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Elisabeth Arnould teaches in the Johns Hopkins University Department of French. She is currently completing a dissertation on Bataille and poetry entitled La Part poétique: Bataille et la contestation de la poésie. She has published on Bataille and Ponge in Diacritics and Qui Parle?

Adam Bresnick received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley and has published essays on Diderot, Balzac, Hoffmann, and Henry James. He is working on a book that treats the problems of genius and irritation in modern literature. He is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and teaches in New York City.

Peter Connor teaches French and Comparative Literature at Barnard College. He is the author of The Mysticism of Sin: Bataille and the Experience of Writing, forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press.

Brewster E. Fitz, a comparativist, teaches in the English Department at Oklahoma State University. His areas of interest are critical theory, medieval literature, and cross-cultural literature. He has published on Maupassant, Marie de France, Kate Chopin, Leslie Silko, and the ethnographic detective narrative. He is currently working on a study of Leslie Marmon Silko.

Mairéad Hanrahan teaches French Literature at University College Dublin. She is the author of Lire Genet: Une poétique de la différence, and has published a number of articles on Genet, Hélène Cixous and Djuna Barnes.

Daniel Heller-Roazen is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature in the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University. He is writing his dissertation on love and language in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, examining texts in Provençal and Old French poetry as well as in theology and philosophy. He has edited Giorgio Agamben’s Collected Essays (forthcoming from Stanford University Press and Editions du Seuil).

Deborah N. Losse is Professor of French and Associate Dean of the Graduate College at Arizona State University. Her publications include two books, Rhetoric at Play: Rabelais and Satirical Eulogy and Sampling the Book: Renaissance Prologues and the French Conteurs. She has published articles on French narrative in Poetics Today, Romanic Review, Neophilologus, Medievalia et Humanistica, Le Bulletin de la Société des Amis de Montaigne, Sixteenth Century Studies, and Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme.

Eric MacPhail is an associate professor of French at Indiana University. He has published on Rabelais, Du Bellay, Montaigne, Cervantes, Cyrano, astrology, antiquarianism, and the theory of history. He has just completed a book on The Prospective Past: Prophecy and History in Renaissance Narrative.

Walter Benn Michaels is Professor of English and the Humanities at Johns Hopkins. His most recent book is Our America (Duke University Press, 1995) and he is currently at work on a book called History of Theory.

Margaret Miner teaches French at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of Resonant Gaps: Between Baudelaire and Wagner (University of Georgia Press, 1995) as well as articles on Baudelaire, Mallarmé, and Rimbaud. Her current research focuses on relations between music and fantastic fiction.

Gerald Prince is Magnin Family Term Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been working on a guide to the twentieth-century novel in French to be entitled Le Petit Prince.

Michael Randall is an assistant professor of French at the Department of Romance and Comparative Literature at Brandeis University. He has published Building Resemblance: Analogical Imagery in the Early French Renaissance (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996). He is currently working on a project on politics and literature in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in France.

Eugene Vance is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Washington. His many publications include From Topos to Tale: Logic and Narrativity in the Middle Ages and Mervelous Signals: Poetics and Sign Theory in the Middle Ages. His next book will deal with medieval “literature” and relics and icons as mediators of the sacred.

Lori J. Walters teaches in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Her primary research interests are medieval romance and Le Roman de la Rose, especially in their manuscript context, and Christine de Pizan. Her publications include work on...

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