Charlie Reilly is professor of English at Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania. Over the years, he has published scores of literary interviews with major American writers, including Amiri Baraka, John Barth, Joseph Heller, Alison Lurie, Alice McDermott, John Updike, and Kurt Vonnegut.
Reena Sastri holds a fellowship in American literature at Oxford University. She is the author of James Merrill: Knowing Innocence (Routledge, 2007). Her current book project is provisionally titled "Indelible Voice: Louise Glück and the Work of Lyric."
Scott Hames is lecturer in English at the University of Stirling and co-editor of the International Journal of Scottish Literature. He has published articles on William McIlvanney, Don Paterson, and Robert Louis Stevenson and is at work on a monograph titled "James Kelman and Vernacularity." His edited collection The Edinburgh Companion to James Kelman is forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press in July 2010.
C. Kenneth Pellow is professor of English at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He has published widely on American and English literature and film. Topics of his articles include George Bernard Shaw, Pat Barker, Julian Barnes, John Steinbeck, and Ring Lardner, and the films Field of Dreams and Blue Velvet.
Bryan Duncan is assistant professor of English at Bridgewater College in Virginia. He is completing a book manuscript on protest literature published between the beginning of the Great Depression and the end of World War II.
Joshua Pederson, adjunct assistant professor of English at Marymount Manhattan College, has published articles on Samuel Beckett, Allen Ginsberg, and Thomas Pynchon. His work in progress includes essays on Zora Neale Hurston and Ishmael Reed.
Stephen Burt is associate professor of English at Harvard University. He has published numerous essays, articles, and reviews on modern and contemporary poetry and is the author of Randall Jarrell and His Age (Columbia, 2002), The Forms of Youth: Twentieth-Century Poetry and Adolescence (Columbia, 2007), and Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry (Graywolf, 2009). His current projects include essays on contemporary poetry and locality, on Paul Muldoon, on Donald Revell, and on science fiction. [End Page 634]
Robert Archambeau is professor of English at Lake Forest College in Illinois. His books include Word Play Place: Essays on the Poetry of John Matthias (Ohio, 1998), an edited collection; Home and Variations (Salt, 2004), poems; and Laureates and Heretics: Six Careers in American Poetry (Notre Dame, 2010). He is working on a book-length study of aesthetic autonomy and poetics from 1700 to 2000.
Brenda R. Weber is assistant professor of gender studies at Indiana University. She is the author of Makeover TV: Selfhood, Citizenship, and Celebrity (Duke, 2009) and, forthcoming from Ashgate in 2011, Women and Literary Celebrity in the Nineteenth Century: The Transatlantic Production of Fame and Gender. Her current writing project is titled "Mediating Masculinities."
UrayoÁn Noel is assistant professor of English at the University at Albany, State University of New York. He has published articles on U.S. Latino/a poetics and performance and two books of poetry. He is writing a book on Nuyorican poetry, on and off the page, from the 1960s to the present.
Ellen Samuels is assistant professor in the Gender and Women's Studies and English departments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has published numerous articles on disability, gender, race, and sexuality. [End Page 635]