- Contributors' Notes
Audrey Beisel is a graduate student at Eastern Michigan University. She will receive her MA in Children's Literature in April 1994. She is co-chair of Children's Literature Studies, a section of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters' annual conference.
Ruth B. Bottigheimer teaches in the Department of Comparative Studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She edited Fairy Tales and Society (Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1986), published Grimm's Bad Girls and Bold Boys (New Haven: Yale UP, 1987), and is currently completing a study of the Bible for children since the age of Gutenberg. She has also published numerous articles on fairy tales, illustration history and analysis, and folk narrative.
Richard Flynn teaches children's and adolescent literature and contemporary poetry at Georgia Southern University. At present, he is working on a book about the construction of childhood in postmodern poetry.
Valerie Krips teaches English at the University of Pittsburgh. She has published on children's literature and literary theory and is writing a book about contemporary children's literature.
Neal A. Lester is an assistant professor of English at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, where he teaches African-American literature. His articles have appeared in Black American Literature Forum, African-American Review, Studies in American Drama, 1945-Present, and Alabama English. His book Ntozake Shange: A Critical Study of the Plays is forthcoming from Garland Publishing. [End Page 244]
Harriet Margolis teaches in the Department of Theatre and Film in Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. She has included women's romance novels as part of her course offerings since 1989. Her other areas of research include film studies and women's studies.
Eva-Maria Metcalf is an assistant professor of German at Hamline University. Her area of research is German and Northern European children's literature. She is completing a book on Astrid Lindgren in the Twayne World Author Series and is working on a book on Christine Nöstlinger.
Patricia Pace teaches performance studies and directs children's theater in the Department of Communication Arts at Georgia Southern University. Her work on childhood and performance has appeared in Text and Performance Studies.
Jerry Phillips is an assistant professor of English at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, where he teaches U.S. literature and post-colonial studies. He is currently engaged in research on the image of the "urban underclass" in realist novels. His essay on Allan Bloom and multi-cultural education will be published in the forthcoming Recasting the World: Writing after Colonialism (Johns Hopkins).
Judith Plotz is chair and professor of English at the George Washington University, where she teaches romanticism, children's literature, nineteenth-century humanities, and Indo-Anglian literature. Her essay on Hartley Coleridge is forthcoming in SJR.
Sarah Robbins has just finished her dissertation, called "Domestic Didactics: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Pedagogy by Barbauld, Stowe, and Addams." She teaches in the English Department at Kennesaw State College in Georgia. [End Page 245]
Ian Wojcik-Andrews teaches children's literature and literary theory at Eastern Michigan University. He has published in Children's Literature and The Lion and the Unicorn. His other recent publications include Margaret Drabble's Female Bildungsromane: Gender and Genre (Peter Lang, 1993), and "Understanding Children's Films" (Highsmith Press, 1993).
Virginia L. Wolf, Special Assistant to the Chancellor and Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, will return to teaching children's literature in 1994, and to a 25-year commitment to the subject. During the last year, she has begun taking courses at seminary in pursuit of the ministry as her next career. A past president of the Children's Literature Association, Wolf is the author of numerous articles on children's literature, most notably those about Laura Ingalls Wilder and Louise Fitzhugh. She has published a book on Fitzhugh (Louise Fitzhugh, G. K. Hall, 1991) and is currently working on a book about Wilder. [End Page 246]