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  • Contributors

Charles M. Anderson teaches writing, rhetoric, medical ethics, and literature and medicine at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. His publications include Richard Selzer and the Rhetoric of Surgery (Southern Illinois) and an edited collection of essays titled Writing and Healing: Toward an Informed Praxis to be published in early 1999 by the National Council of Teachers of English Press.

Lorraine Bahena is one of the playwrights of the award-winning play This Is a Test: One Girl’s Fight with Cancer. She is a sophomore at Curie High School. Writing is one of her hobbies.

Ewing Eugene Baldwin received his M.A. in English/Creative Writing from Depaul University. His first play, Going Steady (And Other Fables of the Heart), was produced Off Broadway in New York City, in 1983, and his most recent, Take Me to the River, opened in Columbus, Ohio, this summer. His short stories and poems are published in over twenty literary magazines. His work as an artist/teacher has been documented in feature stories in the Chicago Tribune and on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. He currently teaches at Elgin Community College and Robert Morris College.

Joanne Trautmann Banks has been lecturing on literature and medicine for over twenty-five years, mostly at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She is a founding editor of Literature and Medicine.

La’Shay Evans is one of the playwrights of the award-winning play This Is a Test: One Girl’s Fight with Cancer. She goes to Best Practice High School. Cosmetology is one of La’Shay’s hobbies.

Irina Garduno is one of the playwrights of the award-winning play This Is a Test: One Girl’s Fight with Cancer. She is a freshman at Best Practice High School.

Steven Hatchet is one of the playwrights of the award-winning play This Is a Test: One Girl’s Fight with Cancer. He goes to Curie High School.

Anne Hunsaker Hawkins is Associate Professor of Humanities at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. The author of Reconstructing Illness (1993) and Archetypes of Conversion (1985), her research interests concern the patient’s experience of illness, medical ethics, and medical biography.

Omolara Johnson is one of the playwrights of the award-winning play This Is a Test: One Girl’s Fight with Cancer. She attends Lane Technical High School. She is aspiring to be a doctor.

Christophe Lamiot is Assistant Professor of French at Rutgers University. His publications include poems in The Berkeley Poetry Review, Le Nouveau recueil, Sites, and an essay on poetry and dictionaries, Eau sur eau (Rodopi, 1997). A volume from his current research on the representation of hospitals in modern French literature is forthcoming at Sens, Paris, France, fall 1998.

Ellen Lansky’s work on literature and alcoholism has appeared in Dionysos and at several national conferences. She finished her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota in 1996, and she now writes fiction and essays and teaches English in Minneapolis.

Elizabeth Lopez is one of the playwrights of the award-winning play This Is a Test: One Girl’s Fight with Cancer. She attends Curie High School. She hasn’t decided on a profession.

Diana Lozano is one of the playwrights of the award-winning play This Is a Test: One Girl’s Fight with Cancer. She goes to Curie High School. She plans on being a teacher.

Carl Ostrowski is Assistant Professor of English at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, where he teaches composition and American Literature. His recently completed dissertation is titled “The Library of Congress and the Transformation of Literary Culture in America, 1782–1861.”

Shenita Peterson is the primary playwright of the award-winning play This Is a Test: One Girl’s Fight with Cancer. She is an upcoming sophomore at Lane Technical High School. She plans on becoming a doctor.

Suzanne Poirier, editor of Literature and Medicine, is Professor of Literature and Medical Education at the University of Illinois College of Medicine-Chicago. She is author of Chicago’s War on Syphilis 19371940: The Times, the “Trib,” and the Clap Doctor and co...

Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6571
Print ISSN
0278-9671
Pages
pp. 324-326
Launched on MUSE
1998-10-01
Open Access
No
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