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James Clements ( received his doctorate from the University of Cambridge. Recent publications include an article on phenomenology and ethics in the work of Patrick White, and another on originality in popular music, centered upon Bob Dylan's Self Portrait album. He has also delivered papers on Iris Murdoch's The Sea, The Sea and Patrick White's Riders in the Chariot. He is currently working on a book on ethics and anagogy in the mid-twentieth-century novel. He lives in London.

Rex Ferguson ( recently completed a PhD at the University of Glasgow. His thesis, entitled "Experience on Trial: Criminal Law and the Modernist Novel," is situated within the interdisciplinary study of Law and Literature in the modernist period. He has previously published work on F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Angela Frattarola ( is an assistant professor of English at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where she teaches courses on modernism, madness and literature, and twentieth-century British literature. Her research is presently focused on modernism, sound perception, and auditory technology. She has published on Virginia Woolf, early BBC radio drama, and the relationship between the phonograph and the modernist novel.

Andrew Gaedtke ( is currently completing his dissertation on modernism, madness, and technology at the University of Pennsylvania. His work has appeared in the Journal of Modern Literature, and he is co-editing a volume entitled The Time of the Unconscious: Modernist Psychology Before and Beyond Freud.

Sarah Kerman ( is a PhD candidate in comparative literature at the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation, Calling Americans: Modernist Voices and Political Representation, argues that vocal production — song, chant, and oral repetition — was central to American modernists' attempts to represent politically marginalized groups. [End Page 171]

Ashley Kunsa ( is currently pursuing a PhD in English at West Virginia University. In 2009, she received an MFA in fiction from Penn State University, where her thesis was a book of short stories set in Pittsburgh. Her research focuses primarily on language and technique in contemporary American fiction and on uses of regional idioms in literary and non-literary texts.

Jessica Lang ( is assistant professor of English at Baruch College, City University of New York. She specializes in Jewish American literature, early American fiction, and women's fiction.

Deborah McLeod ( is a doctoral candidate in English literature at the University of South Florida, Tampa. She published a book review in CEA Forum (2007), and has presented papers at the Florida College English Association conferences, International Hemingway Conference, Norman Mailer Society Conference, and the National College English Association Conference. McLeod has served as the sirector of USF's Writing Center in addition to teaching at both USF and Florida Southern College. Her primary areas of study include disability studies, modernism, and Victorian literature.

Eric Paul Meljac ( is a doctoral candidate in literature and criticism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he serves as a graduate assistant to Professor Mike Sell. He recently participated in the 32nd session of The School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University. Meljac's work focuses on aesthetic issues in modern literature.

Educated in Denmark and the US (English PhD, Johns Hopkins), Peter Mortensen ( is associate professor of English at Aarhus University, Denmark, where he teaches modern literature. He is author of British Romanticism and Continental Influences (Palgrave 2004), as well as numerous articles and essays. His work on Hamsun is related to a book-length work-in-progress tentatively entitled Transatlantic Countercultures of Modernity, in which he analyzes the relationship between literary/aesthetic modernism and certain emergent "alternative" discourses of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries in Europe and North America.

Timo Müller ( is an assistant professor of English at the University of Augsburg, Germany. His main research interests are modernism and literary theory. He has published articles on Joyce, Faulkner, and ecocriticism. His first book, The Self as Object in Modernist Fiction: James, Joyce, Hemingway, is forthcoming.

Lucas Wood ( is...


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