Stephen J. Burn, associate professor of English at Northern Michigan University, is co-editor, with Peter Dempsey, of Intersections: Essays on Richard Powers (Dalkey Archive, 2008). He is the author of David Foster Wallace's "Infinite Jest": A Reader's Guide (Continuum, 2003), and his study Jonathan Franzen at the End of Postmodernism is forthcoming from Continuum in late 2008. He has published articles on William Gaddis and Don DeLillo as well as on Powers and Wallace and is at work on a book about neuroscience and American literature.
Luke Carson is associate professor of English at the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia. He is the author of articles on John Ashbery, Elizabeth Bishop, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Laura (Riding) Jackson, and Marianne Moore, and a book, Consumption and Depression in Gertrude Stein, Louis Zukofsky, and Ezra Pound (Macmillan, 1999).
Alex Link is head of liberal studies at the Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary. He has published articles on urban gothic spatialities in Peter Ackroyd's Hawksmoor and Caleb Carr's The Alienist, and on nostalgia for spatialities in Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard to Find." His forthcoming articles consider the gothic in Fredric Jameson's Postmodernism, the body in Steve Tomasula's VAS: An Opera in Flatland, and nation in Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Omaar Hena received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2008. He is a 2008-9 postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University. He taught at Wake Forest University in 2006-8 while completing his dissertation on contemporary postcolonial poetry.
Linda Krumholz is associate professor and chair of the English department at Denison University, Granville, Ohio. She has published a series of articles on how authors create reading practices meant to transform readers, in Leslie Marmon Silko's Storyteller and in Toni Morrison's Beloved, Song of Solomon, and Paradise. Her current project is on the concept of conversion and translation in Louise Erdrich's The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse.
John D. Niles is professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His books include Beowulf: The Poem and Its Tradition (Harvard, 1983), Homo Narrans: The Poetics and Anthropology of Oral Literature (Pennsylvania, 1999), Old English Heroic Poems and the Social Life of Texts (Brepols, 2007), and Beowulf: An Illustrated Edition (Norton, 2007), featuring Seamus Heaney's translation. [End Page 332]
Victoria Aarons is professor and chair of the department of English at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. She is the author of A Measure of Memory: Storytelling and Identity in American Jewish Fiction (Georgia, 1996) and What Happened to Abraham?: Reinventing the Covenant in American Jewish Fiction (Delaware, 2005), in addition to many articles on Holocaust literature and American Jewish literature. She is at work on a study of second-generation Holocaust literature.
Elizabeth Klaver, professor of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is the author of Performing Television: Contemporary Drama and the Media Culture (Wisconsin, 2000) and Sites of Autopsy in Contemporary Culture (SUNY, 2005), and the editor of Images of the Corpse: From the Renaissance to Cyberspace (Wisconsin, 2004). A second edited collection, The Body in Medical Culture, is forthcoming in spring 2009 from SUNY Press.
Joseph Tabbi, professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the president of the Electronic Literature Organization and the editor of ebr (www.electronicbookreview.com). He is the author of Cognitive Fictions (Minnesota, 2002) and Postmodern Sublime (Cornell, 1995), books that examine the effects of new technologies on contemporary American fiction. He has edited and introduced William Gaddis's last fiction and collected nonfiction (Viking/Penguin). [End Page 333]