Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs is researcher and lecturer at the Centre for European Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Her research and publications focus on the evaluation of the effects of education on attitudes and mechanisms of xenophobia, intolerance, ethnocentrism, and anti-semitism.
Shelley Armitage is Professor of English and interdisciplinary studies at the University of Texas at El Paso. She will hold the Fulbright Laszlo Orszagh Chair in American Studies in Spring 2004 in Budapest, where she will teach a course in life writing.
Paula R. Backscheider is the Stevens Eminent Scholar in English at Auburn University. She is the author among other works of Reflections on Biography (Oxford UP, 1999), Spectacular Politics: Theatrical Power and Mass Culture in Early Modern England (Johns Hopkins UP, 1993), and Daniel Defoe: His Life (Johns Hopkins UP, 1989), which won the British Council Prize for the Best Book in the Humanities.
Karen Ball, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alberta, guest edited a special issue of Cultural Critique 44 (Fall 2000) on trauma and its aftereffects.
Marta Caminero-Santangelo is Associate Professor of English at the University of Kansas, and the author of The Madwoman Can't Speak, Or Why Insanity Is Not Subversive (Cornell UP, 1998).
Lynn Domina is the author of a collection of poetry, Corporal Works (Four Way, 1998) and a reference book, Understanding a Raisin in the Sun (Greenwood, 1998), and has published articles on Zora Neale Hurston, Mary McCarthy, Elizabeth Keckley, N. Scott Momaday, and other writers. She teaches at SUNY-Delhi in the western Catskill region of New York.
Ellen G. Friedman directs the Women's and Gender Studies Program at The College of New Jersey, where she is also a Professor of English. She teaches feminist and literary theory, cultural studies, and American literature. Her most recent book is Morality USA, with Corinne Squire (U of Minnesota P, 1998). Her current project concerns representations of fathers. [End Page 838]
Douglas Hilt is Professor Emeritus of German and Spanish at the University of Hawai'i at Mänoa. He was Chair of the Department of European Languages and Literatures from 1988 to 1994. He has written extensively on exile literature and comparative European romanticism, as well as cross-cultural and biographical subjects.
Michael Keren is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Communication, Culture and Civil Society at the University of Calgary. He is the author most recently of Zichroni v. State of Israel: The Biography of a Civil Rights Lawyer (Lexington, 2002), and The Citizen's Voice: Twentieth Century Politics and Literature (U of Calgary P, 2003).
Hassan Melehy teaches French, comparative literature, and film studies at the University of Connecticut. He has written on Montaigne, Molière, Descartes, Spenser, Ernst Lubitsch, and Gilles Deleuze.
Bonnie Miller is a Ph.D. candidate in History at Johns Hopkins Universitry, specializing in late-nineteenth century US visual and popular cultures, with emphasis on the Spanish-American War of 1898 and American imperialism.
James B. Mitchell is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Michigan.
Kathryn L. Nasstrom teaches women's history, oral history, and US history at the University of San Francisco. She is the author of Everybody's Grandmother and Nobody's Fool: Frances Freeborn Pauley and the Struggle for Social Justice (Cornell UP, 2000).
Melissa McFarland Pennell is Professor of English and Coordinator of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Chris Phillipson is Professor of Applied Social Studies and Social Gerontology at Keele University, where he also directs the Institute of Human Ageing.
Alison Rice is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of French and Francophone Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles. Her dissertation "Time Signatures" examines contemporary autobiographical writing by Hélène Cixous, Assia Djebar, and Abdelkébir Khatibi. She is the 2002 recipient of the Florence Howe Award for Feminist Scholarship and the 2003 recipient of the Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Award for excellence in scholarship, teaching, and university citizenship. [End Page 839]
Augusta Rohrbach is at work on a narrative about Alzheimer's Disease called Crash Course: Lessons Learned from the Alzheimer's Club. She teaches...