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Beverley Curran teaches at Aichi Shukutoku University in Nagoya, Japan. Rezubin nikki, her collaborative Japanese translation of Nicole Brossard's Journal intime was published in 2000 (tokyo: Kokubunsha).

Derek Duncan is Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies at the University of Bristol. He works mainly on issues of sexuality and gender in twentieth-century Italian culture and has also published a number of essays on AIDS writing. He is currently completing a book on masculinity and national identity in Italy.

Kevin Stone Fries lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and is the assistant editor at Chi Rho Press, a publisher that specializes in Queer spirituality. He is also a contributor to The Diarist's Journal and is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park.

Judith Halberstam is a Professor of literature at the University of California, San Diego, teaching literature, queer studies, film studies, and gender theory. She is the author of Female Masculinity (Duke UP, 1998) and with Del La Grace Volcano of The Drag King Book (Serpent's Tail, 1999). She is currently working on a book about the Brandon Teena case called Male Fraud.

Lynda Hall, a 1998 Ph.D. graduate, is currently a Sessional Instructor at the University of Calgary. She is editor of Converging Terrains: Environment, Technology, and The Body (2000) and Lesbian Self-Writing: The Embodiment of Experience (2000). Her work has been published in Ariel, Callaloo, Canadian Theatre Review, International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies, Journal of Lesbian Studies, Postmodern Culture, and Tessera.

Brian Loftus received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Irvine. His dissertation, "Just a Shape to Fill a Lack": Suture, Sex, and the Subject of Modernism, informs his current project, "Mixing the Outside with the Inside": Intertextual Subjects and Minoritized Autobiography. He has taught cultural studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology and is currently working at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

A. Mary Murphy is a doctoral candidate in the English department at Memorial University of Newfoundland, nearing completion of her dissertation on the theory and practice of life writing. She has articles forthcoming in Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Thomas Hardy Review, and the British Journal of Canadian Studies. She is also a Calgary poet, whose work has appeared in numerous publications such as Canadian Literature, Dalhousie Review, Other Voices, and Planet: The Welsh Internationalist.

Felice Picano is a best-selling, author of fiction, poetry, memoirs and other non-fiction. His plays have been produced Off-Broadway, around the US, and abroad. Considered a founder of modern gay literature along with the six other members of the Violet Quill Club, Picano also began and operated the SeaHorse Press and Gay Presses of New York for fifteen years. He's received many literary award nominations and awards, and his books have been translated into six languages. Notable recent titles include: Like People in History (1995), The Book of Lies (1999), and Felice Picano: The New York Stories (2000). He now lives in Los Angeles.

Thomas C. Spear's recent criticism on the francophone Caribbean novel can be found in such online publications as Fabula and Jouvert. He is the principal creator and developer of "île en île," a web-based database documenting French-speaking islands, <www.lehman.cuny.edu/ile.en.ile>. He is Professor of French at Lehman College and the Graduate Center, CUNY.

William Stephenson teaches Romanticism, Twentieth-Century Literature, and Science Fiction at Chester College. He is currently working on a study of John Fowles (Northcote House, 2002).


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