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  • Contributors

John A. Bertolini has written the Introduction and Notes for the two volumes of Shaw plays in the Barnes & Noble Classics series, and he is the author of The Playwrighting Self of Bernard Shaw (1991). He teaches literature and film at Middlebury College, where he is the Ellis Professor of the Liberal Arts.

Charles A. Carpenter, a founding member of the International Shaw Society, is Emeritus Professor of English at Binghamton University. His publications on Shaw, stretching over forty-eight years, include Bernard Shaw and the Art of Destroying Ideals: The Early Plays (1969) and Bernard Shaw as Artist-Fabian (2009). He is completing an edition of the correspondence of Shaw and Gilbert Murray, and maintains a continuing bibliography of Shaw on his website. His most recent book is The Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckett: A Selective, Classified International Bibliography of Publications About His Plays and Their Conceptual Foundations (2011).

Peter Gahan, who serves on the editorial board of SHAW, is the author of Shaw Shadows: Rereading the Texts of Bernard Shaw (2004). He wrote the introduction to the 2006 Penguin edition of Shaw's Candida and most recently edited SHAW 30: Shaw and the Irish Literary Tradition. He is currently working on a study of Shaw in Ireland in the first quarter of the twentieth century.

Desmond Harding is Associate Professor of English at Central Michigan University. His teaching and research interests include modernism from a transnational perspective, literature and culture, and urban theory. He is the author of Writing the City: Urban Visions and Literary Modernism (2003).

Heidi J. Holder is Visiting Associate Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College. She has published articles on British, Irish, Canadian, and American drama in Essays in Theatre, Theatre History Studies, and Journal of Modern Literature. Her most recent piece, "Theatre of Sensation," appeared in Blackwell's Companion to Sensation Fiction (2011). She is currently completing a study of working-class Victorian theater.

Audrey McNamara is a tutor in the Department of English, Drama & Film at University College Dublin, where she is completing a Ph.D. thesis entitled Bernard Shaw: Empowering the Feminine through Dramatic Form. Her most recent article, "The Seafarer: Male Pattern Blindness," on Irish playwright [End Page 242] Conor McPherson, is forthcoming in a collection of essays, The Theatre of Conor McPherson: Right Beside the Beyond (Carysfort Press, 2012).

John R. Pfeiffer, Professor of English at Central Michigan University and Bibliographer of the SHAW, is one of the founding members of the International Shaw Society. In addition to Shaw, his recent interests and associated publications include George Eliot, Octavia Butler, the alleged influence of science fiction on the U.S. military, and utopian analyses of world history beginning in the ice age.

Michel W. Pharand, general editor of the SHAW, is the author of Bernard Shaw and the French (2000) and editor of Bernard Shaw and His Publishers (2009). He is director of the Disraeli Project at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, and general editor of Benjamin Disraeli Letters, Volume 9: 1865-1867 (forthcoming, 2013).

Nelson O'Ceallaigh Ritschel's fourth book, Shaw, Synge, Connolly, and Socialist Provocation (2011), is reviewed in this issue. Since 2007, he has published three essays in SHAW in addition to others on J. M. Synge, James Connolly, Eugene O'Neill, and Irish theater. He was a plenary speaker at the University College Dublin and International Shaw Society conference, "G. B. Shaw: Back in Town" in May 2012. He holds a Ph.D. from Brown University and is a Professor in Humanities at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Sandra Joy Russell is a Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at Central Michigan University. Her area of specialization is international modernism, with an emphasis on literature and the urban experience. She has published articles on twentieth-century Russian literature in The World Literary Review and TranscUlturAl.

Isidor Saslav is the retired Head of the String Department in the School of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University. His many publications and lectures on Shaw include "Shaw's Letters in Other People's Books: The 'Orphans,'" which appeared in SHAW 27. He is currently cataloguing the Archibald Henderson scrapbooks relating to George Bernard...


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