Reed Way Dasenbrock is Associate Dean and Director of the Research Center in the College of Liberal Arts at New Mexico State University, where he has taught in the English Department since 1981. He has authored or edited seven books, including, most recently, Literary Theory after Davidson ( Pennsylvania State University Press, 1993). He has just completed a book-length manuscript entitled Truth and Consequences: From Conventionalism to Intentionalism in Literary Studies.
Christopher Flood is Head of European Studies at the University of Surrey, England. He is author of Pensée politique et imagination historique dans l'oeuvre de Paul Claudel ( Université de Besançon; Diffusion, 1991), Political Myth: A Theoretical Introduction ( Garland, 1996), and numerous articles or chapters on aspects of French politics and culture. He is coeditor of Political Ideologies in Contemporary France ( Pinter, 1997) and is currently coediting a collection of essays dealing with French debates over decolonization, immigration, and postcolonialism.
Richard J. Golson is Professor of French at Texas A&M University and Editor of South Central Review. He has written books on Henry de Montherlant and René Girard and has recently edited Memory, the Holocaust, and French Justice ( Dartmouth/University Press of New England, 1996) and Fascism, Aesthetics, and Culture ( University Press of New England, 1992). His articles have appeared in SubStance, The French Review, Mots Romance Quarterly, L'Esprit Créateur, the Journal of European Studies, and elsewhere. He is currently researching a book on the trial of Maurice Papon.
Bertram M. Gordon, Frederick A. Rice Professor of History at Mills College, is the author of Collaborationism in France during the Second World War ( Cornell University Press, 1980) and the Editor of the Historical Dictionary of World War II France: The Occupation, Vichy, and the Resistance, 1938-1946, to be published by Greenwood Press in 1998. A frequent contributor of articles on World War II France, the French Right, and the Collaboration, he has also written on the history of gas