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Lynn Z. Bloom, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Aetna Chair of Writing at the University of Connecticut, is completing The Essay Canon, an elaboration of the theory, pedagogy, and data in this article. It will be published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2002.

Nicholas Brown is an Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His forthcoming book Utopian Generations concerns African literature and European Modernism.

Terry Caesar was Professor of English at Clarion University before taking a position as Senior Professor of American Literature at Japan's Mukogawa Women's University. He is the author of several books, including Conspiring with Forms: Life in Academic Texts (1992) and Writing in Disguise: Academic Life in Subordination (1998).

David Damrosch is Professor English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of The Narrative Covenant: Transformations of Genre in the Growth of Biblical Literature (1987), and We Scholars: Changing the Culture of the University (1995). He is currently completing a book called "What Is World Literature?" and is general editor of The Longman Anthology of British Literature (1999).

Jeffrey R. Di Leo teaches literary and cultural theory in the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is Editor and founder of the journal symplok. His anthology, Morality Matters: Race, Class and Gender in Applied Ethics, will be published by McGraw Hill in 2001.

David Downing teaches literary, cultural, and pedagogical theory in the Department of English of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has edited or co-edited four books, and he is the founding editor of the journal Works and Days.

Jonathan P. Eburne is a Ph. D. candidate in the Program in Comparative Literature and Theory at the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation is entitled "Surrealism and the Art of Crime."

Gerald Graff recently became dean of curriculum at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His next book will be entitled "Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind."

Karen L. Kilcup’s recent books include Native American Women’s Writing, c. 1800-1924: An Anthology (2000), Soft Canons: American Women Writers and Masculine Tradition (1999), and Robert Frost and Feminine Literary Tradition (1998). She is Professor of American Literature at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Vincent B. Leitch is Paul and Carol Daube Sutton Chair in English at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of Deconstructive Criticism (1982), American Literary Criticism from the 1930s to the 1980s (1988), Cultural Criticism, Literary Theory, Poststructuralism (1992), and Postmodernism-Local Effects, Global Flows (1996), and is general editor of The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism (forthcoming 2001).

Cris Mazza’s ninth book of fiction, a novel titled Girl Beside Him, was released in February 2001. Mazza was an NEA fellow in 2000-2001. She lives outside Chicago and teaches in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Robert L. McLaughlin is Associate Professor of English at Illinois State University. He is Senior Editor of the Review of Contemporary Fiction.

Marjorie Perloff's most recent books are Wittgenstein's Ladder: Poetic Language and the Strangeness of the Ordinary (1996) and Poetry On and Off the Page (1998). She is Sadie Dernham Patek Professor of Humanities Emerita at Stanford University.

Richard S. Pressman is a Professor of English at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. In 1990, he encouraged his department to adopt the first Heath Anthology, which is still used there. He has authored a dozen articles on American Literature.

Alan D. Schrift is Professor of Philosophy at Grinnell College. He is the author of Nietzsche’s French Legacy: A Genealogy of Poststructuralism (1995) and Nietzsche and the Question of Interpretation: Between Hermeneutics and Deconstruction (1990), and the editor of four anthologies, most recently, Why Nietzsche Still? Reflections on Drama, Culture, and Politics (2000).

Simon Wortham is Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, England. He is the author of Rethinking the University: Leverage and Deconstruction (1999).


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