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Douglas Bruster, Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, specializes in Shakespeare and drama of the English Renaissance.

Jennifer Buckley is an Assistant Professor of English and Rhetoric at the University of Iowa, where she teaches and writes about modern drama and theater, avant-garde performance, and modernist print cultures. She is currently completing her book manuscript, Every Page Must Explode: Avant-Garde Performance in Print.

Christophe Collard works as IUAP Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Free University of Brussels, where he obtained a PhD in American Drama. Articles of his have appeared among others in Performance Research, Adaptation, New Theatre Quarterly, Literature/Film Quarterly, Somatechnics, Theatre Topics, and Theatre Annual. He is also the author of the monograph study Artist on the Make: David Mamet’s Work Across Media and Genres (Presses Universitaires de Nancy, 2012).

Ellen Crowell is Associate Professor of English at Saint Louis University. She is the author of Aristocratic Drag: The Dandy in Irish and American Southern Fiction (Edinburgh, 2007). Other work has appeared in Modern Fiction Studies, Eire-Ireland, and BRANCH: Britain, Representation and Nineteenth-Century History. Her current book project, Oscar Wilde’s Body, reconstructs forgotten subcultures of mourning, fandom, and queer self-fashioning to reimagine Wilde’s presence in the literary and cultural landscapes of early modernism.

Kristen Deiter is an Assistant Professor of English at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tennessee, where she teaches courses on British Literature and critical theory. She has published a book, The Tower of London in English Renaissance Drama: Icon of Opposition (Routledge, 2008), an article in Philological Quarterly on Michael Drayton’s poetic representations of the Tower of London (2010), and other articles on culture and British Literature. [End Page 597]

Hans-Jürgen Diller is professor emeritus at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany), where he taught English medieval literature and historical linguistics until 1999. His main interests are medieval English drama, corpus linguistics, and historical semantics. At present he is preparing a book on the history of the English emotion lexicon, to be published by Universitätsverlag Winter, Heidelberg.

Verna A. Foster is Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago, where she teaches courses in modern drama, women in drama, and dramatic theory. She is the author of The Name and Nature of Tragicomedy (Ashgate, 2004) as well as numerous articles on Renaissance and modern European and American dramatists, including Shakespeare, Chekhov, Ibsen, Tennessee Williams, Beckett, Timberlake Wertenbaker, and Beth Henley. Her edited collection, Dramatic Revisions of Myths, Fairy Tales and Legends: Essays on Recent Plays was published by McFarland in 2012.

Tessa Gurney is the Samuel H. Kress fellow at the Medici Archive Project, a digital humanities institute based at the Archivio di Stato in Florence, Italy. She has written several articles on Italian Renaissance and Baroque theater. When not in Florence, she is based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she teaches Italian literature, language, and culture at the University of North Carolina.

Catherine A. Henze is an associate professor of Humanistic Studies–English at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Her primary area of research is music in English Renaissance drama, and in addition to Comparative Drama, she has published in journals that include SEL: Studies in English Literature, The Journal of Musicological Research, The Ben Jonson Journal, and Cauda Pavonis: Studies in Hermeticism, as well as in The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Contemporary Dramatists. A performer on the viola da gamba, she is completing a book on original songs in Shakespeare’s plays.

Kelly Howe is Assistant Professor of Theater and Coordinator of Gender and Women’s Studies at North Central College. Kelly served two terms as president and conference co-chair for Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed (PTO) and is currently co-editing, with Julian Boal and Scot McElvany, Theatre of the Oppressed in Actions: An Audio-Visual Introduction to Boal’s Forum Theatre. Her writing also appears in Theatre Topics, Theatre Journal, and Text and Performance Quarterly.

Lorna Hutson is Berry Professor of English Literature at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. She is the author of Thomas Nashe in Context (OUP, 1989); The Usurer’s Daughter: Male Friendship and Fictions of...


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