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Hanjo Berressem

Hanjo Berressem is Chair of the Dept. of American Literature and Culture at the University of Cologne, Germany. He is the author of Pynchon’s Poetics: Interfacing Theory and Text (U of Illinois P, 1993) and Lines of Desire: The Novels of Witold Gombrowicz (Northwestern UP, 1999), as well as numerous articles on poststructuralism and modern American literature and culture.

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Brian Finney

Brian Finney teaches at California State University, Long Beach. He is the author of Since how it is: Beckett’s Later Fiction, Christopher Isherwood: A Critical Biography, and The Inner I: British Literary Autobiography of the 20th Century. He is currently working on a book about contemporary British fiction.

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David Herman

David Herman is professor of English at North Carolina State University and adjunct professor of English Linguistics at Duke University. The author of Universal Grammar and Narrative Form (Duke UP, 1995) and Story Logic: Problems and Possibilities of Narrative (U of Nebraska P, forthcoming), he is also the editor of Narratologies: New Perspectives on Narrative Analysis (Ohio State UP, 1999). In addition, he edits Frontiers of Narrative, a new, interdisciplinary book series at the University of Nebraska Press.

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Sara L. Knox

Sara Knox lectures in Cultural Studies at the University of Western Sydney. In 1999–2000 she was the recipient of an Australian Research Council grant for a project on violence and subjectivity. The author of Murder: A Tale of Modern American Life (Duke UP, 1998), she is currently editing a special issue of Mortality (Carfax) titled Mourning, Violence and Memory.

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Mark Mossman

Mark Mossman is an assistant professor of English at Western Illinois University where he teaches nineteenth-century British literature and disability studies. He has published articles concerning both nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and American literature as well as the theory of disability. He is currently working on a collection of essays concerning the origins of the notion/social practice of disability, and on an article entitled “Visible Disability in the College Classroom.”

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Joel Nickels

Joel Nickels is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of California at Berkeley and an editor of Qui Parle. He is completing a dissertation on modernist models of consciousness and historical time which reads Lewis, Stevens, and Williams in the context of Bergsonism and later developments in phenomenological and dialectical thought.

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Robert S. Oventile

Robert S. Oventile is an assistant professor of English at Pasadena City College. He is currently completing a book-length manuscript titled “(Im)possible Pedagogies: Teaching Literature After Diversity.”

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Rebecca Rauve

Rebecca Rauve is a third-year MFA student at Purdue University. She currently serves as fiction editor of The Sycamore Review and is an editorial assistant for Without Covers: Small Magazines in the Face of Online Publishing, forthcoming from Purdue University Press in Fall 2001.

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Lee Spinks

Dr. Lee Spinks is a lecturer in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. His monograph on Nietzsche will be published by Routledge next year.

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Lasse Thomassen

Lasse Thomassen is working on his Ph.D. in the Programme in Ideology and Discourse Analysis, Department of Government, University of Essex, England.

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