Siân Adiseshiah is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Lincoln, UK. Her research interests are in late twentieth-and twenty-first century British theater and fiction, and she has published book chapters and journal articles in this area, including in Modern Drama, Utopian Studies, Studies in Musical Theatre, C21 Literature: 21st-century Writings, and Times Higher Education. She is author of the monograph Churchill's Socialism: Political Resistance in the Plays of Caryl Churchill and is co-editor of the forthcoming collection, Twenty-First Century Fiction: What Happens Now, due to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013.
Barbara Barry is Professor of Musicology at the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University. A trained pianist in the Leschetizky tradition, she has been awarded two fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fran Steinberg Memorial Prize for outstanding nonfiction. In addition to four books, she has published articles in The Journal of Musicological Research, The Journal of Music and Meaning, The Musical Times, and the International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music. Her forthcoming book is on death and leave-taking in music.
Cheryl Black is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Missouri, secretary of the American Theatre and Drama Society, book review editor for Theatre History Studies, and an executive board member of the International Susan Glaspell Society. She is the author of The Women of Provincetown, 1915-1922, and numerous book chapters and journal articles. She is also an actress (member of SAG and AEA), director, and dramaturg.
James Duban is Professor of English and Director of the Office for Nationally Competitive Scholarships at the University of North Texas. The author of books about Herman Melville and the Henry James family, he has also published in Philological Quarterly, Philip Roth Studies, Harvard Theological Review, The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, and Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, among others. His current research centers on Philip Roth, Arthur Koestler, and Meyer Levin. [End Page 119]
Robert Hornback, Associate Professor of English at Oglethorpe University, has authored numerous articles focused on the comic in Shakespeare Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Shakespeare International Yearbook, Studies in English Literature, Comparative Drama, Early Theatre, The Blackwell Companion to Tudor Literature, and 1 Henry IV: A Critical Guide. Having published The English Clown Tradition from the Middle Ages to Shakespeare (Boydell & Brewer, 2009), he is now completing a book unearthing overlooked early blackface fool traditions and protoracism.
Yoo Kim is Associate Professor of English Language and Literature at Sung-kyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea. His research topics involve issues of class, race, and nationalism in contemporary British and East Asian literature and theater. His articles on a range of topics have been published in Modern British and American Drama, Theatre Research International, New Theatre Quarterly, and Foreign Literature Studies.
Lesley Kordecki is Professor of English at DePaul University, Chicago. She co-authored (with Karla Koskinen) Re-Visioning Lear's Daughters: Testing Feminist Criticism and Theory and is the author of Ecofeminist Subjectivities: Chaucer's Talking Birds.
Jennifer A. Low is an Associate Professor of English at Florida Atlantic University. She is the author of Manhood and the Duel: Masculinity in Early Modern Drama and Culture (Palgrave, 2003) and co-editor (with Nova Myhill) of Imagining the Audience in Early Modern Drama, 1558-1603 (Palgrave, 2011), a volume presenting new work in early modern audience studies. She is now at work on a book addressing the interaction among audience, actors, and playwrights during various periods of dramatic history.
Amy Muse is an Associate Professor of English at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Her research on Sarah Siddons and other early female Hamlets has been published as "Actresses and the Making of the Modern Hamlet" in Text & Presentation, 2007 and "Portrait of a Lady Hamlet" in A Tyranny of Documents: The Performing Arts Historian as Film Noir Detective, edited by Stephen Johnson.
William Storm teaches dramatic literature, theory, and theater history at New Mexico State University. He is the author of Irony and the Modern Theatre and After Dionysus: A Theory of the Tragic in addition to essays and plays. Scholarly interests...