Norman Harris, an Advisory Editor to MFS and Guest Co-editor of this special issue, has published in various journals on modern black fiction. His Connecting Times will be published by the University Press of Mississippi this year.
Elizabeth B. House is Professor of English in Developmental Studies at Augusta College in Augusta, GA. Her other study of Toni Morrison appeared in American Literature, and she has also published in the Journal of Advanced Composition, Ball State University Forum, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography.
Viney Kirpal teaches in the department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay. His other work in genre identification in Third-World fiction has or will appear in the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Ariel, and Africa Quarterly.
Alan Nadel, an Advisory Editor to MFS, has recently published in Obsidian II and College Literature. His Invisible Criticism: Ralph Ellison and the American Canon was published this spring by the University of Iowa Press.
Theodore O. Mason, Jr., who teaches American Studies and English at Kenyon College, has published in Culture/Criticism/Ideology and has forthcoming in Contemporary Literature a piece on Toni Morrison.
Laura Niesen de Abruña has published on T. S. Eliot and Mark Twain and has contributed to Engendering the Word: Feminist Essays in Psychosexual Poetics. She teaches in the English Department at Ithaca College.
Daniel W. Ross has articles published or forthcoming in Iowa State Journal of Research, Susquehanna University Studies, and Conradiana. He teaches English at Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales.
Jon Wallace, who has previously contributed to MFS, is Professor of English at Graceland College in Lamoni, IA. His other publications have appeared in Western American Literature and Notes on Contemporary Literature.
Tracy Webb teaches at Adrian College in Michigan.
Craig Werner, a frequent contributor to MFS, is Associate Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of Paradoxical Resolutions and of essays on Charles Chesnutt, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and William Faulkner. He also wrote the script for Game Theory, a piece available on Riah Records, sponsored by Abreaction, a New York-based multicultural arts group of whom he is a member. [End Page 2]