Ian Brodie is an associate professor of folklore at Cape Breton University. He is a former president of the Folklore Studies Association of Canada/l'Association canadienne d'ethnologie et de folklore, and his research interests include contemporary legend, adolescent folk culture, and the intersection of folklore and popular culture.
Michael Camp is an associate professor in the Journalism and Communications Program at St. Thomas University. He began his career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, where he worked as a reporter, producer, and program host. Camp has an M.A. in political science from the University of New Brunswick.
Grant Lilford is a lecturer in English at the University of Zululand. He holds degrees from Vassar College, the University of Sussex, and the University of Cape Town and has taught in the United States, Uganda, Botswana, and South Africa. He has worked as a technical writer and process consultant.
Andrew Moore teaches in the Great Books Program at St. Thomas University. He has previously published work on a diversity of subjects including literature, television, political theory, and social media. His current work investigates Shakespeare's anticipation of social contract theory.
Ted Newell is an associate professor of education at Crandall University, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
William Randall is a professor of gerontology at St. Thomas University. In addition to developing what is known as "narrative gerontology," he has helped organize a series of interdisciplinary conferences called "Narrative Matters" and is co-editor of the online, peer-reviewed journal called Narrative Works.
Carey A. Watt is an associate professor of history at St. Thomas University. He trained as a historian of modern South Asia at Concordia and Cambridge universities but has been broadening his horizons in the field of world history for the last decade. [End Page vii]