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  • Contributors

Angelo T. Angelis is Assistant Professor of History at Hunter College, City University of New York.

Anne L. Bower teaches composition and American literature courses at The Ohio State University-Marion. She is the author of Epistolary Responses: The Letter in Seventeenth-Century American Fiction and Criticism (U of Alabama P, 1997), contributor to and editor of Recipes for Reading: Community Cookbooks, Stories, Histories (U of Massachusetts P, 1997), and concept editor of the reprint edition of The Historical Cookbook of the American Negro (Beacon, 2000).

Greta Bucher is Associate Professor of History at the United States Military Academy, and coeditor of Our Daily Bread: Socialist Distributions and the Art of Survival in Stalin's Russia, 1927–1941 (M. E. Sharpe, 2001).

G. Thomas Couser, Professor of English at Hofstra University, is the author of American Autobiography: The Prophetic Mode (U of Massachusetts P, 1979), Altered Egos: Authority in American Autobiography (Oxford UP, 1989), Recovering Bodies: Illness, Disability, and Life Writing (U of Wisconsin P, 1997), and Vulnerable Subjects: Ethics and Life Writing (Cornell UP, forthcoming).

Richard Freadman is Director of the Unit for the Study of Biography and Autobiography, and Professor of English, at the University of La Trobe. His most recent book is Threads of Life: Autobiography and the Will (U of Chicago P, 2001), and his exploration of philosophical biography, "Genius and the Dutiful Life: Ray Monk's Wittgenstein and the Biography of the Philosopher as Sub-Genre," appeared in Biography 25.2 (Spring 2002).

Regenia Gagnier is the author of Subjectivities: A History of Self-Representation in Britain, 1832-1920 (Oxford UP, 1991), Idylls of the Marketplace: Oscar Wilde and the Victorian Public (Stanford UP, 1986), and The Insatiability of Human Wants: Economics and Aesthetics in Market Society (U of Chicago P, 2000). She is a native of the San Francisco Bay area, but for seven years has resided in Devon, England, as Professor of English at the University of Exeter. [End Page 402]

Charles H. Hinnant is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is the author of numerous works on Jonathan Swift, Thomas Hobbes, and Anne Finch, and of two books on Samuel Johnson. An essay entitled "'An Uniform and Tractable Vice': Samuel Johnson and the Transformation of the Passions into Interests" will be published in volume eight of 1650-1850.

Carolyn Wells Kraus teaches journalism and narrative nonfiction at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Her essays have appeared in textbooks, anthologies, and a variety of periodicals, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Threepenny Review, Partisan Review, and Antioch Review.

Gerard Loughlin is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the author of Telling God's Story: Bible, Church and Narrative Theology (Cambridge UP, 1999) and Alien Sex: The Body and Desire in Cinema and Theology (Blackwell, 2003).

Jadwiga Maszewska teaches courses in American literature at the University of Lodz and at Warsaw University. She is the author of Between Center and Margin: Contemporary Native American Women Writers, Leslie Marmon Silko and Louise Erdrich (U of Lodz, 2000).

Barbara Oberg is in the History Department at Princeton University, and is the General Editor of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. She co-edited Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, and the Representation of American Culture (Oxford UP, 1993) and Federalists Reconsidered (UP of Virginia, 1998), and served as editor of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin and of Albert Gallatin.

Janet Ore teaches U.S. vernacular architecture and twentieth-century U.S. history at Colorado State University. She is at work on a book about ordinary people's influence on Seattle's neighborhood architecture from 1900 to 1940.

Joseph Phelan is a Lecturer in English at De Montfort University, Leicester. He is the editor of Clough: Selected Poems (Longman, 1995), and joint editor (with John Woolford and Daniel Karlin) of volumes 3 and 4 of The Poems of Browning (Longman, forthcoming), as well as the author of a number of articles on nineteenth-century poetry.

Alison Rice is a doctoral student in French and Francophone studies at the University of California at Los Angeles. [End Page 403]

Ángel A. Rivera teaches Spanish and International...


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