is a Ph.D., student currently completing his dissertation, titled "Protean Modes of Narrative Form in U.S. and British Self-Reflexive Multicultural Texts."
Russell A. Berman
is Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature at Stanford. He has written widely on the literary and cultural history of Germany. Cultural Studies of Modern Germany: History, Representation and Nationhood appeared in 1993, and a new book, Enlightenment of Empire: Colonial Discourse in German Culture, is in press.
W. B. Carnochan is Richard W. Lyman Professor of the Humanities emeritus at Stanford. He published The Battleground of the Curriculum: Liberal Education and American Experience in 1993.
is finishing a Ph.D. this spring at Stanford University in English and the Humanities; his dissertation treats figures of somatic sensation and kinaesthesis in Wordsworth and in earlier poetry and theory of the eighteenth century.
is a graduate student in Comparative Literature at Stanford University. He is currently finishing a dissertation entitled "Theatricality and Presence: A Phenomenology of Space and Spectacle in Early Modern France and Spain".
Michael Gaudio is a graduate student in art history at Stanford University. He specializes in American art.
is currently finishing his dissertation on the Aporia of Recollection in the Department of German Studies and the Graduate Program in Humanities at Stanford University. He teaches in the Department of German Studies at Cornell University.
Stephen Greenblatt is the General Editor of The Norton Shakespeare and the author, among other books, of Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World.
is Professor of Comparative Literature and English and chair of the Program in Comparative Literature at the University of Oregon. He is the author of Post-Petrarchism: Origins and Innovations of the Western Lyric Sequence (1991) and editor with Elizabeth Fowler of The Project of Prose in Early Modern Europe and the New World (1997). His current project, a study of the international politics of love poetry in the Renaissance, is entitled Unrequited Conquests: Love and Empire in the Colonial Americas.
Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
is the Albert Guérard Professor of Literature at Stanford University, and holds faculty posts in Comparative Literature and French and Italian. His most recent book, a history of the year 1926, is forthcoming from Harvard University Press.
is Professor of Classics at the University of Southern California. He is author of The Politics of Latin Literature: Writing, Identity, and Empire in Ancient Rome (Princeton 1998), co-editor of The Roman Cultural Revolution (Cambridge 1998), and general editor of the book series Classics and Contemporary Thought (University of California Press). Current topics of research include the language of performance in classical antiquity as well as the relationship between ancient and later models of cultural diversity.
Peter Uwe Hohendahl
teaches Comparative and German literature at Cornell University. He is presently the director of the Institute for German Cultural Studies, which focuses on trans-disciplinary research. Among his present research projects is the preparation of an analytical account of the history of German studies in the United States from the nineteenth century to the present. In connection with this project he taught the DAAD faculty seminar entitled "The Place and Role of German Studies in North America" in the summer of 1997. Among his more recent book publications are: The Institution of Criticism (1982); Building a National Literature: The Case of Germany, 1830-1870 (1989); Reappraisals: Shifting Alignments in Postwar Critical Theory (1991); Prismatic Thought: Theodor W. Adorno (1995).
is a professor of Modern Greek at The Ohio State University. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (1992-93) and a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship (1994-95), he is the author of the Poetics of Cavafy: Textuality, Eroticism, History (1987) and Belated Modernity and Aesthetic Culture: Inventing National Literature (1991). He has published essays on multiculturalism, globalization, diaspora, and nationalism.
is Avalon Foundation Professor of Humanities in Comparative Literature and English at Stanford University, whose program in Comparative Literature he founded in 1969 and which he chaired for the next thirteen years. His most recent book is Opera in History: From Monteverdi to Cage (Stanford University Press, 1998). During 1997 he served as president of the Modern Language Association.
V. Y. Mudimbe
is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor at Stanford University, where he teaches in the Departments of Comparative Literature, French and Italian, and Classics, and in the African Studies and Modern Thought and Literature Programs.
Brendon Reay is a graduate student in the Department of Classics at Stanford University. He is currently writing a dissertation on identity politics and Roman agricultural writing of the Republic.
Jeffrey T. Schnapp
is Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at Stanford University. His most recent book is Staging Fascism: 18 BL and the Theater of Masses for Masses (Garzanti and Stanford University Press). He is currently working on Crash, a study of "the anthropology of speed and thrill" from eightenth century cabriolets to 1960s Pop art.
William Mills Todd III
is Curt Hugo Reisinger Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard. His books include The Familiar Letters as a Literary Genre in the Age of Pushkin and Fiction and Society in the age of Pushkin. He is currently working on a book about the serialization of Russian fiction in the 1870s.
is Dean of Humanities in the College of Letters and Science and Professor of Chinese Literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at UCLA. She is the author of The Poetry of Wang Wei, The Reading of Imagery in the Chinese Poetic Tradition, editor of Voices of the Song Lyric in China, co-editor of Culture and State in Chinese History, and has published numerous articles on issues in Chinese and comparative literature. A past recipient of Guggenheim, ACLS, and NEH awards, she recently enjoyed the regrettably brief respite from administrative responsibilities afforded by a Visiting Fellowship from the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities to continue her project on anthologies and canon formation in Chinese literary history.
received a joint Ph.D. in Art History and Humanities from Stanford in 1997 and is currently revising her thesis, "Representations of Stonehenge in British Art (1300-1900): Antiquity, Ideology, and Nationalism," for publication.