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The South Atlantic Quarterly 102.4 (2003) 915-916

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Ammiel Alcalay is professor in Classical, Middle Eastern, and Asian Languages and Cultures at Queens College and comparative literature at the CUNY Graduate Center. His latest work, from the warring factions (Beyond Baroque, 2002), is a book-length poem dedicated to the Bosnian town of Srebrenica. Poetry, Politics, and Translation: American Isolation and the Middle East, a lecture given at Cornell, was published in 2003. Other books include After Jews and Arabs: Remaking Levantine Culture (1993), the cairo notebooks (1993), and Memories of Our Future: Selected Essays, 1982–1999 (1999). He has also translated widely, including Sarajevo Blues (1998) and Nine Alexandrias (2003) by the Bosnian poet Semezdin Mehmedinovic, and Keys to the Garden: New Israeli Writing (1996).

Amal Amireh is assistant professor of English and world literature at George Mason University. She is author of The Factory Girl and the Seamstress: Imagining Gender and Class in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction (2000), and is coeditor, with Lisa Suhair Majaj, of Going Global: The Transnational Reception of Third World Women Writers (2000) and Etel Adnan: Critical Essays on the Arab-American Writer and Artist (2002). Her writings on Arab women and Arabic literature have appeared in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Against the Current, The Women's Review of Books, World Literature Today, and Edebiyat: The Journal of Middle Eastern Literatures.

Mohammed Bamyeh is the Hubert Humphrey Professor of International Studies at Macalester College in Minnesota. He is the author of The Ends of Globalization (2000) and Social Origins of Islam: Mind, Economy, Discourse (1999).

Roane Carey is the editor of The New Intifada: Resisting Israel's Apartheid (2001) and coeditor, with Jonathan Shainin, of The Other Israel: Voices of Refusal and Dissent (2002).

Thomas W. Lockwood has lived and worked most of his adult life in the Middle East. He has worked for Beirut's Daily Star and with United Nation's Economic and Social Commission for West Asia in Iraq. He is retired and lives in North Carolina, where he works on his fine art photography.

Lisa Suhair Majaj is coeditor with Amal Amireh of Going Global: The Transnational Reception of Third World Women Writers (2000) and Etel Adnan: [End Page 915] Critical Essays on the Arab-American Writer and Artist (2002), and with Therese Saliba and Paula W. Sunderman of Intersections: Gender, Nation, and Community in Arab Women's Novels (2002). Her essays, poetry, and creative prose have appeared in various journals and collections, including The Poetry of Arab Women, Food for Our Grandmothers, Meridians, and The Women's Review of Books.

Saree Makdisi is associate professor of English, comparative literature, and the humanities at the University of Chicago. His publications include William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s (2003), Romantic Imperialism: Universal Empire and the Culture of Modernity (1998), and, with Cesare Casarino and Rebecca Karl, is the editor of Marxism Beyond Marxism (1996).

Melani McAlister is associate professor of American studies at George Washington University. She is the author of Epic Encounters: Culture, Media, and U.S. Interests in the Middle East, 1945–2000 (2001). She has published scholarly articles in the Journal of American History, Representations, American Quarterly, and American Literary History, as well as editorial pieces in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Nation, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. She is currently working on a study of race, popular culture, and the strategic internationalism of American evangelicals.

Brinda Mehta is professor of French at Mills College. She is the author of Corps infirme, corps infâme: la femme dans le roman balzacien (1992) and is working on a book, Rituals of Memory in Contemporary Arab Women's Writings. With Henry Paget, she is the editor of Indo-Caribbean and Afro-Caribbean Thought, a special issue of The CLR James Reader (Spring–Summer 2002). Her articles have appeared in Callaloo, Alif, The French Review, and other journals.

John Michael teaches literature, critical theory, and cultural studies at the University of Rochester. He is the author of Anxious Intellects: Academic Professionals, Public Intellectuals, and...


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