Catherine Davies, Professor of Spanish at the University of Manchester, specializes in twentieth-century Spanish and Spanish American women writers. Her works include Spanish Women's Writing, 1849-1996 (Athlone, 1998), A Place in the Sun? Women Writers in Twentieth-Century Cuba (Zed, 1997), and with Anny Brooksbank Jones, the edited volume Latin American Women's Writing: Feminist Readings in Theory and Crisis (Oxford UP, 1996).
Janice Dickin is Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. She is General Editor of the Legacies Shared Series for the University of Calgary Press, and is currently finishing her long-postponed biography of the evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson.
Kate Flint is Professor of English at Rutgers University. Author of The Victorians and the Visual Imagination (Cambridge UP, 2000) and The Woman Reader, 1837-1914 (Oxford UP, 1993), her current project is entitled The Transatlantic Indian, 1800-1930.
Marie-Christine Garneau is Assistant Professor of French at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, where she teaches courses in nineteenth and twentieth century French literature, and Italian literature as film. She is the author of Vie du Cardinal de Rais habilléen femme (Panthéon, forthcoming)
Kevin J. Hayes, Professor of English at the University of Central Oklahoma, is the author of Poe and the Printed Word (Cambridge UP, 2000), and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Edgar Allan Poe (2002).
Roxanne Decker Lalande received her advanced degrees from the University of Iowa, and is currently Professor of French and Department Chair of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Lafayette College. Her main areas of research include seventeenth-century drama, comic theory, and women writers of the classical period. She has published two books entitled Intruders in the Play World: The Dynamics of Gender in Molière's Comedies (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1996), and A Labor of Love: Critical Reflections on the Writings of Madame de Villedieu (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2000). She is currently working on a translation into English of Madame de Villedieu's Le Portefeuille and her Lettres et billets galants. [End Page 543]
David Parker is Professor and Chair of English at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is currently working on a book on identity and the good in intergenerational autobiographies.
Elizabeth Sabiston is Associate Professor of English at York University, where she teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, American literature, and Women in Literature. Author of The Prison of Womanhood: Four Provincial Heroines in Nineteenth-Century Fiction (Macmillan and St. Martin's, 1987), she has published articles on Henry James, Sherwood Anderson, William Faulkner, Philip Roth, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, and has recently completed a manuscript on nineteenth-century British women novelists.
Richard Schur is Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Drury University. His current project examines how multiculturalism, cyberspace, and technological innovations are transforming the bounds of intellectual property law, and in turn are shaping the meaning and nature of cultural production.
Faegheh Shirazi is Associate Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, at the University of Texas at Austin. Her area of interest and research is material culture/women's issues as they are related to popular culture in the Muslim World. She is the author of numerous scholarly publications and The Veil Unveiled: Hijab in Modern Culture (UP of Florida, 2001).
Joseph M. Sullivan is Assistant Professor of German at the University of Oklahoma. His research focuses on the intersection of medieval cultural attitudes and German-language literature, including the Middle High German religious biography.
Larry J. Zimmerman, a Plains archaeologist, is Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Iowa, where he also served as Chair of American Indian and Native Studies. He also has a keen interest in contemporary indigenous issues, especially relating to cultural property and repatriation of human remains. [End Page 544]