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  • Contributors

Angela Bourke is Professor Emeritus in the School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics at University College Dublin. She is the author of books, articles, and short stories in Irish and English, and joint editor of The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, volumes 4 & 5: Irish Women's Writing and Traditions (New York: NYU P, 2002). Her biography, Maeve Brennan: Homesick at The New Yorker (New York: Counterpoint), appeared in 2004.

Michael A. Chaney is Associate Professor of English at Dartmouth College. He is the author of Fugitive Vision: Slave Image and Black Identity in Antebellum Narrative (Indiana UP, 2008) and editor of Graphic Subjects: Critical Essays on Autobiography and Graphic Novels (U of Wisconsin P, 2011). His recent essays on graphic novels or comic art have appeared in such journals as College Literature, American Literature, and MELUS. He is currently fi nishing a book entitled Reading Lessons in Seeing: Autobiographical Graphic Novels in Form and Theory, which argues that in form and function graphic novels are essentially pedagogical.

Cynthia Dobbs is an Associate Professor of English at the University of the Pacifi c, where she teaches courses on William Faulkner and Toni Morrison, Women Writers of the African Diaspora, and Blues, Jazz, and Literature. She has published articles in American Literature, the Faulkner Journal, MELUS, and African American Review. She is currently at work on two scholarly projects: a journal-length article on Ralph Ellison's essays and a monograph on Toni Morrison.

Dawn Fulton teaches French and comparative literature at Smith College. She has published Signs of Dissent: Maryse Condé and Postcolonial Criticism (U of Virginia P, 2008), and articles on urbanism and migration in the works of such authors as Leïla Sebbar, Gisèle Pineau, and Calixthe Beyala.

Susanna W. Gold is Assistant Professor of American Art at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, specializing in Exhibition Theory and Race Politics. She earned her MA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, where she wrote her dissertation on the American Art at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition. She has held research fellowships at the Penn Humanities Forum, the Winterthur Museum, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and has given talks at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the [End Page 443] Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Union League Club of Philadelphia, Payne Theological Seminary in Ohio, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Maryland, the Ackland Art Museum in North Carolina, and a number of professional conferences. She is currently completing a book on the 1876 Centennial Exhibition.

Tara Hyland-Russell is Associate Professor of English at St. Mary's University College. Her interests and publications focus on narrative, identity, and radical humanities programs for marginalized adult learners. She is currently writing a book that investigates the role of intertextual fairy tales in the negotiation of narrating identity in late twentieth century women's life writing texts.

Samuel D. Kassow is Charles H. Northam Professor of History at Trinity College, Connecticut. He is the author of Who Will Write Our History: Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes Archive (Indiana UP, 2007), The Distinctive Life of East European Jewry (YIVO, 2004), and numerous other works on modern Jewish and Russian history.

Daphne Lamothe is Associate Professor in Smith College's Afro-American Studies Department. She is the author of Inventing the New Negro: Narrative, Culture and Ethnography (U of Pennsylvania P, 2008), which examines the intersection of ethnography and African-American literature produced between 1900 and 1940. Her current research focuses on twenty-fi rst century migration narratives by African-descended peoples.

Kristin A. Lindgren directs the Writing Center and teaches courses in literature, writing, and disability studies at Haverford College. She has published numerous essays about disability autobiography, and is co-editor of Signs and Voices: Deaf Culture, Identity, Language, and Arts and Access: Multiple Avenues for Deaf People (both Gallaudet UP, 2008).

Eric Richards is Emeritus Professor of History at Flinders University in Adelaide. In 2014 he will take up a Carnegie Centenary Professorship at the University of...