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Joseph Conte <> is the author of Design & Debris: A Chaotics of Postmodern American Fiction (2002) and a contributor to The Cambridge Companion to Don DeLillo (2008). New work will appear in Essays on Italian American Literature and Culture and the Journal of Language and Verbal Behaviour. His current book project is In the Age of Terror: Transnational Politics and the Post-9/11 Novel. He teaches at the University at Buffalo.

Carol Fadda-Conrey <> teaches in the English Department at Syracuse University. Her essays on gender, race, ethnicity, war trauma, and transnational citizenship in Arab and Arab American literary texts have appeared in journals such as MELUS and College Literature, as well as in edited collections such as Arab Voices in Diaspora: Critical Perspectives on Anglophone Arab Literature (2009). She is currently working on a manuscript that examines the representation of Arab homelands in contemporary Arab American literature.

Anna Hartnell <> is a lecturer in Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck, University of London. Her research centers on constructions of race, religion, and nation in contemporary US literature and culture. She is author of Rewriting Exodus: American Futures from Du Bois to Obama (2011).

Aaron Mauro <> is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at Queen’s University. His article “Prophetic Literary Authority and the American Messianic Consciousness” recently appeared in Mosaic. He has also recently published his work in ImageText. He is currently completing his dissertation that seeks to redefine the inheritance of tragedy in the contemporary American novel.

Andrew Pepper <> is the author of The Contemporary American Crime Novel (2000) and co-author of American History and Contemporary Hollywood Film (2005). He has also written a series of crime novels set in nineteenth-century London, including The Last Days of Newgate (2006) and Bloody Winter (2011). He is currently working on a book exploring crime fiction and the state, and lectures in English and American literature at Queen’s University Belfast. [End Page 1]

Ilka Saal is the author of New Deal Theater: The Vernacular Tradition of American Political Theater (2007) and co-author of Passionate Politics: The Cultural Work of American Melodrama from the Early Republic to the Present (2008). Her current work examines the construction and performance of memory narratives in American culture. She teaches American literature at the University of Erfurt in Germany.

Margaret Scanlan <> is the author of Plotting Terror: Novelists and Terrorists in Contemporary Fiction (2009) and Traces of Another Time: History and Politics in Postwar British Fiction (1990). Her recent publications include “Domestic Terror: 1970s Radicalism in Philip Roth’s An American Pastoral and Susan Choi’s An American Woman” (2010) and “Migrating from Terror: The Postcolonial Novel after September 11” (2010). She is Emerita Professor of English, Indiana University South Bend.

Samuel Thomas <> teaches contemporary fiction and theory in the Department of English Studies at Durham University. He is author of Pynchon and the Political (2007) and has also published in journals such as Textual Practice. He is currently working on a number of projects that explore the representation of terrorism and resistance politics in fictions from the US, Britain, and the Middle East. [End Page 2]



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