Stephen Bann is Professor of History of Art at the University of Bristol and has recently held visiting appointments at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal and the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art in Paris. His recent book, Parallel Lines: Printmakers, Painters and Photographers in Nineteenth-Century France (2001) was awarded the R. H. Gapper Prize for French Studies in 2002.
Margaret Cohen is a Professor in the Department of French and Italian at Stanford University. Her essay belongs to The Romance of the Sea, a book she is currently writing on the importance of fictional and non-fictional narratives of seafaring across the development of trans-Atlantic cultural modernity. Her previous books include The Sentimental Education of the Novel (1999) and Profane Illumination: Walter Benjamin and the Paris of Surrealist Revolution (1993).
David Duff is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Aberdeen. Author of Romance and Revolution: Shelley and the Politics of a Genre (1994), he has also edited the collection Modern Genre Theory (2000) and published various essays on the history and theory of genres. He is currently completing a book on genreconsciousness in the Romantic period.
Joseph Farrell is Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His main area of research is Latin poetry. He is, most recently, author of Latin Language and Latin Culture from Ancient to Modern Times (2001) and editor of The Vergilian Century (2001). Among current projects are studies of Ovid the Mythographer and of Juno’s Aeneid: Narrative, Metapoetics, Dissent.
Fredric Jameson, Professor of Comparative Literature, Professor of Romance Studies, recently retired as Chair of The Literature Program at Duke University.
Jerome McGann is the John Stewart Bryan University Professor, University of Virginia. His most recent books are The Collected Poetry and Prose of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (2003) and Radiant Textuality: Literature after the World Wide Web (2002). His adaptation of Thomas Lovell Beddoes’s Death’s Jest Book was staged this year in Los Angeles and New York.
Gary Saul Morson is Frances Hooper Professor of the Arts and Humanities at Northwestern University. The author of Narrative and Freedom: The Shadows of Time (1994), he is currently working on a book about aphorisms and a study of Anna Karenina. [End Page 617]
Michael B. Prince is Associate Professor of English and Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University, where he is the founding director of the College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program. He is the author of Philosophical Dialogues in the British Enlightenment (1996) along with essays on eighteenth-century philosophy and literature, aesthetics, and the history and pedagogy of composition.
Ann Shukman is a writer and translator in the fields of Russian culture, spirituality, and literary theory.
Susan Stewart is Regan Professor in English at the University of Pennsylvania and a former MacArthur Fellow. Her most recent books are Poetry and the Fate of the Senses (2002) and Columbarium (2003). Next year Chicago will publish her art essays as The Open Studio: Essays on Art and Aesthetics, 1987–2003.
Hayden White is Professor of Comparative Literature at Stanford University. [End Page 618]