- Notes on Contributors
H. Porter Abbott is Research Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His authored publications include The Fiction of Samuel Beckett: Form and Effect (1973), Diary Fiction: Writing as Action (1984), Beckett Writing Beckett: The Author in the Autograph (1996), and The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative (second edition, 2008). He is the editor of On the Origin of Fictions: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2001).
Michael Allis is Senior Lecturer and Taught Postgraduate Tutor in the School of Music at the University of Leeds. His recent publications include the monograph Parr’s Creative Process (2003), book chapters on musical settings of Tennyson (in The Figure of Music in Nineteenth-Century British Poetry, edited by Phyllis Weliver, 2006) and Liszt reception and performance in Britain, and articles on narrative in the music of Elgar. Currently he is completing an article on tempo in Wagner’s Das Rheingold and working on a study of literary approaches to British music, c. 1850–1920. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Victorian Culture.
Susan Bassnett is Professor in the Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies at Warwick University. She is author of over twenty books, including her Translation Studies (third edition, 2002), which first appeared in 1980, and Comparative Literature: A Critical Introduction (1993), which has been translated into several languages. Her more recent books include Sylvia Plath: An Introduction to the Poetry (2004), Constructing Cultures (1998) written with André Lefevere, and Post-Colonial Translation (1999), co-edited with Harish Trivedi. Besides her academic research, Susan Bassnett writes poetry; her latest collection is Exchanging Lives (2002). [End Page v]
Piero Boitani, FBA, is Professor of Comparative Literature at the ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome. His books include The Shadow of Ulysses: Figures of a Myth (1994), The Bible and its Rewritings (1999), Winged Words. Flights in Poetry and History (2007), La prima lezione sulla letteratura (2007), Letteratura europea e Medioevo volgare (2007), and Dante’s Poetry of the Donati (2007).
Lucia Boldrini teaches English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her publications include Biografie fittizie e personaggi storici: (Auto)biografia, soggettività, teoria nel romanzo inglese contemporaneo (1998); Joyce, Dante, and the Poetics of Literary Relations (2001), the edited volume Medieval Joyce (2002), the issue Autobiografictions: Comparatist Essays for Comparative Critical Studies (2004), with Peter Davies, and various essays on Joyce, fictional (auto)biography, modernist medievalism, and comparative literature. She serves on the executive committee of the BCLA and is the General Coordinator of the Réseau Européen d’Etudes Littéraires Comparées / European Network for Comparative Literary Studies.
Rachel Bowlby is Northcliffe Professor of English Literature at University College London. Her books include Freudian Mythologies: Greek Tragedy and Modern Identities (2007), and Carried Away: The Invention of Modern Shopping (2000) on the history of self-service and supermarkets. Her translations of contemporary French philosophy include Derrida’s Of Hospitality and Paper Machine.
Denis Donoghue is University Professor and Henry James Professor of English and American Letters at New York University. He was for many years Professor of English and American Literature at University College, Dublin. More briefly, he was University Lecturer in the English Faculty at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of King’s College. He has published some thirty books, including books on Swift, Pater, Yeats, and T. S. Eliot; also many essays on modern literature and critical theory.
Anne Duprat teaches Comparative Literature at Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris-IV). Her research on European early modern literature includes studies on the transmission of myths and literary motifs in the Mediterranean area. Recent publications include: Récits d’Orient [End Page vi] dans les littératures d’Europe (XVIe–XVIIe siècles) (co-editor) (2008), and Vraisemblances. Poétique et théorie de la fiction en France et en Italie (XVIe–XVIIe siècles) (2008).
Natasha Grigorian is currently a Research Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge (Department of French). She completed a D.Phil. in European Literature at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, in 2006. She has published articles on Moreau, Huysmans, Heredia, and Bryusov. Her monograph on European Symbolism: In Search...