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John D. Barbour is Professor of Religion at St. Olaf College. His most recent book is The Value of Solitude: The Ethics and Spirituality of Aloneness in Auto biography (U of Virginia P, 2004). He is working on a study of the ethical dimensions of travel narratives, a family memoir, and a novel about new religious movements in the 1970s.

Gerd Bayer is a tenured faculty member in the English department at the University of Erlangen. He has authored a book on John Fowles, and (co-)edited five books on pop culture, holocaust studies, and early modern narrative. He is currently working on a monograph on Restoration prose fiction and genre making, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Craig A. Evans is Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College, and the author and editor of over fifty books and hundreds of articles on a wide range of topics relating to Jesus, the New Testament, and Middle Eastern archaeology and history.

Leigh Gilmore is the author of The Limits of Autobiography: Trauma and Testimony (Cornell UP, 2001) and Autobiographics: A Feminist Theory of Women’s Self-Representation (Cornell UP, 1994), and a co-editor of Autobiography and Postmodernism (U of Massachusetts P, 1994). Her articles have appeared in numerous collections and journals, including Signs, Feminist Studies, Women’s Studies Quarterly, American Imago, and Biography.

Janice Haaken is Professor of Psychology at Portland State University, and author of Pillar of Salt: Gender, Memory and the Perils of Looking Back (NYU P, 1998) and Hard Knocks: Domestic Violence and the Psychology of Storytelling (Routledge, 2010). She is co-editor of Memory Matters: Contexts for Understanding Sexual Abuse Recollections (Routledge, 2010).

James C. Klagge is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Virginia Tech. He is author of Wittgenstein in Exile (MIT P, 2011); editor of Wittgenstein: Biography and Philosophy (Cambridge UP, 2001); and co-editor of two collections of Wittgenstein’s works: Philosophical Occasions: 1912–1951 (Hackett, 1993), and Public and Private Occasions (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003).

José Lanters is Professor of English and Co-Director of the Center for Celtic Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the author of The [End Page 1038] “Tinkers” in Irish Literature: Unsettled Subjects and the Construction of Difference (Irish Academic P, 2008), Unauthorized Versions: Irish Menippean Satire, 1910–1952 (Catholic U of America P, 2000), and numerous articles on issues of identity and representation.

Marina MacKay is Associate Professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis, where she teaches twentieth-century British literature and culture. Her publications include Modernism and World War II (Cambridge UP, 2007) and, as editor, The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of World War II (2009).

Lucy Maddox is Professor Emeritus of English at Georgetown University. She is the author of Removals: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Politics of Indian Affairs (Oxford UP, 1991), and Citizen Indians: Native American Intellectuals, Race, and Reform (Cornell UP, 2006). She served for nine years as editor of American Quarterly.

Virginia E. Swain is Professor Emerita of French and Italian at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Grotesque Figures: Rousseau, Baudelaire and the Aesthetics of Modernity (Johns Hopkins UP, 2004), as well as numerous articles on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French literature.

Beth Fowkes Tobin, Professor of English, teaches at Arizona State University. She is the author, among other works, of Colonizing Nature: The Tropics in British Arts and Letters, 1760–1820 (U of Pennsylvania P, 2005) and Picturing Imperial Power: Colonial Subjects in Eighteenth-Century British Painting (Duke UP, 1999), and is the co-editor of a series of Ashgate books on gender and material culture. Her current research projects focus on eighteenth-century natural history and cultures of collecting.

Phyllis E. Wachter, compiler of Biography ’s annual bibliography for over twenty years, continues to teach and conduct life writing research.

Aiko Yamashiro is a graduate student in English at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and co-editor of Vice-Versa online creative arts journal. [End Page 1039]



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