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  • Contributors to Volume 37

Shane Agin is Assistant Professor of French at Duquesne University. He is currently co-editing, with Diane Berrett Brown, a collection of essays on sex education in eighteenth-century France and completing a book on the development of Diderot's aesthetic thought.

Tony C. Brown is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Currently an NEH Fellow at the Huntington Library, he is completing a book manuscript entitled "Beside History: Rethinking the Primitive in Aesthetics, Literature, and Historiography."

Simon During is Professor of English at The Johns Hopkins University and also holds a position as Professorial Fellow of the School of Culture and Communications at the University of Melbourne. His books include Foucault and Literature (1993), Patrick White (1996), and Modern Enchantments: The Cultural Power of Secular Magic (2002). He is editor of the widely used textbook, The Cultural Studies Reader, now in its third edition (1993, 1999, 2007). His current work explores intersections among literature, politics, and religion in Britain between 1688 and 1914.

Hilary Englert is Assistant Professor of English at New Jersey City University where she teaches British literature and gender studies. She is currently completing a book manuscript on the relationship between eighteenth-century literary property discourse and the conventions of popular fiction, entitled Foraged Fiction: Locating Literary Value in the Eighteenth-Century Novel.

Ana Hontanilla is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro and the author of Good Taste, Imagination and Virtue in Eighteenth-Century Spain (Madrid: Iberoamericana, forthcoming).

Mark R. Malin is Associate Professor of Spanish at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. His research interests include eighteenth- and nineteenth-century prose, and the Spanish epistolary novel of these periods. [End Page 279] He currently serves as an at-large member of the Ibero-American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies. His recent projects include work on sentimentalism in the late eighteenth-century novel, and the representation of natives and the influence of Cervantes and Don Quijote in the same period. His critical edition of Estanislao de Cosca Vayo's 1827 epistolary novel Voyleano, o la exaltación de las pasiones has been accepted for publication by the Grupos de Estudios del Siglo XVIII.

Frank Palmeri is Professor of English at the University of Miami. He is the author of Satire in Narrative (1990) and Satire, History, Novel: Narrative Forms, 1665–1815 (2003), and editor of Humans and Other Animals in Eighteenth-Century British Culture (2006). He is currently working on the afterlife of Enlightenment conjectural history in nineteenth-century social sciences, as well as on the eclipse and reemergence of satire in the long nineteenth century (1790–1910).

Stuart Peterfreund is a Senior Associate Dean and Professor of English at Northeastern University. He has been a Dibner Fellow in the History of Science and Technology at MIT and a Summer Seminar Fellow in the Social History of Science at Harvard. A founding member and past president of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA—formerly the Society for Literature and Science [SLS]), he has published extensively in seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century social history of science. His most recent books are Shelley among Others: The Play of the Intertext and the Idea of Language (2002), and William Blake in a Newtonian World: Argument as Art and Science (1998). His current project, on which the essay appearing in this volume is based, is a study of natural theology from Bacon to Darwin.

Suzanne R. Pucci is Professor of French at the University of Kentucky. She specializes in eighteenth-century studies, questions of representation, and relations between early modern and contemporary culture. She has published Diderot and a Poetics of Science (1986), and Sites of the Spectator: Emerging Literary and Cultural Practice in Eighteenth-Century France (2001). She is co-editor of Jane Austen and Co.: Remaking the Past in Contemporary Culture (2003); editor of Diderot in the Wake of Modern Critical Thought (special issue of L'Esprit Créateur, 1984); and co-editor of Esthétiques de l'intime/Esthetics of Intimacy (2004). Her articles on Marivaux, Diderot, Beaumarchais, Montesquieu, and Molière have appeared in edited collections and journals...


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