Contributors
 

Monica Bock is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. Prior to this appointment Monica was a Chicago-based artist holding Adjunct Faculty positions at the Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago's Columbia College. She received her BFA and MFA in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her BA in Art and Art History from Oberlin College. Monica has exhibited nationally and in Japan where she spent three years on fellowship from the Oberlin Shansi Memorial Association. The artist wishes to gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the University of Connecticut Research Foundation, the s contribution of artistic collaborators, as well as the technical, research, and student assistants, and the tireless presence of her husband, James J. Hughes, in making her artwork possible.

Zofia Burr received her MFA and her Ph.D. from Cornell University. Her main area of interest is modern American poetry, especially women's poetry and African-American poetry. She is the author of Poetry and Its Audiences: Dickinson, Miles, Brooks, Lorde, Angelou (University of Illinois Press, forthcoming), and "In the Name of Audre Lorde: The Location of Poetry in the United States," in Articulating the Global and the Local: Globalization and Cultural Studies, Ann Cvetkovich and Douglas Kellner, eds. (Westview Press, 1997). She is also the editor of Set in Motion: Essays, Interviews, and Dialogues, by A.R. Ammons (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996). Her poetry has appeared in Banyan, Blue Unicorn, and Delmar.


F.L. Carr is a graduate student in the Cultural Studies Program at George Mason University. She is the technical assistant for the ://english matters collective. She is writing her dissertation on nineteenth-century dime novels for women and their role in gender, class, and race formations at the turn-of-the-century.

Devon Hodges is Professor of English at George Mason and the managing editor of English Matters. Her latest book, Telling Incest (written with Janice Doane), will be published in the fall by The University of Michigan Press.

Kerrie Bellisario Mileski is the Executive Director and Curator for ArtWorks! at Dover Street, a nonprofit contemporary art center in New Bedford, MA. In addition to "Maternal Exposure", Kerrie has curated many exhibitions for ArtWorks! including "Calligraphic Fences: New Work by James Lawton", "Intersections", "The Document and the Drama: Two Sides to Mediated Violence" in the Gallery for Traditional & New Media, and "Material Matters", "Contemporary American Craft Series: Part One, Textiles" and others in the Sarah Louise Cousins Gallery for High Craft. Kerrie is a founding member of New Bedford's gallery night program, AHAI and she is an active participant in several community projects.

Kirby Malone is a writer, director and multimedia designer. He works in the Division of Art and Visual Technologies at George Mason University's Institute of the Arts, where he serves as Gallery Director, Program Manager and Adjunct Assistant Professor. His work has been featured at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, Banff Centre-School of Fine Arts, Minnesota Opera's Opera Tomorrow Festival, Arena Stage, Baltimore Theater Project, Seattle Repertory Theater and on National Public Radio's All Things Considered.

Mel Nichols is a poet and digital artist whose collaborative projects include poetry installations and web-based hypermedia works, currently the in-progress hypermedia poem/memoir, Weepers, with poet Lee Riley Hammer and dancers Renée Brozic and Turtle Wegrzyn. "The Silent Tongue," a collaboration with visual artist Doug Clevenger, runs May 12 through June 15, 2001 at the Jettsett Gallery in Chicago. Recent poems have appeared in Frisk, Gargoyle, So To Speak, and Ixnay. She teaches at George Mason University.

Rod Smith is the author of In Memory of My Theories (O Books), Protective Immediacy (Roof), &, with Lisa Jarnot and Bill Luoma, New Mannerist Tricycle (Beautiful Swimmer). "The Good House," a long poem, is forthcoming from Spectacular Books. Smith edits Aerial magazine, publishes Edge Books, & manages Bridge Street Books in Washington, DC.

Dean Taciuch is a Visiting Assistant Professor in English at George Mason University. He is currently working with Technology Across the Curriculum and other electronic resources for teaching. His poems have been published in journals such as 14 Hills, online at the Wr-Eye-Tings scratchpad, and in a chapbook (certainty series) from Burning Press. Visit Dean's course website.

Steven Weinberger is a member of English department at George Mason University in Linguistics and of the New Media Group in English. In reference to the new Media Group project of exploring pedagogy on the web, he uses technology in many ways in his teaching. He uses a computer to show speech spectrograms to the students. They also discuss speech wave forms and slice speech up with a digitizer to demonstrate that the phonetic alphabet is somewhat mythical. They also use the speech accent archive to demonstrate various English accents, speaker generalizations, and foreign accent and age. He also assigns students to find a subject, record him/her according to a set protocol, digitize the sample and transcribe it. The students also study small phonetics tutorials on various university Macintosh machines with the software on them.

Gail Scott White is a Visiting Associate Professor Art & Visual Technology at George Mason University. She has an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She teaches 3-D computer modeling and animation at George Mason University. Her multimedia installations cross the gaps between bits and atoms, incorporating elements from virtual space with the structured world. Her work has been shown in New York at the AIR Gallery, the Alternative Museum, and Gallery 128. She is a 1999 Virginia Artists' Fellowship recipient.

Malone and White collaborated on design for the Theater of the First Amendment's production of Doctor Faustus, Smallbeer Theater's Shamanism in New Jersey, and Split: Hive Mind, an outdoor installation featuring six-story projections on George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall.



Special thanks to the following organizations for their generous support:

Center for History and New Media
George Mason University Writing Center
The College of Arts and Sciences at
George Mason University