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viii Notes on Contributors

Among his books are The True Vine (1989), The Inventions of History (iggo),
(edited, with William Allen, 1991) Interpreting Contemporary Art, and Under
the Sign: John Bar grave as Traveler, Collector and Witness (1994). He has
translated Julia Kristeva's Proust and the Sense of Time (1993).
GERALD PRINCE is Lois and Jerry Magnin Family Term Professor of
Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania. His publications
include Narratology: The Form and Function of Narrative (1982), A Dictionary
of Narratology (1987), Narrative as Theme (1992), and (edited with Warren
F. Motte) Alteratives (1993).
ANNETTE LAVERS is Fielden Professor of French Language and Literature
and Head of the Department of French at University College London, as
well as Honorary Director of the Institute of Romance Studies. She is
author of L'Usurpateur et le Pretendant: Essai sur le Psychologie dans la Litteratu
Contemporaine (1964), Roland Barthes: Structuralism and After (1982), and
(with Peter Hawkins) Prote'e Noir: Essais sur la Litterature Francophone de
I'Afrique Noire et les Antilles (1992). She has translated several works by
Roland Barthes.
RICHARD RORTY is University Professor of Humanities at the University
of Virginia. His Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity (1989) was published by
Cambridge University Press, as were his Philosophical Papers (Volume 1:
Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth and Volume 2: Essays on Heidegger and Other
(1991). In 1984 he co-edited for Cambridge, with J. B. Schneewind
and Quentin Skinner, Philosophy in History: Essays in the Historiography of
CELIA BRITTON is the Carnegie Professor of French at the University
of Aberdeen. Her publications include Claude Simon: Writing the Visible
(1987), The Nouveau Roman: Fiction, Theory and Politics (1992) and Claude
Simon (ed., 1993).
ROBERT HOLUB is Professor of German at the University of California,
Berkeley. His books include Reception Theory: A Critical Introduction (1984),
Reflections of Realism: Paradox, Norm, and Ideology in Nineteenth-Century Germ
Prose (1991), Jiirgen Habermas: Critic in the Public Sphere (1991), and Crossin
Borders: Reception Theory, Poststrueturalism, Deconstruction (1992).
PETER J. RABINOWITZ is Professor of Comparative Literature at Hamilton
College. Author of Before Reading: Narrative Conventions and the Politics of
Interpretation and editor (with James Phelan) of Understanding Narrative, he
has written on a wide range of literary and musical topics, from literary
theory to detective novels to Mahler, Ives, and Joplin.