HAROLD BLOOM, Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University, is the author of The Anxiety of Influence, Poetry and Repression and many other volumes of literary criticism. His forthcoming study, Freud: Transference and Authority, attempts a full-scale reading of all of Freud's major writings. A MacArthur Prize Fellow, he is the general editor of The Chelsea House Library of Literary Criticism.
NORTHROP FRYE is University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto. His major books include Anatomy of Criticism and Fables of Identity.
A. C. HAMILTON is Professor of English at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, and the author of The Structure of Allegory in "The Faerie Queene."
THOMAS GREENE is Professor of Comparative Literature and Renaissance Studies at Yale University.His books include The Descent from Heaven, Rabelais: A Study in Comic Courage and A Light in Troy.
THOMAS P. JR ROCHE. is Professor of English at Princeton University, and the author of The Kindly Flame.
DONALD CHENEY is Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the author of Spenser's Image of Nature.
A. BARTLETT GIAMATTI is President of Yale University.His books include The University and the Public Interest, Exile and Change in Renaissance Literature and a study of Spenser.
HARRY BERGER, JR. is Professor of English at Cowell College, University of California, Santa Cruz.He is the author of The Allegorical Temper.
ISABEL G. MACCAFFREY was Professor of History and Literature at Harvard University.Among her writings are critical studies of Spenser and Milton and essays on Wallace Stevens.
ANGUS FLETCHER is Professor of English at the Graduate School of the City University of New York.His books include Allegory: The Theory of a Symbolic Mode and studies of Spenser and of Milton's Comus.