Notes on Contributors
Donald Brown is a part-time lecturer in the comparative literature department at Yale University. His research includes twentieth-century literature, and he is now working on a book on allegory and modernism. This is his third review article for Poetics Today.
Siglind Bruhn is a musicologist, concert pianist, and interdisciplinary scholar. A full-time researcher at the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan, she has authored eleven books, most recently, Images and Ideas in Modern French Piano Music (1997), Musikalische Symbolik in Olivier Messiaens Weihnachtsvignetten (1977), The Temptation of Paul Hindemith: Mathis der Maler as a Spiritual Testimony (1998), Musical Ekphrasis: Composers Responding to Poetry and Painting (2000), and Musical Ekphrasis in Rilke’s Marien-Leben (2000). In addition to contributing numerous articles and chapters in anthologies, she has edited four collections of scholarly essays, Encrypted Messages in Alban Berg’s Music (1998), Messiaen’s Language of Mystical Love (1998), Signs in Musical Hermeneutics (1998), and Voicing the Ineffable: Musical Representations of Religious Experience (2001), as well as three special issues of the international interdisciplinary journal Symmetry: Culture and Science. With Magnar Breivik she is coeditor of the book series Interplay: Music in Interdisciplinary Dialogue.
David Gorman is associate professor of English at Northern Illinois University and is the book-review editor for Style. He has published essays on the history and theory of literary criticism and is currently preparing a monograph on the work of Gérard Genette.
Ruth HaCohen is senior lecturer in the Department of Musicology at The Hebrew University, Jerusalem. She is author, together with Ruth Katz, of Tuning the Mind: Connecting Aesthetic Theory to Cognitive Science (2001) and its sequel, The Arts in Mind: Pioneering Texts of a Coterie of British Men of Letters (forthcoming).
Joep Leerssen, professor of modern European literature at the University of Amsterdam, is in charge of the university’s program in European studies. He is also director of the Huizinga Institute (Dutch National Research Institute for Cultural History). His most recent books are Remembrance and Imagination: Patterns in the Historical and Literary Representation of Ireland in the Nineteenth Century (1996) and Nationaal denken in Europa: Een cultuurhistorische schets (1999), and he has edited, together with Ann Rigney, Historians and Social Values (2000). He is at present coordinating a large comparative research project on philologists and cultural nationalism in nineteenth-century Europe (http://www.hum.uva.nl/natlearn).
Claudine Raynaud is professor of English and American literature at the University of Tours, France, where she is the director of the Groupe de Recherches Anglo-Américaines de Tours (GRAAT). She has written on Toni Morrison (1996) and Andrew Marvell and Protestant aesthetics (1998) and has authored articles on autobiography and sexual and racial differences and on feminist theory. She co-chaired the group Genesis and Autobiography, 1994–1997.
Shira Wolosky is professor of English and American literature at The Hebrew University, Jerusalem. She is the author of Emily Dickinson: A Voice of War (1984); Language Mysticism (1995); The Art of Poetry (2001); and Poetry and Public Discourse (forthcoming), as well as articles on poetry and poetics.