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C o n t r i b u t o r s A u t h o r s Renny Christopher is a professor of English at California State University Channel Islands. She is working on an autobiography, A Carpenter’s Daughter: A Working-Class Woman in Higher Education, which addresses her experiences as the first in her family to attend college. Before she earned her Ph.D., she worked as a printing press operator, typesetter, carpenter, and horse wran­ gler. She has recent articles on working-class issues in Sherry Linkon and John Russo’s New Working-Class Studies, Jacquelyn Kilpatrick’s Louis Owens: Reflections on His Life and Work, and in the journals Contemporary Literature and Radical Teacher. Barney Nelson is an associate professor of English at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. She has published widely on western literature—most recently God’s Country or Devil's Playground: An Anthology oftheBestNature Writingfrom the Big Bend of Texas (2003) and Mary Austin’s Southwest: An Anthology of Her Literary Criticism (2005). Ian Peddie is an assistant professor of English at West Texas A&M University. His publications include essays on Langston Hughes, Nelson Algren, Thomas McGrath, radical literature, and popular music. He is the editor of the forth­ coming volume The Resisting Muse: Popular Music and Social Protest, and he is currently working on a book about the Scottish author Irvine Welsh. Wendell Ricketts is a writer and translator. His edited anthology, Everything I Have Is Blue: Short FictionbyWorking-Class Men aboutMore-or-Less Gay Life, was published in 2005. In 2006, the University of Toronto Press will bring out his translation of the complete plays of the late Italian writer Natalia Ginzburg. Julia Stein is a critic and poet. Her last two books of poetry are Walker Woman and Shulamith. She teaches at Santa Monica College. John Trombold is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Portland, Oregon. He is coeditor of Reading Seattle (2004) and Reading Portland (2006). A r t i s t s Victor Arnautoff (1896-1979) followed the social protest style of Diego Rivera and has been heralded as one of the most influential San Francisco muralists of the 1930s. His murals are bold depictions of social injustice. He was a painter, lithographer, sculptor, and educator. Bom in Maripol, Ukraine, Arnautoff came to the United States in 1925 after extensive travel in Mexico and China. He lived in California and was active in the Russian Federation. He died in Leningrad, Russia. Richard V. Correll (1904-1990) used his woodcuts as bold black-and-white portrayals of social issues such as antiwar sentiment, labor strikes, and political C o n t r i b u t o r s 4 9 3 uprisings. As an illustrator and designer, he published in the Voice of Action, a newspaper distributed in the Pacific Northwest, in which he combined ele­ ments of the landscape to draw readers to political action. For more ofhis work, see . Pele de Lappe (b. 1916) has been heralded for her ability to document human emotion and the human condition in her artwork. A lithographer, painter, and cartoonist, she has represented the cultural intersections of politics and labor in the western United States. Juan Fuentes (b. 1950) is a visual artist and printmaker, most widely known for his poster prints. Active in the Chicano/Latino arts community in the Mission District of San Francisco, he has collaborated with the Galeria de la Raza, La Raza Graphic Center, Southern Exposure Gallery, and Galeria Encantada. Currently he is the director of Mission Grafica, the printmaking component of the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) is most heralded for her FSA photographs of struggling tenant farmers and sharecroppers during the Depression. She worked from 1935 until 1942 with her husband, Paul Taylor, as part of the Federal Resettlement Administration to record the continuing economic plight of farmers and migrant workers. José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949) was most widely known for his murals. Bom in Mexico and inspired as a boy byJosé Guadalupe Posada, he took draw­ ing lessons at the Academia de San Carlos. Although he began as a cartoonist and illustrator...


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