Fall 1993, Volume 10.3
Notes on Contributors


LAVINA FIELDING ANDERSON (Ph.D., University of Washington) is a founding member and past president of the Association for Mormon Letters, former associate editor of Ensign and Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, current editor of the Journal of Mormon History, and an editorial board member of Signature Books, Restoration Studies V, and Mormon Women's Forum.

PHYLLIS BARBER is on the faculty of the M.F.A. Writing Program at Vermont College. Her publications include How I Got Cultured: A Nevada Memoir (1992), And the Desert Shall Blossom (1991), Legs: The Story of a Giraffe (1991), The School of Love (1990), and Smiley Snake's Adventure (1980). Her work has appeared in Kenyon Review, North American Review, Fiction International, The Missouri Review, among others. She is a founder of the annual Writers at Work Conference held in Park City, Utah.

ELOUISE BELL (M.A., Brigham Young University) is Professor of English and Associate Dean of General and Honors Education at Brigham Young University. She received the 1991 Essay Prize from the Association of Mormon Letters for her collection of essays, Only When I Laugh. She spent the 1992-1993 academic year in Hungary, teaching literature at Berzsenyi College in Szombathely, the alleged birthplace of Leopold Bloom's father in Joyce's Ulysses.

NEAL CHANDLER (Ph.D., Princeton University) is Director of the Creative Writing Program at Cleveland State University. His most recent publications include an essay in Dialogue, entitled "Book of Mormon Stories That My Teachers Kept From Me" (1991), Appeal to a Lower Court, a three act play published in Sunstone (1990), and a collection of short stories, Benediction (The U of Utah P,1989) .

JUDITH FREEMAN currently lives in Idaho. Her publications include a volume of short stories, Family Attractions (Viking, 1988), two novels The Chinchilla Farm (Norton,1989), and Set for Life (Norton, 1991) which won the Western Heritage Award for best novel of 1992. She is a contributing critic for the Los Angeles Times Book Review and the New York Times. She has recently completed a book about India, the result of a collaboration with photographer Tina Barney and a travel grant from the Guggenheim Foundation.

SUSAN ELIZABETH HOWE (Ph.D., University of Denver) is Assistant Professor of English at Brigham Young University and poetry editor of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The New Yorker, Southwest Review, and Shenandoah, among others.

ROBERT S. MIKKELSEN (Ph.D., University of Utah) is Emeritus Professor of English at Weber State University. He has published poetry in Carleton Miscellany, Concerning Poetry, Western Humanities Review, and Weber Studies and articles in various magazines including Outdoor Life, Muzzleloader, and Equus (forthing).

WILLIAM MULDER (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Utah. During his leaves of absence, he developed the American Studies Research Centre in Hyderabad, India. He is the author of Homeward to Zion (1957), an account of the Mormon migration from Scandinavia. With historian A. Russell Mortensen he edited Among the Mormons: Historic Accounts by Contemporary Observers (1958). Recent articles include "Nauvoo Observed" (B.Y.U. Studies 1992), and "'Kindred Spirits': The American Landscape in Art and Literature, 1820-1850" (Essays in American Studies 1991).

RICHARD OLIVER is a senior majoring in Visual Communications at Weber State University. His cover illustration was especially chosen for this issue.

LEVI S. PETERSON (Ph.D., University of Utah) is Professor and Chair of the Department of English at Weber State University. His publications include two collections of short stories, The Canyons of Grace and Night Soil, a novel, The Backslider, and a prize-winning biography, Juanita Brooks.

ROBERT A. REES is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is currently doing humanitarian service in Kaunas, Lithuania, where he is a Visiting Professor of American Literature at Vytautas Magnus University. A scholar, essayist, and poet, Rees is also a filmmaker. His documentary film, "Spires to the Sun: Rodia's Towers in Watts," was recently shown on America Public Television and on Luthuania Television.

H. WAYNE SCHOW (Ph.D., University of Iowa) is Professor of English and Chair of English and Philosophy at Idaho State University. He has translated fiction by the Danish writer Martin A. Hansen (Against the Wind 1979) and published critical essays on Isak Dinesen, GŁnter Grass, Ford Madox Ford, and Joan Didion. More recently he co-edited Peculiar People: Mormons and Same Sex Orientation (1991). His work has appeared in Statement, Critique, Scandinavian Studies, English Studies, and Sunstone.

LAUREL THATCHER ULRICH is Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire. She is the author of Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750, and A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1991.

RICHARD J. VAN WAGONER (M.F.A., University of Utah) is Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at Weber State University.

•This journal is printed on recycled paper.