Matthew Hart is assistant professor of English and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His articles and reviews on modern and contemporary Anglophone writing have appeared in American Literary History, Journal of Modern Literature, Modernism/Modernity, and Postmodern Culture. His first book, Nations of Nothing but Poetry, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press in the Modernist Literature and Culture series.
Jim Hansen is assistant professor of English and critical theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His first book, Terror and Irish Modernism: The Gothic Tradition from Burke to Beckett, is forthcoming from the State University of New York Press. He has published articles on topics ranging from James Joyce and Oscar Wilde to Marxism and postcolonialism in journals such as New Literary History and Studies in Romanticism.
Andrew Van Der Vlies is lecturer in Anglophone postcolonial literature and theory in the school of English literature, language, and linguistics at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of South African Textual Cultures: Black, White, Read All Over (Manchester, 2007), the editor of a special issue of English Studies in Africa (2005), and co-editor of a special issue of Scrutiny 2: Issues in English Studies in Southern Africa (2008). He has published articles on South African authors, literary historiography, print cultures, and publishing history. He is an associate editor of The Oxford Companion to the Book, forthcoming in 2010.
Rita Barnard is professor of English and director of the Alice Paul Center for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, she was recently appointed Professor Extraordinaire at the University of Stellenbosch. Her published work includes The Great Depression and the Culture of Abundance (Cambridge, 1995) and Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place (Oxford, 2006), as well as numerous articles on twentieth-century literature and culture in journals and edited collections. She is editor-in-chief of Safundi: South African and American Studies.
John Marx is associate professor of English at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of The Modernist Novel and the Decline of Empire (Cambridge, 2005) and has published articles on the feminization of globalization, postcolonial literature and the Western literary canon, and modernism and picturesque aesthetics. His current project is a book manuscript titled "Fiction after Liberalism." [End Page 719]
Eric Keenaghan is assistant professor of English at the State University of New York at Albany. His publications include Queering Cold War Poetry: Ethics of Vulnerability in Cuba and the United States (Ohio State, 2009) and several articles and reviews on queer theory and modernist poetry of the Americas. He is writing a book on Robert Duncan's "belated modernist poetics of life, war, and love."
Jini Kim Watson is assistant professor of English and comparative literature at New York University. She has published articles on postcolonial theory and Asian literature and urbanism. The title of her book manuscript is "The New Asian City: Figuring and Imagining Built Form in Singapore, Seoul, and Taipei."
Ian Baucom is professor of English and department chair at Duke University. He is the author of Out of Place: Englishness, Empire, and the Locations of Identity (Princeton, 1999) and Specters of the Atlantic: Finance Capital, Slavery, and the Philosophy of History (Duke, 2005), and he is co-editor of Shades of Black: Assembling Black Arts in 1980s Britain (Duke, 2005). His current book project is tentatively titled "The Disasters of War: On Inimical Life." [End Page 720]