Derek Attridge, Professor of English at Rutgers University and Trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation, is the author of Well-weighed Syllables (1974), The Rhythms of English Poetry (1982), Peculiar Language: Literature as Difference from the Renaissance to James Joyce (1988), and is the co-editor, with Daniel Ferrer, of Post-structuralist Joyce: Essays from the French (1984). He is currently editing a selection of essays by Jacques Derrida on literary texts, to be published by Routledge in 1990.
Shari Benstock, Professor of English and Director of Women's Studies at the University of Miami and Trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation, has written Women of the Left Bank: Paris, 1900-1940 (1986) and the forthcoming Textualizing the Feminine: Essays on the Limits of Genre. She is co-author with Bernard Benstock of Who's He When He's at Home: A James Joyce Directory (1979), editor of The Private Self: Theory and Practice of Women's Autobiographical Writings (1988) and Feminist Issues in Literary Scholarship (1988), and co-editor with Morris Beja of Coping with Joyce: Essays from the Copenhagen Symposium (1989). She is writing, with Bernard Benstock, a study of modernist literary periodicals, "Modernism Made Manifest: The Impact of Periodicals, 1890-1940."
Diana E. Henderson, Assistant Professor of English at Middlebury College, has published an article on A Woman Killed with Kindness and is working on a study titled "Her Infinite Variety: The Social Performance of Elizabethan Lyric Poetry," in addition to essays on Elizabethan lyric and gender and on the theatrical framing of women in Jacobean tragedy.
Ellen Carol Jones, Guest Editor of this Special Issue, is Assistant Professor of English at Purdue University and Managing Editor of Modern Fiction Studies. She was Guest Co-Editor with Margaret Rowe of the MFS Special Issue on "Feminism and Modern Fiction" and has published articles on Woolf in Critical Essays on Virginia Woolf (1985) and on Joyce m James Joyce: The Centennial Symposium (1986), James Joyce: The Augmented Ninth (1988), and Coping with Joyce: Essays from the Copenhagen Symposium (1989). Her current projects are a book on Joyce as read through feminist and poststructuralist theories, as well as an edited collection of essays of feminist readings of Joyce.
Garry Martin Leonard, Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island, has published on Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath and has a Lacanian reading of "The Dead" forthcoming in the James Joyce Quarterly. He is writing a book-length study of Dubliners titled "All the Living and the Dead: Desire and Dubliners." [End Page 634]
Annette Shandler Levitt, Associate Professor of Humanities and Communication at Drexel University, is co-editor with Robert Bertholf of William Blake and the Moderns (1982) and has written on Joyce Cary, Roger Vitrac, and surrealist drama. She is currently at work on a critical study of the dramatic oeuvre of surrealist Vitrac.
Patrick McGee, Associate Professor of English at Louisiana State University, is author of Paperspace: Style as Ideology in Joyce's "Ulysses" (1988), as well as articles on theory, Faulkner, and Woolf, and essays on Joyce published in the James Joyce Quarterly, Works and Days, and Coping with Joyce: Essays from the Copenhagen Symposium. At present he is writing on "Ishmael Reed's Contradictions."
Laurent Milesi, Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, is completing his Oxford D. Phil, on grammar(s) and language(s) in Finnegans Wake. A member of the LT.E.M.-C.N.R.S. research group on Joyce's manuscripts in Paris since 1983, he has published "L'idiome babélien de Finnegans Wake: recherches thématiques dans une perspective génétique" in Genèse de Babel: Joyce et la Création, and "Vico . . . Jousse. Joyce . . Langue" in James Joyce "Scribble" 1: genèse des textes. His forthcoming articles are "Fumbling for One Continuous Integument: Voice and Gramma(r) of Chapter Links" in the Wake and "Études italiennes pour grammaire musicale in langue vulgaire" on Joyce, Italian, music, and Dante.
Margot Norris, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, is author of The Decentered Universe of "Finnegans Wake" (1976) and Beasts of the Modern Imagination: Darwin, Nietzsche, Kafka, and...