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Barry Allen’s books include Truth in Philosophy; Knowledge and Civilization; Artifice and Design: Art and Technology in Human Experience; Striking Beauty: A Philosophical Look at the Asian Martial Arts; and Vanishing into Things: Knowledge in Chinese Tradition. He teaches philosophy at McMaster University.

Judith Beyer, junior professor of anthropology at the University of Konstanz, is coauthor of Kirgistan, a photoethnography, and Baiyz apa zhashoo tarzhymaly (The Life History of Baiyz Apa), as well as coeditor of Ethnographies of the State in Central Asia: Performing Politics. Her monograph According to Customary Law: Legal Pluralism and the Ordering of Everyday Life in Kyrgyzstan is forthcoming.

Sir John Boardman is Lincoln Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology emeritus at Oxford University. He received the inaugural Onassis International Prize for Humanities in 2009 and, in 1995, the Kenyon Medal of the British Academy, of which he is a member. Editor of the Oxford History of Classical Art, his other books include The Triumph of Dionysos; The Diffusion of Classical Art in Antiquity; The Greeks Overseas; The History of Greek Vases; and The Relief Plaques of Eastern Eurasia and China: The “Ordos Bronzes,” Peter the Great’s Treasure, and Their Kin.

G. W. Bowersock, professor emeritus of ancient history at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an honorary fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His many books include Hellenism in Late Antiquity, for which he received the Breasted Prize of the American Historical Association; Greek Sophists in the Roman Empire; Roman Arabia; Fiction as History; Mosaics as History; Empires in Collision in Late Antiquity; and The Throne of Adulis: Red Sea Wars on the Eve of Islam. East and West: Papers in Ancient History Presented to Glen W. Bowersock was published by Harvard University Press in 2008.

Emily Budick holds the Ann and Joseph Edelman Chair in American Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she directs the Center for Literary Studies and chairs the Department of English. She is the author of Emily Dickinson and the Life of Language; Fiction and Historical Consciousness: The American Romance Tradition; Engendering Romance: Women Writers and the Hawthorne Tradition, 1850–1990; Nineteenth-Century American Romance: Genre and the Democratic Construction of Culture; Blacks and Jews in Literary Conversation; and Aharon Appelfeld’s Fiction: Acknowledging the Holocaust.

Ardis Butterfield, John M. Schiff Professor of English and Music at Yale University, is the author of The Familiar Enemy: Chaucer, Language, and Nation in the Hundred Years War, which received the R. H. Gapper Prize from the Society for French Studies, and Poetry and Music in Medieval France, from Jean Renart to Guillaume de Machaut. She is currently writing Chaucer: A London Life and Living Form: The Origins of Medieval Song. [End Page 367]

William M. Chace is president emeritus of Emory University and honorary professor of English emeritus at Stanford University. His books include One Hundred Semesters; Lionel Trilling: Criticism and Politics; The Political Identities of Ezra Pound and T S. Eliot; and (as editor) Justice Denied: The Black Man in White America, Making It New, and James Joyce: A Collection of Critical Essays.

Adam Cohen, associate professor of art history at the University of Toronto and, currently, a visiting fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem, is the author of The Uta Codex: Art, Philosophy, and Reform in Eleventh-Century Germany and One Hundred Illustrated Haggadot (forthcoming). He is coeditor of Gesta, the journal of the International Center of Medieval Art.

Maria Conterno is a postdoctoral researcher in the Ghent University history department. Her books, published in Italian, include “Chronicles of the Times” at the Dawn of Islamic Expansion: An Inquiry into Seventh- and Eighth- Century Greek, Syriac, and Arab Historiography and a translation from Syriac and Arabic of three orations by Themistius.

Maria DiBattista, professor of English and comparative literature at Princeton University, is the author of Imagining Virginia Woolf: An Experiment in Critical Biography; Virginia Woolf’s Major Novels: The Fables of Anon; First Love: The Affections of Modern Fiction; Fast-Talking Dames; and Novel Characters: A Genealogy.

Caryl Emerson is A. Watson Armour III University Professor of...


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