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Contributors Arthe A. Anthony, a Creole of Louisiana ancestry, is professor of American studies and director of the Irvine Leadership Scholars Program at Occidental College in Los Angeles. She holds a Ph.D. in comparative culture from the University of California, Irvine. Her current project isa biography of the New Orleans Creole photographer Florestine Perrault Collins. Anthony Gerard Barthelemy is a Louisiana Creole and an associate professor of English at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. His published works include Black Face., Maligned Race: The Representation of Blacks in English Drama from Shakespeare to Southern (LSU Press, 1987). Professor Barthelemy holds a Ph.D. from Yale University. Jennifer DeVere Brody, B.A., Vassar College, and Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, currently teaches at George Washington University. She is an associate editor of Callaloo and has published such essays as "Effaced into Flesh: Black Women's Subjectivity" (Genders) and "The Return of Cleopatra Jones" (Performing the Seventies). Her book Impossible Purities: Blackness, Femininity, and Victorian Culture, from which the essay in this volume is excerpted, was published by Duke University Press in 1998. Violet Harrington Bryan holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and is currently an associate professor of English at Xavier University in New Orleans. She is researching the papers of Marcus Bruce Christian for a forthcoming book. A previous work, The Myth of New Orleans in Literature : Dialogues of Race and Gender, was published by the University of Tennessee Press in 1993. She has contributed articles to several books, including Louisiana Women Writers (LSU Press, 1993), and many journals . 327 328 CONTRIBUTORS Barbara Rosendale Duggal has been a production manager for the New York stage, an agent for jazz and blues artists, a schoolteacher, and an academic researcher. She holds an M.A. in folklore and mythology from UCLA. Writing interests include the examination of the role that myth, ritual, and gender issues play in popular culture. Ms. Duggal is currently at work on a novel for young adults. Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935) was a New Orleans Creole writer and journalist. Her creative works have recently been reprinted and critiqued by Gloria T. Hull and published in the Oxford University Press series of African American literature. Michel Fabre is president of the Centre d'Etudes Afro-americaines in Paris and professor emeritus at the Universite de la Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III). His latest books are The French Critical Reception of African American Literature: From the Beginnings to 1970 (Greenwood Press, 1995), Conversations with Chester Himes (University Press of Mississippi, 1995), and The Several Lives of Chester Himes (University Press of Mississippi , 1997), all collaborative projects. He contributed "The Antebellum New Orleans Press and the Creoles of Color" to Multilingual America, edited by Werner Sollors (New York University Press, 1998). Mary Gehman is the author of Women in New Orleans: A History (1988) and The Free People of Color: An Introduction (1994), published by Margaret Media Inc. Gehman holds a B.A. in journalism from Loyola University and an M.A. in English from the University of New Orleans. Besides lecturing and tour guiding, she currently teaches English at Delgado College in New Orleans. In the 19705, she published Distaff, a women'sn's monthly newspaper with a feminist perspective. Her articles and poetry have appeared in localperiodicals. Sybil Kein is a New Orleans Creole writer and musician. A one-hour tape recording of her poetry is housed in the National Archives, Library of Congress. In 1981 she published Gumbo People, a bilingual volume of poetry written in the Louisiana Creole language, the first contribution to American letters of original literature in that tongue. Recent works include Delta Dancer (Lotus Press, 1984), Serenade Creole, a cassette of original songs (1988), An American South (Michigan State University Press, CONTRIBUTORS 329 1996; reprinted as Creole Journal, Lotus Press, 1999), Creole Ballads and Zydeco, a CD and first recording of Creole folk songs (1996), Maw-Maw's Creole Lullaby, a multicultural CD for children (1997), and Gumbo People (Margaret Media, 1999). Kein holds a doctorate from the University of Michigan and is currently a distinguished professor of English emerita of that university. She is listed in Black Women in America, edited by Darlene Clark Hines, and in Contemporary Authors, published by Gale Research. Joan M. Martin is a Creole from Louisiana and is on the faculty at Baker College in Flint, Michigan. She has lectured on the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians and the customs and traditions of...


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