P. Timothy ERVIN   professor at Yasuda Women's University in Hiroshima. His publications on Faulkner include "Faulkner's Three 'Evening Sun's" and "Shades of Meaning: Faulkner's Quentin Compson." "Timing William Faulkner: The Mystery of Southern Time"

FUJIHIRA Ikuko   is professor of American Literature at Tokyo Gakugei University and has extensively published essays on Faulkner, Toni Morrison, and other American writers. Her book, The Patchwork Quilt in Carnival Colors: Toni Morrison's Novels (1996), won the American Studies Association SHIMIZU Hiroshi Award in 1997. "The Image of Hell, the Myth of Family, and the Paradox of Narrative in William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, and Oe Kenzaburo"

GOTO Kazuhiko   is professor at Rikkyo University in Tokyo. Some titles of his publications on American Literature are: "The South, an Awe-inspiring Blank--Abolitionism, Mencken, and Faulkner" and "Mark Twain and His Southern Fate." "William Faulkner and Southern Literature in the Postmodern Era"

HASEGAWA Yoshio   is professor at Osaka Gakuin University. His publications include William Faulkner: His Persistent Challenge to His Own Work, and several articles on Faulkner. Book Reviews on Faulkner: Masks and Metaphors (1997) and Faulkner's Place (1977)

M. Thomas INGE   is the Robert Emory Blackwell Professor of English and Humanities at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, and includes among his publications on Faulkner and Southern literature William Faulkner: The Contemporary Reviews from Cambridge University Press. "The Dixie Limited: Writers on Faulkner and His Influence"

KANAZAWA Satoshi   is associate professor at Kyoto Prefectural University. His publications on Faulkner include "'Midnight-colored' body--William Faulkner's 'Pantaloon in Black'" and "Nature of the 'big woods.'" Book Reviews on Fictions of Labor: William Faulkner and the South's Long Revolution (1997) and William Faulkner: The Making of a Modernist (1997)

KATO Yuji   is senior lecturer at Tokyo University for Foreign Studies. His publications include essays on Herman Melville and the comparative study of Faulkner and Japanese writers, "Faulkner, 'Women Listening to 'The Rain Tree,' and 'The World's End and the Hard-boiled Wonderland'.""The Luxuriating South," William Faulkner, and Gabriel García Márquez: Voices, Narrations, and the Place of Existence

Anne MCKNIGHT   is a Ph.D candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, currently writing her dissertation on NAKAGAMI Kenji's fiction. Her publications include essays on writer MURAKAMI Rhu and director ZeZe Takahisa and other writings on music and film. "Crypticism, or Nakagami Kenji's Transplanted Faulkner: Plants, Saga and Sabetsu"

OHASHI Kenzaburo,  Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo, is an internationally acclaimed Faulkner scholar. His work on Faulkner includes translations of Pylon and Go Down, Moses, and Faulkner: A Study, a three volume study published in 1977, 1979, and 1982. He is currently president of the William Faulkner Society of Japan. Inaugural Address: "Faulkner and World Literature"

OHNO Makoto   is associate professor at Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science. His publications on American and literature include "William Faulkner and the Hard-boiled Detective Stories" and "The Snopes Trilogy Re-Examined." "Dream-like Characteristics of The Reivers: The Double Structure of the Manifest and the Latent"

Ugo RUBEO   is associate professor at the University of Rome, "La Sapienza," in Italy. He has published essays on Edgar A. Poe, Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Faulkner. He also published a book of criticism on 20th Century African American Poetry, Visible Men (1990). "The Intriguing Case of William Faulkner's Absence from the Italian Contemporary" Scene

SASAKI Mari   is research associate at Tokyo Woman's Christian University. Some titles of her publications are: "Faulkner and the South: A Study of Light in August" and "Symbolic Bodies: A Study of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter." Faulkner: The Patriarchal/Feminine Narrative

SHIGESAKO Kazumi   is senior lecturer at Hijiyama University in Hiroshima. Her publications on Faulkner include "Time in The Sound and the Fury: 'Future' as Possibility" and "Faulkner's Narrative Technique in 'Rosa for Emily': The Unique Quality of 'we' narrator." "Faulkner's Narrative Technique in Absalom, Absalom!: A Comparison with the Narrative Structure of a Film"

Hans H. SKEI   is professor at the University of Oslo. His numerous publications on Faulkner in Norway and the US include William Faulkner: The Short Story Career (1981), William Faulkner: The Novelist as Short Story Writer (1985), and Reading Faulkner's Best Short Stories (1999). "Faulkner in Norway / Faulkner and Norwegian Literature"

YOSHIDA Michiko   is Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo. She has numerously published on Faulkner, Alice Walker, and Eudora Welty in the journals of American Literature. She has recently published Toni Morrison. Book Reviews on What Else But Love?: The Ordeal of Race in Faulkner and Morrison (1996) and Unflinching Gaze: Morrison and Faulkner Re-envisioned (1997)

ZHU Shida   is director of American social and cultural studies of the Institute of American Studies under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and senior research fellow. His publications include the novel, Love at Harvard (1998). "William Faulkner and Mo Yan"