SHARON ACHINSTEIN teaches at the University of Maryland. She edited Gender, Literature and the English Revolution (Women's Studies, 24; 1994). Her book Milton and the Revolutionary Reader won the Milton Society of America prize. Her current work is on dissent, gender, and politics in Restoration England.
TIM CARTER is Professor of Music at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London. He is the author of Jacopo Peri (1561-1633:) His Life and Works, Music in Late Renaissance and Early Baroque Italy and the Cambridge Opera Handbook on Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. Current research projects include theoretical and analytical issues in the music of Claudio Monteverdi.
NATALIE ZEMON DAVIS is Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emeritus from Princeton University and Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Toronto. Her most recent book is Women on the Margins: Three Seventeenth Century Lives.
LAURA GOWING is Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire. Her book, Domestic Dangers: Women, Words and Sex in Early Modern London was published by Oxford University Press in 1996.
LORNA HUTSON is Professor of English Literature at the University of Hull. She is author of Thomas Nashe in Context (1989) and of The Usurer's Daughter: Male Friendship and Fictions of Women in Sixteenth Century England (1994).
FREDRIKA H. JACOBS is Associate Professor of Art History at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is the author of Defining the Renaissance Virtuosa: Women Artists and the Language of Art History and Criticism, and has contributed articles to journals such as Master Drawings, The Art Bulletin, and Renaissance Quarterly.
LISA JARDINE is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, and an Honorary Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. Her books include: Still Harping on Daughters (1983), Erasmus, Man of Letters (1993), and Worldly Goods (1996). The essay included in this volume is based on primary research by Lisa Jardine from a book co-authored with Anthony Grafton entitled From Humanism to the Humanities (1986).
STEPHANIE H. JED is Associate Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of California, San Diego. She is author of Chaste