Michael Boccia, who teaches English at the Community College of Baltimore, has previously published criticism in the Journal of Popular Literature, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Journal of Modern Literature, and elsewhere.
Claudette Kemper Columbus is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Her several publications include Mythological Consciousness and the Future: José María Arguedas (1986).
Robert DiAntonio has no present academic affiliation. He has previously published in journals such as Luso-Brazilian Review, Romance Notes, and Vórtice. Forthcoming pieces will appear in Kentucky Romance Quarterly and Hispania.
Djelal Kadir, a previous contributor to MFS and Guest Co-Editor of this special issue, is Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature and Chairman of Comparative Literature here at Purdue. In addition to many articles in his field, he is author of Questing Fictions: Latin America's Family Romance (1986), Juan Carlos Onetti (1977), and Triple espera: novelas cortas de hispanoamerica (1976).
Sharon Magnarelli is Chairwoman of the Department of Foreign Languages at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut. She has published on many Spanish-American writers and is author of The Lost Rib: Female Characters in the Spanish American Novel (1985).
William Nelson, a former contributor to MFS, is a Professor of American Studies at Wichita State University. He has published in Twentieth Century Literature, Thalia, and Human Rights Quarterly.
Ilan Stavans, a graduate student at Columbia University, is author of Bahya ibn Paquda y el "Hobot ha-Lebabot" (1984). He has published other critical works, fiction, and drama.
Nelson H. Vieira is a Professor and the Director of the Center for Portuguese and Brazilian Literature at Brown University. He has published in Studies in Short Fiction, Hispania, Modern Language Studies, and Biography. He has edited two books on Portuguese literature with a third forthcoming.
Lucy Wilson teaches English at Loyola Marymount University and has previously published in The Writing Center Journal. [End Page 382]