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  • Contributors

Justin Beplate teaches English at Université Nancy 2. He has published a number of articles on the role of memory and metaphor in modern literature, with particular reference to the works of Joyce and Beckett.

Ruben Borg recently completed his PhD degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published articles on Joyce, on Borges, and on post-structuralist critical theory and is currently conducting post-doctoral research at University of Pennsylvania.

Christina Britzolakis is Senior Lecturer at the University of Warwick. She is the author of Sylvia Plath and the Theatre of Mourning (Oxford University Press, 1999), and has published articles on a range of modernist authors. She is currently completing a book on modernism and metropolitan perception.

John Gordon received his B.A. from Hamilton College and his Ph.D. from Harvard. He is Professor of English at Connecticut College. He is author of the books James Joyce's Metamorphoses, Finnegans Wake: A Plot Summary, Physiology and the Literary Imagination, Joyce and Reality: The Empirical Strikes Back, of two monographs, Notes on Issy and Almosting It, and of many articles on modern literature. He is currently writing a book on Charles Dickens.

Melissa Jane Hardie is Lecturer in English at the University of Sydney, where she completed her Ph.D. on Djuna Barnes and modernist tropes of reversal. She is currently completing a book on rhetoric and cultural studies called Shame Became Famous: The Rhetoric of Disclosure in Public Life, 1989–2001.

Robert Bernard Hass is Associate Professor of English at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses in American Literature, Environmental Literature, Modern Poetry, and Shakespeare. He is the author of Going by Contraries: Robert Frost's Conflict with Science, which was selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title in 2004. His poetry and criticism have appeared in Studies in English Literature, Yeats / Eliot Review, Sewanee Review, Poetry, et. al. He is currently co-editing with Donald Sheehy a multi-volume edition of Frost Criticism, due from Helm / Routledge in 2006. [End Page 171]

John King is a visiting instructor of English at Florida Atlantic University. His publications have appeared or are forthcoming from Twentieth Century Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, Woolf Studies Annual, English Language Notes, and The Explicator. The essay that appears in this volume is part of a book project on "difficult characters" as they appear in Henry James, Wyndham Lewis, Luigi Pirandello, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett.

Sergio Rizzo taught courses in American literature and film for several years at the University of Houston-Downtown, then moved to Chicago where he has been writing and teaching part-time. In addition to his work on William Carlos Williams, he has written articles on Las Vegas and postmodern filmmaking and the role of celebrity in Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 that will appear in Popular Culture Review and Film Quarterly. Currently, he is working on the role of the media in the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor of California.

Beth Rosenberg is an ssociate Professor of English and Director of General Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has published work on Virginia Woolf and modernism, and she is currently working on a study titled, Hebraism and Hellenism in the Twentieth Century: The Role of Jewishness in the Contruction of Modernism.

James F. Wurtz is Assistant Professor of British and Irish literature at Indiana State University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 2005, where he wrote on the relationship between modernism and the Gothic in Irish writing. His current research interests also include the construction of the Anglo-Irish as a political entity in Elizabeth Bowen's fiction, as well as the ways in which the space of Belfast during the "Troubles" is implicated in divergent narrative styles.

John Zilcosky is Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. His book, Kafka's Travels: Exoticism, Colonialism, and the Traffic of Writing (2003), won the MLA's fifth biennial Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures. He has also published numerous articles on literary theory and modern European literature/culture, and is presently editing...


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