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Theodore J. Cachey Jr. is Ravarino Director of the Devers Program in Dante Studies and Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre Dame. He is a specialist in Medieval and Renaissance Italian literature with particular interest in Dante, Petrarch, the “Questione della lingua,” and the literature and history of travel. Among recent and forthcoming publications are “Dante’s Journey Between Truth and Fiction: Geryon Revisited,” in Atti del terzo Seminario dentesco internazionale (Firenze, 9-11 giugno 2000), ed. M. Picone (Forenze: Cesati, 2001), and Petrarch’s Guide to the Holy Land (forthcoming, Notre Dame 2002).

Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra teaches history at SUNY–Buffalo. He is the author of How to Write the History of the New World: Histories, Epistemologies, and Identities in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (Stanford 2001). He is currently a fellow at Harvard’s Charles Warren Center.

Tom Conley is Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. He is author of The Self-Made Map: Cartographic Writing [End Page 301] in Early Modern France (Minnesota 1997), The Graphic Unconscious in Early Modern France (Cambridge 1992), and Film Hieroglyphs: Ruptures in Classical Cinema (Minnesota 1991). He has translated some of the writings of Michel de Certeau, Gilles Deleuze, and Marc Augé.

Barbara Fuchs is Associate Professor of English and Adjunct Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is the author of Mimesis and Empire: The New World, Islam, and European Identities (Cambridge 2001) and the forthcoming Passing for Spain: Cervantes and the Fictions of Identity.

Eric Griffin is Assistant Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. His interest in Anglo-Hispanic literary and cultural relations began among the vineyards and orange groves of California’s San Joaquin Valley, where he was born and raised.

Luis Madureira is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published articles on Latin American modernisms and colonial discourse and has completed a book entitled The Aesthetics of Postcolonial Emancipation.

Howard Marchitello is Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University where he is also Director of Graduate Studies. He is the author of Narrative and Meaning in Early Modern England: Browne’s Skull and Other Histories (Cambridge 1997) and editor of What Happens to History: The Renewal of Ethics in Contemporary Thought (Routledge 2001). He is currently working on Hamlet Machine, a book-length study of early modern science.

Pramod K. Mishra taught at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, before coming to the United States. He has completed his memoir, Dark Lotus, about growing up in a Rajbanshi tribe in eastern Nepal, and he is finishing his dissertation at Duke University on the cultural emergence of the global South. He has published essays in Ariel, American Book Review, [End Page 302] Studies in Nepali History and Society, and The Kathmandu Post Review of Books.

Ziba Rashidian is Assistant Professor of English at Southeastern Louisiana University where she teaches critical theory and modern literatures.

Judith Roof is Professor of English at Michigan State University and author of A Lure of Knowledge: Lesbian Sexuality and Theory (Columbia 1991), Come As You Are: Narrative and Sexuality (Columbia 1996), Reproductions of Reproduction: Imaging Symbolic Change (Routledge 1996), and the forthcoming All About Thelma and Eve: Sidekicks and Third Wheels (Illinois 2002).

Patricia Seed is Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Diversity, Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In ordinary life she is Professor of History at Rice University (Houston, Texas). Her many books include American Pentimento: The Invention of Indians and the Pursuit of Riches (Minnesota 2001), Ceremonies of Possession in Europe’s Conquest of the New World (Cambridge 1995), and the prize-winning To Love, Honor, and Obey in Colonial Mexico (Stanford 1988). She is currently writing a history of modern science, focusing on its origins in the innovations in cartography and navigation. Research for the book can be found on the web at, a site that she designed, coded, wrote, and remains as its webmaster.

Gustavo Verdesio is Assistant Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the...


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