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NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS Thomas Carmichael is assistant professor of English at the University of Western Ontario. His recent publications include essays, "A Postmodern Genealogy: John Barth's Sabbatical and Arthur Gordon Pym" and "Postmodemism, Symbolicity, and the rhetoric of the Hyperreal." He is working on a full-length study of John Barth and postmodern literary culture. Bruce Daniels is professor of history at the University of Winnipeg and book review editor of Urban History Review. His recent publications include The Fragmentation of New England: Economic, Political and Social Divisions in the Eighteenth Century (1988), and "American History, Foreign Fears, and the Hidden Realities of a Free-Trade Zone in North America" (1990). David de Giustino is senior lecturer in the School of Humanities, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. He has a chapter, "British History and Historians in Australia, 1960-1990,"in a book edited by John Moses (forthcoming), and is working on a history of Whig government policies and the Bench of Bishops (1830-1837) and a comparative study of new universities and curricula. Irene Gammel studied at the Universitat des Saarlandes and is completing her doctoral dissertation on power relations in Dreiser and Grove (McMaster). She has published in Canadian Literature in Canada and has articles forthcoming in The Faulkner Journal, Theodore Dreiser: Beyond Naturalism (ed., Miriam Gogol), and Context North America: Canadian-U.S. Literary Relations (ed., Camille La Bossiere ). Ann E. Larabee is assistant professor of American Thought and Language at Michigan State University. An essay, "The American Hero and his Mechanical Bride: Gender Myths of the Titanic Disaster," recently appeared in American Studies. She is at work on Technospectacle: Endgames in 20th Century American Culture. With Katherine Sotol, she has compiled an extensive bibliography on popular responses to nuclear technology. W. Arthur Mehrhoff is assistant professor of American Studies and Urban Affairs at Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota. Recent publications include "The Phenomenology of Place" in Humanities Education and "The American: This New Man," an exhibition review in Winterthur Portfolio. He is comparing American and Canadian land-use patterns and writing a book about the Gateway/ Arch. Stephen J. Randall holds the Imperial Oil-Lincoln McKay Chair in American Studies in the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Calgary. He has written on United States foreign policy and social-economic history. His most recent publications include Hegemony and Interdependence (University of Georgia Press), and (with Albert Desbiens) "Granitiers et collectivite: Barre, Vermont, 1870-1910,"HistoireSocial/Social History (May 1990). Gilles Vandal is professor titulaire at l'Universite de Sherbrooke. Four essays of his on Louisiana history have been published recently in a variety of academic journals, and he is continuing his study of violence, criminality and poverty in nineteenth-century Louisiana. Michael Zeitlin, assistant professor of English at the University of British Columbia, specializes in American literature, Joyce, and psychoanalytic theory. His most recent essays appeared in Mississippi Quarterly and Mosaic. ...


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