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  • Contributors

Kristen Aspevig teaches in the Arts and Contemporary Studies Program at Ryerson University. She has worked as a Research Associate at the Diversity Institute at Ryerson, and recently published co-authored articles on accessibility and design thinking in the Canadian Journal of Communication and The International Journal of Arts in Society.

Hilda Meldrum Brown is Emeritus Professor of German at Oxford University and a Supernumerary Fellow of St. Hilda’s College. Her books include Leitmotiv and Drama: Wagner, Brecht and the Limits of “Epic” Theatre (Oxford UP, 1991); Heinrich von Kleist: The Ambiguity of Art and the Necessity of Form (Oxford UP, 1998); and Critique and Creativity: E.T.A.Hoffmann and the Serapiontic Principle (Camden House, 2006). She is at present engaged on an interdisciplinary project: The Quest for the “Gesamtkunstwerk” and Richard Wagner.

Margaretta Jolly is editor of The Encyclopedia of Life Writing (Routledge, 2001), which gained an American Libraries Association Outstanding Reference Book Award, and author of In Love and Struggle: Letters in Contemporary Feminism (Columbia UP, 2008), which won the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association UK book prize.

Jarmila Mildorf teaches English language and literature at the University of Paderborn (Germany). She is the author of Storying Domestic Violence: Constructions & Stereotypes of Abuse in the Discourse of General Practitioners (U of Nebraska Frontiers of Narrative Series, 2007), and co-editor of Magic, Science, Technology, and Literature (Lit Verlag, 2005), Narrative Knowing, Living, Telling (special issue of Partial Answers, 2008), and Imaginary Dialogues in English: Explorations of a Literary Form (2012). Her research interests are in narratology, sociolinguistics, gender studies, and stylistics.

Vertrees C. Malherbe is Senior Researcher, Centre for Socio-Legal Research, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town.

Julian North is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Leicester. She is the author of The Domestication of Genius: Biography and the Romantic Poet (Oxford UP, 2009), and the editor of volume 11 of The Works of Thomas De Quincey (Pickering and Chatto, 2003). [End Page 913]

Bonnie Carr O’Neill is Assistant Professor of English at Mississippi State University. She has published articles on Emerson, Whitman, and Fanny Fern. Currently, she is working on a book, They Are the Age: Literary Celebrity and Public Life in the United States, 1835–1895.

Isabel Pedersen is Associate Professor of Professional Communication at Ryerson University in Toronto. Her published work concerning autobiography, identity, culture, and digital media appears in various journals including Wascana Review, Canadian Journal of Communication, The International Journal of Arts in Society, and Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies.

Julia Rak is Professor of English at the University of Alberta, and the author of works on life writing, memoir studies, cultural studies, popular culture, feminist theory, mountaineering, and the Doukhobors. Her most recent books include Mountain Masculinity: The Life and Writings of Nello “Tex” Vernon-Wood in the Canadian Rockies, 1911–1938, with Andrew Gow (Athabasca UP, 2008), and Negotiated Memory: Doukhobor Autobiographical Discourse (U of British Columbia P, 2006), and the edited collections On Diary, essays of Philippe Lejeune, coedited with Jeremy Popkin (U of Hawai‘i P, 2009); and Auto/biography in Canada: Critical Directions (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2005).

Charles Reeve is Associate Professor of Liberal Studies and Art at OCAD University, where he also is Curator. His current research focuses on autobiographies by artists as symptoms of sincerity, from Benvenuto Cellini and Georgio Vasari in the sixteenth century to Lucy Kimball, Tracey Emin, and Jacqueline Fahey in the twenty-first.

Jennifer Ritterhouse is Associate Professor of History at George Mason University and author of Growing Up Jim Crow: How Black and White Southern Children Learned Race (U of North Carolina P, 2006). She also wrote an introduction and edited letters for a reprint edition of Sarah Patton Boyle’s 1962 autobiography, The Desegregated Heart: A Virginian’s Stand in Time of Transition (UP of Virginia, 2001).

Meghan Rosatelli, PhD, teaches American Studies at the University of Richmond. Her research focuses on the role of emotions in identity creation.

Linda Simon is Professor of English at Skidmore College. Her biographies include The Biography of Alice B. Toklas (U of Nebraska P, 1991), Genuine Reality: A Life of William James...

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