JULIE ABRAHAM teaches twentieth-century literature, women's studies, and lesbian/gay/queer studies at Emory University. She is the author of Are Girls Necessary? Lesbian Writing and Modern Histories (New York: Routledge, 1996) and is working on The City of Feeling, a study of homosexualities and cities to be published by the University of Minnesota Press. She reviews for The Nation and The Women's Review of Books.
TERRY CASTLE is Walter A. Haas professor in the humanities at Stanford University. Her most recent books include The Apparitional Lesbian: Female Homosexuality and Modern Culture (New York: Columbia University Press 1993), The Female Thermometer: Eighteenth-Century Culture and the Invention of the Uncanny (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995), and Noël Coward and Radclyffe Hall: Kindred Spirits (New York: Columbia University Press, 1996). She is currently working on a historical anthology of lesbian literature.
SARAH E. CHINN is assistant professor of English at Hunter College, CUNY. She is also the author of Technology and the Logic of American Racism: A Cultural History of the Body as Evidence (New York: Continuum, 2000) and has published articles on queer theory and U.S. literatures and cultures in Discourse, Pre/text, and Minnesota Review.