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Jason Arthur <jason.arthur@rochurst.edu> teaches at Rockhurst University. His article, "'OUR BUSINESS IS GOING IN THE HOLE': Russell Banks and the Labor of Self-Destruction in New England Fiction," is forthcoming in College Literature, and his article, "Allen Ginsberg's Biographical Gestures," appeared in Texas Studies in Literature and Language in 2010. His book project is titled Violet America: Cultural Polarity in US Fiction Since the Great Depression.

Michael P. Bibler <michael.bibler@manchester.ac.uk> is Lecturer in American Literature and Culture at the University of Manchester. He is author of Cotton's Queer Relations: Same-Sex Intimacy and the Literature of the Southern Plantation, 1936-1968 (2009) and coeditor of the essay collection Just Below South: Intercultural Performance in the Caribbean and the US South (2007) and the first critical edition of Arna Bontemps's novel Drums at Dusk (2009).

Matthew Hart <mh2968@columbia.edu> teaches in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of Nations of Nothing But Poetry (2010), associate editor of the journal Contemporary Literature, and founding coeditor of the Columbia UP book series, Literature Now.

Tania Lown-Hecht is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, working on a dissertation tentatively titled "Private Rooms, Public Histories: Lived Space, Narration, and Nationhood," which examines the intersection between representations of lived spaces, the history of empire, and narrative style in twentieth century British and Irish fiction.

Doug Haynes <d.e.haynes@sussex.ac.uk> teaches American Literature in the School of English at the University of Sussex, UK. He is the author of articles on Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West, surrealist humor, Louise Bourgeois, and the avant-garde artist Mike Kelley. He is currently working on a monograph on Pynchon and capitalism.

Alissa G. Karl <akarl@brockport.edu> is author of Modernism and the Marketplace: Literary Culture and Consumer Capitalism in Rhys, Woolf, Stein and Nella Larsen (2008). Her work has also appeared in American Literature and Novel: A Forum on Fiction, among other venues. She is currently writing a book that examines the formal relation between novels, machines, and economic paradigms across the twentieth century. She teaches English at the State University of New York, Brockport. [End Page 424]

Mariangela Palladino <mariangela.palladino@ed.ac.uk> is Research Associate at the University of Edinburgh. Her forthcoming monograph is titled The Forms of Ethics in Toni Morrison's Fiction. Among her work in progress is a coedited volume on heterotopia titled New Perspectives on Other Spaces; and articles on nomadism, intercultural communication, and contemporary Italian migrant literature. Her work has appeared in The Journal of South African and American Studies, and the Journal of Postcolonial Writing.

Ian Scott Todd <ian.todd@tufts.edu> is a doctoral candidate in the English Department at Tufts University, where his research interests include the modern British novel, film studies, and theories of gender and sexuality. He is currently at work on a dissertation about modernist representations of bathrooms and the excremental. [End Page 425]

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