David Brauner is Senior Lecturer in English and American literature at the University of Reading. He has published widely on Jewish fiction, contemporary American fiction, and Holocaust fiction, most notably in his first book, Post-War Jewish Fiction: Ambivalence, Self-Explanation and Transatlantic Connections (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2001). His second book, Philip Roth, will be published by Manchester University Press in 2007.
Kylie Cardell is currently completing her PhD at the University of Queensland, researching contemporary uses of the diary.
Barbara T. Gates is Alumni Distinguished Professor of English and Women's Studies Emerita at the University of Delaware. She is the author of Victorian Suicide: Mad Crimes and Sad Histories (Princeton UP, 1988), which can be found on the Victorian Web at http:www.victorianweb.org/books/suicide/contents.html; Kindred Nature: Victorian and Edwardian Women Embrace the Living World (Chicago, 1998); and numerous essays and reviews. Her edited works include Critical Essays on Charlotte Brontë (G. K. Hall, 1990); the Journal of Emily Shore (U of Virginia P, 1991; electronic edition, UVA, Rodunda Press, 2006); Natural Eloquence: Women Reinscribe Science, with Ann B. Shteir (U of Wisconsin P, 1997), an anthology of nature writing; In Nature's Name (U of Chicago P, 2002), and editions of Victorian science writers Arabella Buckley (Thoemmes, 2003) and Eliza Brighwen (Thoemmes, 2004). In the year 2000, Professor Gates was honored by the American Association of University Women, and given their Founders' Distinguished Senior Scholar Award.
Richard T. Gray is Byron W. and Alice L. Lockwood Professor in the Humanities at the University of Washington, where he teaches in the Department of Germanics. His broad area of research is German literature and intellectual history from the Enlightenment to the early twentieth century, and his most recent book-length publication is About Face: German Physiognomic Thought from Lavater to Auschwitz (Wayne State UP, 2004).
Erica L. Johnson is the author of Home, Maison, Casa: The Politics of Location in Works by Jean Rhys, Marguerite Duras, and Erminia Dell'Oro (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2003), as well as articles published in Modern Fiction Studies, The Journal of Caribbean Literatures, The Journal of Narrative Theory, and [End Page 806] others. She is Assistant Professor of English at Wagner College in New York City, where she teaches world and postcolonial literature.
Mark Maslan is the author of Whitman Possessed: Poetry, Sexuality and Popular Authority (Johns Hopkins UP, 2001). His contribution to this issue is from a work in progress entitled "False Lives: Counterfactual Testimony and Postmodern Truth." He teaches English at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Peter McCullough is Fellow and Lecturer in English at Lincoln College, Oxford. His edition of Lancelot Andrewes: Selected Sermons and Lectures (Oxford UP) appeared in 2006. He is presently writing a full scholarly biography of Andrewes, also for OUP.
Lisa McNee, Associate Professor of French Studies at Queen's University (Kingston), is the author of numerous works on the literatures of Africa and the Caribbean, and on comparative and postcolonial literature, including Selfish Gifts: Senegalese Women's Autobiographical Discourses (SUNY P, 2000) and Back from Babylon: Repetition and Difference in Post/Modern African Cultural Production (SUNY P, forthcoming).
Laura L. Mielke is Assistant Professor of English at Iowa State University. Her book Moving Encounters: Sympathy and the Indian Question in Antebellum American Literature is forthcoming from the University of Massachusetts Press.
Virginia Ricard is Assistant Professor at the University of Bordeaux III, where she teaches American literature.
Max Saunders is Professor of English at King's College London, where he teaches modern English, European, and American literature. He is the author of Ford Madox Ford: A Dual Life, 2 vols. (Oxford UP, 1996), the editor of Ford's Selected Poems, War Prose, and (with Richard Stang) Critical Essays (Carcanet, 1997, 1999, 2002), and has published essays on life writing, and on various Impressionist and Modernist writers.
Elizabeth Schirmer is Assistant Professor of English Literature at New Mexico State University. Her current book project reevaluates the impact of the Lollard heresy and the controversy it generated on English reading, writing, and theology in the fifteenth century. She is the author of several articles on Middle English religious writing, including "Reading Lessons at...