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Jesse Alemán <> is an associate professor of English at the University of New Mexico where he teaches nineteenthcentury American and Chicano/a literatures. His articles appear in MELUS, Azltán, Arizona Quarterly, American Literary History, and in numerous edited collections. He edited Loreta Janeta Velazquez’s 1876 autobiography, The Woman in Battle; co-edited Empire and the Literature of Sensation: An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century Fiction; and is working on “Wars of Rebellion,” a book that considers nineteenth-century Hispanic writings about the US Civil War.

Elizabeth S. Anker <> will join the English Department at Cornell University as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2008 after teaching at Wake Forest University for the past two years. She has also published in the James Joyce Quarterly and Theory & Event. She is currently completing a book-length project on human rights and the postcolonial novel.

Hillary Chute is a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows. She is working on a book about women’s contemporary graphic narrative and is Associate Editor of Art Spiegelman’s forthcoming MetaMaus (Pantheon), as well as a Contributing Editor on graphic narrative to the Heath Anthology of American Literature (Houghton Mifflin). Recent essays include “Comics as Literature? Reading Graphic Narrative” in PMLA and “The Texture of Retracing in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis” in Women’s Studies Quarterly.

Sara Crangle is a lecturer at the University of Sussex and a research fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge. She is writing a book that addresses banal, everyday desires such as waiting and risibility, and is co-editing an essay collection with Peter Nicholls on bathos. She has chapters in British Fiction After Modernism and Complicities: British Poetry 1945-2007; her articles have been accepted by the James Joyce Quarterly and the Journal of Narrative Theory, among others.

Barbara Brinson Curiel <> is Associate Professor of English at Humboldt State University, where she is also currently Ethnic Studies Program Director. She has published on the work of Sandra Cisneros in the collection Reading U.S. Latina Writers: Remapping American Literature, and her essay “The General’s Pants: A Chicana Feminist (Re)Vision of the Mexican Revolution in Sandra Cisneros’ ‘Eyes of Zapata,’” appeared in the journal Western American Literature. Her current scholarly work focuses on the intertextual ties [End Page 466] between the work of Cisneros and of the Cuban American writer Ruth Behar. She is also author of the poetry collection Speak to Me from Dreams (Third Woman Press).

Linda S. Kauffman has written numerous essays on contemporary fiction, film, and art. She is the author of Bad Girls and Sick Boys: Fantasies in Contemporary Art and Culture (1998); Discourses of Desire: Gender, Genre, and Epistolary Fictions (1986); and Special Delivery: Epistolary Modes in Modern Fiction (1992). She is editor of three volumes, including American Feminist Thought at Century’s End (1993). She teaches in the English Department at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Randall Knoper teaches as the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is the author of Acting Naturally: Mark Twain in the Culture of Performance (1995). He is now working on a book project about American literature of the late nineteenth century and sciences of the brain and nervous system.

J. Paul Narkunas is an Assistant Professor of Literary Theory in the Department of English at John Jay College, City University of New York. He has published articles in Theory and Event and Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory as well as in several collections. He is presently completing two manuscripts: Flotsam and Jetsam in Global Capital Flows: Global English and the Future of Literature and The Ahuman: Thinking Beyond the Global Human.

Jessica Pressman researches the intersection of electronic literature and literary modernism. Her essays have appeared in Studies in American Fiction, Dichtung-Digital, and The Iowa Review Web; an essay on Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries is forthcoming in Pacific Rim Modernisms (University of Toronto Press). This fall she joins the faculty at Yale University as an Assistant Professor of English.

Berthold Schoene <> is Director of the English Research Institute at Manchester Metropolitan University. He...


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