John N. Duvall is professor of English at Purdue University and editor of Modern Fiction Studies. He is the author of Faulkner’s Marginal Couple: Invisible, Outlaw, and Unspeakable Communities, The Identifying Fictions of Toni Morrison: Modernist Authenticity and Postmodern Blackness, Don DeLillo’s “Underworld,” and Race and White Identity in Southern Fiction: From Faulkner to Morrison.
Kristin Fujie is a doctoral candidate in the department of English at the University of California at Berkeley. She is currently writing her doctoral dissertation on the interrelation of race and gender in Faulkner’s novels from Soldiers’ Pay to Absalom, Absalom!
Caroline Garnier received her doctorate from Emory University in 2002, with a dissertation on women and trauma in William Faulkner’s novels. After teaching at Morehouse College for six years, she moved back to France and created a translation, interpreting, and ESL training company. She recently completed several entries to be published in the forthcoming Richard Wright Encyclopedia and is working on the publication of letters to and from five nineteenth-century French authors.
Jaime Harker is associate professor of English at the University of Mississippi. She is the author of America the Middlebrow: Women’s Novels, Progressivism, and Middlebrow Authorship between the Wars and coeditor of The Oprah Effect: Critical Essays on Oprah’s Book Club.
Catherine Gunther Kodat, professor at Hamilton College, has published widely in the areas of narrative theory, film, and dance, as well as on such writers as Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Allen Tate, and Toni Morrison. She is completing an interdisciplinary study, “Don’t Act: Rediscovering Cold War Culture.”
Peter Lurie is assistant professor English at the University of Richmond. He is the author of Vision’s Immanence: Faulkner, Film, and the Popular Imagination as well as essays and reviews on Faulkner, Hart Crane, Cormac McCarthy, and film. His current research project is entitled “American Obscurantism: History and the Visual in American Literature and Film.”
(p.185) Deborah E. McDowell is Alice Griffin Professor of American Literature and director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia. She is the author of “The Changing Same”: Studies in Fiction by Black Women and Leaving Pipe Shop: Memories of Kin. A period editor of the Norton Anthology of African American Literature, she has also edited or coedited five volumes of fiction and literary study, including Slavery and the Literary Imagination and Nella Larsen: Quicksand and Passing. She served as founding editor of the Black Women Writers Series, published by Beacon Press.
Gary Richards is assistant professor of English, Linguistics, and Communication at the University of Mary Washington. He is the author of Lovers and Beloveds: Sexual Otherness in Southern Fiction, 1936–1961, named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2005.
Annette Trefzer is associate professor of English at the University of Mississippi. She is the author of Disturbing Indians: The Archaeology of Southern Fiction and coeditor of Reclaiming Native American Identities; Global Faulkner: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2007; and “Global Contexts, Local Literatures: The New Southern Studies,” a special issue of American Literature.
Michael Wainwright received his Ph.D. from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2005, with a dissertation entitled “Faulkner, Evolution, and the American South.” He is the author of Darwin and Faulkner’s Novels: Evolution and Southern Literature and a forthcoming volume entitled Toward a Dawkinsian Hermeneutic: Essays on Literature and Genetics. He is currently a visiting lecturer at Staffordshire University.
Michael Zeitlin is associate professor of English at the University of British Columbia and has coedited eight issues of the Faulkner Journal. He has published thirty essays in journals and books on such figures as Faulkner, Joyce, Melville, Donald Barthelme, Freud, and Lacan, and is coeditor of the volume Soldier Talk: The Vietnam War in Oral Narrative.