Anne Brewster teaches at UNSW. Her most recent books are Literary Formations (Melbourne University Press, 1995) and an anthology of Australian indigenous writing she co-edited with Rosemary Van Den Berg and Angeline O'Neill titled Those Who Remain Will Always Remember (Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 2001)


Brigid Rooney lectures in Australian Studies at the University of Sydney. She has published a number of articles from her doctoral thesis on Christina Stead and is currently working on a book arising from her postdoctoral research on contemporary Australian writers as public intellectuals.


Guy Davidson teaches in the English Studies and Communications and Cultural Studies Programs at the University of Wollongong.  His research interests are in late nineteenth-century British and US fiction and also late twentieth-century US fiction and popular culture.  He is currently working on a project on representations of the gay ghetto in fictional, cinematic and polemical texts from 1970 to the present.


Julian Murphet has taught at Cambridge, Oxford and Berkeley and now lectures in the Department of English at the University of Sydney. Previous publications include Literature and Race in Los Angeles, and Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho: A Reader's Guide.


Monique Rooney completed her PhD on passing for white in American literature and film in October 2001. She is currently lecturing in American Literature at Massey University, New Zealand and working on a research project that compares representations of slums in American and Australian literature.


Ned Curthoys has recently received a doctoral degree in English at the University of Sydney. His dissertation analysed the influence of classical rhetoric on contemporary critical and political theory.