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  • Contributors to Volume 39

Richard A. Barney is Associate Professor of English at the University at Albany, SUNY. He is the author of Plots of Enlightenment: Education and the Novel in Eighteenth-Century England (Stanford University Press, 1999), and has edited Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer for The Broadview Anthology of Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century Drama (2001), as well as two special issues of Genre: Education, Identity, and Constructions of the Novel (Winter 1993) and The Culture of Filth (Winter 1994). In 2009, a collection he edited, David Lynch: Interviews, was published by the University Press of Mississippi. He is currently at work on a book titled Sublimations: Medicine, Materiality, and Transcendence in Early Modern Britain, a project he is researching as a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Huntington Library during 2009–10.

Adam R. Beach is Associate Professor of English at Ball State University and specializes in studies of colonialism and slavery in the Restoration and eighteenth century. He has published essays in SEL, Restoration, Comparative Drama, Eighteenth-Century Life, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, and The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation. His article on Samuel Pepys's writings about the failed English colony in Tangier appeared in the 2007 Palgrave volume, Remapping the Mediterranean World in Early Modern English Writings. His most recent research explores the ways in which British authors represented slavery in the non-British world. The first article from this project, which analyzes Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's depiction of slavery in the Ottoman Empire, recently appeared in Philological Quarterly.

Margaret E. Boyle is a PhD candidate in Spanish and Portuguese at Emory University. Her dissertation takes an interdisciplinary approach to the topic of "bad women" in early modern Spain, comparing historical representations of women in social welfare institutions with the fictional protagonists of Spanish comedias. She is broadly interested in early modern women's literary and cultural history both in Spain and Spanish America. [End Page 297]

Sarah Cohen is Professor of Art History at the University at Albany, State University of New York. She received her PhD from Yale University and is the author of Art, Dance, and the Body in French Culture of the Ancien Régime (Cambridge University Press, 2000). She has published numerous articles on bodily representation in humans and animals, and is currently completing a book manuscript on artistic characterizations of animal soul.

JoLynn Edwards is a Professor of Art History at the University of Washington, Bothell. She is the author of Alexandre-Joseph Paillet : expert et marchand de tableaux à la fin du XVIIIe siècle (Arthena, 1996), and has written on various aspects of the art market including on paintings by Johannes Vermeer and on John Law's collection. She was also a contributor to Antoine Watteau (1684-1721 le peintre, son temps et sa légende (Champion-Slatkine, 1987) and Antoine Watteau: Perspectives on the Artist and the Culture of his Time (University of Delaware Press, 2006). Her interdisciplinary teaching is devoted to the cultural history of Paris and Rome, comparative arts, and the history of dance.

Nicole von Germeten holds a PhD in history from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently an Associate Professor of History at Oregon State University. She has published two books: Black Blood Brothers: Confraternities and Social Mobility for Afromexicans (University Press of Florida, 2006) and an annotated translation of Alonso de Sandoval's 1627 De Instauranda Aethiopum Salute (Hackett, 2008), the earliest known book-length study of African slavery in the Americas.

Eric Gidal is Associate Professor of English at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Poetic Exhibitions: Romantic Aesthetics and the Pleasures of the British Museum (Bucknell University Press, 2001) and related articles on eighteenth-century and romantic period poetry, aesthetics, and visual culture. His current scholarship explores melancholy and social theory in the literature and philosophy of the European Enlightenment.

Julie Candler Hayes is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she chairs the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Among her books are Translation, Subjectivity, and Culture in France and England, 1600–1800 (Stanford University Press, 2009) and Reading the...


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