Chris Brawley is a professor of Religion and Humanities at Central Piedmont Community College. He has published scholarly articles in such journals as Northwind and the The Journal for the Fantastic in the Arts and his first book, Nature and the Numinous in Mythopoeic Fantasy Literature, was published by McFarland Press in 2014. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Anthony Camara is an assistant professor in the Department of English at the University of Calgary. He is a literature and science specialist whose research interests include weird horror fiction, science fiction, ecocriticism, and theory. Prior to completing his graduate work at the University of California, Los Angeles, he worked in the field of molecular biology, investigating the genetics of sensory structures in invertebrate animals, in particular the moon jellyfish, Aurelia aurita. His scholarly work has appeared in Women’s Writing, Horror Studies, and Gothic Studies.
Anwesha Maity studied Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and wrote her M. Phil. dissertation on Bangla (Bengali) and Japanese Science Fiction. After a stint with the corporate workplace, she is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Comparative Literature at UW Madison. Working on postcolonial Bangla SF from West Bengal and Bangladesh, she is interested in exploring how the construction of history, colonial and post-colonial science, and indigenous literary-philosophical aesthetic frameworks may broaden the horizon of expectations of an Anglocentric understanding of the genre. Between teaching assistantships, writing and a student job at the library, she likes travelling and watching anime.
Dan Vena is a Canadian Vanier Scholar and PhD Candidate at Queen’s University in the Cultural Studies program. He locates his academic interests primarily within the spheres of visual and popular cultures, with a select focus on horror cinema, monstrosity, medical histories of pathology, and comic book superheroes. He has featured as a contributing author in Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family & Themselves and as a co-author (with Robin Alex McDonald) in the upcoming anthology Plant Horror: Approaches to the Monstrous Vegetal in Fiction and Film. [End Page 101]
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