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David Banash

David Banash is Assistant Professor of English at Western Illinois University, where he teaches courses in contemporary American literature and popular culture. His essays and reviews have appeared in Bad Subjects: Political Education for Everyday Life, Iowa Review, Paradoxa, Postmodern Culture, Reconstruction, Science Fiction Studies, and Utopian Studies. He recently co-edited a special issue of The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies entitled “Suburbia,” and he is a co-founder of the annual Craft, Critique, Culture conference. He is currently at work on a book investigating collage and media technologies in twentieth-century culture.

Allan G. Borst

Allan G. Borst is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently completing a dissertation on how concepts of addiction based on the models of personal will power, moral failure, and recovery produced by American Temperance movements of the nineteenth century are confronted, adapted, and modified by twentieth-century American capitalism and urbanization.

Eu Jin Chua

Eu Jin Chua is a graduate student and Commonwealth Scholar at the London Consortium graduate school (Birkbeck College, University of London, jointly with the Architectural Association, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, and the Tate galleries, London, England). He is writing a doctoral thesis on the idea of cinematic enchantment.

Oliver Harris

Oliver Harris began as a Burroughs scholar with a Ph.D. at Christ Church, Oxford, in the 1980s. Since then he has edited The Letters of William S. Burroughs, 1945–1959 (1993), Junky: the definitive text of “Junk” (2003), and The Yage Letters Redux (2006), with “Everything Lost”: The Latin American Notebook of William S. Burroughs forthcoming in 2007. As well as writing numerous critical articles on Burroughs and the Beat Generation, he has published the book William Burroughs and the Secret of Fascination (2003). He is Professor of American Literature at Keele University, England.

Martin Hipsky

Martin Hipsky is Associate Professor of English at Ohio Wesleyan University, where he teaches late Victorian literature, British modernism, and critical theory. He has published on popular film, Pierre Bourdieu, and the novelist Mary Ward. He is finishing a book about the British popular romance in the modernist era.

Patrick Query

Patrick Query is a doctoral candidate in the English Department at Loyola University Chicago. His dissertation is on ritual and the idea of Europe in British and Irish literature between the two world wars. His articles have appeared in the Yeats Eliot Review, Text and Presentation, and book collections on Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene. He writes frequent reviews for the Evelyn Waugh Newsletter and Studies.

Chloé Taylor

Chloé Taylor is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto, where she is completing a dissertation on the culture of confession. She has published essays on Aristotle, Hegel, Foucault, Levinas, and feminist ethics in journals such as Ancient Philosophy and Symposium: The Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy. She has also published articles on psychoanalysis, postmodern ethics, confession, and the writings of Virginia Woolf, Jeanette Winterson, and Annie Ernaux in the Journal of Modern Literature. She has an article forthcoming on Hegel and the paintings of Jacques-Louis David in Eighteenth Century Studies.

Justin Vicari

Justin Vicari is a creative writer and film theorist. His essays on film have been published in Senses of Cinema and Jump Cut. He is the author of a fiction chapbook, In a Garden of Eden (Plan B Press, 2005), and the winner of poetry prizes from Third Coast and New Millennium Writings. His work also appears in Perigee, Memorious, Slant, Spillway, Poetry Motel, Aught, Black Rock & Sage, BlazeVOX, Red Booth, and other literary reviews.


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