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  • Contributors

Susanne Antonetta is the author of Body Toxic: An Environmental Memoir (Counterpoint, 2001), a New York Times Notable Book for 2001. Her book of poems, The Lives of the Saints, is forthcoming from the University of Washington Press in the Fall.

Mieke Bal, a well-known and widely published cultural critic and theorist, is Professor of the Theory of Literature at the University of Amsterdam, and A. D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University. Her areas of interest include literary theory, semiotics, visual art, cultural studies, transcultural theory, feminist theory, French, the Hebrew Bible, the seventeenth century, and contemporary culture.

Johanna Frank is a doctoral candidate in English at Indiana University. Currently, she is completing her dissertation on the trope of visibility in U.S. feminist politics and its limits for dramatic representation. Her next project, a study of Holocaust-related plays, will engage post-1945 forms of bearing proxy-witness: dramatic literature and contemporary visual art.

Miriam Fuchs, Associate Professor of English at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and Associate Editor of Biography, is the editor of Marguerite Young, Our Darling: Tributes and Essays (Dalkey, 1995) and co-editor with Ellen Friedman of Breaking the Sequence: Women's Experimental Fiction (Princeton UP, 1989). She has published biographical essays on modernist and contemporary writers, has completed a manuscript on women's life writing, and is working on a biographical project centered upon Midway Atoll.

Barbara Harlow is Louann and Larry Temple Centennial Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Resistance Literature (Methuen, 1987), Barred: Women, Writing, and Political Detention (UP of New England, 1992), and After Lives: Legacies of Revolutionary Writing (Verso, 1996), and co-editor with Mia Carter of Imperialism and Orientalism: A Documentary Sourcebook (Blackwell, 1999). She is currently working on an intellectual biography of South African activist Ruth First.

Georgia Johnston, Associate Professor of English at Saint Louis University, teaches courses in twentieth-century literature and autobiography. She is [End Page 286] completing a manuscript on narratology and twentieth-century women's autobiography.

Ellen Percy Kraly, Professor of Geography, Colgate University, has scholarly interests in population and environmental issues, U.S. immigration and refugee policy, and the geography of the Adirondacks. Her recent paper "Immigration to New York: Policy, Population and Patterns" appears in Nancy Foner's edited volume New Immigrants in New York (Columbia UP, 2001), and she is currently conducting research on aboriginal settlement policies in Australia at the time of federation.

Jennifer Lloyd is Assistant Professor of History at the State University of New York College at Brockport. She is author of two articles on John Ruskin's relationships with women. Her current research concerns the O'Bryan family and women preachers in the Bible Christian Connexion.

John MacKay is Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University. He has just completed a translation and edition of four Russian serf narratives, and writes on poetry, literature and slavery, theory, and cinema.

Katrina Powell is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at Louisiana State University. She teaches courses in autobiography, writing pedagogy, and genre, and her research interests include issues of self-representation across literary, professional, and personal genres. Her current project involves a large-scale rhetorical analysis of the historical and contemporary documents surrounding the development of the Shenandoah National Park.

Mary A. Procida is Assistant Professor of History at Temple University. Her book, Married to the Empire: Gender, Politics and Imperialism in India 1883-1947, was published in 2002 by Manchester University Press.

Deborah Reed-Danahay is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her publications include Education and Identity in Rural France (Cambridge UP, 1996) and Auto/Ethnography: Rewriting the Self and the Social (Berg, 1997). She works on issues of regional, national, and European identity in contemporary France.

Norma Tilden is Assistant Professor of English at Georgetown University, where she teaches literature and nonfiction writing. She has a special interest [End Page 287] in the contemporary American nature essay, and is currently at work on a book of ecocriticism titled The Indigenous Essay: Lyric Essays from the Land.

Sarah Ann Wider, Professor...