Peter W. M. Blayney, an independent scholar living in Toronto, is working on a history of the Stationers’ Company and the printers of London, 1501-1616.
Mark Thornton Burnett, Professor of English at Queen’s University, Belfast, is the author of Masters and Servants in English Renaissance Drama and Culture: Authority and Obedience (1997) and Constructing “Monsters” in Shakespearean Drama and Early Modern Culture (2002), and the editor or co-editor of numerous other works.
Stephen Cohen, Assistant Professor of English at Central Connecticut State University, is currently editing a collection of essays on the emergence of a historically-attuned formalist criticism entitled Shakespeare and Historical Formalism.
Alan B. Farmer, Assistant Professor of English at The Ohio State University, is co-editor of Localizing Caroline Drama: Politics and Institutions of the Early Modern English Stage, 1625-1642 (forthcoming from Palgrave) and is currently writing a book on news and printed drama in Caroline England.
Andrew Gurr has recently published The Shakespeare Company 1594-1642 (2004) with Cambridge University Press. He is working on the New Variorum The Tempest.
Christa Jansohn is Professor of British Culture and Director of the Centre for British Studies at the University of Bamberg, Germany.
Zachary Lesser, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the author of Renaissance Drama and the Politics of Publication: Readings in the English Book Trade (2004); he is currently writing a book on the politics of tragicomic form.
Cristina Malcolmson, Professor of English at Bates College and author of Heart-Work: George Herbert and the Protestant Ethic (1999), is writing a book on race and gender in the early Royal Society.
Eric S. Mallin, Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, is finishing a book on cinematic reimaginings of Shakespearean themes and beginning a study of early modern atheism. [End Page 117]
Phyllis Rackin, Professor Emerita of English at the University of Pennsylvania, has published widely on Shakespeare and related subjects; her latest book is Shakespeare and Women (2005).
David Schalkwyk is currently Professor of English and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Cape Town. His books include a translation of Karel Schoeman’s novel ’n Ander Land, titled Another Country (1991), Speech and Performance in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Plays (2002), and Literature and the Touch of the Real (2004). He is currently working on a book-length study of love and service in Shakespeare. [End Page 118]