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Voix éthniques, ethnic voices. Volume 2

Claudine Raynaud


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1William L. Andrews is Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Professor of American Literature, University of Kansas. He is the author of The Literary Career of Charles W. Chesnutt (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1980): To Tell a Free Story: The First Century of Afro-American Autobiography, 1760-1865 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986) and the editor of The Oxford Frederick Douglass Reader, with Introduction (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996).

2Michael Awkward is Professor of English and Afro-American Studies at the University of Michigan, where he is Director of the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies. A graduate of Brandeis University (B. A. 1980) and the University of Pennsylvania (M. A. 1982; Ph. D 1986), he is the author of Inspiriting Influences: Tradition, Revision, and Afro-American Women's Novels (Columbia University Press, 1989) and of Negotiating Difference: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Positionality (University of Chicago Press, 1995), and editor of New Essays on Their Eyes Were Watching God (Cambridge University Press, 1990).

3Sabine Bröck has a Ph. D. of Goethe University, Frankfurt, and taught there for 9 years. Last year she taught American Studies at the University of Hannover. Currently she is completing her second book for the "Habilitation", provisionally entitled White Amnesia? White American Women's Writing and History. Her publications include: Der entkolonisierte Korper. Die Protagonistin in der afroamerikanischen weiblichen Erzähltradition der 30er bis 80er Jahre (Frankfurt, New York, 1988); Reconstructing American Literary and Historical Studies, co-editor with Guenter H. Lenz and Hartmut Keil (Frankfurt, New York, 1990); Plotting Against History, in Guenter H. Lenz. Hartmut Keil. Sabine Bröck-Sallah. ed., Reconstructing American Literary and Historical Studies (Frankfurt, New York, 1990); "Re-Reading Closure. Plots to a happy Ending." in Elisabeth Meese, Alice Parker, ed., Negotiating Feminist Criticism (Amsterdam, London, 1992); "Gertrude Stein's 'Melanotha' in den Diskursen zur 'Natur der Frau,' in Amerikastudien / American Studies. Volume 37, 1992.

4Ezenwa-Ohaeto is an Nigerian poet, short story writer, critic and scholar. His publications include a biography of Chinua Achebe, four poetry collections, and two critical studies of African Literature. He is currently a Guest Professor at the University of Bayreuth. He is also a Humboldt research fellow. His over sixty articles have been published in journals all over the world.

5Mae G. Henderson is Associate Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is author of several articles on African American and Feminist Criticism and Theory, including such widely anthologized essays as "Speaking in Tongues: Dialogics, Dialectics, and the Black Woman Writer's Literary Tradition". She is also coeditor of the five-volume Antislavery Newspapers and Periodicals: an Annotated Index of Letters, 1817-1871 (1980), and editor of a recent volume of essays from the English Institute, Borders, Boundaries, and Frames: Cultural Criticism and Cultural Studies (1995).

6David L. Moore is Lecturer in the American Indian Program, Cornell University. He is the guest editor for a special issue of American Indian Quarterly on cultural property rights (Forthcoming in 1996) and the author of "Decolonializing Criticism: Reading Dialectics and Dialogics in Native American Literatures" Studies in American Indian Literatures. (Winter 1994) and "Myth, History, and Identity in Silko and Young Bear: Postcolonial Praxis," New Voices; Critical Essays on Native American Literatures, ed. Arnold Krupat, (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Press, 1993): 370-395.

7Kathryn W. Shanley teaches American Indian Literature at Cornell University. She is the author of a forthcoming book (University of Oklahoma Press) entitled 'Only An Indian': Reading James Welch. She is a Nakota (Assiniboine) scholar from the Ft. Peck Reservation in Montana. Recent publications include an article, "Blood Ties and Blasphemy: American Indian Women and the Problem of History" (University of Minnesota Center fo Advanced Feminist Studies) and "The Lived Experience: American Indian Literature Since Alcatraz" (Smithsonian Institution).

8Cheryl A. Wall teaches Afro-American and American literature at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. The author of Women of the Harlem Renaissance (1995), she has edited Changing Our Own Words: Criticism, Theory, and Writing by Black Women (1989) and two volumes of Zora Neale Hurston's writing for the Library of America (1995).

9Chantal Zabus is Professor at the Literatures in English Unit, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). She is the author of The African Palimpsest (Amsterdam & Atlanta: Rodopi, 1991) and of numerous articles in the field of postcolonial literatures, language and orality, and Women's Studies. She is currently working on a book on Postcolonial, Postmodern and Postpatriarchal Rewritings of "The Tempest".

10Rafia Zafar, an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Michigan, is currently in residence at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. The recipient of a 1995 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, she most recently coedited Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; New Essays (Cambridge, 1996), and is now completing a study, We Wear the Mask, on early African American writers, for Columbia University Press.

© Presses universitaires François-Rabelais, 1996

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