Bruce Chilton, who holds the doctor of philosophy degree in Divinity from Cambridge University (St. John's College), is Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion at Bard College. Among his publications, those most pertinent to the topic of this review include Rabbi Jesus: An Intimate Biography (Doubleday, 2000), Rabbi Paul: An Intellectual Biography (Doubleday, 2004), Mary Magdalene: A Biography (Doubleday, 2005), and The Way of Jesus (Abingdon, 2010).
David Huddart is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The author of Postcolonial Theory and Autobiography (2007) and Homi K. Bhabha (2005), both published by Routledge, he is currently completing World Englishes and Postcolonial Studies for the Postcolonialism Across the Disciplines series, published by Liverpool University Press.
Kathryn Hughes is Professor of Life Writing at the University of East Anglia. Her most recent book is The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs Beeton: The First Domestic Goddess (Knopf, HarperCollins, 2007).
Ann Jurecic is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, where she teaches courses in writing as well as literature and medicine. She is completing a book entitled Illness as Narrative: Literary Repair in a Biomedical Age, which explores the challenges literary illness memoirs pose to critical skepticism, and reevaluates the local and contingent functions they perform for writers and readers.
Georgina Kleege teaches disability studies and creative writing in the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley. Her recent books include Sight Unseen (Yale UP, 1999) and Blind Rage: Letters to Helen Keller (Gallaudet UP, 2006).
Joy S. Kim is Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies at Princeton University, specializing in the cultural and social history of early modern Korea. Kim's research interests include historiography, comparative slavery and social distinctions, and visual and material culture. [End Page 653]
Jeehyun Lim is Assistant Professor of English at Denison University. Her fields of interest include US ethnic literature, bilingualism, and inter-minority relations.
Julian North is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Leicester. She is the author of The Domestication of Genius: Biography and the Romantic Poet (Oxford UP, 2009), and the editor of volume 11 of The Works of Thomas De Quincey (Pickering and Chatto, 2003).
Mary Poteau-Tralie is Professor of French and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Rider University. In addition to scholarly studies of the works of Guy de Maupassant, her more recent publications examine colonial texts through the lens of post-colonial writers such as Maryse Condé and Assia Djebar.
Ann L. Saltzman, Professor of Psychology at Drew University, and Director of Drew's Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study, has been teaching Holocaust courses since 1990. Her Holocaust Studies publications include a chapter in New Perspectives on the Holocaust: A Guide for Teachers and Scholars (NYU, 1996); an invited chapter in Obedience to Authority: Current Perspectives on the Milgram Paradigm (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2000); an entry on the Holocaust in the Encyclopedia of Human Development (Sage, 2006); and "'Obedience to Authority' in Understanding Genocide," Clio's Psyche (2007). Her other research and teaching interests include History of Psychology, Psychology of Women, and social issues psychology.
Alioune Sow is Assistant Professor of French and African Studies at the University of Florida. He has published on African literatures, colonial literatures, and Malian literature and cinema. His research interests include autobiography in African literatures, childhood narratives, Malian literature, and cultures of memory.
Pauline Turner Strong is author of Captive Selves, Captivating Others: The Politics and Poetics of Colonial American Captivity Narratives (Westview, 1999) and coeditor of New Perspectives on Native North America: Cultures, Histories, and Representations (U of Nebraska P, 2006). Her current research is on the appropriation of Native American symbols and practices by twentieth century youth reformers. She is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at the University of Texas, Austin, where she also directs the Humanities Institute. [End Page 654]
Gillian Whitlock is an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow at the University of Queensland. Her current research project focuses on the archives of asylum seeker letters and human rights discourse. Her most recent book is Soft Weapons: Autobiography in Transit (U of Chicago P...