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CONTRIBUTORS E s s a y i s t s Barbara Brinson Curiel is Assistant Professor of English at Humboldt State University in California, where she also teaches ethnic studies and women’s studies. Her essay “My Border Stories: Life Narratives, Interdisciplinarity, and Post-Nationalism in Ethnic Studies” is included in the new volume Post'Nationalist American Studies published by the University of California Press. Her ongoing research is on the construc­ tion of transnational Latina identity in literature. Michael Davidson teaches literature at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of The San Francisco Renaissance: Poetics and Community at Mid'Century and Ghostlier Demarcations: Modem Poetry and the Material World. Victoria Lamont is Assistant Professor of American Literature at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. She has written articles on B. M. Bower, Elinore Pruitt Stewart, and Mary Hallock Foote, and is currently working on a book on popular Westerns by women in Progressive-Era America. A r t is t s Donna Howell-Sickles grew up on a farming ranch in North Texas. As an art student, she swapped one of her canvases for a box of miscella­ neous stuff, which included a cowgirl postcard. It was this postcard that created a new focus for Howell-Sickles’s art. Her colorful cowgirl paint­ ings— generally around 40" x 60"— include influences from various cul­ tures, making her art meaningful to a large audience. ...


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