a c k n o w l e d g m e n t s
I would like to thank mycolleagues at Queens College of the City
Universityof NewYork,mostwarmlyCharlesMolesworthandBetteWeid-
man for many years of ‘‘the real work’’ together and for their unswerv-
ing support, and Bill Wilson for his example of the life of the intellectual;
and, for their critical reading and encouragement in the early stages of
thisproject,AliJimaleAhmed,ThomasFrosch,GeorgeHeld,DavidKlein-
bard,MaureenWaters,andGordonWhatley.OtherQueenscolleagueswho
have provoked and sustained the writing include the Theory Group in the
English Department, especially Nancy Comley, Janice Peritz, and David
Richter; theWorld Studies Program, especially Frederick Buell, Annabelle
Sreberny-Mohammadi, and Ed Strug; and theWomen’s Studies Program,
especiallyPatriciaCloughandHesterEisenstein.Fortheirinspiritingintel-
lectual comradeship, thanks to June Bobb, Jonathan Buchsbaum, Gordon
Campbell,JacquelineDiSalvo,thelateMelvinDixon,HughEnglish,Kim-
berly Flynn, Barbara Foley, Debbie Geis, Larry Hanley, bell hooks, David
Kazanjian, Steven Kruger, Marilyn Neimark, Cicely Rodway, Michael Sar-
gent, Ron Scapp, Alisa Solomon, Amy Tucker, Jyotsna Uppal, and John
Weir.ManyotherstoonumeroustonameatQueensand cuny hadahand
inthebook,andIamespeciallygratefultothehistorianDorothyHellyand
the members of her interdisciplinary faculty seminaron feminist scholar-
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