Debra A. Castillo is Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, professor of romance studies and comparative literature, and director of the Latin American studies program at Cornell University. Her most recent book is Easy Women: Sex and Gender in Modern Mexican Fiction (Minnesota 1998).
Russ Castronovo is associate professor of English and director of the American studies program at the University of Miami. He is author of Fathering the Nation: American Genealogies of Slavery and Freedom (California 1995) and the forthcoming Necro Citizenship: Death, Eroticism, and the Public Sphere in the Nineteenth-Century United States (Duke 2001). He is co-editing (with Dana Nelson) a volume entitled Materializing Democracy (Duke 2001).
Marcus Embry is associate professor of English at the University of Northern Colorado where he teaches Latina/o literature and literature of the Americas. Recently he co-edited a double issue of Dispositio/n entitled “The Cultural Practice of Latin Americanism,” and he has published articles in [End Page 345] Discourse, Dispositio/n, Tema y Variaciones de Literatura, and Women and Performance. He is completing a manuscript titled “The Shadow of Latinidad.”
Grant Farred is a lifelong fan of Liverpool Football Club in England. Between Liverpool games, he teaches in the literature program at Duke University. He is author of Midfielder’s Moment: Essays in Contemporary Coloured South African Literature and Culture (Westview 1999) and What’s My Name? Organic and Vernacular Intellectuals (Minnesota, forthcoming), and editor of Rethinking C. L. R. James (Blackwell 1996).
Suzanne Gauch is assistant professor of English at Temple University, where she teaches postcolonial and world literature. Her articles on Maghrebi fiction have appeared in differences and Mosaic. She is revising a book-length study that deals with theories of representation in the literature of the Maghreb.
Stephen Gingerich recently completed his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at SUNY at Buffalo, where he is currently teaching in the Department of Modern Languages.
Perry A. Hall is Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a member of the executive board of the National Council for Black Studies. His recent book In The Vineyard: Working in African American Studies (Tennessee 1999) provides an insider’s look at the evolution of African American Studies from student movement to institutionalized field of study.
Louis Kaplan teaches photography studies (history, theory, and criticism) in the Department of Cinema and Photography at Southern Illinois University. His essay on Arthur Mole is part of a larger project entitled “Imaging America, Imagining Community: A Twentieth Century Photographic Inquiry.” He is the author of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: Biographical Writings (Duke 1995). [End Page 346]
E. L. McCallum, the author of Object Lessons: How to Do Things with Fetishism (SUNY series in Psychoanalysis and Culture 1998), as well as recent articles in Arizona Quarterly, Poetics Today, and Camera Obscura, teaches critical and feminist theories, psychoanalysis, and twentieth century literature at Michigan State University.
Louis Mendoza is an assistant professor in the Division of English, Classics, Philosophy, and Communication at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He teaches courses in Chicana/o literary and cultural studies, American literatures, and literary theory and criticism. His book, Historia: The Literary Making of Chicana and Chicano History, is forthcoming in 2001 (Texas A&M).
Donald E. Pease is the Avalon Professor of Humanities, professor of English, and chair of the liberal studies program at Dartmouth College. Author of Visionary Compacts (Wisconsin 198), Pease is the director of the Dartmouth Institute in American Studies and general series editor of “New Americanists” at Duke University Press. His many publications include the edited collections: National Identities and Post-Americanist Narratives (Duke 1994) and Cultures of United States Imperialism (Duke 1993).
Jan Plug is assistant professor of comparative literature at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has published articles on Kleist, Coleridge, Kant and Lyotard, and Yeats.
Ileana Rodríguez is professor of Latin American studies at the Ohio State University. She is the author of House/Garden/Nation: Space, Gender, and Ethnicity in Post-Colonial Latin American Literatures by Women (Duke 1994) and Women, Guerrillas, and Love: Understanding War in Central America (Minnesota 1996). Presently she is working on...