Chris Baldick is Professor of English at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, where he directs the MA programme in Twentieth-Century Literature. Among his published works are Criticism and Literary Theory, 1890 to the Present (1996) and The Oxford English Literary History, volume 10 (1910–1940): The Modern Movement (2004).
Louise Bethlehem lectures in the Department of English and the Program in Cultural Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has published widely on South African literary and cultural historiography, postcolonialism and gender theory. She recently completed a book-length study, Skin Tight: Apartheid Literary Culture and its Aftermath, which is due to be published by Unisa Press, South Africa.
Cairns Craig is Director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen. His books include Yeats, Eliot, Pound and the Politics of Poetry (1982), Out of History (1996), and The Modern Scottish Novel (1999). He was general editor of the fourvolume History of Scottish Literature (1987–9) and an editor of the Canongate Classics series.
Jane Goldman is Senior Lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Dundee. She is General Editor, with Susan Sellers, of the Cambridge University Press edition of the writings of Virginia Woolf. She is author of The Cambridge Introduction to Virginia Woolf (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Modernism, 1910–1945: Image to Apocalypse (Palgrave, 2004), and The Feminist Aesthetics of Virginia Woolf: Modernism, PostImpressionism, and the Politics of the Visual (Cambridge University Press, 1998), and editor, with Vassiliki Kolocotroni and Olga Taxidou, of Modernism: An Anthology of Sources and Documents (Edinburgh University Press and University of Chicago Press, 1998). She is currently editing the Cambridge University Press edition of Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, and writing a book entitled Virginia Woolf and the Signifying Dog.
Abdulrazak Gurnah is Professor of English and Postcolonial Literatures and is Head of the School of English at the University of Kent, England. He is the author of seven novels, most recently Desertion (2005). He is currently editing a collection of essays on the writing of Salman Rushdie.
Ursula K. Heise is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Stanford University, where she teaches contemporary literature and literary theory, with special emphasis on theories of modernisation, postmodernisation and globalisation, as well as on ecocriticism. Her book Chronoschisms: Time, Narrative, Postmodernism appeared from Cambridge University Press in 1997; she is currently completing a book called Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global.