notes on contributors

Bruce Clarke (Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo) is Professor of English at Texas Tech University and the editor of The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation. He has published Dora Marsden and Early Modernism: Gender, Individualism, Science (U of Michigan P, 1996), Allegories of Writing: The Subject of Metamorphosis (SUNY P, 1995), and he has edited The Body and the Text: Comparative Essays in Literature and Medicine (TTU P, 1990). He is currently working on a study of the cultural reception of thermodynamics from 1850 to the present. Linda Dalrymple Henderson (Ph.D., Yale U) is Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art (Princeton UP, 1983) and Duchamp in Context: Science and Technology in the "Large Glass" and Related Works (Princeton UP, forthcoming). A Guggenheim Fellow in 1988-89, she has also published essays in numerous exhibition catalogues and art history journals. Joseph M. Ditta (Ph.D., U of Missouri-Columbia) is Professor of English and creative writing at Dakota Wesleyan University. His work has recently appeared in The Midwest Quarterly, Midwest Poetry Review, Illinois Review, The Ohio Poetry Review, and others. Paul H. Lorenz (Ph.D., U of Houston) is Associate Professor of English at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. His essays have appeared in Modern Fiction Studies and Twentieth Century Literature, among others. He has published widely on Durrell and is the Secretary/Treasurer of the International Lawrence Durrell Society. Jo Alyson Parker (Ph. D., UC Irvine) is Assistant Professor of English at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. She has published essays on gender issues in Jane Austen and Stanislaw Lem, and she has essays forthcoming on Elizabeth Inchbald and William Faulkner. She has recently completed a book entitled The Author's Inheritance: Henry Fielding, Jane Austen, and the Establishment of the Novel. Michal Sapir is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at New York University. She has published in Modern Fiction Studies and Dance Theatre Journal. Her musical works with the rock band Baby Tooth appeared on the CD Rare Book Room (Personal Favorite Records, 1994). She is currently writing a dissertation which examines issues of gravitation in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature. Sharon Stockton (Ph.D., U of Washington) is Assistant Professor of English at Dickinson College. Her essays have appeared in Contemporary Literature, Twentieth Century Literature, and Written Communication, among others. Currently she is working on a book that examines the interconnections between rape and technology in twentieth-century literature. Andreas Ströhl (M.A., U of Munich) is in charge of cultural programs at the Goethe-Institut Prague, the German cultural center. He has published essays on Max Reinhardt, American photography, Paul Wuhr, Botho Strauss, and Vilem Flusser. In 1992, he organized the first international symposium on Flusser in Prague. Elizabeth Wilson (Ph.D., U of Pennsylvania) is an Assistant Professor of English at Yale University. Currently, she is working on a book on the therapeutic uses of writing tentatively entitled An Ax for the Frozen Sea. Geoffrey Winthrop-Young (Ph.D., U of British Columbia) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of British Columbia. He has published on media technology in the writings of Bram Stoker and Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, among others. He recently co-edited the Mosaic special issue on Media Matters: Technologies of Literary Production. He is the co-translator of Friedrich Kittler's Grammophon Film Typewriter (Stanford UP, forthcoming) and is currently working on a literary archeology of cyberspace. About the editor: Michael Wutz (Ph.D., Emory U) teaches in the English Department at Weber State University. He is the co-editor of Reading Matters: Narrative in the New Media Ecology (Cornell UP, 1997) and the co-translator of Friedrich Kittler's Grammophon Film Typewriter (Stanford UP, forthcoming). His essays on modern British and American fiction have appeared in Studies in American Fiction, Style, Modern Fiction Studies, Mosaic, Amerikastudien/American Studies, and others. He is currently working on a study on the interfaces of modernism, science, and (media) technology. Send queries and comments about this special issue to