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Audrey Bilger, Associate Professor of Literature at Claremont McKenna College, is the author of Laughing Feminism: Subversive Comedy in Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, and Jane Austen (Wayne State UP, 1998); she researches and writes on eighteenth-century British women writers and on women's humor, comedy, and satire.

Caroline Breashears is Assistant Professor of English at St. Lawrence University. She is currently at work on a book about constructions of virtue and women in eighteenth-century British literature.

Elizabeth Denlinger teaches in the English Department at Yeshiva University. She is working on a long-term project on the history of bawdy humor in British culture from the late seventeenth through the early nineteenth centuries.

Richard Freadman is Professor of English and Director of the Unit for the Study of Biography and Autobiography at La Trobe University. His latest book is Threads of Life: Autobiography and the Will (U of Chicago P, 2000), and he is currently working on a book on Australian Jewish autobiography.

Lucille P. Fultz is Professor of English at Rice University, where she teaches courses in African American literature and culture. She is the author of Toni Morrison: Playing with Difference (U of Illinois P, forthcoming).

Daniel H. Garrison is Professor of Classics at Northwestern University. His latest book is Sexual Culture in Ancient Greece (U of Oklahoma P, 2000). He is currently writing an annotated translation of Andreas Vesalius's De humani corporis fabrica (1543, 1555); see

Paul Gilje is Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma. He has studied riots, labor, and the rise of capitalism in the early republic. He is completing a book entitled Liberty on the Waterfront: American Maritime Society and Culture in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1850.

Rosemary Mitchell, formerly Research Editor with The New Dictionary of National Biography, is now a Lecturer in Modern History at Trinity and All Saints College, University of Leeds. She is the author of Picturing the Past: English History in Text and Image, 1830-1870 (Oxford UP, 2000). [End Page 452]

Edward Peters is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. His research usually deals with the application of the high ideals of legal and intellectual circles by clerical and lay thinkers and administrators, recently with a concentration on the Low Countries.

Jeremy D. Popkin, Professor of History at the University of Kentucky, is interested in the problems of academic autobiography, and is currently working on a book on "History, Historians, and Autobiography." He has also published extensively on French history; his most recent book is Press, Revolution, and Social Identities in France, 1830-1835 (Pennsylvania State UP, 2002). His article "Coordinated Lives: Between Autobiography and Scholarship" appeared in Biography 24.4 (Fall 2001).

Alan Radley is Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. He is founding editor of Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine. His books include Making Sense of Illness: The Social Psychology of Health and Disease (Sage, 1994) and an edited work, Worlds of Illness: Biographical and Cultural Perspectives on Health and Disease (Routledge, 1993).

Carl Rollyson is Professor of English at Baruch College, the City University of New York. He is the author of seven biographies.

Roland J. Teske, S.J., is Professor of Philosophy at Marquette University. He has written extensively in medieval philosophy, especially on St. Augustine of Hippo and William of Auvergne, bishop of Paris in the early thirteenth century.

Edward Tilson recently completed a dissertation on Montaigne and Modernity at Yale University and is now Assistant Professor of Medieval and Renaissance French at Agnes Scott College.

Jacqueline Vansant is Associate Professor of German at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Her latest book is Reclaiming 'Heimat': Trauma and Mourning in Memoirs by Jewish Austrian Reémigrés (Wayne State UP, 2001), and she is currently co-editor of Modern Austrian Literature with Geoffrey C. Howes.

Kirsten Wolf is Professor of Old Norse and Philology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her recent publications include Saga heilagrar Önnu (Reykjavík, 2001), The Old Norse-Icelandic Legend of Saint Barbara (Toronto, 2000), An Annotated...


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