Carol J. Adams is a feminist writer and activist who has been involved over the past ten years with the issues of domestic and sexual violence, vegetarianism and animal rights, and low-income housing and white racism. Her activities have included founding a Hotline for Battered Women and chairing the Housing Committee for Governor Cuomo's Commission on Domestic Violence. She has a Master of Divinity from Yale University. With a grant from the Culture and Animals Foundation she is finishing a book--Against the Texts of Meat--which explores how a patriarchal culture authorizes meat eating. Previous articles on this subject include "The Rape of Animals, the Butchering of Women," (in Critical Matrix, 1988) and "The Sexual Politics of Meat" (in Heresies, no. 21). Her article "The Male Gaze and Animal Experimentation" will appear in an anthology on the relationship between women and animals forthcoming from Cleis Press.
Gillian Brown has published essays on domestic politics in Uncle Tom's Cabin and on representations of motherhood and agoraphobia. She teaches in the English Department at Rutgers University.
Patricia Francis Cholakian teaches French at Hamilton College. Her publications include coauthorship of The Early French Novella, a critical introduction to Marie de Gournay's Le Proumenoir de M. de Montaigne, and articles in Romance Notes, The French Review, Theatre Journal, Prose Studies, and Seeking the Woman in Late Medieval and Renaissance Writings. At present, she is studying "feminine writing" in the Heptameron.
Jennifer Clarke is Assistant to the President at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she received her doctorate in the Department of English. Her study is entitled, 'Know This Is Your War': British Women Writers of the Two World Wars. Her review of Behind the Lines: Gender and the Two World Wars, edited by Margaret R. Higonnet et al., is in the minnesota review, Fall 1987.