Michele Aaron lectures in film and literature in the American and Canadian Studies Department at the University of Birmingham. She is editor of New Queer Cinema: A Critical Reader (Edinburgh/ Rutgers University Press, 2004); The Body's Perilous Pleasures: Dangerous Desires and Contemporary Culture (Edinburgh/Columbia University Press, 1999) and 'Text < - > Screen', EnterText 1.2 (http://www.brunel.ac.uk/faculty/arts/EnterText). She is author of Spectatorship: The Power of Looking On (Wallflower Press, forthcoming), has published articles on sexuality, spectatorship, and cinema's queer Jews, and is currently working on a book on Death and the Moving Image.
Alistair M. Duckworth is Professor Emeritus of English, University of Florida. He is the author of The Improvement of the Estate: A Study of Jane Austen's Novels and of Howards End: E. M. Forster's House of Fiction. Currently, he is teaching in FSU's Study Abroad Program in London.
Brian Finney gained his BA in English and Philosophy from Reading University, England, and his PhD from Birkbeck College, University of London. He taught at London University from 1964-1987, and since emigrating to the US at UCR, UCLA, USC and CSULB. He has published book-length studies of Beckett's fiction, D. H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers, twentieth century literary autobiography as a genre and a critical biography of Christopher Isherwood for which he was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1979. He has edited three books of Lawrence short stories. For the last decade he has published a series of essays on modern British novelists, almost all published in scholarly journals.
Ariela Freedman is an Assistant Professor of Literature at the Liberal Arts College, Concordia University, Montreal. She is the author of Death, Men and Modernism (Routledge, 2003) and has published articles on H.D. and Mary Borden. She has yet to ride on a Zeppelin.
Karen A. Hoffmann is Assistant Professor of English at Lawrence University. She teaches courses in British and American modernist literature, African-American literature, and gender studies. She has published her work in Arizona Quarterly and is currently working on a study of fictive autobiography in British and American modernism.
Gary Johnson is Assistant Professor of English at The University of Findlay. He has published essays on Dante, Nathanael West, and Philip Roth.
Ira Nadel, Professor of English and UBC Distinguished University Scholar, is the author of biographies of Leonard Cohen, Tom Stoppard and, most recently, Ezra Pound. He has also published critical studies on Joyce and the subject of biography, and edited collections on Gertrude Stein, George Orwell and Pound. He is currently working on a life of the playwright David Mamet. For a number of years, he has been a book critic on CBC radio.
Ranen Omer-Sherman teaches courses in Israeli and Jewish literature at the University of Miami. His essays have appeared in journals such as Texas Studies in Literature and Language, MELUS, College Literature, Modern Jewish Studies, Religion & Literature, Shofar, and Modernism/ [End Page 128] Modernity. His first book, Diaspora and Zionism in Jewish American Literature: Lazarus, Syrkin, Reznikoff, Roth (2002) was published by UP New England. A second book on the sacred and political relationship between Jewish writing, exile, and the desert is forthcoming in 2005 from the University of Illinois Press.
Richard Rankin Russell is an assistant professor of English at Baylor University, where he teaches British and Irish literature. His publications have appeared or are forthcoming in English Language Notes, Modern Drama, New Hibernia Review, and Colby Quarterly, among others. His current book project examines the work of the significant Northern Irish writers that emerged from the Belfast Group in the early 1960s and explores their contribution to a regional literature that laid the groundwork for reconciliation in the province. [End Page 129]