Philip Abbott is Distinguished University Professor at Wayne State University. His recent books include Exceptional America: Newness and National Identity (1999) and Political Thought in America: Conversations and Debates, 3rd ed. (2004).
Paul Attallah is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University. Widely published in television history, notably The Encyclopedia of Television, Professor Attallah is the distinguished author of two textbooks in French on communication theory and co-editor of Mediascapes, 2nd ed., one of the leading textbooks on communication in English Canada.
Kim McQuaid is Professor of History at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio. His works include The Anxious Years: America in the Vietnam-Watergate Era, and Uneasy Partners: Big Business in American Politics, 1945–1990. “Selling the Space Age: NASA and Earth’s Environment, 1958–1990” appeared in Environment and History in May 2006. He is at work on a social history of the space age.
Michael L. Ross is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University. His recently published book, Race Riots: Comedy and Ethnicity in Modern British Fiction (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2006), deals extensively with issues of humorous racial stereotyping.
Anthony Stewart is Associate Professor of English Literature at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he teaches twentieth-century African American literature and twentieth-century British literature. He published Orwell, Doubleness, and the Value of Decency with Routledge in 2003 and “Vulgar Nationalism and Insulting Nicknames: George Orwell’s Progressive Reflections on Race” (in George Orwell Into the Twenty-First Century) in 2004. More recently, his article “Lynching, Transformation, and the Idea of America in Ellison’s ‘A Party Down at the Square,’” has been accepted by The Canadian Review of American Studies, and “Cooperation In The Face of Defection: The Prisoner’s Dilemma In Invisible Man” was published in June 2007 in Nebula: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship, a refereed electronic journal affiliated with the University of Western Sydney’s School of Humanities and Languages. Anthony is currently at work on a book-length project to derive a literary theory of grotesque cosmopolitanism, which he will then employ to examine the fiction of Percival Everett.
Robert Teigrob is a recent graduate of the University of New Mexico’s American Studies program. He is an Assistant Professor of history at Ryerson University, where he teaches courses in global studies, foreign policy, and US–Canada relations, and is currently working on a book comparing Cold War consensus formation in the United States and Canada.
Lorraine York is a Professor of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, where she teaches Canadian literature. Her most recent book is Literary Celebrity in Canada (U of Toronto P, 2007). [End Page 1]