Ali Erritouni is Senior lecturer in American literature at Kingston University in London, James Annesley is the author of Blank Fictions: Culture, Consumption and the Contemporary American Novel (London: Pluto, 1998), Fictions of Globalization (New York: Continuum, 2005) and a growing number of articles on contemporary literature, including pieces in Modern Fiction Studies, Third Text and Journal of American Studies.
Derek Furr is assistant professor of English in the Bard College Master of Arts in Teaching Program, where he teaches courses in Romantic period and post-colonial literatures and works with pre-service and in-service public school teachers. "Listening to Millay" is part of a book-in-progress on poetry readings and the recorded poetry archive, co-authored with Raphael Allison.
John Hunter teaches in the Comparative Humanities Program at Bucknell University. He is currently preparing a second edition of Renaissance Literature: An Anthology of Poetry and Prose for Blackwell and completing an article on the function of memory in Shakespeare's Richard III.
Lori Jirousek is an assistant professor of English at New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan, where she teaches multicultural literature, professional writing, and composition. She has published articles in American Literary Realism, MELUS, and African American Review and currently has articles forthcoming in Shofar and Studies in American Jewish Literature. Her research interests include American literature, immigrant and ethnic writers, and connections between literature and ethnography.
Mike Marais, who teaches in the Department of English at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, has published widely on J.M. Coetzee and other contemporary South African writers. He edits English in Africa.
Martin Munro is Lecturer in French and francophone literatures at the University of West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. He has published on Caribbean (especially Haitian) literature in journals such as French Studies, Research in African Literatures, and Journal of Haitian Studies, and is the author of Shaping and Reshaping the Caribbean: The Work of Aimé Césaire [End Page 166] and René Depestre (2000). He has just completed a manuscript on the theme of exile in Haitian writing.
Bran Nicol is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Portsmouth, UK, where he is a member of the Centre for International and European Studies Research. He is the author of D.M. Thomas (2004), Iris Murdoch: The Retrospective Fiction (2nd edition, 2004) and the forthcoming Cambridge Introduction to Postmodern Fiction.
Karin E. Westman is an Assistant Professor of English at Kansas State University, where she teaches courses in modern and contemporary British literature. She has published on Virginia Woolf, Pat Barker, J.K Rowling, and Georgette Heyer. She is currently completing a book-length study on realism in contemporary British women's novels. [End Page 167]