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  • Contributors

Jan Baetans is Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Leuven and a member of MDRN, a research group on European Literature 1900–1950 funded by the Research Council of the K.U.Leuven.

Joanna R. Bartow is Associate Professor of Spanish at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She is the author of Subject to Change: The Lessons of Latin American Women’s Testimonio for Truth, Fiction, and Theory (U of North Carolina P, 2005).

Alison Booth is Professor of English at the University of Virginia, where she teaches narrative and Victorian literature. She is the author of Greatness Engendered: George Eliot and Virginia Woolf (Cornell UP, 1992) and How to Make It as a Woman: Collective Biographical History from Victoria to the Present (U of Chicago P, 2004) and editor of Wuthering Heights (Longman, 2008) and Introduction to Literature (Norton). She is currently engaged in a digital project, Collective Biographies of Women (, and a book on literary tourism, biography, and house museums, “Writers Revisited.”

Rocío G. Davis is Professor of English at City University of Hong Kong. Her publications include Relative Histories: Mediating History in Asian American Family Memoirs (2011) and Begin Here: Reading Asian North American Autobiographies of Childhood (2007), both from the University of Hawai‘i Press.

Anna De Fina is Associate Professor of Italian Language and Linguistics at Georgetown University. Her interests and publications focus on narrative, identity, and migration. Her books include Identity in Narrative: A Study of Immigrant Discourse (John Benjamin, 2003) and Discourse and Identity, edited with D. Schiffrin and M. Bamberg (Cambridge UP, 2006).

Michael H. Fisher holds the Danforth Chair in History at Oberlin College. He has published nine books and many articles about interactions between Europeans and Indians in India and in Europe. His most recent book is The Inordinately Strange Life of Dyce Sombre: Victorian Anglo Indian M.P. and Chancery ‘Lunatic’ (co-published, London: Hurst; New York: Columbia UP; Delhi: Cambridge UP/Foundation Books, 2010).

Niklas Frykman is Assistant Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College. He is currently writing a book on mutinies and other forms of transnational maritime radicalism during the age of Atlantic revolution. [End Page 426]

Sheldon Goldfarb has published two books on Thackeray: an edition of Thackeray’s novel Catherine (U of Michigan P, 1999) and an annotated bibliography of studies of Thackeray (New York: Garland, 1989). He is currently editing a collection of essays on Vanity Fair to be published by EBSCO in December 2011.

Jaime Harker is Associate Professor of English at the University of Mississippi, where she teachers American literature, world literature, and gender studies. She has published essays on Japanese translation, popular women writers of the interwar period, Oprah’s book club, and gay and lesbian literature. She is the author of America the Middlebrow: Women’s Novels, Progressivism, and Middlebrow Authorship Between the Wars (U of Massachusetts P, 2007), and co-editor of The Oprah Affect: Critical Essays on Oprah’s Book Club (SUNY P, 2008) and she is completing a book on Christopher Isherwood and gay print culture during the Cold War.

Rachel S. Harris is Assistant Professor of Comparative and World Literature working on Israel Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has published on modern Israeli literature and film and its relation to Israel’s national narratives.

Mark David Kaufman is a graduate student in English literature at Tufts University. He is currently working on his doctoral disseration, provisionally entitled “Secret States: Modernism, Espionage, and the Official Secrets Act.”

Dan P. McAdams is Chair of the Department of Psychology and Professor of Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University. He is most recently the author of George W. Bush and the Redemptive Dream: A Psychological Portrait (Oxford UP, 2011).

Robert McHenry is Professor of English at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, where he teaches Shakespeare and eighteenth-century literature. He is completing a study of the relationship between Dryden and Shakespeare.

Maria Photiou is a PhD student at Loughborough University School of the Arts (Leicestershire, UK). Her research is centered on women’s art practice and feminist aesthetics, and she is...