Margreta de Grazia is Clara M. Clendenen Term Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. She is author of Shakespeare Verbatim (Oxford, 1991), on the construction of Shakespearean authorship in the eighteenth-century editorial tradition, and has coedited (with Peter Stallybrass and Maureen Quilligan) Renaissance Subject and Object (Cambridge, 1996) and (with Stanley Wells) The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare (Cambridge, forthcoming 2001). She is currently completing a book on Hamlet's problematic status as the inaugural work of the modern period.

Juliet Fleming is a University Lecturer in the Faculty of English at Cambridge University, and a Fellow of Trinity Hall. Her book Graffiti and the Writing Arts of Early Modern England has just been published by Reaktion Press in England, and will be published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in June.

Richard Halpern teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Poetics of Primitive Accumulation (1991) and Shakespeare among the Moderns (1997).

Jeffrey Masten is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Northwestern University. He is the author of Textual Intercourse: Collaboration, Authorship, and Sexualities in Renaissance Drama (1997), co-editor with Peter Stallybrass and Nancy J. Vickers of Language Machines: Technologies of Literary and Cultural Production (1997), and editor of the 1618 play The Old Law in the forthcoming Oxford Middleton edition. With Wendy Wall, he edits the journal Renaissance Drama. His current project is entitled Spelling Shakespeare and Other Essays in Queer Philology.

Barbara Sebek is Assistant Professor at Colorado State University. Her essays on Renaissance drama in economic context are forthcoming in Journal X and the Garland collection on Shakespeare's The Tempest. Her current project focuses on representations of the agents or "factors" who served English merchants in overseas trade.

Scott Cutler Shershow is Associate Professor of English at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is the author, most recently, of Puppets and 'Popular' Culture (Cornell, 1996), "Idols of the Marketplace: Rethinking the Economic Determination of Renaissance Drama," Renaissance Drama n.s. 26; and "Of Sinking: Marxism and the 'General' Economy," Critical Inquiry, forthcoming, 2001. He is also the co-editor, with Jean E. Howard, of Marxist Shakespeares (Routledge, 2000).

David Siar teaches Shakespeare at Winston-Salem State University. He is the author of Marxist Criticism of Shakespeare: From Socialist Realism to Cultural Materialism (Ashgate; forthcoming) and founding co-editor of Cultural Logic: An Electronic Journal of Marxist Theory and Practice <>.

Alan Sinfield teaches at the University of Sussex in England. His publications include Faultlines: Cultural Materialism and the Politics of Dissident Reading (1992); Political Shakespeare: Essays in Cultural Materialism (with Jonathan Dollimore, 2nd ed. 1994). He has recently published Out on Stage: Lesbian and Gay Theatre in the Twentieth Century (Yale, 1999).


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