Sidney P. Albert, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at California State University, Los Angeles, and a former member of the SHAW editorial board, has amassed two extensive Shaw Collections, one of which reposes at Brown University. He is the author of many essays on Shaw, with special emphasis on Major Barbara.
Martha F. Black, Professor of English, taught in the special baccalaureate degree honors for adults and in the master's degree programs, specializing in American, Irish, and British literature, at Brooklyn College, CUNY. Dr. Black died in September 2001.
Stuart Baker, Professor of Theatre at the Florida State University, is the author of Bernard Shaw's Remarkable Religion: A Faith that Fits the Facts, published recently by the University Press of Florida.
Wendi Chen, born in Shanghai and raised in Zhejiang Province, attended Hangzhou University and Beijing Foreign Languages Institute for her B.A. and M.A. degrees. In 1987, she came to the United States and earned her second M.A. and her Ph.D. in English at the University of Minnesota. She teaches in the Department of English at Minneapolis Community and Technical College and writes and researches on Shaw, specializing on his relationship to China. Her book, The Reception of George Bernard Shaw in China, 1918-1998, was published in 2002 by Edwin Mellen Press.
L. W. Conolly is Professor of English at Trent University, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a Corresponding Scholar of the Shaw Festival. His most recent book is Bernard Shaw and Barry Jackson (2002), a volume in the Selected Correspondence of Bernard Shaw series (University of Toronto Press), for which he also serves as General Editor.
MaryAnn K. Crawford, assistant editor of SHAW, is an Associate Professor of English at Central Michigan University, where she directs the Basic Writing/Writing Center programs and teaches linguistics and composition. She researches, writes, and publishes on a variety of literary, linguistic/ESL, [End Page 203] and literacy issues, and she is working on a biography of Lowell Thomas, the late radio broadcaster and newsreel personality.
Peter Gahan, a graduate in Philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin, worked for some years as a documentary film editor in Ireland before relocating to Los Angeles. He had published several articles in SHAW and has just completed a book-length study of Shaw's writing in the context of poststructuralism.
Christopher Innes, Professor of English and Distinguished Research Professor, is author of, among others, Modern British Drama: 18901-990 (1992), Avant Garde Theatre (1993), and Politics and the Playwright: George Ryga (1986). He has published widely on twentieth-century drama and theater history, in particular the development of political and avant-garde theatrical movements in Germany and France, including Brecht and Artaud; and on the work of stage directors. He is general editor of the Cambridge Directors in Perspective series, editor of The Cambridge Companion to George Bernard Shaw, co-editor of the Lives of the Theatre series, and an editor of Modern Drama.
Gale K. Larson, editor of SHAW, teaches English at California State University, Northridge. He has edited an edition of Caesar and Cleopatra, written articles on that play and on "In Good King Charles's Golden Days," as well as Shavian reviews for a number of journals.
Frank C. Manista is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Michigan State University and his family's official John Lennon-House Husband, although sadly he remains largely unrecognized for his contributions by the remaining ex-Beatles, and Yoko will not return his calls. His writing and research has focused on James Joyce, contemporary Irish drama and poetry, and archival research methods.
Valerie Murrenus, a Ph.D. candidate at Marquette University, Milwaukee, is currently writing a dissertation on the novels of Patrick McCabe. She is especially interested in Irish Studies and trauma theory, and she was recently elected the graduate representative for the executive committee of ACIS (the American Conference for Irish Studies).
Rhoda Nathan, plenary speaker at the Shaw Conference, Marquette University, Milwaukee, 2001, is President of the Bernard Shaw Society and Professor Emerita of English at Hofstra University. In addition to her essays about Shaw in Modern Drama and other journals, she has published two books...