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Stephen H. Kellert is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Hamline University and is the author of In the Wake of Chaos: Unpredictable Order in Dynamical Systems (University of Chicago Press, 1993). In addition to his work on nonlinear dynamics, he has published articles on space perception and on objectivity. His most recent work deals with universalism and context-dependence in science studies and radical ecology.

Miriam Moore is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Emory University, where she has studied English and Spanish medieval literature. Her dissertation examines representations of the body in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde and Fernando de Rojas’s Celestina. She currently teaches at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Vernon A. Rosario, M.D., is a Mellon Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He has edited Solitary Pleasures: The Historical, Literary, and Artistic Discourses of Autoeroticism with Paula Bennett (Routledge, 1995) and Science and Homosexualities (Routledge, 1996). His cultural history of French medicine and sexuality, Sexual Psychopaths: Doctors, Patients, and Novelists Narrating the Erotic Imagination, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.

George S. Rousseau is the Regius Professor of English at the University of Aberdeen, Director of its Thomas Reid Institute for Research in the Humanities, Sciences, and Medicine, and a founding member of SLS. His new book about the cultural encodings and representations of medicine, written jointly with Roy Porter, will be published in 1997.

Mike Sappol will receive his Ph.D. in History from Columbia University in February 1997. His completed doctoral dissertation is entitled, “The Cultural Politics of Anatomy in 19th-Century America: Death, Dissection, and Embodied Social Identity.” His scholarly research clusters around the making and performance of social identity, with an eye toward scientific, political, and aesthetic discourses of the self. He lives in a four-story walkup in the east Village section of Manhattan with his wife and two daughters and is currently looking for a job.

Lance Schachterle is Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He received his B.A. from Haverford College and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in English Literature. Professor Schachterle joined WPI as an assistant professor of English in 1970. He teaches a variety of courses in English and American literature, and has published studies on the “Two Culture Debate,” Charles Dickens, James Fenimore Cooper, and Thomas Pynchon. With several colleagues, he helped to found the Society for Literature and Science in 1985, and has served as the Society’s first President.

Rishona Zimring is Assistant Professor of English at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University.


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