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  • Contributors

Mark Bould is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of the West of England. An associate editor of Historical Materialism, The Horror Journal, and Science Fiction Studies, he is the author of Film Noir: From Berlin to Sin City (Wallflower, 2005) and The Cinema of John Sayles: Language, Narrative, Hope (Wallflower, forthcoming), and the co-editor of Parietal Games: Critical Writings By and On M. John Harrison (SFF, 2005). He is currently co-editing Neo-Noir, The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction, and Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction, and co-writing The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction.

Robert Blakeslee Gilpin is a PhD Candidate at Yale University. A fellow of the Gilder Lehrman Institute, Harvard's Houghton Library, and the Huntington Library, Gilpin is completing his dissertation, which explores John Brown in American memory.

Georgia Johnston, an Associate Professor of English at Saint Louis University, focuses on twentieth-century subjectivities and sexualities in her research and teaching. Her book, The Formation of 20th-Century Queer Autobiography: Reading Vita Sackville-West, Virginia Woolf, Hilda Doolittle, and Gertrude Stein, is forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan in May 2007.

Brett Ashley Kaplan received her PhD from the Rhetoric Department at the University of California, Berkeley, and is an Assistant Professor in the Program in Comparative and World Literature and the Program in Jewish Culture and Society at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Unwanted Beauty: Aesthetic Pleasure in Holocaust Representation (U of Illinois P, 2006); her current book project is entitled Landscapes of Holocaust Postmemory.

Kim Kirkpatrick is Assistant Professor of English at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. She has written on Golden Age science fiction, cyperpunk, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and she is working on a collection of essays celebrating the 75th anniversary of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, to be published by McFarland.

Keith McDonald holds a PhD from Birkbeck College, the University of London, and teaches English Literature at York St John University. He is [End Page 170] also a graduate of Liverpool University's Science-Fiction Studies masters program.

Dianne Newell is Professor of History and Director of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of British Columbia. She recently published "Life Lived 'like a map with all the rivers and hills showing': Emily Carr's travel vignette from the rough edge," in Life Writing (2005), and is preparing a book-length study of Judith Merril's intellectual circles in postwar Anglo-American, Canadian, and Japanese science/speculative fiction.

Margot Norris is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, where she teaches Anglo-American Modernism, the work of James Joyce, and the work of modernist women writers.

Francis O'Gorman is Professor of Victorian Literature at the University of Leeds. His most recent book is Victorian Literature and Finance (Oxford UP, 2007), and he is currently writing on life beyond death in Victorian poetry.

Lisa Hammond Rashley is Associate Professor of English at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. She has published on gender, technology, and women's writing in Kairos and the National Women's Studies Association Journal. She is also a poet.

John Rieder, a professor of English at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa since 1980, does his teaching and writing these days primarily in the fields of science fiction, critical theory, and colonial and post-colonial studies. Over the course of his career he has also published on English Romanticism, the institutional history of English studies, children's literature, and horror cinema.

Jenéa Tallentire teaches in British Columbia at the University College of the Fraser Valley and is co-founder and co-editor of thirdspace: feminist theory and culture, a peer-reviewed online journal of feminist cultural studies ( Her recently completed doctoral dissertation in history at the University of British Columbia centers on defining marital status as a category of analysis for women's history, concentrating on the auto/biographical writings of ever-single women in British Columbia between 1880 and 1939.

Sherryl Vint is an Assistant Professor of English at St. Francis Xavier University. She is an...