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Richard Trachsler teaches Medieval French Literature at the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne and at the University of Zürich, Switzerland. Since 2002 he has been a member of the Institut Universitaire de France. He has published books and articles mainly on Medieval French narrative literature, textual editing, and the history of Romance philology and its epistemological changes. His latest works include Disjointures-Conjointures (Tübingen-Basel: A. Francke Verlag, 2000), two editions of Arthurian romances: Édition et traduction du roman de Floriant et Florete (Paris: Champion, 2003, [in collaboration with Annie Combes]), and the anthology: Anthologie de Guiron le Courtois (Alessandria: Edizioni dell’Orso, 2004). He is currently working on a project that examines prophetic literature in its manuscript context.

Samuel N. Rosenberg, Professor Emeritus of French and Italian at Indiana University, has long channeled his interest in medieval language and literature toward two principal ends: textual editing (mainly of lyric poetry) and translation (of lyric and narrative, verse and prose). Working with musicologists as well as fellow-philologists, he has published the songs of the trouvères Gace Brulé and Colin Muset, the monophonic pieces in the early-fourteenth-century Roman de Fauvel, and extensive critical anthologies of medieval lyric compositions; his collaborative edition of the anonymous Old French ballettes has just appeared. His translations, apart from those accompanying the edited texts, include both Carolingian and Arthurian narrative works. Rosenberg recently became Editor of Encomia, the annual publication of the International Courtly Literature Society.

Richard Rowland is lecturer in Drama and English at the University of York (UK). He has edited Marlowe’s Edward II for the Oxford University Press Complete Works (1994), he has prepared the texts for two volumes (Jonson and Chapman) in the Penguin Dramatists series (1998), and has recently edited Edward IV for the Revels series (2005). He has published a [End Page 137] number of articles on the drama of Thomas Heywood, and is currently completing a monograph on the same playwright. He also writes on twentieth-and twenty-first century adaptations and reinventions of ancient drama, and the first of several essays on this subject—on the poet and dramatist Tony Harrison—appears in A Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama (Blackwells, 2006).

George Bornstein is C. A. Patrides Professor of Literature at the University of Michigan and the author and editor of numerous books in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature. His most recent work includes Material Modernism: The Politics of the Page (Cambridge, 2001) and the forthcoming volume of Early Essays (Scribner, late 2006) for The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats series. Bornstein’s current book project is called “The Colors of Zion: Blacks, Jews, and Irish a Century Ago”.

Donald H. Reiman, Adjunct Professor of English at the University of Delaware, is the author of Shelley’s “The Triumph of Life”: A Critical Study, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Romantic Texts and Contexts, Intervals of Inspiration: The Skeptical Tradition and the Psychology of Romanticism, and The Study of Modern Manuscripts. With various colleagues, he has also edited or compiled The Romantics Reviewed (9 volumes), Shelley’s Poetry and Prose, The Romantic Context: Poetry (124 volumes), The Bodleian Shelley Manuscripts (23 volumes), Manuscripts of the Younger Romantics (29 vols.), Shelley and his Circle (10 volumes to date), and The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley (2 volumes to date). He is trying to help complete the last two projects before his mind gives out completely. [End Page 138]



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