STEPHEN ARATA is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Fictions of Loss in the Victorian fin de siècle ( 1996) and of articles on various aspects of late nineteenth-and early twentieth-century literature and culture.
TED BILLY is an Associate Professor of English at St. Mary's College ( Indiana). He edited Critical Essays on Joseph Conrad and has published essays on Conrad, Joyce, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Fowles, Bellow, Angus Wilson, and others. He has a forthcoming work on the sense of an ending in Conrad's short fiction.
JOHN X. COOPER is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of T. S. Eliot and the Ideology of Four Quartets, and he is currently editing a book on T. S. Eliot and music.
PAUL HOLLYWOOD recently completed his doctorate on Under Western Eyes at the University of Kent in Canterbury. He is the author of several articles on Conrad.
FREDERICK R. KARL is a Professor at New York University. His many books include American Fictions, 1940-1980, The Contemporary English Novel, Modern and Modernism: The Sovereignty of the Artist, Franz Kafka: Representative Man, William Faulkner, American Writer, and George Eliot, Voice of a Century. His many works on Conrad include A Reader's Guide to Joseph Conrad and Joseph Conrad: The Three Lives. Along with Laurence Davies, he is editing the Cambridge edition of The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad (there will be eight volumes when completed).