David Amigoni is Professor of Victorian Literature at Keele University, UK. He is the author of Victorian Biography (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1993), and the editor of Life Writing and Victorian Culture (Ashgate, 2006). He has broad-ranging interdisciplinary interests in nineteenth-century culture, including the relationship between literature and science.
Noelani Arista is Assistant Professor of Hawaiian History at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. She is a current recipient of the Mellon-Hawai'i Doctoral Fellowship for Native Hawaiian Scholarship.
Clare Brant is a scholar, poet, and diver who teaches in the Department of English at King's College London, where she co-directs the Centre for Life Writing Research. She is the author of Eighteenth-Century Letters and British Culture (Palgrave, 2006), which won the 2008 ESSE Book Award. Her next book is about eighteenth-century ballooning; she is also writing about underwater life.
Cynthia G. Franklin is Professor of English at the University of Hawai'i at Mänoa, and coeditor of the journal Biography. Her publications include Academic Lives: Memoir, Cultural Theory and the University Today (U of Georgia P, 2009), Writing Women's Communities: The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary Multi-Genre Anthologies (U of Wisconsin P, 1997), and "Personal Effects: The Testimonial Uses of Life Writing," a special issue of Biography (27.1, Winter 2004) that she coedited with Laura E. Lyons. Their coauthored work appears in that special issue, and in American Studies and Life Writing. In addition, she has published articles and reviews in American Quarterly, Biography, The Contemporary Pacific, Hitting Critical Mass, LIT, Melus, and This Bridge We Call Home. As the Comparativism and Translation in Literary and Cultural Studies faculty coadvisor, she is currently helping to organize a January 2010 symposium on Humanism and Ethics.
Miriam Fuchs coedits Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly and is Professor of English at the University of Hawai'i at Mänoa. She and Craig Howes coedited Teaching Life Writing in the Options for Teaching series published by the Modern Language Association (2008). She is the author of The Text Is Myself: Women's Life Writing and Catastrophe (U of Wisconsin P, 2004), with a chapter on Queen Lili'uokalani's autobiography, Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen. She edited Marguerite Young, Our Darling: Tributes and Essays (Dalkey [End Page 293] Archive, 1994), and "guest-edited" the Winter 2002 special issue "Biography & Geography" in Biography (25.1). She and Ellen Friedman coedited Breaking the Sequence: Women's Experimental Fiction (Princeton UP, 1989), and a special issue of Review of Contemporary Fiction. She has published bio/critical essays on Djuna Barnes, Emily Holmes Coleman, T. S. Eliot, and Hart Crane, as well as essays on H.D.'s autobiographical fiction, Marguerite Young's Miss MacIntosh, My Darling, William Gaddis's The Recognitions, interviews with contemporary authors, Patricia Grace's Potiki, and Lili'uokalani's diaries.
Barbara Harlow teaches English and Comparative Literature at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Resistance Literature (Methuen, 1986), Barred: Women, Writing, and Political Detention (UP of New England, 1992), and After Lives: Legacies of Revolutionary Writing (Verso, 1996), and coeditor with Mia Carter of Imperialism and Orientalism: A Documentary Sourcebook (Blackwell, 1999) and Archives of Empire: Vol I: From the East India Company to the Suez Canal and Vol II, The Scramble for Africa (Duke UP, 2003). She is currently working on an intellectual bio-bibliography of the South African activist Ruth First.
Leena Kurvet-Käossar is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn University, Estonia, and Senior Researcher at the Estonian Literary Museum. She has published on women's autobiographical writings, and in particular on women writers' diaries from the first half of the twentieth century, and on the body, as well as on life writings, including personal narratives and autobiographical novels, by Baltic women concerning World War II and its aftermath in the Baltic States. She is the holder of a four-year Estonian Science Foundation research grant "Positioning Life Writing on Estonian Literary Landscapes."
Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Hawai'i at Mänoa. He is a...