Elizabeth Maddock Dillon is an Assistant Professor of English at Yale University. Her book, The Gender of Freedom: Liberalism, Hysteria, and American Women Writers, is forthcoming from Stanford University Press.
Christopher Lane is an Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He is the author of The Ruling Passion: British Colonial Allegory and the Paradox of Homosexual Desire (1995) and The Burdens of Intimacy: Psychoanalysis and Victorian Masculinity (forthcoming in Fall 1998), as well as the editor of The Psychoanalysis of Race (1998).
Jonathan Loesberg is a Professor of Literature at American University. He is currently working on a book on aesthetics and literary theory.
Neill Matheson teaches American literature at the University of South Alabama. He is currently working on a book on melancholia, representation, and family romance in Hawthorne and Melville.
Charles Shepherdson teaches in the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts and in the Psychoanalytic Studies Program at Emory University. He is also an Affiliated Scholar for 1997–98 at the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown University.
Emoretta Yang is a frequent contributor to diacritics. She lives in Ithaca, New York.