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A. E. Denham is Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, St. Anne’s College, Oxford. She is the author of Metaphor and Moral Experience (2000) and various essays in aesthetics and moral philosophy. Denham is the incumbent holder of Iris Murdoch’s College Fellowship.

W. S. Hampl <> teaches in the English department in the BOOST program at the Naval Education and Training Center in Newport, Rhode Island. He has an upcoming review in Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, and his work has also been published in Studies in the Novel and The Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

David Herman <> is Professor of English at North Carolina State University and Adjunct Professor of English Linguistics at Duke University. He is the author of Universal Grammar and Narrative Form (1995) and Story Logic: Problems and Possibilities of Narrative (forthcoming in 2002), as well as the editor of Narratologies: New Perspectives on Narrative Analysis (1999). He is currently working on several projects exploring the interrelations between linguistics, narrative theory, and cognitive science.

Michael Levenson is William B. Christian Professor of English at the University of Virginia, where he is currently chair of the department. He is the author of A Genealogy of Modernism (1984), Modernism and the Fate of Individuality (1991), and the co-author (with Karen Chase) of The Spectacle of Intimacy (2000). He has also edited the Cambridge Companion to Modernism and is currently at work on a new book called What was Modernism?

Bran Nicol is the author of Iris Murdoch: The Retrospective Fiction (1999). Forthcoming publications include an article on Slavoj Žižek in Paragraph, a book on D. M. Thomas, and a reader on Postmodernism and the Contemporary Novel. He is currently exploring the interrelation between psychopathology and late-twentieth-century fiction, culture, and theory. He teaches contemporary literature and theory at the University of Portsmouth, UK. [End Page 2]

S. B. Sagare is the author of A Tour of the Sandcastle: A Study of Iris Murdoch’s World-View and is Reader in English at Shriman Bhausaheb Zadbuke College, Mahavidyalaya, India. He is currently working on a critical study of John Fowles.

Richard Todd <> is the author of Consuming Fictions: The Booker Prize and Fiction in Britain Today (1996), Iris Murdoch (1984), and Iris Murdoch: The Shakespearian Interest (1979). He has also published a short monograph on A. S. Byatt (1997). A specialist in the early modern lyric, he is an assistant textual editor to the ongoing Variorum Edition of the poetry of John Donne. He teaches at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.

Katherine Weese is Associate Professor of English and Director of Rhetoric at Hampden-Sydney College. She has co-edited and contributed to the volume Teaching Academic Literacy and has published articles on Toni Morrison and Katherine Dunn as part of her work on contemporary women authors’ uses of the fantastic. In addition, she teaches and publishes about film.