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Marshall Brown is professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Washington, where he teaches European literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the theory of literary history, and music and literature. He is author of The Shape of German Romanticism (1979), Preromanticism (1991), Turning Points: Essays in the History of Cultural Expressions (1997), and The Gothic Text (forthcoming) and is editor of Modern Language Quarterly.

William E. Cain is Mary Jewett Gaiser Professor of English and American Studies at Wellesley College. He has written and edited a number of books on literary theory and criticism, American history, and American literature.

Virginia Crisco is a doctoral student in rhetoric and composition at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where she works as associate coordinator of composition and teaches first-year writing. Her research focuses on intercultural collaboration in the literacy classroom. In addition, she has presented and published work on basic writing pedagogy and policy and on Latino/a literacy and language learning.

Phyllis Surrency Dallas is associate professor of writing and linguistics at Georgia Southern University, where she has taught first-year composition, world literature, and creative nonfiction, among other courses. With Mary Marwitz, she currently team-teaches the first-year composition sequence in the Bell Honors Program.

Laurie Finke is professor of women’s and gender studies at Kenyon College. She is author of Feminist Theory, Women’s Writing (1992) and the Middle English volume of Longman’s Women’s Writing in English (1999). Her most recent book, with Martin Shichtman, is King Arthur and the Myth of History (forthcoming).

Chris W. Gallagher is assistant professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in writing, rhetoric, literacy, and pedagogy. He is author of Radical Departures: Composition and Progressive Pedagogy (2002), and his work has also appeared in Composition Studies, College English, Writing on the Edge, and Phi Delta Kappan, among other journals. [End Page 483]

Byron Hawk is assistant professor of English at George Mason University and is cofounder and coeditor of the electronic journal Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. His primary research interests are histories and theories of composition and rhetoric and of rhetoric and technology. He is editor of Digital Tools in Cultural Contexts: Assessing the Implications of New Media (forthcoming), and his work has also appeared in Post Script, TSQ, Kairos, Pre-Text Electra Lite, and the Routledge Encyclopedia of Postmodernism (2001).

Jeffrey Insko is assistant professor of English at Oakland University, where he teaches nineteenth-century U.S. literature and culture. He has also taught American literature and composition at Mount Holyoke College and at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he received his Ph.D.

Barbara Johnson, who teaches in the Departments of English and Comparative Literarure, is Fredric Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society at Harvard University. She is author, most recently, of The Wake of Deconstruction (1994) and The Feminist Difference: Literature, Psychoanalysis, Race, and Gender (1998).

Gerry LaFemina founded and directed the first associate in fine arts degree program in the United States, in creative writing at Kirtland Community College. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and serves on the board of directors of the Associated Writing Programs.

Paul Lauter is Allan K. and Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professor of Literature at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is author, most recently, of Canons and Contexts (1991) and From Walden Pond to Jurassic Park: Activism, Culture, and American Studies (2001); general editor of The Heath Anthology of American Literature, now in its fourth edition (2002), and of Houghton Mi3in’s New Riverside Series; and editor, with Ann Fitzgerald, of Literature, Class, and Culture: An Anthology (2001). He has served as president of the American Studies Association (USA) and has spoken and consulted at many universities in the United States and abroad.

Vincent B. Leitch is Paul and Carol Daube Sutton Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma, where he teaches theory and cultural studies. He is author of American Literary Criticism from the Thirties to the Eighties (1988) and Theory Matters (2003), among other books, and is general editor of The Norton Anthology of...


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