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Stephanie Boluk is a Ph.D. student in English Literature at the University of Florida. She is currently writing her dissertation on seriality while working as an editor for the open access journal Imagetext. She has written essays and reviews for The Journal of Visual Culture, New Media and Society, and the proceedings of the 2009 Digital Arts and Culture Conference (forthcoming December 2009).

John Culbert is Research Associate at the Critical Theory Institute, UC Irvine. He is the author of Paralyses: Literature, Travel and Ethnography in French Modernity (University of Nebraska Press, forthcoming 2010). This essay derives from his current research project on space, spectrality, and modern memory.

Bernard Duyfhuizen is Professor of English and Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is the editor of the journal Pynchon Notes. He is the author of Narratives of Transmission (Fairleigh Dickinson, 1992) and his articles have appeared in such journals as Postmodern Culture, College English, ELH, Comparative Literature, Novel, Modern Fiction Studies, and Studies in the Novel. A member of the musical group Eggplant Heroes, he has a CD, After This Time, forthcoming in 2010.

Ulrik Ekman is Assistant Professor in Digital Aesthetics and Communication at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen. He is the coordinator of more than 150 researchers in the Nordic and internationally oriented research network, "The Culture of Ubiquitous Information," and is currently involved in two book projects directly related to the problematics dealt with in this network. Ekman is the editor of Throughout: Art and Culture Emerging with Ubiquitous Computing (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, forthcoming), a comprehensive anthology of more than 40 research articles from scholars across the world at work on the cultural and technical implications of the third wave of computing. He is also writing a book on the aesthetics of contemporary media art and culture focusing on the increasing import for our life form of haptic technics and spatio-temporality.

Louis Kaplan is Associate Professor of history and theory of photography and new media at the University of Toronto and Director of the Institute of Communication and Culture at the University of Toronto Mississauga. His books include Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: Biographical Writings (1995), American Exposures: Photography and Community (2005), and The Strange Case of William Mumler, Spirit Photographer (2008). He is co-editing (with John Paul Ricco) "Regarding Jean-Luc Nancy" as a special issue of the Journal of Visual Culture (April 2010). Another essay, on "Bataille's Laughter," is forthcoming in John Welchman, ed., Black Sphinx: On the Comedic in Modern Art (J.R.P./Ringier).

Neil Larsen teaches in the Critical Theory and Comparative Literature Programs at UC Davis. He is the author of Modernism and Hegemony (University of Minnesota Press, 1990); Reading North by South (University of Minnesota Press, 1995); and Determinations (Verso, 2001). He lectures and publishes frequently in the areas of Marxian critical theory and Latin American studies.

Brian Lennon is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of In Babel's Shadow: Multilingual Literatures, Monolingual States, forthcoming in 2010 from the University of Minnesota Press.

Phillip Novak is an Associate Professor at Le Moyne College, with a joint appointment in the Department of English and the Department of Communication and Film Studies. His published work includes essays on William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, and Walter Mosley, on movie musicals, and on Roman Polanski's Chinatown.

Richard Rushton is Lecturer in the Department of Media, Film and Cultural Studies, Lancaster University, UK. He has published articles on film and cultural theory, and has two books forthcoming: What is Film Theory? (Open University Press) and The Reality of Film (Manchester University Press).

Peter Schwenger is Resident Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, University of Western Ontario. He has published Phallic Critiques (1984), Letter Bomb (1991), Fantasm and Fiction (1999) and The Tears of Things (2006). His current project is titled "Liminal: Literature between Waking and Dreaming."


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