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  • Contributors

John D. Barbour is Professor of Religion at St. Olaf College. He is the author of The Conscience of the Autobiographer (Macmillan and St. Martin's Press, 1992), Versions of Deconversion: Autobiography and the Loss of Faith (U of Virginia P, 1994) and The Value of Solitude: The Ethics and Spirituality of Aloneness (U of Virginia P, 2004).

Chris Barry has been a practicing artist since 1986. Her work is represented in numerous state gallery, museum, and university collections throughout Australia, and she has held exhibitions both there and internationally. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, completing a combined research and exhibition thesis titled The Encounter of Culture: The Shared Space or Out of Place (Dismantling the White Self in Central Australia).

Mary Besemeres is a Research Fellow at Curtin University of Technology. She is the author of Translating One's Self: Language and Selfhood in Cross Cultural Autobiography (Peter Lang, 2002) and essays on bilingual and transcultural autobiography, and Co-Editor of the journal Life Writing. She holds a doctorate from the Australian National University.

Paul John Eakin is currently writing a book on autobiography and narrative identity. His most recent books on autobiography are How Our Lives Become Stories: Making Selves (Cornell UP, 1999), and an edited collection of essays, The Ethics of Life Writing (Cornell UP, 2004). He is Ruth N. Halls Professor Emeritus of English at Indiana University.

Kit Fan received a BA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and an MA from the University of York, UK. He is currently working on a book of poems, and a PhD thesis, Thom Gunn: Poetry and Risk, at York.

Richard Freadman is Director of the Unit for Studies in Biography and Autobiography and Professor of English at La Trobe University. His most recent publications in life writing include Shadow of Doubt: My Father and Myself (Bystander, 2003), and Threads of Will: Autobiography and the Will (U of Chicago P, 2000).

Philip Holden is Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore. His publications [End Page 251] include Orienting Masculinity, Orienting Nation: W. Somerset Maugham's Exotic Fiction (Greenwood, 1996), Modern Subjects/Colonial Texts: Hugh Clifford and the Discipline of Literature in the Straits Settlements, 1895-1907 (ELT, 2000), and with Richard Ruppel, Imperial Desire: Dissident Sexualities and Colonial Literature (U of Minnesota P, 2003). His current research explores national autobiography in the postcolonial world.

Margaretta Jolly is a Lecturer in the School of English, University of Exeter. In addition to numerous articles in life writing and feminist studies, she is the editor of the two volume The Encyclopedia of Life Writing: Autobiographical and Biographical Forms (Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001), and the author of Dear Laughing Motorbyke: Letters from Women Welders of the Second World War (Scarlet Press, 1997).

Ambrose King recently retired as Vice Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Kinwai Lau teaches English as a second language in Hong Kong.

David Parker is chair of the English Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is working on identity and the good in autobiography.

Maureen Perkins is a Research Fellow at Curtin University. She is Co-Editor of the journal Life Writing, and co-Director of Curtin's Life Writing Research Unit. Her most recent publications are "False whiteness: 'passing' and the stolen generations," in Whitening Race (Ed. Aileen Moreton-Robinson; Aboriginal Studies Press, 2004), and "Colour and 'Ethnic' Autobiography: Fanon, Capecia and Difference," forthcoming in Auto/Biography.

Anna Poletti is a PhD candidate in the School of Language and Media, University of Newcastle, Australia. The topic of her research is Australian personal zines as a form of autobiography.

Jay Prosser is writing a memoir for his mother of her family of Baghdadi Jews and the Chinese diaspora. He is Lecturer in American literature at the University of Leeds. His most recent book is Light in the Dark Room: Photography and Loss (U of Minnesota P, 2005). Though not born one, he is a practicing Buddhist.

Julie Rak is Associate Professor of English at the University of Alberta. She is the author of Negotiated Memory: Doukhobor Autobiographical Discourse (U [End Page...


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