Irving L. Finston (1927–2011) pursued his decades–long interest in English literature. following his retirement from naval service. He was an admirer of the work of Joseph Conrad and in his final days managed to have two articles on him published in Conradiana (vol. 42, nos 1–2).
William Lee Hughes is a doctoral student in the department of English at the University of California, Davis. His research interests include gender and sexuality, nineteenth century media, and critical theory.
Leonardo F. Lisi is Assistant Professor in the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of Marginal Modernity: The Aesthetics of Dependency from Kierkegaard to Joyce (Fordham UP, 2013) and has published widely on European modernism, Søren Kierkegaard, and modern drama.
Srila Navak has a Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University. She was formerly an assistant professor in the Department of English at UNC-Charlotte, and is currently an independent researcher, residing in Chicago. Her articles have appeared or are forthcoming in Modern Philology and Reading and Postcolonial Studies (Routledge). She is presently working on her monograph, Calling a Nation by Another Name: Transnational Imagination in Postcolonial and Modernist Writings.
Huei-Ju Wang received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Florida in 2006. She is an assistant professor at National Chi Nan University, Taiwan, teaching American literature and writing. She is currently working on the figure of Pocahontas in Hart Crane’s The Bridge.
Harry White (firstname.lastname@example.org) has published articles on a variety of subjects and authors, and he hopes once more that this essay and others that have appeared in Conradiana will demonstrate how a critical analysis disciplined by careful attention to factual information will always yield a truer and more honest analysis of literature than anything any number of literary theories can ever create. [End Page 91]