Julia Balen is the author of "Constitutionally (W)hole: A Psychosexual Meditation" in
Enaender (1990); "Truth Tramples Chastity, Modesty and Purity or the Tongue on
Virginia's Cheek" in Ticklish Proceedinas. edited by Kayann Short; and "Duras' Laughing
Cure for Lacan's Hysterical Lack," forthcoming in Marauerite Duras: The Unspeakable.
edited by Mechthild Cranston. Mother of a son of fifteen, Balen is currently doing
research for Annette Kolodny and the Arizona Board of Regents Commission on the
Status of Women while finishing a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of
Arizona. Her dissertation explores that point of connection between literature, language,
and bodily existence.
Dana Beckelman is completing a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of
Wisconsin/Milwaukee. She is interested in psychoanalytic and feminist rhetorical theory
and has published in Canadian Women Studies/les cahiers de la Jemme and Freshman Enalish
Bien Brown, a survivor of United Methodist parsonages scattered across Louisiana, is
currently completing a book-length feminist reading of Henry James's New York Edi-
tion. Her next project involves a series of essays employing narrative criticism to
investigate women's literature, language, madness, and space.
Sandra M. Brown received an M.F.A. in fiction writing from the University of Pitts-
burgh, class of '90, the year her son graduated from high school and her daughter from
college. Her long-suffering husband notes that her becoming a writer is a fitting destiny
for the 1958 winner of the Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow Award-a cleverly
disgUised writing contest. .
Rosanne Kanhai-Brunton, from Trinidad, received her Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State
University in 1990. She is Assistant Professor of English at Western Washington Univer-