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Shelby Armstrong ( is an instructor of English at Angelina College in Lufkin, TX where she teaches courses in composition and British literature. She received her M.A. in English literature from Texas Tech University.

Paul Bowers ( teaches writing and literature at Northern Oklahoma College in Enid, OK. He has published critical essays on James Joyce, William Carlos Williams and the contemporary Irish poet, John Montague, as well as a number of short stories in literary journals. His collection of short fiction, Like Men, Made Various, was released by Lost Horse Press in 2006.

Thomas Claviez ( is professor of literary theory at the University of Berne, Switzerland. He previously served on the faculty of John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin and Bielefeld University in Germany, as well as the University of Stavanger in Norway. He is the author of Grenzfälle: Mythos – Ideologie – American Studies (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1998), Aesthetics & Ethics: Moral Imagination from Aristotle to Levinas and from Uncle Tom’s Cabin to House Made of Dawn (Universitätsverlag Winter, 2008) and The Conditions of Hospitality (forthcoming, 2010). He has co-edited four volumes and has published essays on pragmatism, ecology, American studies, American literature, ethics and aesthetics, and Native American literature.

Ariela Freedman ( is an associate professor at the Liberal Arts College, Concordia University, Montreal. Her research interests include memory studies, the First World War, James Joyce, graphic narrative and postcolonialism. She has published articles in numerous journals, including Modernism/modernity and JML, and her book Death, Men, and Modernism (Routledge) appeared in 2003.

Erin Hollis ( is an assistant professor at California State University, Fullerton. She teaches courses on modern novels and poetry, James Joyce, Irish literature and textual criticism. Her research is centered on James Joyce [End Page 154] and other modernist writers, including Mina Loy, Djuna Barnes, Ezra Pound and Virginia Woolf. She is currently working on an article about footnotes in critical editions of Dubliners.

David James ( is lecturer in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature in the School of English Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. His ongoing work on narrative aesthetics and cultural geography is represented in Contemporary British Fiction and the Artistry of Space (2008), and in his forthcoming co-edited collection, New Versions of Pastoral: Post-Romantic, Modern, and Contemporary Responses to the Tradition (2009), which traces the environmental contexts and practices of bucolic writing from the early nineteenth century to the present day. He is currently working on a monograph exploring the afterlives of modernist practices in the postwar novel, while editing a book of essays titled Legacies of Modernism: Historicizing Contemporary Fiction.

Kyla Schuller ( is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego. Her dissertation, “Sentimental Science,” investigates the relationships between sentimentalism and evolution in multi-ethnic literary culture, scientific practice, and social reform movements from the mid-nineteenth through the early twentieth century. Her essay on Moby-Dick is forthcoming from Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies.

Joshua Schuster ( is an assistant professor of English at the University of Western Ontario. He has essays published in Other Voices, Open Letter, and Journal of Modern Literature. He is currently working on a book manuscript called Organic Radicals: Poetry, Environmentalism, and American Modernity.

David Sherman (, assistant professor in the Department of English and American Literature at Brandeis University, has recently published essays on the poetics of ethical obligation in Woolf, Faulkner and Geoffrey Hill. He is currently completing a book, In a Strange Room: Corpses, Sovereign Power, and the Modernist Imagination, on the changing nature of burial obligations in modernity.

Dorothy Stringer ( teaches at Temple University in Philadelphia. Her monograph, “Not Even Past”: Race, Historical Trauma and Subjectivity in Faulkner, Larsen, and Van Vechten is forthcoming in Fall 2009 from Fordham University Press. She is currently at work on a new project addressing the commodity form and international trade in African American fiction by Wright...


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