CHARLES BERNHEIMER is the author of Flaubert and Kafka: Studies in Psychopoetic Structure (New Haven, 1982) and co-editor of In Dora's Case: Freud-Hysteria-Feminism (New York, 1985). The essay in the present volume is part of his Figures of Ill Repute: Representing Prostitution in Nineteenth-Century France , forthcoming from Harvard University Press. He is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.
R. HOWARD BLOCH is chair of the French Department, University of California, Berkeley. His recent Scandal of the Fabliaux , a study of medieval humor (Chicago, 1986), inspired a comic novel, Moses in the Promised Land (Layton, Utah, 1988). He is currently completing a book entitled Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love .
GILLIAN BROWN is Assistant Professor of English at Rutgers University. Her book Domestic Individualism: Nineteenth-Century American Fictions of Self will be published by the University of California Press in 1990. She is also working on a study of feminist theory and "women's diseases."
CAROL J. CLOVER is Professor of Scandinavian and Comparative Literature at University of California, Berkeley. Her publications include books and articles in the field of medieval literature and culture as well as film reviews and reviews of books on film. She is also working on a book on popular film, The Horror of Gender .
FRANCES FERGUSON is Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of Solitude and the Sublime: The Aesthetics of Individualism , forthcoming from Routledge in 1989.
JOEL FINEMAN 's Shakespeare's Perjured Eye was published by University of California Press in 1986. Until his death in March 1989, he was Associate Professor of English, University of California, Berkeley.
JACQUELINE LICHTENSTEIN recently finished a book on rhetoric and painting, La Couleur éloquente , forthcoming from Flammarion (Paris). She is Assistant Professor of French, University of California, Berkeley.
NAOMI SCHOR is Professor of French at Duke University. Her books include Breaking the Chain: Women, Theory, and French Realist Fiction (New York, 1985) and Reading in Detail: Aesthetics and the Feminine (New York, 1987). She is currently working on a book on George Sand.