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Marco Abel <> is a Ph.D. candidate in English at The Pennsylvania State University. He is currently completing his dissertation, tentatively titled "Becoming-Violent: An Affective Encounter with American Fiction and Film since 1945." His recent work has appeared in Angelaki, Critical Studies in Mass Communication, and Quarterly Journal of Film and Video.

Emily Allen teaches in the English Department at Purdue University. She has just completed the manuscript of her first book, Theater Figures: The Production of the Nineteenth-Century British Novel.

Chiji Akoma teaches postcolonial African literature at Villanova University. His essay, "The 'Trick' of Narratives: History, Memory, and Performance in Toni Morrison's Paradise," recently appeared in Oral Tradition. His works have also been published in Research in African Literatures and World Literature Written in English. He is currently preparing a manuscript on the interface between oral and written folklore in contemporary African Diasporic novels.

Christy Burns is the author of Gestural Politics: Stereotype and Parody in Joyce and several articles on modern and contemporary literary figures such as Virginia Woolf, Jeanette Winterson, Thomas Pynchon, and Vladimir Nabokov. She is currently an associate professor of English at the College of William & Mary.

Cynthia A. Callahan is a Visiting Lecturer at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She is completing her doctoral dissertation, entitled Birthwrites: Adoptive Identities in American Literature, which explores the construction of racial and ethnic identity in fictional narrative about transracial adoption.

Brian Carr is in the graduate program in literature at Duke University and is currently working on his dissertation, which considers race, sexuality, and kinship in the wake of US slavery. He has published in GLQ, Angelaki, Cultural Critique, and (forthcoming in fall 2002) Camera Obscura. [End Page 1]

Sarah Cole is an assistant professor of English at Columbia University. Her book Modernism, Male Friendship, and the First World War is forthcoming from Cambridge UP. In 1998, her article "Conradian Alienation and Imperial Intimacy" won the MFS Church Award. She has also published in ELH.

Tova Cooper <> is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of California, Irvine. She is currently working on her dissertation, entitled "Educating the US American Citizen: 1880-1920," which assesses some of the psychological challenges—and their figurative and rhetorical manifestations—faced by African Americans, Native Americans, and Asian and Jewish immigrants undergoing educationally-induced cultural transformations at the turn of the last century.

Marlene Goldman teaches Canadian literature at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Paths of Desire: Images of Exploration and Mapping in Canadian Women's Writing and numerous articles on Canadian literature. Her most recent work focuses on anti-apocalyptic discourse in Canadian fiction.

Maren Linett teaches at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Her article "'The Wrong Material': Gender and Jewishness in Dorothy Richardson's Pilgrimage" appeared in the Journal of Modern Literature in 2000. She is currently working on a manuscript that examines the roles Jewish figures played within modernist women novelists' constructions of their literary authority.

Gabrielle McIntire is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto and next year will join the Department of English at Queen's University, Canada. She is currently writing a book on the modernist poetics of memory in T. S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf. Her article, "An Unexpected Beginning: Sex, Race, and History in T. S. Eliot's Columbo and Bolo Poems" recently appeared in Modernism/Modernity.

Philip Nel <> is the author of The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity: Small Incisive Shocks (UP of Mississippi, forthcoming fall 2002) and J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter Novels: A Reader's Guide. His articles have appeared in MFS, Critique, Children's Literature, and Mosaic. He is an assistant professor of English at Kansas State University. [End Page 2]

Derek Parker Royal <> is a professor of English in the Department of Languages and Communications at Prairie View A & M University. His essays have appeared in Studies in the Novel, Shofar, Studies in American Jewish Literature, Literature/Film Quarterly, Modern Drama, and the recently published Car Crash Culture. He is currently completing a book on Roth's later fiction, tentatively titled More Than...


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