Rebecca L. Walkowitz is associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of Cosmopolitan Style: Modernism beyond the Nation (Columbia, 2006) and the co-editor of six books, including Bad Modernisms (Duke, 2006), The Turn to Ethics (Routledge, 2000), and Media Spectacles (Routledge, 1993). She is now at work on a book length study about the effects of globalization on national paradigms of literary culture, titled "After the National Paradigm: Translation, Comparison, and the New World Literature."
Matthew Hart is assistant professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published articles on T. S. Eliot, poetic modernism and postcolonial poetics, Tory Englishness after 9/11, and the cartographic drawings of Layla Curtis. He has two book projects underway, titled "Nations of Nothing but Poetry" and "Late Britain," and is a 2006-7 fellow at the Cornell University Society for the Humanities.
Wen Jin is assistant professor of English at Columbia University. She is working on a book manuscript on the ethics of comparison in post-World War II Chinese American transnational literature and culture.
Eric Hayot is associate professor of English at the University of Arizona. He is the author of Chinese Dreams: Pound, Brecht, Tel quel (Michigan, 2004) and the co-editor of two collections, Sinographies: Writing China (Minnesota, forthcoming in 2007) and The EverQuest Reader (Wallflower, forthcoming in 2007). He hopes to complete a book manuscript titled "On Chinese Pain" while a 2006-7 fellow at the UCLA International Institute.
Věra Eliášová is a doctoral candidate in English at Rutgers University. Her dissertation is titled "Women in the City: Female Flânerie and the Modern Urban Imagination." She has also been working on female flânerie in transnational literary contexts. Her interview with Iva Pekárková appeared in the Summer 2006 issue of Contemporary Literature.
J. Dillon Brown is assistant professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. He is at work on a book manuscript examining postwar West Indian novels and their relationship to the metropolitan site of production.
Alistair Cormack is a tutor at the University of East Anglia. He is the author of Yeats and Joyce: Cyclical History and the Reprobate Tradition (Ashgate, forthcoming). His current writing project is on colonialism and forms of narrative in Irish and British prose from Ulysses to Brick Lane.