Alamir Aquino Corrêa is a researcher at the Federal University of Santa Catarina and an associate professor at State University of Londrina. He has a law degree from the State University of Londrina, an MA in literature from the University of Brasília, and a PhD in Hispanic literature from Indiana University at Bloomington. The focus of his work is Brazilian literature, particularly death in literature, literary history, and literary theory. He was a judge for Brazil's highest literary prize, the Prêmio Jabuti, from 2005 to 2011. He has published several articles in specialized journals. He has also edited several books, including Ciberespaço: mistificação e paranóia (2008), Manga Sabina e Outras Memórias (2007), and Navegantes dos Mares às Letras: Ideário da Navegação na Literatura Portuguesa (1997).
Eduardo F. Coutinho is a professor of comparative literature at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He has an MA in comparative literature from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a PhD in comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to teaching at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, he has been a visiting professor at different universities in Brazil and abroad. He is a founding member and a former president of the Brazilian Comparative Literature Association and a vice president of the International Comparative Literature Association. His main field of research is contemporary Latin American literature. He has published several essays in specialized journals and periodicals both in Brazil and abroad as well as several books, including The Process of Revitalization of the Language and Narrative Structure in the Fiction of João Guimarães Rosa and Julio Cortázar (1980), The "Synthesis" Novel in Latin America: A Study on João Guimarães Rosa's "Grande Sertão: Veredas" (1991), and Literatura comparada na América Latina (Comparative Literature in Latin America) (2003).
Eduardo de Assis Duarte has an MA in Brazilian literature from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and a PhD in literary theory and comparative literature from the University of São Paulo. Although he retired in 2005, he continues working with the Federal University of Minas Gerais as a collaborating professor for its graduate program in literary study. His areas of interest include literature and alterity, Afro-Brazilian literature, [End Page 492] the novel, history, society, Machado de Assis, and Jorge Amado. His books include Literatura, política, identidades (2005) (Literature, Politics, Identities) and Jorge Amado: Romance em tempo de utopia (1996) (Jorge Amado: Romance During Utopia).
Caroline Egan is a graduate student in the Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University. She completed her BA and MA at Penn State University and is currently working with Thomas O. Beebee and Dawn Taylor on a book about Jorge Amado's lectures at Penn State in 1971. She is interested in the processes of rewriting that cross different traditions and genres, particularly in the literatures of the Americas.
Waïl S. Hassan is a professor and the acting director of the Program in Comparative and World Literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Tayeb Salih: Ideology and the Craft of Fiction (2003) and Immigrant Narratives: Orientalism and Cultural Translation in Arab American and Arab British Literature (2011). He translated Abdelfattah Kilito's Thou Shalt Not Speak My Language (2008) and coedited Approaches to Teaching the Works of Naguib Mahfouz (2012). He is currently writing a book on Arab-Brazilian literary and cultural relations.
Alexander C. Y. Huang is director of the Dean's Scholars in Shakespeare Program and associate professor of English, East Asian languages and literatures, theater, and international affairs at George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he is affiliated with the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute. He is also a general editor of The Shakespearean International Yearbook, chair of the MLA committee on the new variorum edition of Shakespeare, performance editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions, vice president of the Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies, vice president of the Association for Asian Performance, and the cofounder and coeditor of Global...