Christopher Breu is Associate Professor of English at Illinois State University. He is the author of Hard-Boiled Masculinities (2005) and articles on Chester Himes, Maryse Condé, Jacques Lacan, Dashiell Hammett, Frank Sinatra, popular music, and intersex. He is currently working on two book projects, one on embodiment and economics in contemporary fiction, Material Strictures, and one on noir, political struggle, and privatization in the 1950s, The Pathological Private Sphere.
Sophia Forster <email@example.com> is Assistant Professor of English at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
Ronald Granofsky <firstname.lastname@example.org> is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University and Associate Editor of the D. H. Lawrence Review. He is the author of The Trauma Novel: Contemporary Symbolic Depictions of Collective Disaster (1995) and D. H. Lawrence and Survival: Darwinism in the Fiction of the Transitional Period (2003). He is currently working on a study of Lawrence and attachment.
Everett Hamner <email@example.com> is assistant professor of English at Western Illinois University, where his teaching and research involve questions of genetics and ethics, evolution and narrative, film and transcendence, and other interdisciplinary topics. His current book project examines relationships between religion and science in modern American fiction.
Hilary Hinds <firstname.lastname@example.org> teaches in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University, UK. This article represents the early stages of a larger research project investigating the structuring of middlebrow women's fiction in the middle years of the twentieth century through trajectories of disappointment. She also continues to publish on early modern sectarian women's writing.
Chris Prentice <email@example.com> teaches in the Department of English, University of Otago, and her research examines discourses of decolonization within settler postcolonial societies. She has published essays on related topics in edited collections and in such journals as Ariel: A Review of International English Literature, New Literatures Review, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, and the Journal of New Zealand Literature, and is [End Page 414] completing a manuscript that theorizes the challenges of decolonization within globalization.
Stephen Burn <firstname.lastname@example.org> is the author of Jonathan Franzen at the End of Postmodernism (2008), David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest: A Reader's Guide (2003), and co-editor of Intersections: Essays on Richard Powers (2008). His current project is a book about neuroscience and the American novel. He teaches English at Northern Michigan University. [End Page 415]