Kylie Cardell is a lecturer in English and creative writing at Flinders University, South Australia. She has published various articles on contemporary life writing and is the author of the forthcoming monograph, The Contemporary Uses of the Diary (U of Wisconsin P).
Ken Cormier is the author of two collections of stories and poems: Balance Act and The Tragedy in My Neighborhood. His radio fiction and documentary pieces have aired on public-radio affiliates around the US and on the BBC in the United Kingdom. His experimental documentary, “Voices of the Dead,” won the Missouri Review’s Audio Competition in 2011. He is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Quinnipiac University.
Helen Dampier is a senior lecturer in social and cultural history at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, and co-investigator on the Olive Schreiner Letters Project. Her research interests include life writing, historiography, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century South African history.
Kate Douglas is an associate professor in the School of Humanities at Flinders University (South Australia). She is the author of Contesting Childhood: Autobiography, Trauma and Memory (Rutgers UP, 2010) and the co-editor (with Gillian Whitlock) of Trauma Texts (Routledge, 2009).
Meghan Marie Hammond teaches at New York University. Her work has appeared in Kazuo Ishiguro: New Critical Visions of the Novels (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), Ford Maddox Ford and America (Rodopi, 2012), and The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture. She is currently finishing her first book, Empathy and the Psychology of Literary Modernism.
Monica Latham is a senior lecturer of British literature in the English Department of the Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France, and a specialist in Virginia Woolf and genetic criticism. She has published numerous articles on modernist and postmodernist authors and co-edited several collections of essays: Left Out: Texts and Ur-texts (2009), The Lives of the Book: Past, Present and to Come (2010), Book Practices and Textual Itineraries 1: Tracing the Contours of Literary [End Page 435] Works (2011), and Book Practices and Textual Itineraries 2: From Text(s) to Book(s) (forthcoming 2013).
Rachel Pang is a sessional lecturer in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. A graduate of the University of Virginia’s Ph.D. program in Sino-Tibetan religion, her research focuses on the collected works of Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol (1781–1851) in fourteen volumes, the nineteenth-century nonsectarian “movement” in eastern Tibet, and Buddhist life writing.
Deborah Lee Prescott is an associate professor of English at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Her scholarship focuses upon Holocaust survivors’ autobiographies; she is chiefly interested in how survivors explore the religious implications of the Holocaust in their memoirs. Her book, Imagery from Genesis in Holocaust Memoirs: A Critical Study, was published in 2010 by McFarland.
Andrea Salter is a research associate on the Whites Writing Whiteness in Sociology, University of Edinburgh, UK. She is also working on the Economics in the Public Sphere project at the University of Cambridge. Her ESRC-funded doctoral thesis concerned Mass Observation women’s wartime diaries. She has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is particularly interested in letterness and stories.
Liz Stanley is a professor of sociology, Director of the Centre for Narrative & Auto/Biographical Studies at the University of Edinburgh, and an ESRC Professorial Research Fellow. Her most recent books are the monograph Mourning Becomes . . . Post/Memory, Commemoration & the Concentration Camps of the South Africa War (Manchester UP in the UK, Wits UP in South Africa) and the edited collection, Documents of Life Revisited (Ashgate [UK] 2013).
Matthew Sutton holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William and Mary. His current research project is on the portrayal of the segregated US South in popular musicians’ autobiographies.
Trudi Witonsky is Director of Freshman English and teaches American/Multicultural Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She is currently working on an essay exploring the artistic influence of Muriel Rukeyser on Adrienne Rich. [End Page 436]