Catherine Allgor is an Associate Professor of History at the University of California at Riverside, and the author of Parlor Politics: In Which the Ladies of Washington Help Build a City and a Government (U of Virginia P, 2000), and of a political biography, A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation (Henry Holt, 2006).
Kirsty Bell is an Assistant Professor of French at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada. She has published articles on Québec fiction, word-image relations, and autobiography.
Susan Bruce is Senior Lecturer at Keele University. She is the editor of King Lear (Icon, 1997), Three Early Modern Utopias (Oxford UP, 1999) and, with Valeria Wagner, Fiction and Economy: New Essays on Economics and Literature (Palgrave, 2007), and is the author of articles on numerous topics, from Thomas More to contemporary film.
Ryan Claycomb is an Assistant Professor of Literature at West Virginia University, where he teaches courses on modern drama, gender studies, and twentieth century British literature. He is currently at work on a book entitled Playing at Lives: Life Writing and Contemporary Feminist Drama.
Udi E. Greenberg is a Research Fellow at the Richard Koebner Center for German History and Culture in Jerusalem. He currently teaches German history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and is working on a project investigating the representations and images of the Weimar Republic since 1933.
Cécile Hanania is an Associate Professor of French at Western Washington University. She is a specialist in Marguerite Duras's work.
Catherine Hobbs is Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma. She teaches in the program in composition/rhetoric/literacy. Her research is on the history of writing instruction, and she has recently published The Elements of Autobiography and Life Narratives (Penguin/Longman, 2005).
Paul Tankard is a Lecturer in English at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. His published scholarship, in Studies in Philology, The Age of Johnson, Genre, and elsewhere, concerns Samuel Johnson, C. S. Lewis and the [End Page 317] Inklings, and other subjects. He is a Visiting Fellow (2007) at the Beinecke Library, Yale, preparing an edition of selected journalism of James Boswell. He is the Publications Editor for the Johnson Society of Australia.
Michelle M. Tokarczyk is a Professor of English at Goucher College. She is the author of several works on contemporary literature, working-class studies, and composition, most notably Working-Class Women in the Academy: Laborers in the Knowledge Factory, co-edited with Elizabeth Fay (U of Massachusetts P, 1993). Professor Tokarczyk is now finishing a manscript, Class Definitions: On the Lives and Works of Maxine Hong Kingston, Sandra Cisneros, and Dorothy Allison.
Christopher Wiley is a Lecturer in Music at City University London, UK. He is the author of articles on musical biography and autobiography in journals including Music & Letters (2004) and Comparative Criticism (2003). His doctoral dissertation provides a critical examination of musical biography through comparative studies of texts on various canonical composers. [End Page 318]