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Marjorie O’Rourke Boyle is an independent scholar who specializes in the medieval and renaissance rhetoric of religion. Among her many books and articles is Loyola’s Acts: The Rhetoric of the Self, The New Historicism, 36 (Berkeley, forthcoming 1997).

Robert Clark is Assistant Professor of French at Kansas State University. He is working on a book on ideology and gender in the medieval French drama.

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen is Assistant Professor of English and Associate Director of the Program in Human Sciences at George Washington University. He has published essays and edited collections which explore the intersection of teratology, identity theory, and cultural studies. His current book project is on intersubjectivity and the limits of the body in the Middle Ages.

Leslie Dunton-Downer is a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Her publications on medieval literature include studies of works by Marie de France, Rutebeuf, and Chaucer. She has also examined the fragility of language in essays on obscenity, erotic love, werewolves, and psychopathological violence. She is currently preparing a book about cannibalism and poetic language.

Louise O. Fradenburg is Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of City, Marriage, Tournament: Arts of Rule in Late Medieval Scotland (1991), editor of Women and Sovereignty (1992), and coeditor, with Carla Freccero, of Premodern Sexualities (1996).

Andrew Galloway is Assistant Professor in the English and Medieval Studies departments at Cornell University, and coeditor of The Yearbook of Langland Studies. His work on medieval historical writing includes “Writing History in England,” in The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature: Writing in Britain, 1066–1547, ed. David Wallace (forthcoming); his interest in the cultural meanings of intellectual labor appears in numerous other articles on Old and Middle English literature.

David F. Hult is Professor of French Language and Literature at the University of Virginia. He has published several studies devoted to medieval literature and editorial theory and, most recently, a new edition of Chrétien de Troyes’ Yvain (1994). He is currently completing Hermeneutics of Romance: The Reception of Chrétien de Troyes.

Steven F. Kruger is Professor and Chair of English at Queens College, City University of New York, and a member of the faculty of the Graduate School and University Center, CUNY. He is author of Dreaming in the Middle Ages (1992) and AIDS Narratives: Gender and Sexuality, Fiction and Science, and coeditor (with Deborah R. Geis) of Approaching the Millennium: Essays on Tony Kushner’s Angels in America (forthcoming).

Vance Smith is Assistant Professor of English at Princeton University. He recently completed Poetics of the Incipit, and has written articles on medieval grammar, memory, merchants, and Piers Plowman. He is currently working on a book to be called Arts of Possession.

Claire Sponsler is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Iowa. She is the author of Drama and Resistance: Bodies, Goods, and Theatricality in Late Medieval England (1977). Her current book project is on medieval drama in America.

Sarah Stanbury is Associate Professor of English at The College of the Holy Cross. She is the author of Seeing the Gawain-Poet: Description and the Act of Perception (1991) and coeditor (with Linda Lomperis) of Feminist Approaches to the Body in Medieval Literature (1993). She is completing a book, The Vision Contest in Premodern England.

Jeremy Tambling is Professor in Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong. He has published widely on Dante, and on literary texts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well as on opera. His most recent book is Opera and the Culture of Fascism (1996). He is currently working on Henry James, and intermittently on the topic of melancholia.

Michael Uebel is currently adjunct Professor of English at Georgetown University, where he teaches courses in medieval literature and in cyberculture (for the Communication, Culture, and Technology Program where he holds a joint appointment). He will be Assistant Professor of English at the University of Kentucky in the Fall of 1997. He is now at work on a book about the culture of cyberporn.


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