Richard Burt is Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the author of Unspeakable ShaXXXspeares (1998) and Licensed by Authority: Ben Jonson and the Discourses of Censorship (1993). He is also the editor of The Administration of Aesthetics (1994) and coeditor of Shakespeare the Movie (1997) and Enclosure Acts (1994).
Patrick Paul Garlinger is a PhD candidate in the Department of Spanish at Emory University. He has articles on twentieth-century Spanish literature forthcoming in Bulletin of Hispanic Studies and Revista canadiense de estudios hispanicos.
David Herman is the author of Universal Grammar and Narrative Form (1995) and the editor of Narratologies: New Perspectives on Narrative Analysis (1999). Currently writing a book called Story Logic: Problems and Possibilities of Narrative, he teaches critical theory, linguistics, and modern and postmodern literature at North Carolina State University.
David Palumbo-Liu is an associate professor of comparative literature and Director of the Program in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University. His latest book is Asian/American: Historical Crossings of a Racial Frontier.
Jeffrey Wallen is an associate professor of comparative literature at Hampshire College, and author of Closed Encounters: Literary Politics and Public Culture. In addition to writing about the current conflicts and debates in the university, he has published widely on nineteenth-century European literature.
Sarah Wood is a founding editor of Angelaki and is currently completing a book on Robert Browning. She teaches for the English Faculty at Oxford University.
The photographs on the cover and back cover and pages 2, 14, 29, 43, 53, 66, and 80 were taken in Baltimore by Neil Hertz.