillating Perspectives (1983) and Harmony of Dissonances:T.S. Eliot, Romanticism, and Imagination (1991). He is currently at work on a book concerning Oscar Wilde: Aesthetic Politics: Origins of Literary Modernism in 1890s Britain.

Joseph Valente <> is the author of James Joyce and the Problem of Justice: Negotiating Sexual and Colonial Difference (1995) and edited Quare Joyce (1998). His forthcoming study is Unlocking Dracula’s Crypt: Bram Stoker, Irishness, and the Question of Blood. Among his work in progress is a co-edited volume entitled Contested Territory: Race and Manhood in Modern Irish Literature Disciplinarity at The Fin de Siecle. He teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Patrick R. O’Malley, Assistant Professor of English at Georgetown University, is at work on a book analyzing the cultural rhetorics of Roman Catholicism and the Gothic in nineteenth-century Britain.

Susan Kollin <> has published in American Literary History and has a forthcoming article on anti-Western films in Arizona Quarterly. She has completed a book manuscript entitled Nature’s State: Environmental Politics and the Making of Alaska and presently is working on a book-length study of anti-Western fiction and film. She is an assistant professor of English at Montana State University.

Charles J. Rzepka <> teaches at Boston University. He is author of The Self as Mind (1986), Sacramental Commodities (1995), and numerous articles on English Romantic writers and popular culture. Among his works in progress are a staging of an early nineteenth-century pantomime/melodrama and research on industrial development and taste in the Romantic Period. [End Page 1]

Ruth Helyer <> is a Ph.D. candidate and lecturer at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne whose dissertation deals with masculinity and madness in contemporary American fiction and film. She has previously published an article in Modern Fiction Studies—“’Refuse heaped many stories high’: DeLillo, Dirt, and Disorder”—and is now preparing a conference presentation on Bret Easton Ellis’s Glamorama.

Penny Fielding <>, who teaches at the University of Edinburgh, has authored Writing and Orality: Nationality, Culture, and Nineteenth-Century Scottish Fiction (1996). At present she is working on a book entitled Nineteenth-Century British Literature and the Idea of the North, as well as a series of articles on ghost stories and modernism.

Graham Fraser’s <> current projects include two articles—“The Calligraphy of Desire: Barthes, Sade, and Beckett’s How It Is” and “’My More Than Sister’: Elizabeth Frankenstein and the Incestuous Sublime”—and a book-length manuscript entitled Aesthetics of Weakness: Narrative and Aesthetic Strategies in Beckett’s Late Prose. Previous work includes “The Pornographic Imagination in All Strange Away” published in Modern Fiction Studies. He teaches at Mount Saint Vincent University.

Anne Williams <> teaches at the University of Georgia. She is the author of Prophetic Strain:The Greater Lyric in the Eighteenth Century (1984) and Art of Darkness: A Poetics of Gothic (1995). Presently she is working on a book project entitled Monstrous Pleasures: Horace Walpole, Opera, and the Conception of Gothic.



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