Norma Basch (Review of Casper, Constructing American Lives) is Professor of History at the University of Rutgers, Newark, and the author, most recently, of Framing American Divorce: From the Revolutionary Generation to the Victorians (U of California P, 1999).
Alana Bell ("Biopic Bibliography") is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Hawai'i at Mänoa. She is a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Life Writing, and is currently conducting oral histories for a television biography of the late Honolulu jazz singer Ethel Azama.
Jim Brogan (Review of Robinson, Gay Lives), Professor of English at San Francisco State University, has taught Gay Literature there since 1972. His most recent work, a novel, A Time to Live (GLB, 1997), scrutinizes the erotic charges in the life of a middle-aged gay single man in contemporary San Francisco.
Mikita Brottman ("Everybody Loves Somebody") gained her Ph.D. from Oxford University, and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Indiana University. She is the author, most recently, of Hollywood Hex: Death and Destiny in the Dream Factory (London: Creation, 1999).
James Burns ("Biopics and Politics") is Professor of African History at Clemson University. His research interests include colonial filmmaking, and he is currently working on a history of state-sponsored cinema in Britain's African empire.
Nathalie Cooke (Review of Boutilier and Prentice, Creating Historical Memory) is Associate Professor of English at McGill University. Her Margaret Atwood: A Biography was published in 1998 (ECW), and she is currently working on a book about the way life-narratives are served up in North America cookbooks.
G. Thomas Couser (Review of Olney, Memory and Narrative) is Professor of English at Hofstra University. His most recent book is Recovering Bodies: Illness, Disability, and Life Writing (U of Wisconsin, 1997). [End Page 304]
T. Hugh Crawford ("Glowing Dishes") is Associate Professor in the Science, Technology, and Culture Program at Georgia Tech. He is the author of Modernism, Medicine, and William Carlos Williams (U of Oklahoma P, 1993), and editor of the journal Configurations.
George F. Custen is Professor of Communications, Theatre and Film at the City University of New York, with appointments at The College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center for the City University, where he is Acting Professor in the Program in American Studies. He is the author of Bio/Pics: How Hollywood Constructed Public History (Rutgers UP, 1992) and Twentieth Century's Fox: Darryl F. Zanuck and the Culture of Hollywood (Basic Books, 1997), for which he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is Series Editor of "The Rutgers Series in Communications, Media, and Culture, and is currently working on a new book, So Natural That You Want to Go to War: The Struggle Over American Popular Culture.
Thomas Doherty ("Malcolm X") is Associate Professor of American Studies, and Chair of the Film Studies Program at Brandeis University. He is the author of Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema, 1930-1934 (Columbia UP, 1999).
Lucy Fischer ("Marlene" ) is Professor of Film Studies and English at the University of Pittsburgh, where she serves as Director of the Film Studies Program. She is the author of Jacques Tati (G. K. Hall, 1983), Shot/Countershot: Film Tradition and Women's Cinema (Princeton UP, 1989), Imitation of Life (Rutgers UP, 1991), Cinematernity: Film, Motherhood, Genre (Princeton UP, 1996), and Sunrise (BFI, 1998). She is currently at work on a book entitled Designing Women: Cinema, Art Deco, and the Female Form.
E. Ann Kaplan (Review of Henke, Shattered Subjects) is Professor of English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Director of its Humanities Institute, which she founded in 1987. Kaplan has published widely in film and literary theory and practice from feminist and psychoanalytic perspectives. Of her twelve authored and edited volumes, several have been translated into foreign languages. Her most recent book is Looking for the Other: Feminism, Film, and the Imperial Gaze (Routledge, 1997). Her new projects Performing Age: Bodies, Images, and Fictions and Trauma and Vicarious Traumatization are currently underway. [End Page 305]
Jacob N. Kinnard (Review of Schober, Sacred Biographies in the Buddhist Traditions of South and Southeast Asia) is...