William Acree is a doctoral student
at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. He is writing
his dissertation on the roles school textbooks and print culture
played in the formation of national communities and identities in
Argentina and Uruguay in the late nineteenth century.
Jaime Concha is Professor of Literature at the
University of California—San Diego. He has published dozens
of essays on Latin American literature and, in particular, on Latin
American poetry. He has published books on Pablo Neruda, Vicente
Huidobro, Gabriela Mistral (all with Ediciones Júcar), La
sangre y las letras (Casa de las Américas, 1987) and
various anthologies of poetry and literature.
Stuart A. Day is Assistant Professor of Latin
American literature at the University of North Carolina—Chapel
Hill. He has published essays on Latin American theatre. His book,
Staging Politics in Mexico: The Road to Neoliberalism is
forthcoming from Bucknell University Press.
Misha Kokotovic is Assistant Professor of Latin
American Literature at the University of California—San Diego.
His interests include Central American and Andean Literatures as
well as Latin American(ist) political economy and cultural theory.
He recently completed a book manuscript provisionally titled The
Andean Contours of Modernity: Transculturation and Social Conflict
in Peruvian Narrative (1940-1990), and is now at work on a
new book project about postwar Central America.
Gastón Lillo is Associate Professor of
Latin American Literature at the Université d’Ottawa.
He writes on Latin American literature and cinema. His book, Género
y transgresión: el cine mexicano de Luis Buñuel (Université
Paul Valéry) was published in 1994. He has also done a critical
edition on Gabriela Mistral (Université d’Ottawa 1997).
Sophia McClennen is Associate Professor and Co-Director
of Graduate Studies in Comparative Literature at Penn State University.
She writes on Latin American literature and film and critical theory.
Her first book, The Dialectics of Exile: Nation, Time, Language
and Space in Hispanic Literatures (Purdue University Press)
was published this fall (2003). Her second book, Ariel Dorfman:
An Aesthetics of Hope, is forthcoming from Duke University