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C o n t r ib u t o r s A u t h o r s Reginald Dyck is a professor ofEnglish at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. He has recently published essays on Willa Cather and William Faulkner. His review of the National Museum of the American Indian brings together his interests in art, architecture, and Native American studies. William H. Katerberg is the director of the Dirk and JoAnn Mellema Program in Western American Studies and an associate professor of history at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His essay is part of a larger study of uto­ pian, dystopian, and apocalyptic fiction and film set in the American West. He is also working on a theoretical study that examines the relationship between historical consciousness and utopianism. Beth Kraig is an associate professor of history and the cunent chair of the Women’s Studies Program at Pacific Lutheran University. Her examination of a pivotal libel suit against Betty MacDonald, “Betty and the Bishops,” was published in Columbia: The Magazine of Northwest History in 1998 and led her to consider MacDonald’s legacy as a North/Western writer. Ramón Saldivar, chair ofthe English Department at Stanford University, is the author of Figural Language in the Novel: The Flowers of Speechfrom Cervantes to Joyce (1984) and Chicano Narrative: The Dialectics ofDifference (1990). His new book, titled The Borderlands of Culture: Social Aesthetics and the Transnational Imaginary ofAmérico Paredes, will appear from Duke University Press in 2006. Sonia Saldivar-Hull is a professor of English and the executive director of the Women’s Studies Institute at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Feminism on the Border: Chicaría Politics and Literature, her book on Chicana feminist theory, was published by the University of California Press in 2000. She has been the coeditor of Latin America Otherwise: Languages, Empires, Nations, a book series with Duke University Press since 1997. Her publications include numerous book chapters, articles, and introductory essays on Chicana litera­ ture, feminism, and the cultural intersections of borderland studies. Kenneth Speirs is an assistant professor of English at Long Beach City College. His recent book, coedited with SanSan Kwan, is titled MixingIt Up: Multiracial Subjects (2004). Currently, he is working on a book about autobiographies from the nineteenth-century American West. Jason Williams is working on his PhD at the University of New Hampshire, where his interests include twentieth-century representations of Lewis and Clark. C o n t r i b u t o r s 3 6 9 A r t i s t s Claire Barr-Wilson (b. 1947) works primarily with colored clays, combining wheel-thrown and slab construction. Most recently, she has written The Tale of Brahmachichachick, a book where fantasy, adventure, and art collide. Her Brahmachichachick works may be viewed on the Hanson Howard Gallery website at . Paul Berger (b. 1948) cofounded in 1978 the photography program at the University of Seattle School of Art, where he continues to teach. One of the innovators in incorporating digital imaging technology into art photography, Berger ananges digitized images from diverse sources to expose the viewer to the way mass media—photographs, television, computers—infiltrate and inform our minds. His books include Seattle Subtext (1984), Paul Berger: The Machine in the Window (1991), and Paul Berger: 1973-2003. Eileen Doktorski is an assistant professor of sculpture at Utah State University. She received a master’s of fine arts from the Yale School of Art and a bachelor’s of fine arts from Parsons School of Design. She was a Fulbright scholar at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland, and has received numerous awards for her work. She has had twelve solo exhibitions nationwide. Kay Homick’s work is textural, layered, intuitive, and mysterious. She wants her work to reflect the fact that there is always more going on in our world and cosmos than is first obvious. Her current body of work is in collage and altered books. Her only rules are design and color. As each collage or book unfolds, new ideas leap into her mind. To see more of her world, go to . Click on biographies and Kay Homick. Russell...


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