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Eric Aronoff <> teaches in the Residential College of Arts and Humanities of Michigan State University. His current manuscript project, Composing Cultures: American Literature, Criticism and the Problem of Culture, 1903–1941, examines the interdisciplinary debates over culture that shaped modernism, focusing on sites as diverse as the Melville revival of the 1920s, the poetic theories of the New Criticism, and the writings of Du Bois, Hurston, and Cather.

Jessica Berman is Associate Professor and Chair of English at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is the author of Modernist Fiction, Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of Community (Cambridge 2001, paper 2006) and was the co-editor of Virginia Woolf Out of Bounds (Pace 2001). Her book on the connection between ethics and politics in transnational modernism, tentatively titled From Ought to Is: Modernism, Ethics, Politics, is forthcoming from Columbia University Press.

Denise Cruz teaches in the English department and the American Studies program at Indiana University, Bloomington. She has published in American Literature, and her forthcoming work includes a scholarly edition of Yay Panlilio’s 1950 war memoir, The Crucible: An Autobiography of Colonel Yay, Filipina American Guerrilla. Her current book project theorizes productions of transpacific femininities as the center of Filipina/o nationalist literature.

Geneva M. Gano has published on the relationship between place and nation in a range of US literary and cultural texts, including antebellum cartography and twentieth-century narrative poetry. She is currently at work on a manuscript entitled Un-American Places: Geographies of Resistance in Modern US Literature. She is currently a lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Scott Herring <> teaches in the Department of English at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is author and/or editor of three books, including Queering the Underworld: Slumming, Literature, and the Undoing of Lesbian and Gay History (University of Chicago Press, 2007) and Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism (New York University Press, forthcoming 2010).

Saikat Majumdar, <> is an Assistant Professor of English at Stanford University. His recently completed book-manuscript reads the significance of banality, boredom, the everyday, [End Page 193] and the mundane in modern and contemporary writing from Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and India. He is also the author of a novel, Silverfish (HarperCollins India, 2007), and critical work published in the James Joyce Quarterly, Novel: A Forum on Fiction, Genre, Studies in the Novel, College English, and other venues.

David Mcwhirter <> teaches in the Department of English at Texas A&M University. He is the author of Desire and Love in Henry James (1989), editor of Henry James’s New York Edition: The Construction of Authorship (1995), and co-editor (with Pamela Matthews) of Aesthetic Subjects (2003). He is currently completing a book-length study of James in the late 1890s, “Henry James’s Modern Subjects,” and editing a collection, Henry James in Context.

Marjorie Pryse <> is the co-author of Writing out of Place: Regionalism, Women, and American Literary Culture (2003). Her most recent article, “Signifyin(g) on Reparation in Toni Morrison’s Jazz,” recently appeared in American Literature. She is writing a manuscript on object relations and race in modern American fiction. She teaches at the University at Albany and also serves as Dean of Graduate Studies.

Stephen Hong Sohn is an Assistant Professor of English at Stanford University. He is the co-editor of Transnational Asian American Literature: Sites and Transits (2006) and has edited a special issue of MELUS (The Society for the Study of the Multi-ethnic Literature of the United States) on the topic of “Alien/Asian: Imagining the Racialized Future” (Winter 2008). He is at work on a manuscript that examines contemporary Asian American literature. [End Page 194]



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