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VI SHOFAR Winter 1999 Vol. 17, No.2 Contributors to This Issue Marla Brettschneider is a professor ofpolitical philosophy with a joint appointment in Political Science and Women's Studies at the University of New Hampshire at Durham. She is the author of Cornerstones of Peace: Jewish Identity Politics and Democratic Theory and editor of The Narrow .Bridge: Jewish Views on Multiculturalism, with a foreword by Cornel West, and Race, Gender and Class: Jewish Perspectives. Leila L. Bronner received her Litt.D. from Pretoria University, Pretoria, SOUPl Africa, in 1964. Formerly Professor ofBible and Jewish History at Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, South Africa, and at the University of Judaism, Los Angeles, she now writes and teaches in Los Angeles. She has published many books and articles on Bible and Jewish history. Her most recent book is From Eve to Esther (Westminster/John Knox, 1994). Esther Fuchs is Associate Professor ofHebrew at the University ofArizona in Tucson. Among her publications are: Cunning Innocence: On S. Y Agnon's Irony (Tel Aviv University, 1985), Hidden Laughter: Comic Patterns in the Work ofS. Y. Agnon (Tel Aviv: ReshafIm, 1987). She has written numerous articles on the representation of women in modern Hebrew fIction and a book on this subject, entitled Israeli Mythogynies: Women in Contemporary Hebrew Fiction (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1987). She has also published numerous articles, many of them anthologized, on the portrayal of women in the Hebrew Bible. Miriam Fuchs is an associate professor ofEnglish at the University of Hawaii and the literary editor of the journal Biography. She edited Marguerite Young: Tributes and Essays (Dalkey) and coedited with Ellen G. Friedman Breaking the Sequence: Women's Experimental Fiction (Princeton). Her recent essays have been in Profession 95, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, Southern Review, and Boundary 2. She is writing a book on women's autobiographical discourse. Naomi Graetz is the author of Silence is Deadly: Judaism Confronts Wifebeating (Jason Aronson, 1998) and SIHe Created Them: Feminist Retellings ofBiblical Stories (Professional Press, 1993). Her articles and rnidrashim have been published in Conservative Judaism, Judaism, The Jewish Spectator, The Journal ofReform Judaism, A Feminist Companion to the Bible (ed. A. Brenner), Gender and Judaism (ed. T. M. Rudavsky), and Biblical Women in the Midrash (ed. N. M. Hyman). Her current vii research deals with Jewish feminist approaches to the Bible. She teaches in the English Department at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Lois Florence Lyles received her doctoral degree in English literature from Harvard University in 1977. She teaches American and British literature at San Francisco State University. Her areas of interest are African-American oral tradition, the AfricanAmerican novel, and English Renaissance poetry and drama. She has published a variety of autobiographical narratives, poems, and stories; her work appears in the anthologies Double Stitch (1991) and Life Notes (1994), and in other books. Diane Matza is Professor of English at Utica College of Syracuse University. She is editor ofSephardic American Voices: 200 Years ofa Literary Legacy, and her work on Sephardic Jews has appeared in American Jewish History, MELUS, American Jewish Archives, and other publications. She is currently writing an essay on the poetry of American Sephardic Jews and on a long-term project on the ethnic intellectual. Anne Reitz is a pre-doctoral graduate student in the Germanic Studies Department of the University of Texas at Austin. Her areas of interest include women's autobiographical writings, Romantic literature, literary representation offamily life, and public rhetoric concerning.the structure ofthe family. Her dissertation will address the depiction ofmotherhood in literature and political rhetoric in the Romantic period. Dawn Robinson Rose is Director of the Center for Jewish Ethics and Assistant Professor at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University ofCalifomia at Berkeley in literary criticism, she received her Ph.D. in Jewish Philosophy from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Author ofmany articles, she is currently fmishing her fIrst book, Approaches to Jewish Women's Theology. Ita Sheres is the author of two books: Dinah's Rebellion: A Biblical Parablefor Our Time (Crossroad, 1990) and The Truth About the Virgin: Sex and Ritual in the Dead Sea Scrolls (Continuum, 1995; this book...


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