Thomas C. Beattie is Professor and Chair of the English Department at Hartwick College. He is joint author (with Robert Bensen) of Writing Competency: A Handbook.
David Leon Higdon, a frequent contributor to MFS, is author of Time and English Fiction (1977) and of Shadows of the Past in Contemporary British Fiction (1984) in addition to scores of essays and articles. He is Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of English at Texas Tech University.
James J. Lynch has previously published in several journals, including the South Atlantic Review, the Evelyn Waugh Newsletter, and SEL.
Jill Rubenstein is Professor of English at McMicken College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. Author of Sir Walter Scott: A Reference Guide (1978) and Editor of the Memoir of Frances Lady Douglas, she has also published in the Wordsworth Circle and SEL.
Larry Smith, an independent scholar, has published poetry in Descant and Hierophant, fiction in Hambone, and an essay in Social Text.
Irvin Stock, Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, is author of Fiction as Wisdom: From Goethe to Bellow (1980) as well as volumes on William Hale White (Mark Rutherford) and Mary McCarthy.
Campbell Tatham has published many articles on postmodern fictionists in journals such as Contemporary Literature, Diacritics, Boundary 2, Genre, and Chicago Review. He is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. [End Page 486]