Ylce Irizarry is assistant professor of English at East Carolina University. She has published articles on neo-colonialism and violence in Cuban American and Puerto Rican historical fiction and on testimonio and narrative ethics in Dominican and Cuban American fiction. She is at work on a book manuscript titled "Making It Home: The Ethics of Chicana/o and Latina/o Literature."
Roger Gilbert, professor of English at Cornell University, is the author of Walks in the World: Representation and Experience in Modern American Poetry (Princeton, 1991) and the co-editor of The Walker's Literary Companion (Breakaway, 2000) and Considering the Radiance: Essays on the Poetry of A. R. Ammons (Norton, 2005). Topics of his articles have included contemporary American poetry and popular culture, including film, sports, and music. His current project is a critical biography of A. R. Ammons.
Laura E. Tanner, associate professor of English at Boston College, is the author of Lost Bodies: Inhabiting the Borders of Life and Death (Cornell, 2006) and Intimate Violence: Reading Rape and Torture in Twentieth-Century Fiction (Indiana UP, 1994). She has published articles on representations of the body, the construction of narrative, and literary portrayals of violence in modern and contemporary American literature.
Sarah Brouillette is assistant professor of literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the author of Postcolonial Writers in the Global Literary Marketplace (Palgrave, 2007) and of articles on Salman Rushdie, Zulfikar Ghose, and tourism and the cultural industries in Northern Ireland. She was a 2006-7 Rockefeller Humanities Fellow at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
Jacqueline Foertsch is assistant professor of English at the University of North Texas. She is the author of Conflict and Counterpoint in Lesbian, Gay, and Feminist Studies (Palgrave, 2007) and Enemies Within: The Cold War and the AIDS Crisis in Literature, Film, and Culture (Illinois, 2001). She has published articles on teaching writing in the screen era and on cold war-era spy films and is writing a book on African Americans and the atom bomb.
Eric Murphy Selinger, associate professor of English at DePaul University, is the author of What Is It Then between Us?: Traditions of Love in American Poetry (Cornell, 1998) and co-editor of Jewish American Poetry: Poems, Commentary, and Reflections (Brandeis/UP New England, 2000) and Ronald Johnson: Life and Works, forthcoming from the National Poetry Foundation. He was the 2006-7 recipient of a grant from the Romance Writers of America for research on the aesthetics of popular romance fiction, the subject of his current book project. He has been awarded two NEH grants to lead workshops on teaching poetry in summer 2007 and the 2007-8 academic year. [End Page 325]