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SARAH PHILLIPS CASTEEL <> is the author of Second Arrivals: Landscape and Belonging in Contemporary Writing of the Americas (U of Virginia P, 2007) and the co-editor of Canada and Its Americas: Transnational Navigations (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2010). Her forthcoming study is Calypso Jews: Jewishness in the Caribbean Literary Imagination. She is an associate professor in the Department of English and Institute of African Studies at Carleton University.

NEIL R.DAVISON <> is the author of James Joyce, Ulysses, and the Construction of Jewish Identity (Cambridge UP, 1996) and Jewishness and Masculinity from the Modern to the Postmodern (Routledge, 2010). His work has appeared in James Joyce Quarterly, Textual Practice, Journal of Modern Literature, Clio, and other scholarly journals. He is presently at work on a reevaluation of André Schwarz-Bart’s career as well as a reader’s guide to Joyce’s Dubliners. He teaches at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

TARA FICKLE <> is Assistant Professor of Asian American Literature and Digital Humanities at the University of Oregon. She has published various writings on contemporary American fiction, Asian American cultural politics, and game theory, and recently completed her dissertation, “Serious Play: The Games of Asian America.” More information can be found on her website:

JOSIE GILL <> is a lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Bristol. Her article “Science and Fiction in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth” recently appeared in the Journal of Literature & Science. She is currently working on a monograph that examines African and slave ancestry in science, literature, and culture.

BROOKS E. HEFNER <> teaches English and American Studies at James Madison University. His work on American literature, film, and popular culture has appeared in PMLA, MELUS, The Journal of Popular Film and Television, and Clues. His book manuscript, “The Word on the Streets: The American Language of Vernacular Modernism,” is currently under review.

KENDALL JOHNSON <> is the author of Henry James and the Visual (2007) and the contributing co-editor of Narratives of Free Trade: The Commercial Cultures of Early US-China Relations (2012). His current book project is The New Middle Kingdom: [End Page 889] Romances of Free Trade in Early US-Chinese Relations. He is the head of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Hong Kong.

JEEHYUN LIM <> is Assistant Professor of English at Denison University where she teaches in the areas of US Ethnic literature, theories of race and ethnicity, and twentieth-century Asian diasporic literature. She is currently completing a manuscript entitled “Bilingual Brokers: Race, Capital, and the Cultural Politics of Bilingualism.” Her essays have appeared in MELUS, Biography, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Transnational American Studies.

MARGARET TOTH <> is an associate professor of English at Manhattan College where she teaches American literature and film. Her research interests focus on imperialism, race, and gender in early twentieth-century American fiction and visual culture. She has published in multiple journals, including Legacy and MELUS, and edited collections. She is currently working on a book project on material culture and modernism in Edith Wharton’s late works. [End Page 890]



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