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Robert D. Aguirre teaches and writes about Victorian literature and culture at Wayne State University. Connecting Continents: Britain and Latin America, 1780-1900 (co-edited with Ross G. Forman) is forthcoming from Rodopi.

Laura Benedetti is the Laura and Gaetano De Sole Associate Professor of Italian Contemporary Culture at Georgetown University. She is co-editor of Gendered Contexts: New Perspectives in Italian Cultural Studies (Peter Lang, 1996), and author of La sconfitta di Diana. Un percorso per la Gerusalemme Liberata (Longo, 1997). In 1999, she published, together with Giuseppe Monorchio and Enrico Musacchio, a new annotated edition of Giraldi Cinzio's Discorso intorno al comporre dei romanzi.

Anny Brooksbank Jones is Hughes Professor and Head of Hispanic Studies at the University of Sheffield. Her many publications include Women in Contemporary Spain (Manchester UP, 1997), and (with Catherine Davies) Latin American Women's Writing (Oxford UP, 1996). She is currently completing a volume on visual culture in Spain and Latin America.

Cheryl J. Fish is the co-editor of A Stranger in the Village: Two Centuries of African-American Travel Writing (Beacon, 1999), and has published essays on the travel narratives of Nancy Prince and Mary Seacole. She is Associate Professor of English at Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York.

Mark Freeman is Professor of Psychology at the College of the Holy Cross, where he also serves as the W. Arthur Garrity, Sr. Professor in Human Nature, Ethics, and Society. He is the author of Rewriting the Self: History, Memory, Narrative (Routledge, 1993); Finding the Muse: A Sociopsychological Inquiry into the Conditions of Artistic Creativity (Cambridge UP, 1993), and numerous articles on the self, autobiographical narrative, and the psychology of art.

Ruth-Ellen B. Joeres, Professor of German and Women's Studies at the University of Minnesota, is co-editor of the Women in German Yearbook. Her most recent book is Respectability and Deviance: Nineteenth-Century German Women Writers and the Ambiguity of Representation (U of Chicago P, 1998). She is currently writing an academic memoir. [End Page 771]

Margaretta Jolly teaches in the School of English at the University of Exeter. She is the editor of The Encyclopedia of Life Writing (Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001), and Dear Laughing Motorbyke: Letters from Women Welders of the Second World War (Scarlet, 1997). She is currently writing on the art of letter writing in the Second Wave women's movement.

Townsend Ludington is Cary C. Boshamer Professor of American Studies and English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has written biographies of John Dos Passos and of the American painter Marsden Hartley, and edited the letters and diaries of Dos Passos.

Samah Selim is Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature at Princeton University. Her book The Divided Subject: Narrative, Nations and the Egyptian Village Novel is forthcoming from Curzon Press.

Adam Sonstegard has recently completed a doctoral degree in American Literature and American Cultural Studies at Washington University in Saint Louis.

William K. Storey is Assistant Professor of History at Millsaps College. He is the author of Writing History: A Guide for Students (Oxford, 1999), and Science and Power in Colonial Mauritius (Rochester, 1997).

Melvin Swartz is Professor of Religion (Islamic Studies) at Boston University. He is the author of a number of books, the most recent of which, A Medieval Critique of Anthropomorphism: Ibn al-Jawzi'z 'Kitab Akhbar as-Sifat', was published earlier this year by E. J. Brill. He is currently working on autobiographical reflection as a genre in medieval Arabic.

Barbara Frey Waxman is Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she teaches courses in autobiography, literature and aging, Women's Studies, and Victorian literature. She is the author, most recently, of To Live in the Center of the Moment: Literary Autobiographies of Aging (UP of Virginia, 1997, reviewed in Biography 23.2), and has also published essays in The Encyclopedia of Life Writing and such journals as Gerontology, Women's Studies, and MELUS.

Kari J. Winter, Associate Professor of English at the University of Vermont, is the author of Subjects of Slavery, Agents of Change: Women and Power in Gothic Novels and Slave Narratives, 1790–1865...


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