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Susanna Ashton is Assistant Professor of American Literature at Clemson University; she will be a Fulbright scholar in Ireland, 2003-2004. Her book Bound: Black Men as Book Men is forthcoming from Pennsylvania State University Press.

Jacqueline Belanger is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research at Cardiff University. She has published articles on nineteenth-century fiction and on Irish women's writing.

Juda Bennett is Associate Professor of English at the College of New Jersey. He is the author of The Passing Figure: Racial Confusion in Modern American Literature (Peter Lang, 1996), and several essays on passing, which have appeared in a/b: Auto/Biography Studies and The African American Review. His article "Multiple Passings and the Double Death of Langston Hughes" appeared in Biography 23.4 (Fall 2000).

Marilyn Booth is Visiting Associate Professor in the Program in Comparative and World Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of May Her Likes Be Multiplied: Biography and Gender Politics in Egypt (U of California P, 2001), Bayram al-Tunisi's Egypt: Narrative Structures and Social Criticism (Middle East Centre, St. Anthony's College, Oxford, 1990; Arabic translation, 2002), and numerous essays on gender and writing in Egypt, human rights, and Arabic dialect poetry. She has translated several novels and short story collections from the Arabic.

John Childs is Professor of Military History and Director of the Centre for Military History in the University of Leeds. He is the author of a series of books on seventeenth-and eighteenth-century British and European military history, and is currently writing a study of the Jacobite War in Ireland, 1688-1691.

Michael Hunter is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is editor-in-chief of the Works (Pickering & Chatto, 14 vols, 1999–2000) and Correspondence (Pickering & Chatto, 6 vols, 2001) of Robert Boyle, and author of Robert Boyle: Scrupulosity and Science (Boydell, 2000). [End Page 578]

Philippe Lejeune teaches French Literature at Université Paris-Nord. He is the author of numerous books on autobiography, including Le Pacte autobiographique (Seuil, 1975) and On autobiography (U of Minnesota P, 1989), and in 1992 he cofounded the Association pour l'Autobiographie (APA).

Richard Lim is Associate Professor of (Ancient) History at Smith College and has recently been a fellow at the National Humanities Center (2002-03). He is currently writing a book on public spectacles and civic transformation in the late Roman Empire.

Shirley Geok-lin Lim is Professor of English at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her memoir, Among the White Moon Faces (Feminist Press), received the American Book Award in 1997. Her first novel, Joss and Gold (Feminist Press) appeared in 2001.

Gregory G. Maskarinec is Research Director of the Department of Family Practice and Community Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai'i. His publications include Nepalese Shaman Oral Texts (Harvard UP, 1998), and The Rulings of the Night (U of Wisconsin P, 1995).

Heather McPherson is Professor of Art History at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is the author of The Modern Portrait in Nineteenth Century France (Cambridge UP, 2001), and has published widely on French art and visual culture and authored exhibition catalogues on Portraiture in the Age of Proust and Marie Laurencin.

Gretchen Flesher Moon is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center at Willamette University. Among the courses she teaches is Autobiographical Writing; among her scholarly projects is a work in progress on women's overland trail diaries.

Thengani H. Ngwenya is Senior Lecturer in the School of Educational Studies at the University of Durban-Westville, where he specializes in teaching African literature and life writing theory. He edited the Special Issue of Alternation 7.1 (2000) on South African autobiographical writing.

Jeanne Perreault is Professor in the Department of English at the University of Calgary. She works on auto/biography studies, primarily in USA women's writing. The author of Writing Selves: Contemporary Feminist Autography (U of Minnesota P, 1995), and articles on whiteness, chain gang literature, and feminist poets, she is currently learning to read subjectivity in [End Page 579] photographic...


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