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Contributors

Christine Darrohn teaches at Marshall University. She is the author of After the Abyss: Class, Gender, and the Great War in British Fiction of the 1920s. She contributed an article on class, the Great War, and Mrs. Dalloway to the collection Virginia Woolf: Texts and Contexts.

Phoebe Stein Davis teaches in the English Department at Loyola University Chicago. She has contributed essays and reviews to such journals as Twentieth Century Literature and Biography. Her essay is part of a book-length study of Gertrude Stein and American culture.

Damon Marcel Decoste is Assistant Professor of English at Concordia University. His essay on Richard Wright appears in the forthcoming issue of Style, and he co-wrote an essay on Roland Barthes that appeared in Textual Studies in Canada. At present, he is working on a book-length study of British fiction of the Second World War and its relationships to high modernism.

Karen Demeester teaches at Florida State University. She currently is working on a study of the literature depicting the post-war adjustment of veterans in light of recent work on trauma and recovery in the field of psychology.

David R. Jarraway is an associate professor of English at the University of Ottawa. His book is titled Wallace Stevens and the Question of Belief: “Metaphysician in the Dark.” Most recently his essays have appeared in Mosaic, GLQ, Gertrude Stein Quarterly, and PMLA. He is working on a new manuscript on dissident subjectivity in the modernist American text.

Donald M. Kartiganer, William Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies, teaches at the University of Mississippi. He is the author of The Fragile Thread: The Meaning of Form in Faulkner’s Novels. He is co-editor of Theories of American Literature, as well as five volumes of papers from the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.

Matthew Kibble successfully defended his dissertation on H.D.’s fiction this year at Queen Mary and Westfield College in London, England. He has published an article on H.D. and psychoanalysis in English Literature in Transition.

Celia M. Kingsbury is a Ph.D. student in the Department of English at Florida State University. Her essay is part of her dissertation, entitled “The Peculiar Sanity of War: Representations of Madness in World War I Literature.”

Andrew J. Kunka is Editorial Assistant at Modern Fiction Studies while pursuing a Ph.D. in English at Purdue University. He is working on a dissertation titled “‘The Inward Scream’: Shell-Shock Narratives in Twentieth-Century British Culture.”

Phyllis Lassner teaches at Northwestern University. She is the author of three books: British Women Writers of World War II, Elizabeth Bowen: A Study of the Novels, and Elizabeth Bowen: A Study of the Short Fiction. She also has published numerous essays on interwar and World War II women writers. Most recently, she has co-authored introductions to reprints of novels by Phyllis Bottome forthcoming from Northwestern University Press.

Margot Norris, Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine, has written The Decentered Universe of Finnegans Wake, Beasts of the Modern Imagination: Darwin, Nietzsche, Kafka, Ernst, and Lawrence, and Joyce’s Web: The Social Unraveling of Modernism. Currently she is working on a book-length study entitled Writing War in the Twentieth Century.

David M. Owens teaches at the United States Military Academy, West Point. He has published an essay on Ambrose Bierce in American Literary Realism, and at present is completing two manuscripts, The Devil’s Topographer: Ambrose Bierce’s War Fiction and The Annotated War Stories of Ambrose Bierce.

Anne Whitehead is Earl Grey Memorial Fellow at Newcastle University. At present she is co-editing a volume on the representation of traumatic histories and she is also writing an introductory guide to trauma theory.

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