George Elliott Clarke (Ph.D., Queen's, 1993) has published three books of poetry: Saltwater Spirituals and Deeper Blues (1983), Whylah Falls (1990), and Lush Dreams, Blue Exile: Fugitive Poems 1978-1993 (1994). Committed to research interests in nationalism, post-coloniality, and New World African literature, he has edited Eyeing the North Star: Directions in African-Canadian Literature(1997) and Fire on the Water: An Anthology of Black Nova Scotian Writing (1991-92), co-edited, with J. A. Wainwright, et al., Border Lines: Contemporary Poems in English (1995), contributed essays to the Oxford Companion to African Literature (forthcoming), and published critiques of Thomas Chandler Halilburton, Michael Ondaatje, Acadian and Africadian poets, and Africadian literature. He holds a joint appointment in English and Canadian Studies at Duke University.
Daniel Coleman teaches Canadian literature in the Department of English at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He has published a monograph, Masculine Migrations: Reading the Postcolonial Male in "New Canadian" Narratives (U of Toronto P, 1998), and has co-edited several special journal issues on masculinities: Experiencing/Examining Masculinities in the Australian literary journal Mattoid (August 1998), Masculine Fictions: Literature and the Production of Masculinities in Masculinities: Interdisciplinary Studies on Gender (3.1 Spring 1995), and Politics, Pedagogy, and Masculinities in Textual Studies in Canada (1996).
Jillana Enteen is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Literatures in English at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She has spent several years in Bangkok, including one as a Fulbright Junior Researcher. Her dissertation describes how Bangkok Thais present their sex and gender to Westerners, focusing on self-identified gay Thai men, Thai women who love women, and the images generated by government and non-government organizations located in Bangkok and/or on the Internet.
Phillip Holden is Lecturer in the School of Arts, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the author of Orienting Masculinity, Orienting Nation: W. Somerset Maugham's Exotic Fiction, and several articles on masculinity and colonialism in the writings of Maugham, Conrad, Kipling, and Hugh Clifford. He is at present researching Anglophone literary culture in the Straits Settlements in the first quarter of the twentieth century.
Joan Kee, a native of Korea and the United States, is a freelance critic who has published and lectured frequently on modern and contemporary Asian art, including talks given at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. She received her training in art history at Yale University and is currently attending Harvard Law School. Her interests include postcolonialism, critical race theory, gender ideology and issues of intellectual property.
Lahoucine Ouzgane is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alberta. He has published on pedagogy, American literature, women in Islam, and masculinity in North African fiction. He guest-edited (with Andrea Lunsford) a special issue of JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory (18.1, Winter 1998) entitled "Exploring Borderlands: Postcolonial and Composition Studies." He is currently working on a book-length study tentatively titled Islamic Masculinities.
Rob Pattman: Born white, middle class, British male. Came out straight. Went to all boys' boarding school. Expelled. Went to university. Social science degree. Unemployed. Gardened. Taught sociology. Went to Zimbabwe. Taught Theory of Education and sex education at a teachers' college. Returned to Britain and missed Zimbabwe. Taught course on self and social identities. Wrote Ph.D on gender, identity and sex education in Zimbabwe. Currently researching how 11-14 year old London boys from different ethnic and class backgrounds construct their identities. Likes running, the sun, vegetarian food, bright colours, loud music and investigating social identities, including his own.
Richard D. Reitsma is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at Washington University-St. Louis. He is currently working on his dissertation entitled: "Without a History / Without a Nation: Sexuality and Cultural Identity in Cuba." In addition to this article, he has translated the Cuban Reinaldo Arenas's short story "El cometa Halley." He has also presented several papers on the theme of sexuality and cultural identity in Latin America.
Thomas C. Spear is Associate Professor of French at Lehman College (CUNY). His critical essays on contemporary French and francophone authors focus principally on forms of autobiographical prose. His articles have appeared in Europe, Genre, Sites, Studies in the Novel, World Literature Today, and Yale French Studies, in anthologies on specific writers (Céline, Duras, Robbe-Grillet) and on francophone Caribbean literature. He is co-editor of Céline and the Politics of Difference (U. Press of New England, 1995), and translations include Leslie Kaplan's Brooklyn Bridge (Le Pont de Brooklyn) and a co-translation of Edouard Glissant's Faulkner, Mississippi (Farrar, Straus, Giroux, forthcoming 1998). He is currently preparing an anthology of critical essays on "French" culture.
Derek Stanovsky received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin. Recently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Colby College teaching Philosophy and Women's Studies, he now teaches in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. His interest in African music was first as a fan rather than as a scholar interested in postcolonial theory. His other research interests include feminist theory and contemporary continental philosophy.