Samantha Barbas is Visiting Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Movie Crazy: Fans, Stars, and the Cult of Celebrity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2001) and The First Lady of Hollywood: A Biography of Louella Parsons (U of California P, 2005).
Julie F. Codell, Professor of Art History and English at Arizona State University, has published an essay on Gandhi's autobiography in Life Writing and Victorian Culture, ed. D. Amigoni (Ashgate, 2006); a study of commissioned biographies in India in Orientalism Transposed, ed. J. Codell and D. S. Macleod (Ashgate, 1998); an essay on Truffaut's L'Enfant sauvage in Biography's special issue on Narrative Cinema as Autobiographical Act, ed. Linda Haverty Rugg (29.1, Winter, 2006); and the entry on biographical dictionaries for The Encyclopedia of Life Writing, ed. M. Jolly (Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001). She wrote The Victorian Artist (Cambridge UP, 2003), a study of artists' life writings; edited Genre, Gender, Race and World Cinema (Blackwell, 2006) and Imperial Co-Histories (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2003); and co-edited Encounters in the Victorian Press (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). She is preparing a book on British coronations in Delhi, 1877-1911, for which she has received fellowships from the American Institute of Indian Studies, NEH, the Getty Foundation, and the Huntington Library.
A. T. Fear. Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Manchester, is the author, among other works, of Rome and Baetica (Clarendon, 1996) and Lives of the Visigothic Fathers (Liverpool UP, 1997).
Carlos Gallego is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arizona. He received his PhD from Stanford in English, with a concentration in modern/postmodern American literature, critical theory, and Chicano/a studies.
Mary Ellis Gibson, Professor of English and Director of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is author of History and the Prism of Art: Browning's Poetic Experiments (Ohio State UP, 1997), and Epic Reinvented: Ezra Pound and the Victorians (Cornell UP, 1995). Her current project is a critical anthology of English language poetry published in India between 1780 and 1912. [End Page 422]
Cécile Hanania is Assistant Professor of French at Western Washington University. She received her Doctorat ès lettres from the University Paris 7-Denis Diderot after defending a thesis on Marguerite Duras. She also obtained a PhD from the University of Maryland for her research based on Roland Barthes.
Hsuan L. Hsu is Assistant Professor of English at Yale University, where he is working on a study of nineteenth-century US literature and geographical scale. He has co-edited, with Martin Brueckner, an anthology of essays entitled American Literary Geographies (forthcoming, U of Delaware P), and he is editing a special issue of Genre focusing on early Asian American sub-genres.
Julian North is Lecturer in English at the University of Leicester. She is the editor of volume 11 of The Works of Thomas De Quincey (Pickering and Chatto, 2003), and is currently writing a book on biography and the Romantic poet.
Nathanael O'Reilly teaches literature and composition at Albion College. He is working on a PhD at Western Michigan University in Australian, British, and Post-Colonial literature. His articles, reviews, and poetry have been published or are forthcoming in Antipodes, The Journal of Popoular Culture, Symbolism, Reviews in Australian Studies, Correspondances Oceaniennes, The Oklahoma Review, The Encyclopedia of Ireland and the Americas, The Companion to Twentieth Century British Poetry, and the API Review of Books.
Maureen Perkins teaches in the Department of Social Sciences at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. She is also co-editor of the journal Life Writing, which will join the Taylor & Francis (Routledge) group of academic journals in 2007, with an edition guest-edited by Shirley Geok-lin Lim on the subject of mixed race.
Celeste Pottier teaches in the Department of English at the University of South Carolina. Her current research focuses on nineteenth-century literary representations of graverobbing and bodysnatching.
Sam Raditlhalo teaches in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town. He specializes in African, South African, and diaspora literatures.
Catherine Scott is currently preparing for...