Marian Aguiar is an Assistant Professor in the Literature and Cultural Studies program at Carnegie Mellon University. Her work focuses on the imagination of modernity through the cultural emblem of the railway. She is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Tracking Modernity: Secularism, Identity and the Image of the Railway in South Asia. Several articles from this project have appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as Cultural Critique, Modern Fiction Studies, and Rethinking Marxism, as well as in edited book collections.
Jacqueline Foertsch is Assistant Professor of English at the University of North Texas and editor of Studies in the Novel. She is the author of Enemies Within: The Cold War and the AIDS Crisis in Literature, Film, and Culture (Illinois 2001) and Conflict and Counterpoint in Lesbian, Gay, and Feminist Studies (Palgrave, forthcoming). This article comes from her current book project, an exploration of black- and white-authored representations of African Americans and the atom bomb.
Janice Ho is currently a doctoral candidate at the Department of English Literature at Cornell University. She is writing a dissertation on the twentieth-century English novel, which examines the way liberalism is historically central to conceptions of English national identity, and is the ideological framework through which the English state negotiated the challenges of alterity that it was confronted with during the century. The authors she works on include Joseph Conrad, Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, and Salman Rushdie.
Gary Edward Holcomb is Associate Professor of English at Emporia State University. As well as publishing scholarship in such journals as African American Review, American Quarterly, Callaloo, Critique, and Modern Fiction Studies, his Claude McKay, Code Name Sasha: Queer Black Marxism and the Harlem Renaissance was published by the University Press of Florida in 2007. He is currently co-editing two collections. With William J. Maxwell, The McKay Reader is due in 2008 from Rutgers University Press's Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the Americas Series. With Charles Scruggs, Hemingway and the Black Renaissance is under consideration with Kent State University Press. [End Page 167]
Dr. Celena E. Kusch is Assistant Professor of American Literature at the University of South Carolina Upstate. She is currently completing a manuscript focused on H.D., Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, and Gertrude Stein, entitled Modernism and the Matrix of Nation: Where Cultures Meet. Her earlier work on H.D. and Egypt has been published in American Literature.
Kelli A. Larson is Professor of English at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. In addition to reference guides on Ernest Hemingway and William Carlos Williams, she has published essays on other American authors including Sylvia Beach, Eugene O'Neill, Ambrose Bierce, and Caroline Kirkland. Currently, she is bibliographer for the Hemingway Review.
Jessica Lucero is a doctoral student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature. Her interests are in nonfiction modern and postmodern prose, and she is primarily focused on the way autobiography and biography function as textual archives.
Gene M. Moore teaches English and American literature at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. His major publications include a comparative study of Marcel Proust and Robert Musil, Conrad's Cities, Conrad on Film, the Oxford Reader's Companion to Conrad, Faulkner's Indians, and a casebook on Heart of Darkness. He is currently working with fellow editors to complete the Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad in nine volumes.
Tara Needham's research areas include transnational cultural studies, post-colonial theory, American literature and international modernism. She is currently a graduate student in the Ph.D. program in English at the University at Albany, where she teaches courses in creative writing, cultural studies, and American and World literature. Her essay, "Faux Factory: Barthes Walks into a Starbucks" is published in Techknowledgies: New Imaginaries in the Humanities, Arts & TechnoSciences (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007).
Kirsten Bartholomew Ortega is currently Assistant Professor of American literature at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Her work focuses on twentieth-century American poetry, specifically the relationship between women's poetics and urban spaces. Therefore, she emphasizes cultural studies and multi-ethnic critical perspectives. She has previously published on June Jordan's...