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  • Contributors

Kathleen Ashley (review of Five Euphemias) is Professor of English at the University of Southern Maine, where she teaches medieval literature and culture and writes on autobiography, both medieval and modern. Her books include the co-edited volume Autobiography and Postmodernism (U of Massachusetts P, 1994; reviewed in Biography 20.4), and the coauthored monograph Writing Faith: Text, Sign, and History in the Miracles of Sainte Foy (U of Chicago P, 1999; see page 695 of this issue's "Annual Bibliography"). She also does archival research on the lives of the Burgundian urban bourgeoisie (14th-17th centuries.)

Juda Bennett ("Multiple Passings and the Double Death of Langston Hughes") is Assistant Professor of English at The College of New Jersey. He is the author of The Passing Figure: Racial Confusion in Modern American Literature (Peter Lang, 1996), and several essays on popular and literary representations of racial passing. He divides his time between working on fiction and scholarship, as well as co-editing the journal Transformations.

Elleke Boehmer (Rev. of Postcolonialism and Autobiography) is the author of Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: Migrant Metaphors (Oxford UP, 1995), and of three novels, and the editor of Empire Writing: An Anthology of Colonial Literature, 1870-1918 (Oxford UP, 1998) and Altered State? Writing and South Africa (Dangaroo, 1994). She has published widely on postcolonial literature and theory, and is the Professor of Colonial and Postcolonial Studies at Nottingham Trent University.

Kevin M. Burke (review of The Mourning of John Lennon) is currently pursuing his J.D. at Harvard Law School and his Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University.

James A. Good (review of The Unvarnished Truth) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Rice University. He is currently completing a dissertation entitled "A Search for Community in Diversity: The 'Hegelian Deposit' in the Philosophy of John Dewey."

Suzette A. Henke ("Jane Campion Frames Janet Frame") is Thruston B. Morton, Sr. Professor of Literary Studies at the University of Louisville. She is the author of Joyce's Moraculous Sindbook: A Study of "Ulysses" (Ohio [End Page 844] State UP, 1978) and James Joyce and the Politics of Desire (Routledge, 1990), and co-editor with Elaine Unkeless of Women in Joyce (U of Illinois P, 1982). She has published numerous essays in the field of modern literature, and her most recent book is Shattered Subjects: Trauma and Testimony in Women's Life-Writing (St. Martin's, 1998; reviewed in Biography 23.1).

Catherine W. Hollis (review of Virginia Woolf Icon) is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of California at Berkeley, where she is completing a dissertation titled "Do-It-Yourself Modernism: Gender, Collaboration, and the Production of Books."

Yvonne Johnson (Rev. of Black Lives) holds a Ph.D. in the History of Ideas from the University of Texas at Dallas, and is Associate Professor of History at Central Missouri State University. She is the author of The Voices of African American Women: The Use of Narrative and Authorial Voice in the Works of Harriet Jacobs, Zora Neale Hurston, and Alice Walker (Peter Lang, 1998).

Ira B. Nadel (review of Reflections on Biography), Professor of English at the University of British Columbia, is the author of numerous books, including Biography: Fiction, Fact & Form (St. Martin's, 1984), Joyce and the Jews: Culture and Texts (Macmillan, 1989), and Various Positions: A Life of Leonard Cohen (Pantheon, 1996). His biography of Tom Stoppard will appear in 2001.

William Todd Schultz ("Annual Bibliography") is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Pacific University, where he teaches, among other courses, psychobiography. He has also written on Ludwig Wittgenstein, Jack Kerouac, James Agee, and Truman Capote. His most recent article for Biography was "Finding Fate's Father: Some Life History Influences on Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (21.4, Fall 1998).

Bruce L. Venarde (review of Saints' Lives and the Rhetoric of Gender) is Associate Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches pre-modern Europe, gender history, and medieval Latin. He is the author of Women's Monasticism and Medieval Society: Nunneries in France and England, 890-1215 (Cornell UP, 1997), and numerous...