THOMAS, Brook. American, b. 1947. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, assistant professor to associate professor of English, 1976-85; University of Massachusetts at Amherst, associate professor of English, 1985-88; University of California, Irvine, professor of English, 1988-. Visiting professor at universities. Publications: James Joyce's "Ulysses": A Book of Many Happy Returns, 1982; Cross-Examinations of Law and Literature: Cooper, Hawthorne, Stowe, and Melville, 1987; The New Historicism and Other Old-Fashioned Topics, 1991; American Literary Realism and the Failed Promise of Contract, 1997; (ed.) Plessy v. Ferguson, 1997. Address: Department of English, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697, U.S.A.