Kata Gellen is assistant professor in German at Duke University. She received her PhD from Princeton University in 2010, with a dissertation on noise and narrative in modernist German literature. She has published essays on Franz Kafka, Elias Canetti, Thomas Bernhard, and architecture and acoustic experience in German modernism.
Kevin A. Gordon is a doctoral candidate in German Literature and Medieval Studies at UC Berkeley. He is currently at work on his dissertation, entitled “The Desert and Memory in German Literature and Thought.” Most recently he has presented papers at UC Berkeley’s German Department Graduate Student Conference and the International Congress on Medieval Studies.
Brett Martz is associate professor at Longwood University in Virginia, where he has been since 2011. He finished his PhD in 2010 at the University of Virginia with a dissertation on the relationship between embodiment and poiesis in the works of Robert Musil. He is currently applying his interest in cognitive approaches to literature to his research on Musil.
Kristin Rebien teaches German and European studies at San Diego State University. She holds an MA from the University of Leipzig and a PhD from Stanford University. Her research explores the interfaces linking literature, politics, philosophy, and the visual arts in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. She has published articles on Heinrich Böll, Paul Celan, Martin Heidegger, Gruppe 47, and contemporary German literature.
Monika Szczepaniak is a professor at the Institute of German Studies and head of the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of Bydgoszcz. Her research interests include twentieth-century German literature, Elfriede [End Page xv] Jelinek, cultural theory, and gender issues in literature and culture. Selected books include Dekonstruktion des Mythos in ausgewählten Prosawerken von Elfriede Jelinek (1998), Männer in Blau. Blaubart-Bilder in der deutschsprachigen Literatur (2005), and Militärische Männlichkeiten in Deutschland und Österreich im Umfeld des Großen Krieges. Konstruktionen und Dekonstruktionen (2011). [End Page xvi]