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Ayelet Ben-Yishai <> is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently working on her dissertation, “Establishing Narrative Authority: Representation of Reality in Legal Narratives and the Realist Novel in Nineteenth Century France and England.”

Louise Bernard <> is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Joint Program in African American Studies and American Studies at Yale University. Her work has been published in Black Camera, African American Review, and African Americans in Cinema: The First Half Centry (forthcoming). Her dissertation, tentatively titled Madness and Modernity: The Psychosocial Throes of Black Subjectivity in American Cultural Life, considers representations of race and madness in literature and drama.

Michael Bérubé is Paterno Family Professor in Literature at Penn State University and the author of The Employment of English: Theory, Jobs, and the Future of Literary Studies (1998). He is currently editing a collection of essays on aesthetics and cultural studies.

Jeanne Dubino is Associate Professor and Chair of the English Department at Plymouth State College in Plymouth, NH. She spent two years in Ankara, Turkey as a Visiting Assistant Professor. She is a co-editor of Virginia Woolf and the Essay (1997) and has published articles and reviews on Virginia Woolf, popular culture, travel writing, and feminist criticism. Among her works in progress is a book on nineteenth- and twentieth- century British travelers in Turkey.

Kevin Foster <> is the author of Fighting Fictions: War, Narrative and National Identity (1999) and is currently completing a book on British representations of Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His work on a variety of topics—including George Orwell, African autobiography, Anglo-Australian cultural relations, and the Gulf and Falklands conflicts—has appeared in Cultural Studies, The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, and Southern Review, among others. He teaches English at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Gillian Gane <> teaches postcolonial literature and the history of the English language at Hamilton College. Her article “Mixed-Up, Jumble-Aya, and English: ‘how newness enters the world’ in Salman Rushdie’s ‘The Courtier’” is forthcoming in Ariel; her work has also appeared in Dickens Studies Annual.

Peter Kalliney <> is a postdoctoral fellow at Oberlin College. He recently completed his dissertation, “Cities of Affluence and Anger: Urbanism and Social Class in Twentieth-Century British Literature,” at the University of Michigan. His current work examines the relation between globalization theory and postcolonial studies.

Oliver Lovesey is the author of a number of essays on postcolonial and Victorian literature, and the Twayne monograph on Ngugi wa Thiong’o (2000). A volume on teaching Ngugi is in progress. He teaches at Okanagan University College.

April Shemak <> is a Ph.D. student in English at the University of Maryland, where she specializes in Caribbean literature, literatures of the Americas, postcolonial and feminist studies. She is currently writing her dissertation, “Textual Trespassing: Narratives of Revolution and Migration from the Americas.”



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