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Betty A. Bergland teaches in the Department of History and Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Her publications on autobiography, most recently in the Encyclopedia of Life Writing, edited by Margaretta Jolly (Fitzroy Dearborn 2001), have focused especially on issues of gender and ethnicity in representing the narrative subject.

J. Brooks Bouson is Professor of English at Loyola University in Chicago. She has published essays and book chapters on a variety of authors (including Margaret Atwood, Saul Bellow, Emily Dickinson, Ted Hughes, Franz Kafka, Toni Morrison, Edwin Muir, George Orwell, and Christa Wolf), and she is the author of three books—Quiet As It's Kept: Shame, Trauma and Race in the Novels of Toni Morrison (SUNY Series in Psychoanalysis and Culture, 2000); Brutal Choreographies: Oppositional Strategies and Narrative Design in the Novels of Margaret Atwood (U of Massachusetts P, 1993); and The Empathic Reader: A Study of the Narcissistic Character and the Drama of the Self (U of Massachusetts P, 1989).

Kate Douglas is a PhD candidate in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland. Her dissertation explores the cultural production of contemporary autobiographies of childhood in Australia and Britain. Kate is also interested in the proliferation and political utility of first person auto/biographical narratives in various media.

Susanna Egan is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. Her latest book is Mirror Talk: Genres of Crisis in Contemporary Autobiography (U of North Carolina P, 1999), and she coedited with Gabriele Helms the Biography Special Issue "Autobiography and Changing Identities" (24.1, Winter 2001).

Stephanie Foote is Associate Professor of English, Women's Studies, and Critical Theory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her publications include Regional Fictions: Culture and Identity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (U of Wisconsin P, 2001).

Edward H. Friedman is Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at Vanderbilt University. His publications include The Antiheroine's Voice: Narrative Discourse and Transformations of the Picaresque (U of Missouri P, [End Page 1018] 1987). He is president of the Cervantes Society of America and editor of Bulletin of the Comediantes.

Mark Helbling, Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, has recently completed two articles, "The Response of African Americans to Lindbergh's Flight to Paris," and "Alain Locke: Pragmatism and the Problematic of Personality and Race." He is presently working on a book on the Nineteen Twenties and the Black Press.

Howard Jones is University Research Professor of History at the University of Alabama, and is the author of numerous books, including Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom: The Union and Slavery in the Diplomacy of the Civil War (U of Nebraska P, 1999), and Mutiny on the Amistad: The Saga of a Slave Revolt and Its Impact on American Abolition, Law, and Diplomacy (Oxford UP, 1987, 1997). He is presently completing a book entitled Death of a Generation; John F. Kennedy and Vietnam.

Karen L. Kilcup's books include Native American Women's Writing, c. 1800-1924: An Anthology (Blackwell, 2000), Soft Canons: American Women Writers and Masculine Tradition (U of Iowa P, 1999), and Robert Frost and Feminine Literary Tradition (U of Michigan P, 1998). Recently the Davidson Eminent Scholar Chair at Florida International University, she is Professor of American Literature at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Michèle Longino is Associate Professor of French Studies at Duke University. She has published widely on the French seventeenth century. Her books include Orientalism in French Classical Drama (Cambridge UP, 2001), and Performing Motherhood: The Sévigné Correspondence (UP of New England, 1991).

Clinton Machann is Professor of English at Texas A & M University. Among his publications are The Genre of Autobiography in Victorian Literature (U of Michigan P, 1994), The Essential Matthew Arnold: An Annotated Bibliography of Major Modern Sources (G. K. Hall, 1993), and Matthew Arnold: A Literary Life (St. Martin's, 1998)

Liz Millward is completing her doctoral dissertation in Women's Studies at York University on the geography of women, aviation, and nationalism in the interwar period.

Susannah B. Mintz is Associate Professor of English at St...