- Notes on Contributors
Theodor W. Adorno (1903–1969), a major 20th century philosopher of culture and society, was a leading member of the Frankfurt School and author of Philosophy of Modern Music, Minima Moralia, Negative Dialectics, Aesthetic Theory and (with Max Horkheimer) Dialectic of Enlightenment, among other works.
Carolyn Allen is Coeditor of SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 1996-.
Eyal Amiran is Founding Editor of Postmodern Culture: An Electronic Journal of Interdisciplinary Criticism.
Elizabeth Barnes is Associate Professor of English at the College of William and Mary. She is the author of States of Sympathy: Seduction and Democracy in the American Novel (Columbia University Press, 1997) and is currently working a book on sympathy, love and aggression tentatively titled The Whipping-Boy of Love: Discipline, Doubling and the Anti-Domestic in Nineteenth-Century America.
David Allen Black is Assistant Professor of Communication at Seton Hall University. He holds a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from New York University, and his work has previously appeared in Cinema Journal and Wide Angle.
Paul Bové is Editor of boundary 2: An International Journal of Literature and Culture.
P. Gabrielle Foreman teaches 19th-century literature and African American literature and film at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Her most recent work has appeared in Criticism and the Color Line and in a critical volume on Harriet Jacobs. Her essay on Stowe and homoeroticism appeared in Representations. She is currently devoting time to adapting internet and web based skills into her teaching in order to serve communities that are often technologically disenfranchised.
Ruth-Ellen Boetcher Joeres was Coeditor of SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 1990–1995.
Holly Laird is Editor of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature and President of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ).
Mary Loeffelholz is a member of the English department at Northeastern University. She is the author of Dickinson and the Boundaries of Feminist Theory (1991) and the editor of Studies in American Fiction.
Marianne Noble is Assistant Professor of Literature at American University. She has published articles on Emily Dickinson, Susan Warner and Harriet Beecher Stowe, and is writing a book entitled The Masochistic Pleasures of the Sentimental Voice, an analysis of the erotics of domination in The Wide, Wide World, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and the sentimental poetry of Emily Dickinson.
Paul Peppis is Assistant Professor of English literature and culture at the University of Oregon. He is completing a book entitled The Fictions of National Character: Nation, Empire, and the English Avant-Garde. He is at work on another book-length project, tentatively titled The Sciences of Modernism: Racialism, Sexology, Eugenics, from which the essay in this issue is taken.
Henry W. Pickford is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature and Philosophy at Yale University. He has published on Walter Benjamin, Ossip Mandelshtam and Paul Celan, aesthetics, and national memorials. He is currently working on discourse ethics at the Freie Universität in Berlin. His critical edition and translation of Adorno’s late essays will appear in early 1998 as Critical Models: Interventions and Catchwords (Columbia University Press).
Bruce Robbins is Coeditor of Social Text.
Ralph M. Rosen is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His publications include a book on the influence of early Greek forms of poetic invective on Athenian Old Comedy, and numerous articles on archaic and classical Greek literature. He is currently writing a book on the poetics of mockery and insult throughout Greco-Roman literature.
Sandra A. Zagarell is Professor of English at Oberlin College. Her work on nineteenth-century American literature has included examinations of Melville, Jewett, Lydia Sigourney and Catherine Sedgwick, and the first scholarly edition of works by Caroline M. Kirkland and (with Lawrence Buell) of Elizabeth Stoddard; her book in progress revises American literary history to include a form she calls the narrative of community.