Bert Cardullo is Professor of Media and Communication at the Izmir University of Economics in Izmir, Turkey, where he teaches courses in film history, theory, and criticism as well as popular culture. The author of many essays and reviews in such journals as the Yale Review, Cambridge Quarterly, Modern Drama, and the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, he is also the author, editor, or translator of a number of books, among them Theater of the Avant-Garde, 1890–1950, The Theater of Fernand Crommelynck: Eight Plays, and German-Language Comedy: A Critical Anthology.
R. F. Dietrich, Emeritus Professor at the University of South Florida, is treasurer and webmaster of the International Shaw Society and series editor of the University Press of Florida Shaw Series. You may visit him online at www.shawsociety.org, or sign up for his very informative and entertaining Pshaw-Mail by joining the ISS (by emailing him at email@example.com or by mailing in the membership form at the end of this volume). You can also Blog him at gbs.shawsociety.org and Skype him at 813-920-2986. You may not be able to entirely Google him, however, because he uses many pseudonyms (“GBS Lurking,” etc.).
Bernard F. Dukore, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts and Humanities at Virginia Tech, has directed plays and written numerous books and articles on modern drama and theater. His most recent production was Arms and the Man (2001) and his books include Sam Peckinpah’s Feature Films (1999) and Shaw’s Theater (2000). His most recent article, “Seriousness Redeemed by Frivolity: Ayckbourn’s Intimate Exchanges,” was published in the Winter 2010 issue of Modern Drama.
Christopher Gray, a native of Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada, has an M.A. in English from Trent University. His interests include Shaw, Shakespeare, and Langston Hughes, and he plans to begin a Ph.D. in the near future.
Lagretta Tallent Lenker serves as Senior Director of USF University College at the University of South Florida, where she also teaches modern, late Victorian, and American drama in the Department of English. She was guest editor of SHAW 28: Shaw and War.
Kay Li, a founding member of the International Shaw Society, is Project Leader of the SAGITTARIUS–ORION Digitizing Project on Bernard [End Page 294] Shaw and the author of Bernard Shaw and China: Cross-Cultural Encounters (2007). She is Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, York University, and President of Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.
Gustavo A. Rodríguez Martín holds a B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Extremadura, Extremadura, Spain, where he is completing a Ph.D. on Shaw’s use of modified phraseological units and where he is a part-time lecturer. He also lectures in English language and literature at the Instituto Muñoz-Torrero, Cabeza del Buey, Spain. His research interests include stylistics, phraseology, and translation.
Derek McGovern holds a Ph.D. from Massey University, New Zealand. His dissertation, “Eliza Undermined: The Romanticization of Shaw’s Pygmalion,” examines how adaptations of Pygmalion—three film versions of the 1930s and the My Fair Lady stage (1956) and screen (1964) versions—radically depart from Shaw’s feminist and antiromantic conception of his play. Future research will include the analysis of other musical adaptations of Shaw’s works. He teaches English at Pukyong National University in Busan, South Korea.
Hisashi Morikawa is a Professor at Wakayama National College of Technology in Japan, where he teaches English. He has been Secretary of the Bernard Shaw Society of Japan since June 2006. Mainly interested in Shaw and music, he has been studying how Shaw makes use of Wagnerian elements in his plays.
John R. Pfeiffer is Professor of English at Central Michigan University, the bibliographer of SHAW, and a founding member of the International Shaw Society. Two of his recent articles are on George Eliot and on the role of robotics in modern warfare.
Michel W. Pharand, general editor of the SHAW and member of the Advisory Council of the International Shaw Society, is the author of Bernard Shaw and the French (2000) and...