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Peter Atterton is Associate Professor of Philosophy at San Diego State University. His books include The Continental Ethics Reader (2003); On Levinas (2004); Animal Philosophy: Essential Readings in Continental Thought (2004); and Radicalizing Levinas (2010).

Lynn Z. Bloom is Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Aetna Chair of Writing at the University of Connecticut. Her recent books include The Seven Deadly Virtues and Other Lively Essays: Coming of Age as a Writer, Teacher, Risk Taker (2008; creative nonfiction) and Writers without Borders: Teaching Writing in Troubled Times (2008; composition research).

Jeffrey R. Di Leo is professor of English and philosophy, and Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Houston-Victoria, and editor of American Book Review and symplokē. His two most recent books are Academe Degree Zero: Reconsidering the Politics of Higher Education (2010), and Federman’s Fictions: Innovation, Theory, and the Holocaust (2010).

Ranjan Ghosh teaches in the Department of English, University of North Bengal. Among his forthcoming books is Lover’s Quarrel with the Past: Romance, Representation, Reading (2012).

Rebecca Gould is an Assistant Professor of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Iowa. Gould’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Journal of Islamic Studies, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, and Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies.

Judith “Jack” Halberstam is author of Female Masculinity (1998) and In A Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives (2005), among other books, and Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Gender Studies at USC.

James G. Hart has been emeritus since 2001 from Indiana University (Bloomington) where he taught philosophy of religion in the Religious Studies Department since 1972. His more recent research is primarily in transcendental phenomenology and first-person reference which has resulted (2009) in Who One Is, Book 1: Meontology of the “I”: A Transcendental Phenomenology; Book 2: Existenz and Transcendental Phenomenology.

N.R. Helms is a PhD student in the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. He is writing a dissertation on Shakespearean character criticism and theories of mindreading.

Leslie Heywood is Professor of English & Creative Writing at Binghamton University. She is the author of books of creative nonfiction and poetry, and academic books on women’s sports, literary studies, and third wave feminism, including Dedication to Hunger. Her new research is on interdisciplinary connections between neuroscience, narrative, and sport. [End Page 418]

Lisa Lowe is the author of Critical Terrains: French and British Orientalisms (1994) and Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics (1996). She is Professor of Literature at UC-San Diego.

Pamela Mansutti is a PhD Candidate in American Literature at the University of Waterloo, ON, with a thesis on the ethical and cultural constructions of 9/11 in American fiction.

Sophia A. McClennen is Professor of Comparative Literature, Spanish, and Women’s Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, where she directs the Center for Global Studies and the graduate program in Comparative Literature. Her books include Ariel Dorfman: An Aesthetics of Hope (2010); Representing Humanity in an Age of Terror (co-edited with Henry James Morello, 2010); and America According to Colbert: Satire as Public Pedagogy (2011).

Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak is Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She is author of numerous articles on Chicana literature, as well as the books Postmodern Vernaculars: Chicana Literature (2004) and Postmodern Rhetoric and Conversations with Mexican American Writers: Languages and Literatures in the Borderlands (2009).

Alys Moody is a doctoral candidate in English at Jesus College, University of Oxford. She is writing a dissertation on the aesthetics of hunger in the work of Samuel Beckett, Paul Auster, and J. M. Coetzee.

Christian Moraru is Professor of English at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His latest books include Rewriting: Postmodern Narrative and Cultural Critique in the Age of Cloning (2001); Memorious Discourse: Reprise and Representation in Postmodernism (2005); the edited collection Postcommunism, Postmodernism, and the Global Imagination (2009); and the monograph Cosmodernism: American Narrative, Late Globalization, and the New Cultural Imaginary...


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