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American Literary History 1.3 (2003) 654
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Notes on Contributors
Stephen Burt He is Assistant Professor of English at Macalester College and the author of Randall Jarrell and His Age (2002). His writing on contemporary poets and poetry appears regularly in Boston Review,Yale Review, and elsewhere in Britain and America.
Susan Hegeman She teaches in the Department of English at the University of Florida, and she is the author of Patterns for America: Modernism and the Concept of Culture (1999). Her current projects are on American modernism and on the "working girl" as a figure of modernity.
Tony Hilfer He teaches at the University of Texas at Austin and is editor of Texas Studies in Literature and Language. He has written five books, the most recent being American Fiction Since 1940 and The New Hegemony in Literary Studies: Contradictions in Theory.
Seth Lerer He is the Avalon Foundation Professor in Humanities and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Stanford University. His most recent book is Error and the Academic Self: The Scholarly Imagination, Medieval to Modern (2002).
David Leiwei Li Collins Professor of the Humanities at the English Department of the University of Oregon, he is the author of Imagining the Nation: Asian American Literature and Cultural Consent (1998) and editor of the forthcoming anthology, Globalization and the Humanities: Field Imaginaries, Virtual Worlds, and Emergent Sensibilities.
Jean Marie Lutes An Assistant Professor of English at Villanova University, she is working on a book titled "Stunt Reporters and Sob Sisters: Journalism, Gender, and Fiction in America."
Robert Milder Professor of English at WashingtonUniversity in St. Louis, he has published widely on mid-nineteenth-century American writers and is the author of Reimagining Thoreau (1995). He is currently working on a book on Melville for Oxford University Press.
Avital Ronell She is professor of German, English, and Comparative Literature and chair of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at New York University where she teaches an annual course with Jacques Derrida on philosophy and literature. Her books include The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech (1989), Crack Wars: Literature, Addiction, Mania (1992), and Stupidity (2002).
James Emmett Ryan An Assistant Professor of English at Auburn University, his essays have appeared recently in American Quarterly,Religion and American Culture,Leviathan, and Studies in American Fiction. He is currently working on a book project entitled "Inventing Catholicism: Literary History and the Contest for American Religion."
Gay Wilentz Director of Ethnic Studies and Professor of English at East Carolina University, she is author of Binding Cultures: Black Women Writers in Africa and the Diaspora (1992) and Healing Narratives: Women Writers Curing Cultural Dis-Ease (2001). She is also coeditor of Africa World Press's Emerging Perspectives on Ama Ata Aidoo and book editor of the reprinting of Anzia Yezerska's Salome of the Tenements.