Alison Arant <firstname.lastname@example.org> is Visiting Assistant Professor at Wagner College. Her article “‘A Moral Intelligence’: Mental Disability and Eugenic Resistance in Eudora Welty’s ‘Lily Daw and the Three Ladies’ and Flannery O’Connor’s ‘The Life You Save May Be Your Own’” recently appeared in Southern Literary Journal. She is currently working on a project that examines representations of old maid figures in regional literature.
Christopher Douglas <email@example.com> is the author of A Genealogy of Literary Multiculturalism (Cornell, 2009) and of “Christian Multiculturalism and Unlearned History in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead” (NOVEL 44:3). His work in progress includes a book on American literature during the political and social resurgence of conservative Christianity.
Octavio R. Gonzalez <firstname.lastname@example.org> is a Ph.D. Candidate in English at Rutgers University, where he is completing a dissertation entitled “Misidentifications: Misfit Minorities in Twentieth-Century Anglophone Fiction,” from which this article is drawn. Octavio’s literary criticism and scholarship also appears in Cultural Critique. He is the author of a poetry chapbook, The Book of Ours (Momotombo Press, 2009), and his poems have appeared in esteemed journals such as MiPoesías, OCHO, and Puerto del Sol.
Janice Ho <email@example.com> is currently Assistant Professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her essays on Joseph Conrad, the politics of modernism, and Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses have respectively appeared in jml: Journal of Modern Literature, Literature Compass, and Novel: A Forum on Fiction. She has just completed a book manuscript on changing conceptions of citizenship in the twentieth-century British novel.
Emily Horton <Emily.Horton@brunel.ac.uk> teaches English Literature at Brunel University. She has recently co-edited a volume with Monica Germanà on Ali Smith (Continuum), and has another forthcoming with Philip Tew and Leigh Wilson on 1980: A Decade in Contemporary Fiction (Continuum). Her first monograph, Contemporary Crisis Fictions, is forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan in 2014. Her article “‘Everything you ever dreamed’: Post-9/11 Trauma and Fantasy in Ali Smith’s The Accidental” was published with MFS in Fall 2012. [End Page 890]
Anne-Marie Womack <firstname.lastname@example.org> teaches in the Department of English at Tulane University as a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow. This article is her first full-length publication. Shorter pieces appear in The Chronicle of Higher Education and forthcoming in Pedagogy and The Pocket Instructor: Literature from Princeton Press. She is currently working on a manuscript that delineates pedagogy methods for new teachers of writing and literature. [End Page 891]