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Michelle Antoinette is a researcher of modern and contemporary Asian art, presently based at the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University. She received her PhD in Interdisciplinary Cross Cultural Research through the Humanities Research Centre at the ANU, Canberra, and her BA (Hons) in Visual Art from Monash University, Melbourne. She has published several book essays, journal articles, and reviews relating to contemporary Southeast Asian art including "Deterritorializing Aesthetics: International Art and its New Cosmopolitanisms, from an Indonesian Perspective," in Cosmopatriots–On Distant Belongings and Close Encounters, and "The Art of Race: Rethinking Malaysian Identity Through the Art of Wong Hoy Cheong," in Thinking Through Race: Interrogating Multiculturalism in Malaysia and Singapore (forthcoming).

Carolyn F. Austin (PhD, University of California, Irvine) has taught at Harvard University and Texas Lutheran University. Her research interests lie in the interactions between verbal and visual art forms, as well as in nineteenth-century British literature and gender studies. Ms. Austin has published on Walter Scott's Heart of Midlothian, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti's sonnets. She can be reached at

Jared Gardner is an Associate Professor of English, film and popular culture at Ohio State University. He is the author of Master Plots: Race and the Founding of an American Literature (Johns Hopkins UP, 1998), and is currently working on a book on serial pleasures in the early twentieth century.

Dale Jacobs is an Associate Professor of Composition and Rhetoric at the University of Windsor. His recent publications on comics include "Marveling at The Man Called Nova: Comics as Sponsors of Multimodal Literacy" in College Composition and Communication, and "More Than Words: Comics as a Means of Teaching Multiple Literacies" in English Journal.

Anna Poletti teaches Writing and Communication at Monash University. Her book, Intimate Ephemera: Reading Young Lives in Australian Zine Culture, is forthcoming from Melbourne University Publishing.

Julia Watson has co-written Reading Autobiography: A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives (second edition forthcoming 2009) and co-edited five collections on autobiography with Sidonie Smith, most recently the anthology [End Page 221] Before They Could Vote: American Women's Autobiographical Writing, 1819-1919 (U of Wisconsin, 2006). She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Studies at Ohio State University.

Gillian Whitlock is a Professor in English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland. Her most recent book, Soft Weapons: Autobiography in Transit (U of Chicago P, 2007), is about autobiography and the "war on terror." [End Page 222]



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