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  • Contributors

Richard H. Armstrong (BA, University of Chicago; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University) is Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Fellow in the Honors College, University of Houston. His most recent book is A Compulsion for Antiquity: Freud and the Ancient World (Cornell UP, 2006). He publishes on the reception of ancient culture, translation studies, and the history of psychoanalysis. He is currently writing a book titled Theory and Theatricality: Classical Drama and the Culture of Early Psychoanalysis. He is coeditor with Paul Allen Miller of the Ohio State UP series, Classical Memories / Modern Identities; contributing editor, American Imago; and book review editor, Classical and Modern Literature.

John Cappucci is a doctoral candidate (ABD) in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University in Ottawa. His doctoral research focuses on the concept of the "Shi'a Revival" and identity among diasporic Twelver-Shi'a Muslims living in the United States. In addition to his doctoral work, John is also a sessional professor at Algonquin College in Ottawa, where he has taught courses on world religions, mythology, and film and multiculturalism.

Ned Curthoys completed his dissertation in the English Department at the University of Sydney in 2002. He is currently a research fellow in the Research School of Humanities and the Arts at the Australian National University, specializing in German-Jewish intellectual history, the history of humanism, theories of world literature, and the thought of Hannah Arendt. He is co-editor of the volume Edward Said, the Legacy of a Public Intellectual (Melbourne University Press, 2007) and is working on a book entitled Ernst Cassirer, Hannah Arendt, and the Fate of Liberal Judaism.

Margaret W. Ferguson is a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Davis, where she chaired the English Department [End Page 129] from 2006-2009. Her book Dido's Daughters: Literacy, Gender, and Empire in Early Modern England and France (Chicago, 2003) won prizes from the Sixteenth Century Society and from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. Before coming to UC Davis, she taught at Yale, Columbia, and the University of Colorado. Author of a book on Renaissance defenses of poetry and of numerous articles, she has also co-edited eleven books and special issues of journals, including Re-writing the Renaissance: The Discourses of Sexual Difference in Early Modern Europe (1986) and Feminism in Time (Modern Language Quarterly, 2004). She is currently working on a study of Aphra Behn's translations and a book investigating debates, past and present, about the existence and meaning of the hymen.

Timothy P. Gaster is currently a Visiting Instructor at Knox College in Galesburg Illinois where he teaches Spanish language and culture and courses on Latin American literature. He is scheduled to finish his Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literature in the summer of 2010 from the University of Chicago. His research focuses on the representation of the Orient (particularly Japan) in the writings of late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian authors. He has also published work on Latino and Latina writers in U.S. history and orientalism in Latin America, and has contributed developing foreign language teaching materials.

Alexander C. Y. Huang is assistant professor of Comparative Literature at the Pennsylvania State University and research affiliate in literature at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange (Columbia University Press, 2009), co-editor of Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia and Cyberspace (Purdue University Press, 2009), and Class, Boundary, and Social Discourse in the Renaissance (2007); and editor of a special issue for Asian Theatre Journal. His research has been supported by the ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies), NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities), Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, International Shakespeare Association, Folger Institute, and other grant agencies. He has contributed to MLQ: Modern Language Quarterly, Shakespeare Bulletin, The Shakespearean International Yearbook, World Literature Today, China Review International, Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, and other journals and books.

Kerry L. Johnson is an Associate Professor in the English department at Merrimack College, North Andover, MA. She teaches courses in modernist British and Irish literature, Anglophone Caribbean literature...