Joseph Wiesenfarth is professor of English emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His books include Ford Madox Ford and the Regiment of Women (Wisconsin, 2005) and Gothic Manners and the Classic English Novel (Wisconsin, 1998). In addition to earlier books on George Eliot, Jane Austen, and Henry James, he has published numerous articles on British fiction and edited two collections of essays on Ford Madox Ford. His editions of Jane Austen's "Three Sisters" and "Jack & Alice" have been published by Juvenilia Press.
Jason Lagapa is assistant professor of English at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. His first article was on nonsensical language and fuzzy logic in Jack Spicer's poetry. He is writing a book on the intersections of negative theology and utopian thought in late twentieth-century American poetry.
Greg Kinzer is a doctoral candidate in English at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His dissertation examines the interrelationship of twentieth-century poetry and the sciences.
Isidore Diala, senior lecturer in English at Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria, is currently a visiting research fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge. His previously published articles have been on Chinua Achebe, André Brink, J. M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, and Esiaba Irobi. He recently edited a collection of essays on African literature, forthcoming from Africa World Press, and is at work on a book on Brink.
Derek Parker Royal is assistant professor of English at Texas A & M University-Commerce and executive editor of the journal Philip Roth Studies. He has edited three collections of essays-two on Philip Roth and one on the contemporary Jewish American narrative-and published articles on several American writers, including Mark Twain, Arthur Miller, John Updike, and Maxine Hong Kingston. Having completed a book manuscript on Philip Roth's later fiction, he is now compiling an annotated bibliography on Roth covering the years 1985 through 2005, for Scarecrow Press.
Charles Altieri is professor of English at the University of California at Berkeley. His most recent books are The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetry: Modernism and After (Blackwell, 2005) and Particulars of Rapture: An Aesthetics of the Affects (Cornell, 2003). He is writing a book on Wallace Stevens.
Michael Bernard-Donals is Nancy Hoefs Professor of English and department chair at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His books include Between Witness and Testimony: The Holocaust and the Limits of Representation (SUNY, 2001) and An Introduction to Holocaust Studies (Prentice Hall, 2006). He is coeditor, with Richard R. Glejzer, of Rhetoric in an Antifoundational World: Language, Culture, and Pedagogy (Yale, 1998) and Witnessing the Disaster: Essays on Representation and the Holocaust (Wisconsin, 2004).