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American Literary History 14.2 (2002) 412

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David Bleich
He teaches literary and language theory, writing, literature, women's studies, science studies, and Jewish studies in the English department at the University of Rochester. His most recent book is Know and Tell: A Writing Pedagogy of Disclosure, Genre, and Membership (1998). He is editor, with Deborah Holdstein, of Personal Effects: The Social Character of Personal Writing (2001) and the author of The Double Perspective: Language, Literacy, and Social Relations (1988), Utopia: The Psychology of a Cultural Fantasy (1984), Subjective Criticism (1978), and Readings and Feelings (1975).

Alison Booth
Associate Professor of English at the University of Virginia, she is the author of Greatness Engendered: George Eliot and Virginia Woolf (Cornell University Press, 1992) and editor of Famous Last Words: Changes in Gender and Narrative Closure (University Press of Virginia, 1993). She is completing a book on female collective biography, self-help, and personified national histories titled "How to Make It as a Woman," and has begun a study of anglophone authors' houses as collections and narrative sites.

Daniel H. Borus
Associate Professor of History at the University of Rochester, he is the author of Writing Realism: Howells, James, and Norris in the Mass Market (University of North Carolina Press, 1989) and the forthcoming Twentieth-Century Mutiplicity: American Thought and Culture, 1900- 1920 (Rowman and Littlefield).

Bill Brown
George M. Pullman Professor of English and the History of Culture at the University of Chicago, he recently edited a special issue of Critical Inquiry titled "Things" (Fall 2001). His essay in this issue of American Literary History is drawn from the forthcoming A Sense of Things: The Object Matter of American Literature.

Michelle Burnham
Associate Professor of English at Santa Clara University, she is the author of Captivity and Sentiment: Cultural Exchange in American Literature (New England, 1997) and has recently edited The Female American (Broadview, 2001).

Jessica Burstein
Assistant Professor of English at the University of Washington, she is completing a book manuscript titled "Steeled Against Imitation: Cold Modernism and Prosthetic Fictions, 1895-1939."

John T. Irwin
Decker Professor in the Humanities at the Johns Hopkins University, he is presently finishing a book on hard-boiled fiction and film noir.

David E. Johnson
Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at the State University of New York at Buffalo, he is the coeditor of Border Theory: The Limits of Cultural Politics (Minnesota, 1997) and the journal CR: The New Centennial Review: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Americas. He is finishing a coauthored manuscript on anthropological discourse and working on a book-length project devoted to the 1968 student movement in Mexico and the 1994 Zapatista uprising in Chiapas.

Michael Uebel
Assistant Professor of English at the University of Kentucky, he teaches medieval literature and theory. He has published essays on the relationships among identity, perversion, and culture in medieval literature, and is completing a manuscript on the libidinal politics of masochism in postwar America.



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