Diana B. Altegoer is Assistant Professor of English at Old Dominion University where she teaches courses in English Renaissance literature and literary theory. She received her D. Phil. from the University of Oxford in 1993 and is currently completing a book length study on the effects of Baconian science in the writing of English Renaissance texts. Her most recent work on Bacon’s validation of myth in the Instauratio magna has appeared in Renaissance Papers.
Stuart Culver teaches English and American Studies at the University of Utah.
Noel Gough is Associate Professor in the School of Administration and Curriculum Studies, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia. He is Editor (Australasia) of the Journal of Curriculum Studies and author of Laboratories in Fiction: Science Education and Popular Media (Deakin University Press, 1993). His most recent work focuses on narrative theory in education, with particular reference to qualitative research methodologies, curriculum studies, and science education.
Richard Grusin is Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. A founding member of the Board of Advisors of Configurations, he is the author of Transcendentalist Hermeneutics: Institutional Authority and the Higher Criticism of the Bible (Duke University Press, 1991). His present book project is The Reproduction of Nature: Art, Science, and the National Parks, 1864–1916, a cultural historicist study of the origins of national parks in America, from which the essay in this issue is taken.
Bernice Hausman is Assistant Professor of English at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She is author of Changing Sex: Transsexualism, Technology, and the Idea of Gender (Duke University Press, 1995). She is currently working on representations of breast-feeding and the development of formula.
Howard Horwitz teaches English and American Studies at the University of Utah. He writes on American literature and culture and on literary theory. He is the author of By the Law of Nature: Form and Value and Nineteenth-Century America (Oxford University Press, 1991). His essay in this issue is part of Administrative Aesthetics, a book on the relation between literary practice and social engineering from 1890–1925.
Robert Koch teaches in the English Seminar at the University of Cologne. He received his doctorate degree from the Graduate Programme in Social and Political Thought at York University, Toronto. He is currently working on a study of Kant’s juridical philosophy.