Sheila T. Cavanagh is Professor of English and Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Emory. She is also past holder of the Masse-Martin/NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship. Author of books on the works of Edmund Spenser and Lady Mary Wroth, she has also published widely in the fields of pedagogy and of Renaissance literature. She is equally prolific in the electronic realm, having directed the Emory Women Writers Resource Project since 1994 and editing the online Spenser Review. Currently, she is co-director (with Dr. Kevin Quarmby in London) of the World Shakespeare Project, an electronic alliance between Shakespearean scholars and students in Atlanta, London, and India that is poised to expand its digital reach into several additional countries.
Juliet Dusinberre's publications include Shakespeare and the Nature of Women (3rd edition 2003), which has been continuously in print for thirty-six years; Alice to the Lighthouse (second edition 1999), Virginia Woolf's Renaissance (1997), and numerous essays. She is the editor of the Arden Third Series As You Like It. She was the first holder of the M.C. Bradbrook Fellowship at Girton College, Cambridge, where she is now a Life Fellow.
Ailsa Grant Ferguson, a member of the London Shakespeare Centre and English Department at King's College London, is currently is working on a collaborative research project concerning the memorialization of Shakespeare. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Bristol, concentrating on the appropriation and emblematization of Shakespeare as a means of cultural resistance, particularly in cinema. Her teaching, publications, and research interests focus on Shakespeare in public and collective memory; Shakespeare and the First World War; appropriations of early modern drama in nineteenth and twenty-first-century performance and culture; and Shakespeare and counter-cultural expression.
Laurie E. Osborne is the N.E.H./Class of 1940 Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Colby College; she has published The Trick of Singularity: Twelfth Night and the Performance Editions (1996) and several articles on Shakespeare in popular culture, most recently "A Local Habitation and a Name: Television and Shakespeare" (Shakespeare Survey 62) and "iShakespeare: Digital Art/Games, Intermediality, and the Future of Shakespearean Film" (Shakespeare Studies 38).
Dr. Lisa S. Starks-Estes (formerly Lisa. S. Starks) is Associate Professor of English at University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where she is Director of the MLA in Liberal Studies. She has presented papers, published articles, and edited volumes on various topics related to sexuality and violence in Shakespeare, Shakespeare on film, and other topics. She has published in journals such as Shakespeare Quarterly, The Shakespearean International Yearbook, Early Modern Literary Studies, Literature and Psychology, and Theatre Journal; and in book collections such as "Antony and Cleopatra": New Critical Essays (Routledge, 2005), Performing Transversally (Palgrave, 2003), Shakespeare and Appropriation (Routledge, 1999), and Marlowe, History, and Sexuality (AMS, 1998). She has guest-edited two special issues of the film journal Post Script on Shakespeare and film, and she has co-edited (with Courtney Lehmann) two books, entitled Spectacular Shakespeare: Critical Theory and Cinema (FDU/AUP, 2002) and The Reel Shakespeare: Alternative Cinema and Theory (FDU/AUP, 2002). Starks-Estes is currently working on a book tentatively titled Transforming Trauma: Violence, Vulnerability, and Virtus in Shakespeare's Roman Poems and Plays, and she has recently begun research on Shakespeare in Yiddish cinema.