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Rudolf Arnheim is known for his work in the theory of film and the psychology of art, especially Film as Art (1958).

Walter Benjamin (1892–1940) wrote many important philosophical and literary essays, some of which are collected in Illuminations.

Judith Fryer Davidov teaches American Studies and English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her most recent book is Women’s Camera Work. Gertrude Käsebier, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Laura Gilpin: Self, Body, Other (Duke University Press, 1997). She is now working on a memoir about mothers and daughters, wartimes, and photography.

Jacqueline Goldsby is a doctoral candidate in American Studies at Yale. She is completing her dissertation, which concerns representations of lynching in late nineteenth-century American literature.

Susan Koshy is Assistant Professor of English in the Asian American Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has published articles on postcolonial literature and on feminism and nationalism. She is currently working on a book on Asian American literature.

Joanne Lukitsh teaches Art History at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. She is currently at work on a book-length study of Julia Margaret Cameron’s photographs.

john mackay is a graduate student in Comparative Literature at Yale University; he is currently writing his dissertation on ideas of place in twentieth-century Russian, German and English lyric poetry.

Jann Matlock is Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Member of the Committee on Literature at Harvard University. She is the author of Scenes of Seduction: Prostitution, Hysteria, and Reading Difference in Nineteenth-Century France (Columbia UP, 1994), and co-editor of Media Spectacles (Routledge, 1993). She is completing a collection of essays on the relationship between literary and historical studies, Purloined Longings: Letters from the Archives, and a book entitled Desires to Censor: Spectacles of the Body, Aesthetics, and Vision in Nineteenth-Century France, for which she received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996.

Matthew Rowlinson teaches in the English Department at Dartmouth College. He is the author of articles and reviews on Victorian Literature, and of Tennyson’s Fixations: Psychoanalysis and the Topics of the Early Poetry (Virginia, 1994). He is currently writing a book on literature, money, and allegory in nineteenth-century Britain.

Jeffrey Wallen is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Hampshire College. He has written widely about nineteenth-century European literature, exploring such topics as aestheticism, literary portraiture, illustration, and biography. He has also published several essays on the debates about political correctness and literary studies, and is finishing a book on the politics of dialogue in cultural criticism.

Martin Wechselblatt has published on the poetics of slavery, eighteenth-century British imperialism, Scotland, and Samuel Johnson in ELH and Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture. Bad Behavior: Samuel Johnson and Modern Cultural Authority is forthcoming from Bucknell University Press. He is an Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cincinnati, and is currently at work on a study of fraud, empiricism and the development of “personality.”


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