David L. Clark is Associate Professor in the Department of English at McMaster University. He is coeditor of and contributor to Intersections: Nineteenth-Century Philosophy and Contemporary Theory (1995) and New Romanticisms: Theory and Critical Practice (1995), and has recently contributed essays to Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body (1996), Monster Theory: Reading Culture (1996), and Animal Acts: Configuring the Human in Western History (1997).
Barbara Claire Freeman teaches English at Harvard University. She is the author of The Feminine Sublime: Gender and Excess in Women’s Fiction (l975) and numerous essays on literary and cultural theory.
Elissa Marder teaches French and Comparative Literature at Emory University. She has published articles in Camera Obscura, Hypatia, Yale French Studies, and Autrement and is currently completing a book entitled Dead Time: Temporal Disorders in the Wake of Modernity.
Marc Redfield teaches at the Claremont Graduate University. He is the author of Phantom Formations: Aesthetic Ideology and the Bildungsroman (1996).
Marguerite R. Waller is Professor of English and Chair of the Women’s Studies Department at the University of California, Riverside. She has published a book, Petrarch’s Poetics and Literary History, and articles on Renaissance literature, feminist theory, border art, and Italian cinema.
Ann Weinstone is a PhD candidate in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University. Her articles have appeared in Nineteenth-Century Contexts and Science-Fiction Studies. She is the 1994 winner of the Chelsea Award for Fiction.
Joshua Wilner teaches English and comparative literature at The City College of New York. The essay in this issue is part of a longer project entitled Feeding on Infinity: The Romantic Text of Rumination.
Photographs by Dylan Litchman. A former New Yorker, he now spends most of his time in upstate New York and makes his second home in Manhattan.