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William C. Carroll

William C. Caroll is professor of English at Boston University.  He has published widely in English Renaissance literature, including The Great Feast of Language in LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST (1976), The Metamorphoses of Shakespearean Comedy (1985), and Fat King, Lean Beggar: Representations of Poverty in the Age of Shakespeare (1996).  He has also edited Thomas Middleton's play Women Beware Women (1994).  He has held senior fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  In 1980 he was awarded the Metcalf Cup and Prize as the outstanding teacher at Boston University.


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Catherine Gallagher

Catherine Gallagher is the Eggers Professor of English Literature and has taught in the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley, since 1980.  Her teaching and research focus on the British novel and cultural history in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  She has received NEH, ACLS, and Guggenheim fellowships and has been a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Humanities Center, the Stanford Humanities Center, and the American Academy in Berlin. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her books include The Industrial Reformation of English Fiction: Social Discourse and Narrative Form, 1832-67 (1985); Nobody’s Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Literary Marketplace (1994); Practicing New Historicism (2000, with Stephen Greenblatt); and The Body Economic: Life, Death, and Sensation in Political Economy and the Victorian Novel (2006).


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Gerald Graff

Gerald Graff is coeditor with James Phelan of two Bedford Case Studies in Critical Controversy, Adventure of Huckleberry Finn and The Tempest, both in second editions.  He is one of the most eminent figures in literary studies and education today through his influential pedagogy of "teaching the conflicts," which he developed as a professor of English at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, and as a professor of English and Education in his current position at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  His other widely read books include Professing Literarture (1987), Beyond the Culture Wars (1992), Clueless in Academe (2003), and (with Cathy Birkenstein) the textbook They Say/I Say.  He served as President of the Modern Language Association of America in 2008.


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Lee A. Jacobus

Lee A. Jacobus is professor emeritus of English at the University of Connecticut and the author/editor of popular English and drama textbooks, among them the full and compact versions of The Bedford Introduction to Drama, Sixth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009); and The Longman Anthology of American Drama. He has written scholarly books on Paradise Lost, on the works of John Cleveland, and on the works of Shakespeare, including Shakespeare and the Dialectic of Certainty. He is also a playwright and author of fiction. Two of his plays — Fair Warning and Long Division — were produced in New York by the American Theater of Actors, and Dance Therapy, three one-act plays, was produced in New York at Where Eagles Dare Theatre.  He has recently written a book of short stories, Volcanic Jesus, which is set in Hawaii.


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Joseph Kerman

Joseph Kerman was a leading musicologist, music critic, and music educator from the 1950s into the 2000s. He conceived Listen together with his wife, Vivian Kerman, and was its original author. From his first book, Opera as Drama (1956), to his last, Opera and the Morbidity of Music (2008), including studies of Bach, Beethoven, William Byrd, concertos, and more, Kerman reshaped our understanding and appreciation of Western Classical music. He was long a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where he served two terms as chair of the Music Department.


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Adam Leipzig

Adam Leipzig is the CEO of Entertainment Media Partners, which provides informed guidance for independent media companies, financiers, and producers, and is the publisher of Cultural Weekly (www.culturalweekly.com). Adam teaches at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, in the Executive Education program of UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, and in UCLA's Professional Producing Program. He has overseen more than 25 movies as producer, executive, or distributor, including March of the Penguins; Dead Poets Society; Titus; Honey, I Shrunk the Kids; Amreeka; and The Story of the Weeping Camel. Adam served as president of National Geographic Films and as senior vice president at Walt Disney Studios, and in each of those positions was responsible for the movie industry's most profitable film of the year. He is the author of Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers: Get Your Movie Made, Get Your Movie Seen, a how-to manual with tips for solving the problems most faced by emerging and independent filmmakers. Adam worked his way through college with a number of summer jobs, including a stint as a garbage collector for the City of Los Angeles. He says it prepared him well for his work in Hollywood. Adam loves to hear from his readers; contact him at Adam@AdamLeipzig.com.


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