Dr. Christy Desmet is Associate Professor of English at the University of Georgia. She is the author of Reading Shakespeare's Characters: Rhetoric, Ethics, and Identity (Massachusetts 1992) and co-editor (with Robert Sawyer) of Shakespeare and Appropriation (Routledge, 1999) and of Harold Bloom's Shakespeare (Palgrave, 2001). With Sujata Iyengar, she is founder and General Editor of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, a peer-reviewed, online, multimedia Shakespeare journal that appears biannually, with a special issue in the Spring/Summer and general issue in the Fall/Winter.
Dr. Katherine Rowe is Professor of English at Bryn Mawr is author of Dead Hands: Fictions of Agency, Renaissance to Modern (Stanford, 1999), and co-author of New Wave Shakespeare on Screen (Polity, 2007) She co-edited Reading the Early Modern Passions: Essays in the Cultural History of Emotion (Pennsylvania, 2004). Her current work focuses on adaptation as a cultural process and on the place of screen media in Shakespeare studies.