Els Andringa teaches literary theory at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Her main fields of research are the psychology of reading and literary reception. Her published works include Text-Assoziation-Konnotation (1979) and Wandel der Interpretation: Kafkas "Vor dem Gesetz" im Spiegel der Literaturwissenschaft (1994).
Christina Burbaum works at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Freiburg, Germany, in the framework of the priority program "Reading, Literacy, and the Media: The Socialization Perspective." Her fields of research are literary reception and body narratives.
Joanne Cantor is professor emerita at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She has published more than eighty scholarly articles and chapters on the psychological effects of the mass media and has written a parenting book, "Mommy, I'm Scared": How TV and Movies Frighten Children and What We Can Do to Protect Them (1998), and a children's book, Teddy's TV Troubles (2004), both based on her research.
Michael Charlton is professor of psychology at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He is interested in psychological aspects of media use and in media theory. Recently, together with Tilmann Sutter, he coedited the book Massenkommunikation, Interaktion und soziales Handeln [Mass communication, interaction, and social action] (2001).
Richard J. Gerrig is a professor of psychology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His research focuses on the pragmatics of language use, nonconventional language, and readers' experiences of narrative worlds.
Don Kuiken is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta. His research is in the area of dreaming, aesthetics, and phenomenology.
Elizabeth Long is associate professor of sociology at Rice University. Her publications include The American Dream and the Popular Novel (1985), From Sociology to Cultural Studies (1997), and her most recent book, Book Clubs: Women and the Uses of Reading in Everyday Life (2003).
David S. Miall is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Alberta. His research is in the area of reader response, British Romantic writing, literary computing, and literary education. [End Page 397]
Corinna Pette is a former member of the priority program "Reading, Literacy, and the Media: The Socialization Perspective" at the Institute of Psychology, University of Freiburg, Germany. She wrote her dissertation on the "Psychologie des Romanlesens" [Psychology of reading novels] (2001).
David N. Rapp is an assistant professor of educational psychology at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on text comprehension, reader-guided processes in multimedia experiences, and spatial cognition.
Ann Rigney is professor of comparative literature at Utrecht University. She has published widely on theoretical issues relating to fictionality and to the literary dimensions of historiography. She is author of The Rhetoric of Historical Representation: Three Narrative Histories of the French Revolution (1990) and Imperfect Histories: The Elusive Past and the Legacy of Romantic Historicism (2001).
Margrit Schreier is associate professor of empirical methods in the humanities and social sciences at International University Bremen, Germany. Her research interests include media psychology, methodology of the social sciences, psycholinguistics, and the empirical study of literature.
Shelley Sikora received her master's degree from the Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta and is now an instructor at Grant MacEwan Community College, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Her research is in the area of dreaming and reader response.